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Mar 26, 2012 05:50 PM

Portuguese Fisherman

Has anyone been to the Portuguese Fisherman in South River? Friends rave about the restaurant.

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  1. I was at an affair at the RIA MAR in South River last Sunday......
    when I left I passed the Portuguese Fisherman and wondered the same this your asking here....hope we get some reviews soon it looks like a really Nice Place....

    1. I loved that place when I was younger. It was pretty exotic fare for a suburban NJ pre-teen back then. As I haven't been there in a decade, I'm afraid I don't have much to offer on how the place is today. I do appreciate the memories I have of it though - thanks for reminding me.

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      1. re: MGZ

        Web site looks interesting but the menu would not open .
        I liked the place in the late seventies but didn't know it still existed .

      2. Went there with friends last night. To put it was a disaster. The food wasn't bad. The service was abysmal. When we arrived(7:30) ,the place was full. It quickly cleared out with no "turn-over" of tables. That was my first hint that we were in for a bad time. The waiter and busboys all had a take it or leave it attitude. So much for the supposed friendliness of the restaurant. The food, although palatable, was nothing special and I certainly expected better. When asked for the check, the waiter forgot about us for about a 1/2 hour. He must have gone out to So much for our adventure in South River. I'll stick to the Ironbound from now on.