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The Whale's Rib

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2031 NE Second St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
954 421 8880
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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  • 344
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  • 230
    Very good
  • 95
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not worth the whale of a wait

Waiting line was estimated at 30 minutes for our party of four. It was over an hour before we were seated. The food was average at best; one dish was inedible. Things must have been better in the past. We will not be back.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Waiting line was estimated at 30 minutes for our party of four. It was over an hour before we were seated. The food was average at best; one dish was inedible. Things must have been better in the past. We will not be back.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We have been searching all over for a raw bar, after friends took us to a same old same old seafood place, we decided to walk around and came across this place. Needless to say I had my peel and eat shrimp and my husband the oysters. What was even better the people on each side of the bar was... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I've been coming here since I was a kid. It's a great place for families abd friends to have a good time. If the rock shrimp is available make sure you get them. They taste like mini lobster, but are easy to eat like shrimp. The dolphin key west sandwich is the best dolphin sandwich around. Their whale fries with... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The fried clams were too bready, but the sauce and homemade chips were killer. The fresh grilled grouper salad...EXCELLENT. Bloody Mary was garnished with a huge steamed shrimp, jumbo stuffed olive, and crunchy celery...YUM!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We went to Whale's Rib for a little seafood while visiting Deerfield Beach. My son and I ate 2 dozen oysters and a dozen clams. Both were excellent and the cheapest in town. My wife had the Mahi that was the best Mahi we have ever had. It was simply grilled but was perfect. The drinks are cheap, the Bloody... More 

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Stuart, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Needed a restaurant to take some friends out in the area and decided to come here because it was so highly recommended. There was a good wait which we expected but what i didnt expect was the food was just not great. I ordered the California Shrimp and scallops which looked nice but was absolutely without flavor. Essentially it tasted... More 

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Maggie Valley, North Carolina, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

We had a family dinner here while on vacation. They were busy, but the wait wasn't long. The food was great. I can't remember the name of what I had, but it was muscles, clams, and shrimp on pasta with marinara along with salad and garlic bread. So delicious. Large portions. One of the kids had pasta with marinara, and... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

When I arrived the place was packed and it was between lunch and dinner time. I sat at the bar instead of waiting for a table and I am so glad I did. The bartender was very good and she had good stories about the restaurant and the area. I ordered the crab cakes and New England clam chowder. The... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

We had to wait almost an hour for a table and we are so glad we stuck it out. The seafood was wonderful. Best lobster bisque we have ever had. The shrimp appetizer was awesome. Conch fritters, crab cakes, oysters Rockefeller - everything was delicious!! Absolutely would go back!!

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Loved the tuna wrap sandwich that I had for lunch. Service was not that great but the food made up for that. My friends liked the food, too. Cramped space... We felt rushed to make room for more customers. So that means the food must be good. Go for it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2031 NE Second St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Deerfield Beach
  • Phone Number: 954 421 8880

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: Latin

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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