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The Original Portuguese Grill

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44 Manchester Ave, Ste G, Forked River, NJ 08731-1365
+1 609-971-7100
11:00 - 22:00
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Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 table. Season it yourself before cooking. It is now priced at $32.99 but is a... More 

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Waretown, New Jersey
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 it was a BYOB, so no Sangria. While the bread was good, our entrees were... More 

Thank Vikster101
Bayville, New Jersey
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552 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 but a bit skimpy. I worked in Newark for several years and the portions there... More 

Thank dinerdon
Forked River, New Jersey
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Went for take out.....ordered half chix and pork medallions....everything was very good....they gave us a huge piece of Portuguese bread that was perfect....

Thank Chad O
Barnegat, New Jersey
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Arrived 20 minutes prior to reservation, no problem. All for men ordered the 2-1 Lobster Dinner. 3 steamed, 1 broiled. Bread brought promptly and was warm and crusty. Salad average- lobsters all came out together, hot and DELiCIOUS. Sweet, Meaty, and Moist. I was here about a month ago, had the Steak on a Rock- also incredible. Entertainment also on... More 

Thank Javanat
New Jersey
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Arriving at the Portuguese Grill we found the decor pleasant and the seating comfortable. The service was friendly and prompt Strangely none of us ordered the signature steak cooked on a rock but I enjoyed the Paella Espanhola and got to taste the shrimp in garlic sauce which was outstanding. The soup of the day was Minestrone Which was very... More 

Thank nightowl6
Colts Neck, New Jersey
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Been to this place a few times including yesterday for a college graduation celebration party. The food was, on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being perfect, about a 24! We were given a family style dinner -- spare ribs, grilled chicken, shrimp, yellow rice and fresh-cut potato chips. Oh, those potatoes can make a meat-eater go veggie! The place... More 

Thank TotalSoccerFT
New York
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

The hot bread was to die for. SO GOOD. The meals were delicious and the feeling of authentic Portuguese meal. If you're passing through on your drive to the shore, it is a definite place to stop by for a good meal.

Thank Erin K
Wayne, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

From the minute we walked in the door it was bad. We were greeted by and older woman who I assume took our reservation because when we gave our name she knew how many of us there was in our party. After offering us a choice of two tables, one by the door and the other further inside we were... More 

Thank lnunnink
Livermore, California
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113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Went with a group of 14. Seafood was cooked perfectly and the flavor was good but nothing special. Wouldn't go out of my way to return but if in the area would stop in. Customers came in all at once. Staff was short handed but extremely pleasant and did a nice job accommodating us considering the circumstances. All 14 entrees... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Portuguese, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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