Theresa’s South
Theresa’s South

Theresa’s South

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theresassouth.com/
  • Phone: (732) 892-1555
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday 5pm-8pm
    Monday 5pm-8pm
    Thursday 5pm-8pm
    Friday- Saturday 5pm-9pm
  • 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 7328921555x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mount Street
  • Public Transit: NJ Transit (Bay Head Station)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is parking street available, 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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Theresa’s South reviews from OpenTable diners
157 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (98)fit for foodies (79)great for outdoor dining (62)special occasion (50)romantic (45)good for groups (29)hot spot (14)kid-friendly (10)great for brunch (6)scenic view (4)late-night find (4)notable wine list (3)great for lunch (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • One of my favorites
    Nonno
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    I have eaten here countless times since we first discovered Theresa's South and I always have something different each time. I love coming here in the off season away from the crowds yet Saturday the place was jammed and the earliest I could get a reservation was at 8. I can truthfully say, I have never been disappointed. The fish dishes are my favorite and I have sampled them all. Most recently I tried grouper special. Outstanding. The steaks, ribs, and chops are excellent also.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed a delightful evening
    dinnerfortwo
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We have eaten here during the summer, outdoors, which we always enjoy. The hostess wanted to seat us at a table right by the front door. When we asked for a different table, she gladly did so. Our server, Joann, was friendly and quick to answer any questions. All four of us enjoyed our dinners. We will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Therea's South is one of our favorite resturants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    One of our favorite restaurant's on shore, food is always interesting and always excellent with great service from staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Xraytlb
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    The food at Theresa's South is always fabulous! The homemade pasta is to die for. This is one of our favorite restaurants! The service is always great, and it's a byob which we love!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Teresa's South
    JoFe
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Excellent food, nice sized portions. Many healthy options, including gluten free pasta. Service was friendly and quick. I had the salmon which was cooked to perfection. Salads were nice sized and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    sorry to report that my husband's meat loaf was not satisfactory. He only had a few bites..... way too loaded with bread crumbs. Teresa's kindly offered him a complimentary espresso. Our server (Joanna?) was delightful.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall, a good experience
    MB88
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The service and ambiance were very good. The app's we got were tasty, including the crab cake, polenta, and goat cheese salad. The scallops and lobster pappardelle entrees were also good. But the lamb...The lamb shank, while braised well, lacked the demi glace that the menu boasted. The sauce that was present was watery. Without it, the meat tastes bland, as their is no counterpoint. There was also a garnish of tomatoes and raw onion on top that had no business being on the plate. The onion wiped out the taste of the mushrooms, which were actually part of the dish. Food for the table was good, but I am writing the review and I had the lamb. Overall, seems to be a great place for a couple to grab dinner. Our server Teresa was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I can not understand why the chef will not split a salad in the kitchen. I have asked every time we go, and they will not do it. Most fine restaurants are very happy to do it. Also, they tried to take glasses and dishes away before we were finished. I made a reservation for 6, and yet we felt rushed the entire time. They brought the check with our coffee and dessert. I tried to reserve a 7 reservation, but none was available so we took the 6, and there were plenty of tables at 7.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    JerseyBoy
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    First time customer. Received Theresa's Gift Card as birthday present. Food and service was great. Will definitely go back and have already recommended it to friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • From Toms River
    Dinnerout
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This restaurant is simply amazing! Stop for wine on your way there to pair it with dinner! Staff is great and we were seated at arrival. Give yourself some extra time because of road construction but do not let that stop you from dining at Theresa's South!!!! Romantic, great food, byob!!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    JanetVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Nice atmosphere and menu, and great service! Will definitely make this one of our "go to" restaurants!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a Winner
    Paula
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The entrees for this visit were all pasta selections. The clams and linguini, short ribs and pappadelle, and mozzarella and rigatoni were all a delight! The arugula, pear, and walnut salad was delicious and so was the tomato caprese salad. All these selections, salads and entrees, were large and take home dinners for another evening of delicious foods. Yum😃
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always wonderful
    Tracylotsa
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My husband and I have eaten here several times now and have enjoyed it EVERY time. Food and service excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent again with humor!
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Delicious appetizers and dinner, however, a little issue with the bread. The basket arrived and with no introduction from the waiter, we opened to find warmed hot dog rolls broken into many shapes and sizes. When I asked the waiter for an explanation he advised they had run out of bread. A bus boy was sent out for back-up and that's what he came back with. Had a good laugh, but should have owned up to the bread shortage. For first timers it would be a very poor first impression.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely night
    beachgirl
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great place to Dine with friends to catchup. Our table was not ready on time but the host/hostess did not express apologizes. The wait staff was excellent! The portions were very small but delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ENED
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food exellent. Server seemed to be out of it. Brought the bill before dessert and coffee was served. Never has this happened before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Consistently Wonderful
    MikeW
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The folks who run this place really know how to deliver! Great food, great service! Very friendly and perfect for casual or special occasion dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BYOB, good food
    foyleman
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    BYOB... That was missing from the details and is expected. They do serve water, couple sodas and unsweetened iced tea. Well rounded menu. The two meals we had were outstanding. Somewhat large, but delicious. Other parties looked very happy with their meals too. Meant to serve an upscale beach crowd. Went on a Thursday night in early October and saw few people. Still enjoyed. Despite small noise dampeners, conversations carry making it somewhat noisy. Smaller crowd helped that. Ages mixed from college to older. Didn't see kids that night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Get the eggplant Pancake!
    exit98VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Loved the eggplant pancake appetizer! It's delicious! Topped with mozzarella and nestled on fresh olive oil and pesto sauce. Sop up any extra sauce with your bread. Yum!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    JerseyBeachbum
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Food, service and atmosphere all very good. We love this place. Very accomadating for gluten allergies as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pasta Night
    beenie13
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We are a fan of this restaurant! Mondays now offer pastas for a special rate.Well worth not cooking yourself!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodlovers
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Always terrific food and a favorite for special times, hardly know what to choose. end up with the gemelli and fennel sausage and love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local eatery
    Tracylotsa
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Love this restaurant. Been here several times with my husband and with friends. Consisitantly great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burger
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    First time at Theresa's South and due to the ongoing construction on Route 35 I was pleasantly surprised how busy the restaurant was. The service was great and the food was delicious. My only one negative comment is that the noise level on the enclosed patio was really loud. It was hard to hear your date.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must go to Theresa's
    luvtocook
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    IHave been to Theresa's numerous times this summer and each and every time we have had an outstanding meal. I would highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was very friendly. We go there quite often - especially in the summer.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rasalita
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    the restaurant is stylish but a little noisy. the food was delish and the service was outstanding. our waitress, christy was extremely friendly and accomodating. tuna was cooked perfectly, as was the scallops. can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    Delneese1
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Was looking for someplace new. Found this restaurant close by,glad we did!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shay
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Very good local BYO. Varied menu appeals to all. Moderately priced.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unimpressed
    Dinning4lifeVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Arrived and was seated promptly. We were greeted right away and our wine was opened. After that the service went downhill. The food was only ok. Not as good as it used to be. The crab cake was a no crab cake, all filling and the eggplant pancake had little or no eggplant, all bread and cheese. And the food does not match the price. We used to go all the time and brought several people.. No more sorry.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent restaurant
    LizfromSI
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    My husband and I have passed Theresas South so many times and finally had the opportunity to dine there...LOVED it will definitely be revisited by us on our next visit down the shore!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Beach Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Relaxed...great food...casually elegant. Just an overall great dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistently yummy
    HappyCamper
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We have been here numerous times, and the food is always delicious. Appetizers can be easily shared. Entrees are ample portions. Attentive wait staff. Only drawback is it can get LOUD.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bobandkevin
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    It was my daughters 33 birthday. We were a party of 6 and the service couldn't have been better. The appetizers, entrees and desserts all came to the table in perfect form. Was quite the memorable evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 90th birthday dinner
    heroVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We have enjoyed Theresa's South a number of time but everything , truly everything was outstanding this evening. Our server, aptly named Theresa, was a joyful and personable professional. Thanks for adding to the memorable occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Theresa's South
    Lusang
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This was the second time here. The food is delicious. I asked if they would change up something on the menu and they accommodated me. I would highly recommend this fine restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Night out with my wife
    RnCBrick
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We live in Brick, NJ and have gone by Theresa's on numerous occasions and always say we have to go there to eat.....and we always forget to. Well we finally went this past Thursday and we were very pleasantly surprised at just how good the food was, as well as the overall dining experience was. I particularly enjoy outdoor dining this time of the year and Theresa's has a very enjoyable outdoor seating/dining area...right out in front of the establishment....very nice. The service was excellent and I would like to thank Jen for being so personable and attentive, it reallymade the entire dinner Great. The food was also excellent....compliments to the chef.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to what I had heard
    nor14
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The restaurant was lovely. The staff was uppity and not very friendly. The food was ok. We had heard so many good things about it, I will assume it was an off night for them. The salad was good but the pasta with the rib meat was chewy and no real taste to it
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great local restaurant
    Mvh55
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Great good. Walk or bike from town. BYOB. Great specials. Seafood pasta or list of other choices. My fave app: eggplant pancake.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    service always good, menu choices extensive and varied. I have eaten here many times, and now have come to the conclusion when making entree selection stick to the basics and pasta. I had a special skirt steak and scallops. Steak was rubbery, tastless and covered in some type of soggy breadcrumb . The scallops as on "hells kitchen" were not cooked as should be. rubbery , raw and tastless. However, all of the appetizers were excellent including salads.
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    • Noise LevelModerate