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Theresa’s South
Theresa’s South

Theresa’s South Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theresassouth.com/
  • Email: theresassouth@gmail.com
  • Phone: (732) 892-1555
  • Hours of Operation: Thursday- Saturday 5pm-9pm
    Sunday 10:00am- 3pm (Brunch) 4:00pm- 8:00pm (dinner
  • 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
  • "I love the variety of choices from the appetizers and pasta, fish and meat dishes! All three of us enjoyed the tastes of our entrees, and thought that they were plentiful and delicious! The chef was willing to adjust a salmon dish, leaving the pistachios off the fish but not minimizing the flavors of the entree. The service was also extremely timely and helpful. The costs of the entrees were relatively comparable to other local establishments and having a BYO restaurant is also a plus."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Great food comfortable atmosphere and the friendliest and most attarctive wait staff anywhere!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food at this restaurant never disappoints. It is a comfortable place to dine and you can count on a good meal every time."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Once again, Theresa's South hit the mark. We dined with another couple who had not been there before. And we left knowing we would return again and again. The restaurant was lively. Our waitress was very attentive. The menu is always varied and offers a great selection of seasonal specialties. All of our meals were cooked perfectly and were generous portions. This is one of my favorite restaurants at the Jersey Shore!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Theresa’s South is our absolute favorite. The food and service always surpass our expectations; the menu has something for everyone, good variety without being overwhelming. Service is always pleasant and professional and the atmosphere is just right for an adult night out. We usually bring guests from out of town, they always rave about it and want to go back. We just had our first Sunday brunch there and loved it. It’s not your typical brunch, you order what you want and it comes out of the kitchen, not a steam tray. This place is a real treasure but be sure to make reservations in advance, it is usually always booked solid."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "My brother-in- law raved about his crusted salmon- said it was the best ever! My husband ordered meatloaf and we all laughed at him, but, let me just say his meatloaf was amazing! My sister and I had a lobster pappardelle dish which we thought was good...but nothing special. Portabella mushroom appy was delicious and calamari good! Topped the night off with flour-less choc cake-great and a creme brule which was just ok. Have been there before and would go again....meals are always good. Service good. Make a reservation!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food is worth waiting for, always good. Their salads are a major attraction. Service is always good and you are never rushed."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We have been going to Teresas for years now. Love that it's local and also a BYOB. Food never disappoints. Staff is friendly and the service is attentive."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great food and service....as always :) first time we were in for brunch/lunch, we're loyal evening diners. Excellent...portion size perfect, food delish..brought a group of 8. Can't wait to come in again!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I've been to Theresa's South many times and it always wonderful. This time was no exception. The waitress was friendly and conversational, the staff efficient, and the food was delicious. This was the first time my parents dined there and they were also very impressed. I bring all my out of town guests there! I'm so glad they're not closed during all the construction."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I say worth the trip because you have to navigate the post Sandy reconstruction in BayHead. Our first but not last visit. We went with friends and all of us hit a home run no matter what we ordered."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We went to Thersa's South on a Sat night. The construction makes it a little inconvenient to get to but follow the directions on their website to avoid it. The service and food was excellent. I had a homemade pasta with butternut squash. Yummy. My husband had shrimp risotto. Also delicious. Since it is BYOB, the bill was very reasonable. Will definitely recommend and go back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Theresa's dining experience is 1st class at this BYOB. This Bay Head gem will delight and is worth the trip despite the extensive road work.The food is excellent with a menu that has something for everyone."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Even with all the craziness of the construction, we still enjoy eating here and look forward to outdoor seating."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My wife and have been to this restaurant many times and it always delivers. Great food with friendly professional servers. Fully recommend."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "top marks for our local hangout, love that you are on open table and that your food and menu remain consistently good. Only suggestion is fridays during lent have some meat free dishes as speicals"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great staff with purrfect food and a nice ambiance even with the heavy equipment sitting right outside the door!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My friends and I enjoyed the special which was a frittata made with egg whites, spinach, cheddar cheese, and tomato"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "This was my favorite restaurant . Sandy hit. The one owner changed. I was a little scared to try again. But it was just a wounderful as always. I actually think the portions were a bit bigger. Which made everyone very happy. My one complain is the flour less chocolate cake was not as good as before."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "There were. 7 in my group and many chose a variety of meals. The service was great and there was little wait time between courses."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "What a find! There are no negatives at all. The menu was creative, with something for every palate. The quality, quantity and presentation of every course was excellent. Nice energy. Welcoming staff. We can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This is our favorite local spot to share a great dinner with friends and family, or for a quiet romantic dinner for two. The food is always outstanding, and the servers always pleasant. I especially enjoy it during the off season, which is when we "locals" get to truly enjoy our shore home towns. We went there Friday night to celebrate my husband's birthday with friends and all of us enjoyed the new pre fixe menu. Theresa's fantastic food and a great bottle of wine - doesn't get any better!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Excellent food plus byob! You won't be disappointed!!! Best app is the eggplant pancake!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "My fiance and I had the fried calamari to start, it was served with a chipotle mayo. It was pretty good. Personally I prefer marinara sauce. Next had caesar salads which I really enjoyed. Not too little and not too much dressing. The entree's is where they knock it out of the park. Asiago Chicken was juicy and flavorful, and the Gorgonzola Filet was cooked to a perfect medium rare. Flourless chocolate cake for dessert with a scoop of hoffmans ice cream....Can't beat it. BYO and dinner for 2 under 100 bucks"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Wonderful menu selection, so fresh, delicious and a great variety. So happy they are on open table bc this place gets busy!! Great for a date, group of friends or special occasion."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated Valentines Day on Saturday night ths year with staying at a local B&B - we weren't too happy with other local Resturants so we thought we'd give Theresa's a try. We're very happy to report that this was a great find! The service and food were great! We were seated promptly upon our arrival and when we asked if we could switch to a table by the window, they were more than happy to accommodate us. We look forward to returning when we're back in the area and we will happily recommend this restaurant to our friends!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Absolutely love Theresa's South! Excellent food, service and ambiance...at a reasonable price! Love their resolve...getting back open after Sandy and staying open during all the issues on rt. 35. With a ton of dining options along the Jersey Shore this is a gem!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food is great! Eggplant pancake a must. Salads entree and desserts outstanding."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Reservations on Valentine's day. Food and service were excellent. A definite must if at the Jersey Shore or if looking for great food and nice night out with the Mrs."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is our fifth visit to Theresa's South and have not been disappointed yet. The service is great and the food coming out of the kitchen has always been hot and delicious without creating the feeling of being rushed. I am a former restaurateur and find Theresa's South top shelf."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "They stopped serving the filet of beef for the late seating leaving unacceptable choices. Basically they ruined my wife's Valentines Day"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Teresas South is a great local resturant that consistently delivers great food and relaxing atmosphere. It's location in bayhead adds to the quiet small town feel that we look for when we go out to dinner. Been coming to this place for years and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Always an enjoyable experience,excellent food and service."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "unfortunately our table for two was seated next to a table of 8 who drank a lot of wine and got progressively louder as the meal went on. I will not sit there ever again."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We go there for dinner, and the food is great. Brunch was a new experience at Theresa's. The food choices are not varied enough, but the choices you have are very tasty and plentiful."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "everything was just perfect we split a salad it was the best gorgonzola cheese I've ever had so creamy we both had filet mignon we could not finish it it was cooked to perfection with sauteed vegetables I can say enough that's how much we enjoyed it I can't wait to go back again"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We both had lamb shanks. Catherine our waitress was very good with timing and minimal interuptions."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "This is the second time we have been here. The food is unbeleivable."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Sunday's are a great night to eat at Theresa's. Great food, Great service and quiet enough to enjoy great conversations."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Service was good. However, there was a confusing menu list. It appeared that the specials for the night including the deserts? The manager granted our wish after a conversation reg. this matter. Personally, Theresa's South needs to change food menu and desert menu. I would not go back unless things have changed. Sorry!!!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014