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Ria Mar

25 Whitehead Ave, South River, NJ
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good23%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“shrimp” (15 reviews)
“bread” (13 reviews)
“paella” (11 reviews)
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11:30 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Portuguese, Seafood, European
$$ - $$$
25 Whitehead Ave, South River, NJ
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My cod fish was char burnt on both sides. The fish was completely covered with onions and peppers to hide it. I tried peeling all the burnt surface off to avoid waisting more time since I was scheduled to be somewhere else by 7pm. It...More

1  Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We recently went to a social event here and was super impressed with everything. The service was top notch and very attentive. We sampled many items on a dinner buffet. I especially loved the grouper and the chicken francaise. There were pitchers of white and...More

Thank NewEnglandTraveler23
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Seven of us went to dinner for a girls night, service was great as always. The menu has changed but all the favorites are still there. I order Veal Milanese traditional it is served with salad, disappointed no salad. Overall delicious as always.

Thank Annex247
Reviewed 24 August 2017

The food is delicious, Sangria is the best, and I love the salad that they serve before dinner. Great service as well. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Mariaann520b
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Asked a friend for a recommendation in the South River area and so I decided to check out this restaurant. Parking available behind the restaurant. Walk to the front of the building was not so appealing as well as the hallway to the entrance of...More

Thank Jay V
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Delicious is an understatement! Fine dining in the restaurant or casual sit down in the bar area, Ria Mar has the best of both worlds. While a traditional Portuguese fare pepper the menu, there are so many options that everyone will find something to their...More

Thank Rosemary H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Have a lot of Portuguese restaurants to choose from in this area, but this place is always my favorite. When I don't feel fancy they also have a bar dining room that offers the same food as the regular restaurant. The service in the bar...More

Thank ritaj132015
Reviewed 7 July 2017

WE found the dinner to be very tasty and with large portions, too! One couple shared a paella while the other meals were grilled salmon and stuffed flounder. (You could actually see the crab meat stuffing as well as tasty The almond pastry with whipped...More

Thank arichdevel
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

The Ria Mar is a staple in South River,and has been around for a long time. They offer facilities for banquets,weddings,or any other party or affair that you need.They also have a dining room,and bar area where you can eat or try their great sangria!...More

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 29 May 2017

My wife and I visited one of our favorite places last week close to home. Ria Mar. The service was top level, spot-on. The food was nothing less than fantastic. The Sangria was awesome. Finishing off with wonderful deserts. A must try restaurant.

Thank Loouis S
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Fred H
4 June 2016|
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Response from Rosemary H | Reviewed this property |
In the bar, no dress code, just neat and casual. In the diningroom I recommend a bit dressier casual outfit.
Fred H
4 June 2016|
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Response from Rosemary H | Reviewed this property |
In the bar, no dress code, just neat and casual. In the diningroom I recommend a bit dressier casual outfit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Whitehead Ave, South River, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South River
  • Phone Number: 723-257-1100
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