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Ria Mar

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25 Whitehead Ave, South River, NJ 08882-1763
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“shrimp” (15 reviews)
“seafood” (12 reviews)
“t bone steak” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Portuguese, Seafood, European
$$ - $$$
25 Whitehead Ave, South River, NJ 08882-1763
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11 - 20 of 122 reviews

Reviewed August 20, 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 August 8, 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 July 10, 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 July 6, 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

1  Thank arichdevel
Reviewed June 16, 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 May 29, 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
Reviewed March 23, 2017

My company holds our post holiday office dinner here every January. What a wonderful selection of appetizers and entrees are made available to us. I enjoy the shrimp in garlic sauce and really enjoyed my steak with Portuguese Potatoes and fresh veg. Service is always...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

Very good food. Great place to be with family and friends. Great service friendly people. Sangria is one of the best.

Thank Florindo F
Reviewed February 1, 2017

Not my absolute favorite because sometimes the food can be a little hit or miss but the Sangria makes you forget all that and the atmosphere is fantastic for a night out with friends. Nice place for catered events too.

1  Thank ecrmum
Reviewed January 15, 2017

Had a great time with a few other couples and very good food. If you're looking for a romantic dinner, this isn't the restaurant for you. If you're looking to get a little loud while enjoying tasty dishes with friends, all without breaking the bank,...More

2  Thank JCCJOIN
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Fred H
June 3, 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
June 3, 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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Large groups
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 08882-1763
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South River
  • Phone Number: 723-257-1100
  • E-mail
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