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Theresa’s South
Theresa’s South

Theresa’s South Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theresassouth.com/
  • Phone: (732) 892-1555
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday-Thursday 5pm-9pm
    Friday- Saturday 5pm-10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Parties & Catering Available
    Contact Email John at: John@theresassouth.com
  • Private Party Contact: John Acampora (732) 892-1555

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mount Street
  • Public Transit: NJ Transit (Bay Head Station)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Due to construction on Route 35 (Main Ave) in Bay Head, we encourage all guests to utilize Bridge Avenue to access the restaurant. There is parking available on Lake Avenue, as well as the municipal building parking lot on Bridge Avenue. The municipal lot has a walking path and is just a short walk over the bridge to access Mount Street.
A word from Theresa’s South
Creative Cooking at the Jersey Shore! With homemade pastas and a variety of unique entrees from different cuisines, there'll be something to please everyone on the menu.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Food variety and selection is great, and all is prepared very well too."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Nice greeting, waiter was excellent, food was terrific. Pasta with clams was delicious. Just remember to BYOB!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Food was fantastic. Our server Christine was more than accommodating. Our table was ready when we arrived. No complaints. LUV that I can use open table while on the beach to make my teservatuons.!!!!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Sat inside as all outdoor seating was already taken but inside is nice too. Food was excellent and waitress was great. Nothing to complain about! A bit pricey but worth it."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "When I made the reservation I forgot that they also had outdoor dining. It was a beautiful night so I asked if we could dine outdoors instead of inside. We were told we would have to wait a little longer (our table was ready for the 8:00 reservation indoors). It was only about a 15 minute wait. Even though it is a busy street, the noise level did not interfere with having a conversation. The waitress (Chrissy) was charming. Our food was excellent. My husband likes to cook and his tuna was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The restaurant RAN out of bread. No excuse for that. Food was mediocre."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Theresa's South is consistently good - both for food and professional service. The menu changes some with each week, with daily specials, but they keep some of their favored mainstays. Pricing is a little high, but not out of line for in season eating in a tourist area. Outside eating is good on a warmer day, but the restaurant faces Route 35, the only road onto the barrier reef from the north, so expect pretty constant traffic. I consider this a fail safe good stop when we are looking for good food and a nice night. This is a BYOB place, so bring your own."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Love the menu choices and the food . Always have a good meal at Theresa's south ."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Best food at the shore. Great place to take your family and enjoy a great meal! Service fantastic."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Food is always good. Service is also always attentive"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "There are very few good restaurants in the Bay Head area. This is one of them. Great food and very interesting menu. We really enjoyed it. It's BYOB which we love."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Summer Salad and summer pasta were new to the menu and very good. I always enjoy their seafood or Veal. Desserts are not their speciality."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Theresa's cannot be any better. Their service is outstanding, the ambiance is perfect and the food is beyond amazing. What makes it an even better experience is that it's BYOB. This really gives you more flexibility when ordering your appetizers & entrees. You cannot have a better meal for under $100 anywhere else. This is my go to spot for authentic Italian when I'm down the shore. I will be back with others in the future. A must try. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were greeted promptly. Table was ready. Overall, excellent. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Once again, Theresa's South does not disappoint. The menu changes frequently, so there is always something new and exciting to try. It is my "go to" restaurant when I want a guaranteed wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were afraid we would have to wait in a long line even though we had reservations. However, we were shown to our table immediately upon arrival on time. This was a major plus and the excellent dinner made for a very successful dinner"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The music was terrible. The waitress was not attentive. She did not refill our drinks nor was she friendly. The food was expensive and was not that goid for the price. They rushed our meal by serving it immediately after the appetizer. They also removed my moms meal before I was finished. They need to sharper their service and need new management."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food and service were very good. The one thing that I found annoying was they charged us for a refill on coffee. At these prices a second cup of coffee should be included. When I complained the waitress told the manager and they reversed it."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great local restaurant that I would highly recommend"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We've been going to Theresa's South for years and have never had a bad meal or poor service. Staff is professional, menu has a nice variety to choose from."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Fest time at this restaurant and very happy with menu selections No waiting for tables now but wait for the season using open table for our reservations was great"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Love having Theresa's in Bay Head! Everything that the 4 of us ordered was delish!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Love the food, and you can save some money by bringing your own wine as they do not serve alcohol. Service was great, the place was packed, and everything was very tasty. My only complaint is that they have definitely crammed all of the tables close together. Forget about having a quiet dinner with someone special, as you will be pretty much dining with the table next to you."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Our recent visit to Therasa's was terriffic. Veal Milanese was crispy and a great dish."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The most difficult thing about Theresa's South is your decision as to what to order. The menu is a very well organized choice of great sounding, ( and as I have discovered) great tasting dishes. When we asked our server, she said everything is really good. She was right!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Consistently good food. Friendly service. Fairly priced for a beach town. My go to local restaurant."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The servers were extremely attentive. The pasta was homemade and outstanding. I would highly recommend. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Reservation was honored within 15 minutes, a longer wait than most because we were a table of 5. Food was very good."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We have been a long time fan of Teresa"s South over the last 3-4 years. The quality of the food has changed since its inception in Bay Head. Originally, under the original managers, the food was fantastic, we looked forward to trying everything on the menu and were rarely disappointed. Prior to Sandy, we understand there was new management, and since the food is "good" but no longer outstanding! There is something missing?"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Food was incredible. The server was extremely accommodating. No pressure by staff to push us along to free the table. Wonderful evening."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Our evening at Theresa's was overshadowed by the fact that the full blast air conditioning on the porch made it almost unbearable. We mentioned this to our waitress and were told "Oh yeah, we get that all the time. There is nothing I can do about it." Well this time it was the worst. The food was good as usual but the service was sub-par. She appeared to have too many tables to the point she didn't even check on our meal after it was served. Not one of their better efforts and this was before Memorial Day weekend, so they better step up their game!"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "My husband and I came to Theresa's South to celebrate our first weekend back at the Jersey shore after the rebuilding of our beach house destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. However, when we went to pay our bill, we wanted to use a gift certificate that my niece had purchased for us from Theresa's south when she visited us the month before Hurricane Sandy. The management would NOT let us use our gift certificate because they said they were no longer affiliated with the other 3 restaurants/partners from Westfield, NJ. Why would it matter that they weren't associated with the other restaurants anymore? Their name is still on the gift cert. Shame on them & they lost a patron."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We have dined at Theresa's many times and have never been disappointed. Our server, Chrissy, was as good as they come. The entire staff is friendly, welcoming and very helpful. With the Summer season upon us we are sure it will become difficult to get reservations as this is truly one of the best places for dinner at the Jersey shore. We recommended it to my brothers family and they will be holding his 60th birthday celebration there this Friday night! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We have been going to Teresas for years. The food is always good and reliable. By far they have the best cappuccino anywhere. It always gets to the table nice and hot. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "What a great place. My husband & I love trying new places. We have been here several time over the past 4 months & have never been disappointed in the service, quality of food or the price. I had a private wine tasting dinner for my husbands 50th bday & they were very accommdating to my needs. And they treat you like family. If you havent been here yet, I highly recommend you try it! Dont forget this is a BYOB so bring your favorite bottle!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our visit on MOther's Day. The menu was devine and a very nice variety of items."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal very much. The restaurant, which is in the middle of town and very convenient in a lovely section of Bay Head was a bit noisy, but the fact that our waitress was friendly and enthusiastic made up for it. The homemade pasta was delicious. Remember to BYOB. The ambiance is lovely. We would absolutely recommend it and look forward to going back again"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We love Theresa's South. The restaurant is beautiful, the food is always delicious and the staff is very friendly and efficient. Bay Head is a beautiful area and it's a quick drive from most of the local towns."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Our reservation on Open Table for a table for four at 6:30 PM was promptly met. The food was absolutely delicious. My only complaints are that there were no prices on the daily special insert of the menu, and it took a very, very long time for our first course salads to arrive. The waitress did not tell us the prices and the Veal Milanese ( Veal with Salad on top) had a very small portion of veal below a large amount of salad. For $27.95, one of the most expensive prices on the menu, we were disappointed. By the way, the rolls are tasteless, and proportioned butter in diner cups with peel off tops is very low class. Our waitress seemed put out that we chose not to have dessert or coffee at the restaurant."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Again we headed to Teresas for a Saturday night get away. We always feel comfortable and it has become "our place" when we want to dine out rather than stay home. Wait staff is very friendly, and attentive. As usual, the food was wonderful!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014