A variety of fresh seafood and fish, as well as organic meats, all made with the finest ingredients available, await you at our tables. Our seasonal menu and daily specials include delectable dishes prepared to satisfy many tastes.
We invite you to visit us in the historic town of South River, New Jersey.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Licor Beirao and Brandy
Tomato based broth accompied by plentiful seafood
A medley of ½ a lobster, shrimp, scallops, clams and mussels simmered and served in saffron rice
Good food, good service. First time there. Would definitely go BBC ack.
Best Portugese food around , service was great everyone super friendly and helpful
We go to the Fisherman all the time. The food and service and atmosphere is outstanding!
Thank you for being awesome!
Great food , good service
Incredible service, food, and drinks as always. The staff is always friendly and top notch service.
Great food! Everything was amazing Antonio best waiter ever! Great experience :)
Great food, and nice staff and service. We are coming back soon! You should, too!
Wonderful food, drinks & dessert. Always our go to for a date night or just out with friends or a night out. Food is always spot on.
Love the food at this restaurant, with a reasonable price,
One of the best Portuguese restaurant in the area
The food, sangria and service were BEYOND AMAZING!!
The hostess was welcoming. The service was great. The food was great. ill be defiantly returning.
Food is always great. We look foward to going there.
Everything was delicious. From sangria to shrimp in garlic sauce to our entres and desserts. Would highly recommend. Will definitely return .
We were able to get a reservation for New Years Eve and so thankful we did. The food was excellent. We were in their private room which was not very crowded and was perfect. The staff were attentive and helpful. We were able to sit and enjoy our time there. The food is very good. The shrimp in garlic sauce is always delicious. As is the paella. We had the octopus appetizer that was very tender and delicious. I recommend the Portuguese Fisherman very much. You will not be disappointed.
We had an early NYE dinner. The food and service were great as always.
Amazing place,our absolute favorite
Always the best of the best! Thankyou!
Merry Christmas and Happy new year to everyone!
Excellent food as usual! I do not enjoy large screen TVs with sports programs in the dining room as this is not a sports bar. There were TV sets at the bar as we entered and I feel this is where they belong. However every item we ordered was perfect, from a beautiful salad, paella and sangria as well. Portions are large so come hungry and dig in.
Always great food here at reasonable prices. A local favorite
Christmas lunch with our children
Good was fantastic as always and great price and service!
It’s a Bar people, the table was in an enclave of a staircase and it was right next to where the staff was wrapping the silverware. My wife and I walked around and it’s a big place. As we walked we saw a table that hadn’t been cleaned in an hour and the staff looked like they didn’t care either. That room smelled of moth balls mixed with raid. The waiter walked right up to my wife and daughter and coughed.
For the food, we ordered the kids the beef ribs from the Sunday funday menu, when the waiter asked us if we really wanted bones that should have been a warning. My wife and I ordered the whole fish and when that came looked like it had been frozen and thawed to cook. No tasted no seasoning. Our older daughter ordered the soup and she said it was gross as well.
For a fancy night out to this highly rated dump we wonder who eats here and likes the place. Whose rating this place as good!! Do they have taste buds? Or do they come just for the bar and drink specials?
Save your money and go elsewhere!!!
Using opentable could not chose between sitting on the bar side vs the dining room.
Always a great meal and service is phenomenal
We had not been back to the Portuguese Fisherman for some years. We went with friends. The restaurant was busy and we did have to wait about 15 minutes past our reservation time to be seated. The food was plentiful and tasty although I thought my broiled seafood combo could have benefited from a bit more spice or a light lemon butter sauce. As with any busy restaurant, holding a conversation was a little hard to do but we managed. We will return.
Wonderful service and food
Great food and great service.
great food and great ambiance - paella was excellent
Food and service is always the best at the Fisherman. We never leave disappointed in anything when we visit there , and we go often !
Excellent meal, wonderful staff. Everything perfectly cooked.
First time there..
Food was very good and lot's of it
OUR WAITER WAS GREAT!
Our dinner at Portuguese Fisherman was great! They never disappoint!
It was my first time there, went with my daughter she and I both loved it, I had to pealla and it was awesome, I've been going for 30 years to a restaurant in New York City called Spain which had outstanding paella but unfortunately closed I am so happy I found a place nearby with paella that's comparable. My daughter has a New York strip Portuguese style and I have to say she's 8 many a steak at fine restaurants and she couldn't say enough about the steak at the Portuguese fisherman, needless to say we will definitely be back can't wait to make reservations.
FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING. THE STEAK MELTED IN YOUR MOUTH WITH THE GARLIC BUTTER OMG IT IS TO DIE FOR. THE SANGRIA IS PERFECT TOO!!!
Always a great meal and excellent service! Our go to place!
Great consistent service and excellent food! Our go to restaurant!
We haven’t eaten inside at a restaurant since Covid began and decided to try at PF. It was a wonderful experience- we felt safe and not on top of other people. As usual there, the food and service were excellent. We look forward to going back soon.
Food was delicious and the service was superb. We will definitely be back.
Portuguese Fisherman offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (732) 238-5188.
Portuguese Fisherman is rated 4.7 stars by 741 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.