Theresa’s South
Theresa’s South

Theresa’s South

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theresassouth.com/
  • Phone: 7328921555x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday 5pm-9pm
    Monday 5pm-9pm
    Wednesday- 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 7328921555x

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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Theresa’s South reviews from OpenTable diners
182 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (124)great for outdoor dining (81)fit for foodies (78)special occasion (55)romantic (49)good for groups (30)hot spot (15)kid-friendly (11)great for brunch (9)great for lunch (5)scenic view (5)late-night find (3)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • 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
    hero
    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.
  • 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Probably my 15th visit
    wpwru75
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I have dined here about 15 times over the past 2-3 years. My guests nor I have ever had a bad meal or experience. Food is consistently very good. Service is fast and wait staff is attentive and courteous. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had the pleasure of enjoying dinner at your restaurant. Each and every time we had a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great meal , always our go to restaurant when friends visit. We enjoyed a very relaxing end of summer evening!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special moments
    Time2eat
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This was our first time dinning at Theresa south, it was our 38th wedding anniversary. Making the reservation was so easy on line. The food was excellent,the service could not have been any better,our server Kristin was very attentive and personable. We differently will be back more often now. And will make this our special place with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bum's rush
    Luv2exercise
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My husband and I thought we had found a new " our spot" place until last Thursday night. We made a reservation for 7:30 and were enjoying a wonderful meal with our daughter when one of the hostesses approached the table to inform us we would have to vacate the table because there was another party waiting for it. We were,and continue to be, appalled by the rudeness and unprofessional request. We have never had this happen to us before. We will be calling the manager to complain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Food was very good and our server was extremely nice. A little pricey for a BYOB but I would go again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Eating in Bay Head
    8finefood
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    NJDiner4
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dining in the Dark
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oustanding
    ARBro
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Excellent, first class food and service. Open on Sunday night. Outstanding all the way around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • another great experience...
    Angie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Theresa's South
    Mermaid111
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, bit crowded Sat
    FeedURbodyrightVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Returned here because the food was excellent and we liked that it's a BYOB. We ordered one of the entree specials along with salad and it did not disappoint. Leave room for dessert! It was a bit crowded which we attributed to good food and Saturday at the shore in the summer. Waiter/ servers did their best considering they were so busy….expect that things may be slower and noise level louder as a result.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sat.dinner
    Luv2exercise
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    This was our first visit. It was great. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    lynn7
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Amaaaazzzzzzzziiiinnnnggg! In every way.... Been her many times. Never dissapoints : )
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good American
    Cards
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Enjoyed the pear salad and meatloaf. Service is attentive. Overall food is ok.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jemange
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    luvtocook
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    Angie
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Fantastic food, server was attentive and personable, extensive menu...I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Theresa's South is amazing!!
    Boulder73
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Outstanding service and food. We will be back for sure
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Doreen
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Always a great meal and a great time. Thank you! Doreen M. Gesumaria
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TOO PRICEY!!
    JayB
    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!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely choices
    Patt
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely outdoor dining
    Ekn1
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovefood327
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Went on recommendation. Fantastic. Food delicious. Our waitress was great. Not enough stars to give it
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food with ambience
    NorthernnjgalVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theresa's is Awesome
    Jeanne
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This restaurant never disappoints. The food is always fresh and delicious and the presentation is excellent. Compliments to the Chef and his staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleased 8
    Sb246
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Four couples met for dinner and everyone thought their main course, appetizers and salads were delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Teresa's South
    Foodster
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pasta
    Pdug
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Home made pasta. We got three different dishes and each was unique with a different pasta and totally different sauce- amazingly delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    RileyVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    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)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Host and hostess nearly ruined it.
    Foodiesattheshore
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.