Sol Mar Restaurant is New Jersey’s #1 Seafood Dining Destination

Industry: Small Business

Locally-owned Portuguese and Mediterranean eatery named best seafood restaurant by 24/7 Tempo

Newark, NJ (PRUnderground) January 18th, 2023

Sol Mar Restaurant has been a beloved staple of Newark culture since its establishment in 1969, and now, 24/7 Tempo is letting people across the country know that Sol Mar Restaurant is the best seafood eatery in New Jersey. Just last week, local station 94.3 The Point covered the story.

Sol Mar Restaurant is a locally and family-owned Portuguese and Mediterranean style seafood restaurant nestled in Newark’s famous Ironbound neighborhood. With its convenient proximity to Newark International Airport and Newark Penn Station, Sol Mar Restaurant draws crowds from around the world. Owner Tony Nobre is originally from Portugal, where he owned a seafood restaurant in Lisbon, and has brought his unique style to the restaurant for decades.

Some of the most popular main dishes found on the menu include Grilled Sardines, Portuguese-style Cod Fish, Grilled Octopus, Grilled Halibut, and Chilean Seabass. Each month, the restaurant serves approximately 15,000 meals to its cherished patrons, including take-out. This equates to an average of 5,000 pounds of seafood and fish each month.

All seafood is procured through a rigorous selection process that includes sustainable, high quality items from around the world. For instance, many of Sol Mar’s seafood highlights come from Portugal’s cold, deep waters, where the fish are more flavorful, and some of these varieties aren’t found in the U.S. Such varieties include octopus, sardines, and giant crabs called “Sapateiras.”

“We are recognized as New Jersey’s leading seafood restaurant because of the quality of our products,” said Nobre. “We consume a lot of fish and shellfish and always serve them fresh, as we receive them alive. Knowing how to treat this product, combining it with superior olive oil, and providing high-quality service are other key factors.”

The full listing of top seafood restaurants from each state is available at

More information about Sol Mar Restaurant, including full menus and catering options, can be found at

About Sol Mar Restaurant

Sol Mar Restaurant, located in the famous Ironbound neighborhood, has been New Jersey’s premier family-owned Portuguese and Mediterranean seafood eatery since its establishment in 1969.

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