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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "We stop by there every time we vacation in Bay Head. Great service, food is fantastic, and staff is very friendly. Make a reservation as the place can fill up fast."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "We stayed in Bay Head overnight and had booked this dinner through open table after making our hotel reservation. Needless to say this dinner was the nicest surprise as the food and service was wonderful. So much of the old neighborhood is gone due to Hurricane Sandy...Theresa's South is a welcome addition."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "This is our second time at Theresa's. We are a large group and they have a good location to fit everyone. Only drawback is the room is lounge style dark. We couldn't really see our food or the menus. We tried more candle light but that didn't work so we used our phone light. The food was really good. We had the shrimp and white bean appetizer, summer salad, short rib dinner, salmon. All were really good. We would recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Excellent, first class food and service. Open on Sunday night. Outstanding all the way around."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Theresa's doesn't disappoint. Food is always on point, great selection, courteous staff, good pricing.....Bay Head is such a quaint town, outside dining is a must!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We love this restaurant. The food is always excellent, whether it's a menu item or a special. The restaurant is very pretty and the servers are always friendly and efficient."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This was our first visit. It was great. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Amaaaazzzzzzzziiiinnnnggg! In every way.... Been her many times. Never dissapoints : )"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Enjoyed the pear salad and meatloaf. Service is attentive. Overall food is ok."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "After reading such great reviews, we were overall disappointed ..We ordered the talapia special and the grouper..Both had no taste…Caesar salad was all white hard lettuce..crab cakes was mostly breading. The kids meals were good…Chicken parm/fettucini and ravioli. I would be willing to try again and stick to the "fresh" pasta menu"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "It's so refreshing to get a good meal at the Jersey Shore! This was our second time at Theresa's and just like the first time all of our meals were fantastic and the service was great!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Fantastic food, server was attentive and personable, extensive menu...I will be back!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Outstanding service and food. We will be back for sure"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Always a great meal and a great time. Thank you! Doreen M. Gesumaria"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I realize that Bay Head is kinda "upscale" Jersey Shore, but $25 for Pasta is a bit heard to justify. I ordered Beef Short Ribs. Quite dry and not tasty or savory at all. 2 appetizers and 4 Entrees with , NO DESERT and NO ALCOHOL was $160 before the Tip. Seems a little steep to me. NOT A GOOD VALUE!!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Lovely use of summer vegetables and a beautiful presentation of food. Chef needs to include more herbs and pepper to kick it up a notch. Customers next to us sa"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Everything about dinner was great. We started with a superb spinach salad with warm, home made dinner rolls. The home made pasta and short ribs was superb and the desserts were awesome. Lovely to sit outside and watch the world go by in quaint Bay Head. We both decided that we need to dine here more frequently. We already decided on the fantastic sounding meat loaf entree when we visit in the Autumn and it will be nice to sit inside the cozy restaurant when there is a chill in the Autumn air."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Went on recommendation. Fantastic. Food delicious. Our waitress was great. Not enough stars to give it"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We dined at Theresa's South last night and it is a great find. The black bean soup is wonderful especially since it is topped with tortillas and red onion. The short ribs were a beautiful presentation and they melted on my mouth. It is also BYOB which is nice. So glad they reopened after Sandy!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "This restaurant never disappoints. The food is always fresh and delicious and the presentation is excellent. Compliments to the Chef and his staff!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Four couples met for dinner and everyone thought their main course, appetizers and salads were delicious."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The great service only surpassed by great food. Served elegantly like expected in the more upscale resturants, but with the air of more casual dining. A definite five star rating, will make this a must do whenever in the area. Just remember B.Y.O.B."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Home made pasta. We got three different dishes and each was unique with a different pasta and totally different sauce- amazingly delicious!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Nice room, great service. Food was uneven. The eggplant appetizer was excellent but our entrees were good but not great (short ribs and butternut squash ravioli)"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Your full experience of a restaurant begins when u walk into the restaurant. The hostess completely ignored us as well as her co host. When we were seated it was assembly line and no water or greeting were given. Finally Danielle's friendliness helped us begin to relax... And the dinner was delicious. When we left there was no/ have a good evening. Definitely lacking in basic customer service. A final note. The wine glasses were spotted and smudgy as well as the silverware."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We were a group of 10 (5 couples) & the restaurant was very accommodating. Our server was AWESOME & very friendly, service with a smile : ) We were having a great time & maybe a little loud with the laughter at times, but was never frowned upon by the other guests or the staff. The food was delicious! This was my first time there & I would definitely go back & would also recommend it."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were just back from two weeks in Italy when we went to the Jersey shore from Maryland. We reserved Theresa's south for my birthday dinner with another couple. It was a meal worthy of Tuscany. Delicious, unusual twists on old recipes, fresh ingredients, and well presented food that was served by a bevy of eager waitstaff. It is BYO so went across the street and bought a good Chianti Classico reminiscent of those we had in Chianti. Had an outstanding meal that is worth a trip from anywhere."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went for dinner on a Saturday in the summer. Sat outside and it was great. Inside looked a bit more cramped. Food was fantastic; a bit pricey for the area but well worth it. We will be back for sure in the next week or two."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "One of our favorite places for dining out, staff is very attentive and friendly and although the dining room was crowded we were able to "linger" before our dessert. The food and its presentation is excellent. An overall wonderful time"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "This was my first time at Teresa's South and it certainly won't be my last. My boyfriend and I went to have a romantic dinner and it was just wonderful. Great service. Excellent food. Lovely decor. Absolutely recommend it!! Oh and they have gluten free pasta! Score!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The inside of the restaurant is bigger than expected. There is a banquet along the inside wall that allows tables to be slid together or kept separate. Thankfully we were not part of that "clump". We had an individual table which was nice as the hubbie hates to be elbow to elbow with strangers. The server was polite and professional. It is BYOB -but that is where the night ended. The food was gross...even a bit disgusting. I was soooooo disappointed. We have passed this restaurant many times, but have never stopped. We live within a mile and have never given it a chance untli July 18th, 2014- our 5th Anniversary. It was my idea - and the hubbie will not let me live it down. He had steak, I had pasta. How can you go wrong!? Now I know"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "2nd time at restaurant. First time was brunch, this time for dinner. Food was excellent. Would definitely go back again!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We have dined at Theresa's South many times and each time the food and ambience is just wonderful. The menu has a wide assortment of dishes all expertly prepared. The lighting is great as is the music...just the right level on both. Make sure to try the eggplant pancake and the gemelli with sweet sausage. Their nightly salads as well as the salads on the menu are also so fresh and innovative. Try one and you won't be disappointed. It is just a great local find and they would do wonderfully where ever they were located. We are so lucky they are in Bay Head!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This was our first time trying Theresa's and we are locals. We were there for an early dinner. The service was great. Food was excellent, I had the penne a la vodka and my husband had the surf and turf special. It is BYOB. The only complaint I have is that it is very expensive for the type of food you are getting. You get one roll and butter for each person, no salad with your entree. My pasta was almost $20. The bill was 68.00 for the two of us, no alcohol. I would not recommend bringing little kids. Definitely makes money off the summer crowd."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "A very nice restaurant. The food was solid, though not spectacular. Service was very friendly. There are not lots of great choices on the barrier island, so relatively speaking one of the better options. Shipwreck Grille in Brielle, however, a distinct notch higher on food quality. I will say that the wait/hostess staff were very friendly and welcoming."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This is one of the best restaurants at the Jersey Shore. Upscale BYOB restaurant with excellent Italian and American food and great service. We went there on a Sunday evening for my father's birthday and had a excellent experience."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We have been to Theresa's south numerous times. The food is great. Veal Milanese was wonderful. Every time we go we try to order new items from the menu, except we always have to get eggplant pancake. All our entrees have been fabulous."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Great food! Lots of pasta dishes to choose from. Friendly staff. Enjoyed eating outside on patio."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Food variety and selection is great, and all is prepared very well too."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "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