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Ria Mar

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European, Portuguese
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25 Whitehead Ave., South River, NJ
723-257-1100
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Catered Event

There was a great buffet, couldn't even try half of the items, and all that I tried were very good.All the servers were courteous and prompt with requests (eg: juice for kids; more bread).

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Karen G
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Oceanport, New Jersey
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New York City, New York
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I guess it's all a matter of preference and opinion. Made a reservation the day before so getting a table was not a problem. Had to ask for wine glasses to be changed twice. Seemed very spotty and dirty. Could have been the lightning. Manager was really nice about it. Sangria was good. Soup was decent no major complaints. Dinner... More 

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Thank cruehd
New Jersey
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34 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We went this afternoon. We ordered the grilled tuna, broiled fisherman's platter and a chicken dish. Mussel appetizer. The food is always good. The appetizer was a little disappointing. More marinara sauce than actual mussels. We've been there a few times and always have a good meal

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Thank sfleis2
Seaside park
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36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Dinner with friends, great food and service.. Service was excellent as the owner and staff were very attentive.

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Thank 41350
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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124 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

This was our 2nd visit this year and I wondered whether it was still as good as last Spring. Sure enough, great food and service, definitely make a reservation on a weekend night. From the appetizers to the main course it is a Portuguese food lover's delight. Salad is served family style, nice and crisp, simple lettuce, tomatoes, olives and... More 

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Thank Barbara C
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We hadn't gone to Ria Mar in a while, I couldn't remember why. Now I know. We went for our anniversary. We step up to the desk and promptly get ignored by the wait staff. Nice. We did finally get seated, got our salad (drenched) and bread, a pitcher of sangria, and menus. We place our orders and then wait... More 

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Thank Glenn S
Jamesburg, New Jersey
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We were very disappointed in this place. We heard a lot about it. Good thing we made a reservation because the wait on a Saturday night without a reservation is at least 3 hours. But I don't understand what all the rave is about. Garlic shrimp...some garlic flavor and floating in some kind of butter and oil concoction. No flavor... More 

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Thank CollegeDad08831
Staten Island, New York
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Heard positive remarks about this venue as we are seeking a place to host my sons Wedding Rehearsal Dinner. Boy what a disappointment.... to start, smoking in front of entrance so you will be smelling smoke as you enter, and I am a smoker. The wait staff was attentive, however the food after all the fanfare was average at best.... More 

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Thank Raul Q
South River, New Jersey
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Very good Portuguese food with very large portions. Very extensive menu, meals for anyone appetite. Worth the trip for the sangria alone.

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Thank Krys208
Monroe, Louisiana
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We have heard of this restaurant for a while now. Everyone simply raves about it. So, I guess we caved in and felt we had to try it. When we drove up to the building, the first thing I noticed was the R in Ria Mar falling off the building. After we parked the car and made fun of the... More 

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Oceanport, New Jersey
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

There was a great buffet, couldn't even try half of the items, and all that I tried were very good.All the servers were courteous and prompt with requests (eg: juice for kids; more bread).

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Thank Karen G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Whitehead Ave., South River, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South River
  • Phone Number: 723-257-1100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Portuguese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?