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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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Brick, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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..

Thank Jeff G
Litchfield, Connecticut
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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank tangohampton
Chester, New Jersey
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172 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Early dinner on a November Saturday. We were one of the first tables seated....but it filled up quickly. It is a BYOB so do not forget a bottle of wine. The restaurant's alter ego is Theresa's in Westfield. Also very good. To start, we shared the calamari app. It was more than enough for three people. Our entrees included the... More 

1 Thank Hoyaken
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This has become our go to place for a romantic quiet dinner! The food is outstanding, the wait staff very professional, and the management very attentive

1 Thank Craig2431
New Jersey
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Local favorite, prices on the high end but with BYOB makes it reasonable so make sure to bring a good wine to pair of with a good meal

1 Thank Ojerseyg
Lavallette, New Jersey
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Everything from start to finish was delicious! I had the pappardelle with lobster and my husband had the ahi-tuna. Great service, nice ambience and scrumptious food!

2 Thank Kshen
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I would like to first say that Theresa's reservation system and their policies are clearly posted on their website, on Open Table, in the confirmation email you receive, and posted when you arrive in person. For any negative reviews about Theresa's concerning these policies, it is evident that certain customers do not take the time to read what is clearly... More 

3 Thank Nicole P
Brick, New Jersey
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Tonight I had a 5:00 reservation at Theresa's South. I made a reservations for inside because you can't make reservations for outside dining at this restaurant. When we arrived, it was a beautiful night so we asked to sit outside. The hostess responded, "You have inside reservations so you aren't allowed to sit outside." I thought this was absurd so... More 

1 Thank CCK57
Alex B, General Manager at Theresa's South, responded to this review

I would like to first apologize for your unpleasant experience at Theresa's South this evening. Unfortunately, it is our restaurant policy to not seat inside reservations outside. This is clearly posted on our website, OpenTable Reservation System and again at the hostess stand to avoid the negative experience that you and your guests encountered this evening. The policy is in... More 

Birdsboro, PA, USA
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248 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Dinner on a Monday night. Reservations suggested as this place fills up early. Seated promptly and waitress came right to table. This is a BYOB and bottle was opened and poured. That was the last time the waitress touched the bottle. Was at the table twice and saw my empty glass but did not refill. Noticed the same thing happening... More 

Thank jcarmello

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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