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Portuguese Fisherman
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Ranked #2 of 36 Restaurants in South River
Cuisines: Portuguese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 13 September 2018

nice tablecloth settings, dinner was excellent, sangria is so loaded with brandy and triple sac etc, so good one glass for the driver. loved the drink. the meal came with salad, great dressing, we ordered calamari for an app, it was so good and fresh and so much even with 4 of us, we took half home. the main course came with those delicious Spanish fries, yellow rice and we had mariscada in green sauce and others had stuffed shrimps and a chicken dish. service was good, the negative was the noise level, it near the bar and it gets quite loud.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank BoyntonBeachSteve
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

During a recent visit to Sayreville, we tried the Portuguese Fisherman based on Trip Advisor reviews and other recommendations. This is the first time that my experience did not match that of other TA reviewers. We arrived at 3PM for an early dinner on a recent Sunday. When we entered the restaurant you could immediately sense that we were between shifts (ie Sunday lunch vs Sunday dinner). We orders drinks, soup and our meals from a less than friendly waiter. Our sangria and soup were delivered in a timely manner. Unfortunately, our waiter disappeared after they were served and never reappeared. The servers who brought our food were nice enough, however no one ever checked back to refresh our drinks or check on our food. After finishing our meals (my wife was unable to eat hers, due to the fish dish having a distinctly bad smell), we waited 15 minutes for a second waiter to appear and ask about desert and coffee. With hopes of improving our experience, we ordered coffee and tiramisu, which where very tasty. After another 15 minute wait, we asked a server for our check. The substitute waiter literally dropped the check on our table without breaking stride as he raced past out table. After another 10 minute wait, I asked a server to find our waiter, so we could pay. The server eventually returned and said he would take our payment because the waiter was unavailable. The service was so bad, it is hard to look beyond and make any positive comments about the food. Overall, a very disappointing (and not inexpensive) outing with family!

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank JLShock1
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

The Portuguese Fisherman is a well renowned restaurant in South River. It is known for its consistently delicious dishes. Our group had chicken, shrimp and pasta dishes and they all raved about them. I ordered the broiled fish combo which was a disappointment in that the fillet was dry and somewhat fishy tasting. Being a business meeting I did not send it back.
We have been to the PF before and had great meals but unfortunately this was not one of them. Will return.

Date of visit: June 2018
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1  Thank JMLC-IMHO
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The best Portuguese restaurant in the area! The service was wonderful and the food was amazing!!
I've tried just about every Portuguese restaurant in Central and North Jersey, this is one of the best!!
I've been with large groups and just me and my wife, still the same great service!!

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank tbonetippett
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We hadn't been to this restaurant in about 10 years, and I don't know why. We use to enjoy the food and upon our return we found the food to be as good as it use to be. Why haven't we been there in so long? Since our last trip, the restaurant has been remodeled. While that is lovely, the important point is that the food is still terrific.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank kathy321nj
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