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The Original Portuguese Grill

44 Manchester Ave, Ste G, Forked River, NJ 08731-1365
+1 609-971-7100
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“mariscada” (6 reviews)
“paella” (9 reviews)
“rice” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Portuguese, European
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
44 Manchester Ave, Ste G, Forked River, NJ 08731-1365
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

This is a small, family run restaurant with good service and delicious food. The menu is extensive and original. It took us longer than usual to order as there were so many good things to choose from! I ordered pork osso bucco and my husband...More

Thank NJerseyTravelers
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Stumbled upon with my family new to area. We had the picadinho as appetizer(not on dinner menu) but waitress said they would accommodate! followed by chicken in garlic and paella. It's a byob which is even better! Highly recommend and even has a band who...More

Thank Nelida G
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We eat here regularly and enjoy it. A family run restaurant which is friendly and accommodating. Sat night entertainment with singer Bill makes the visit even more fun. A great variety of entrees and all have been flavorful and interesting. I We

Thank traveltrooper2
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Who would have thought that a shore restaurant would be so good! The mariscada was full of succulent seafood. The paella a Espanhola was perfectly prepared and full of lobster, shellfish and chicken. The tilapia was perfectly prepared and the spices did not overshadow this...More

Thank TPBott
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I ordered Mariscada from the lunch menu. It was so fresh and delicious I was using the rice to soak up the tomatos. Can't say enough about this place.

Thank Donna F
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We met friends and had a wonderful dinner We all had seafood in the Portuguese tradition.. Prices are reasonable and BYOB makes it even better. Saturday night entertainment was easy listening! a great team!

Thank BarnegatToolbag
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Having recently moved here, and there not being a lot of good restaurants in this immediate area, we decided to give this one a try. It was pretty good. My husband enjoyed the steak with the egg and I had the garlic shrimp which I...More

Thank ConnieB1135
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is probably the best Portuguese restaurant in the South Jersey area but it is only average for the most part. In my opinion, the best meal is the raw filet mignon served on a hot stone so you can cook it yourself at the...More

1  Thank rich8453
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Having recently moved away from close proximity to the good Spanish and Portuguese restaurants in Newark, we were looking for a good one in this area. We were disappointed. The restaurant is in a strip mall and the ambiance was average. We were surprised that...More

1  Thank Vikster101
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Finally tried the Portuguese Grill. It was good. We enjoyed our meal. The even had a singer on Saturday which was very enjoyable. Several in our party had the steak cooked on a stone. It was very good. I had the Mariscada which was tasty...More

Thank dinerdon
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 44 Manchester Ave, Ste G, Forked River, NJ 08731-1365
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Forked River
  • Phone Number: +1 609-971-7100
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