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Ria Mar in South River

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Ria Mar in South River

Just Visiting | Aug 31, 2007 09:57 AM

My parents who live in the Central Jersey OFF (Old F**** Farms, e.g., Concordia) love this place. It is very low-key, not dressy, a neighborhood kind of place. It is Portuguese seafood and fish. The quality is good. My problem is that most of the preps are fried, and I don't eat fried food. Especially not fried fish. Other than driving all the way up to the Ironbound (which they won't do anymore), is there someplace anyone can recommend that has high quality fish/seafood and perhaps more modern, lighter preps alongside the traditional fried and/or gloppy sauce kind of thing? I've read enough about Doris & Ed's to think that while the menu certainly qualifies (I checked the website), it is overpriced and the food is good but not great (I guess that's part of being overpriced). Also, I tend not to like the kitschy lobster-trap-and-plastic-swordfish hanging on the wall kind of place, but what matters most is the food, so I can overlook decor if the food is really good. Think w/in a 35-40 mile radius of Exit 8A.

Thanks!

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