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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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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“paella” (9 reviews)
“mariscada” (6 reviews)
“rice” (6 reviews)
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Portuguese, European
$$ - $$$
44 Manchester Ave, Ste G, Forked River, NJ 08731-1365
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

Great food, good prices,.menu a little limited if your not a seafood fan but it is geared toward seafood, so try the chicken its great!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank X1457ZLkevinh
Reviewed September 17, 2018

They served us food that was literally spoiled...it smelled like vomit. Another meal had a hair in it. The owner became loud, abusive, and rude when asked to come to our table. Also, the kitchen was disgusting. It was filthy! Do not eat here, you...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JudiW5656
Reviewed August 19, 2018

It was great to find a seafood restaurant near the shore that didn't have an hour wait on a Friday night. While the waitress did not know details about the specials, she quickly got an answer and was otherwise attentive. The service time was reasonable....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lifel0ngtraveler
Reviewed November 4, 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

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank NJerseyTravelers
Reviewed September 15, 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

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Nelida G
Reviewed September 13, 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

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank traveltrooper3
Reviewed August 31, 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

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank TPBott
Reviewed August 8, 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.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank donnafrank57
Reviewed April 27, 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!

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank BarnegatToolbag
Reviewed April 18, 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

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank ConnieB1135
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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