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The Whale's Rib

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Latin, Sandwiches, Pub
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2031 NE Second St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
954 421 8880
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good seafood with unique touches!

A small place with a lot of character! My wife and I had dinner there. Get there early because they don't take reservations and a lot of locals are there every week. Remember Bubba in "Forrest Gump" and his shrimp? They're kinda like that with their dolphin (no, not Flipper, Mahi-mahi). They serve... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Boca Raton, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I went to the Whale's Rib on a recommendation from one of my peers. The place was busy, but not so busy that the servers should forget to refill your drink occasionally, bring you napkins or even check on you every once in a while. The server reached over me several times, getting so close to my face with dishes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Had both lunch & dinner here and the food and staff was unbeatable. Oysters were fresh & delicious, and the Fresh Dolphin Key West sandwich is incredible. Seating is limited, most booths hold only four.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Met another couple here for dinner. We were early so hung out in the bar- great spot! Fun people, rustic spot, and a great bartender. Shoulda left then- we didn't. When the other couple arrived we were seated. I am 6'3 and the other gentlemen is 6'2". The booths are designed for people under 6'. But that is okay, isn't... More 

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Stratham, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It gets very crowed here and you may have to wait up to an hour to get seated. This night we waited only 10 minutes which is the shortest amount of time it took to get seated. It might be because we were down Deerfield Beach in May and not February which we usually are. The food was excellent and... More 

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Hillsboro Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Been a favorite of our family for years...Fresh seafood..whale fries are our favorite...wonderful bloody Mary's...

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

What more can you say - great location, great food and exceptional service! Everyone we came in contact with at our dinner made us feel really welcomed. Our server provided us service that was outstanding! A place you need to put on your food list for Deerfield Beach!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A small place with a lot of character! My wife and I had dinner there. Get there early because they don't take reservations and a lot of locals are there every week. Remember Bubba in "Forrest Gump" and his shrimp? They're kinda like that with their dolphin (no, not Flipper, Mahi-mahi). They serve it a dozen different ways along with... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Awesome food, in a beachside casual atomosphere! Great drink selection, Bloody Mary is tasty... Cold beers perfect for any beach day... Fish dip is a favorite, as is rock shrimp...hope they don't run out, sweet but with a bit of spice... Lobster salad or sandwich fantastic, big lumps of lobster, with the right amount a mayo...the other fish sandwiches are... More 

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Madeira Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

WOW must go to place but be prepared to wait for a table. The long lines are worth it for the food that you get.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We ate here two nights and were barely able to find seats. The bar is a fun, friendly atmosphere. Crab legs and oysters on the half shell were really good and affordable. Parking is at a minimum, so you will probably have to pay to park and I would suggest making reservations

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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 10
  • Cuisine: Latin, Sandwiches, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?