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530 Main Ave, Bay Head, NJ 08742-4762 (Mount Street)
+1 732-892-1555
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Consistently good food and good service. Great for couples or families. Nice patio dining as well. Suggest reservations in high season.

Brick nj
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing food, their sauces are incredible. Short ribs with gnocchi is to die for. You really can't go wrong w any dish here. Desserts were a bit stale last time but they are usually perfect too.

Thank Jessi1430
Level Contributor
136 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the perfect dinner, although we did not made any reservations we were seated in few minutes, a warm welcoming and a great serving food was simply awesome fresh and great quality .

1 Thank francesco b
Toms River, New Jersey
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We have been to this restaurant several times and there is a lack of consistency in the food and the service.

Thank Laura L
Freehold, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

First time visit and will never return. The first entree ordered the pasta with lobster had to be returned because the lobster was either old or so over cooked it was inedible. It was mushy rather than normal texture. The replacement short ribs with sweet potato gnocchi were disappointing as well. There was minimal amount of meat and so many... More 

2 Thank funtotravel1009
Brick, New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

My husband and I love Teresa's for their consistent food, service and overall experience. Also great that it's a BYOB so we can bring along cabs we love to drink. Staffis always accommodating, friendly and efficient!

1 Thank kevinprzystup
New Providence, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Excellent dinner, the eggplant app is reason enough to go! They were packed on a Sunday night in Feb, which goes to show you they are doing something right! Great service and great food

1 Thank CMH32
Brick, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This was indeed one of the WORST restaurants I've ever experienced! The service was dreadful and the staff was quite rude! For the price of the meal, it was not worth it at all! There are far better restaurants in the area for the money. Definitely a miss!!!

Thank brune_janda
Sea Girt, New Jersey
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

What a pleasant suprise. Probably the best prepared food on the Jersey Shore. Do not hesitate going to Theresas South. Of particular note the rack of lamb. Parpalele with lobster and the Short Ribs. Great atmosphere and excellent service..

1 Thank Jeff G
Litchfield, Connecticut
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102 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

BYOB & high-ish prices but it is well worth the visit. Not many of these classy places to stumble upon. White linen tablecloths at the shore??? Trendy menu with delicious seafood options. Salad was topped with yummy goodies. The salmon & accompaniments were tasty. Tables are on the tight side. Outdoor seating in the warmer months. Impossible to get in... More 

1 Thank tangohampton

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 Main Ave, Bay Head, NJ 08742-4762
    (Mount Street)
  • Public Transportation: NJ Transit (Bay Head Station)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Bay Head
  • Phone Number: +1 732-892-1555
Welcome to Theresa's South where you will find authentic Italian cuisine with recipes that have been passed down through the generations. This is a family owned and operated business so they take great pride in everything that comes out of their kitchen. The food is excellent and the service is superb! They use only the finest and freshest of meats, seafood, produce, and ingredients. Everything is homemade, from their sauces and pastas to their salad dressings. The bread is baked locally and delivered fresh daily. The portions are very healthy to satisfy any appetite and the menu widely varied so there is something for all tastes. For dessert they feature fresh homemade banana bread pudding, or maybe a slice of homemade flourless chocolate cake! This is the place to enjoy a great meal, hang out with family and friends, and have some good conversation. They are available for private parties and can accommodate up to 100 people. This is a must try and will be your new favorite Italian restaurant. This is a BYOB establishment. ** There is additional parking available at the municipal parking lot off of Bridge Ave.

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