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The Whale's Rib

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Latin, Sandwiches, Spanish, Delicatessen, Pub
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2031 NE Second St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
954 421 8880
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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Takeout

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  • 119
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  • 38
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  • 32
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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 local restaurant

We finally got to try the Whale's Rib on our latest trip to Deerfield Beach. The place is definitely a local, hole-in-the-wall restaurant. The seafood was good and the service was excellent. Parking it a bit tough so come for lunch or an early dinner. Easy walk to the beach from the restaurant. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
MarshallO74
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West Palm Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Toms River, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food, tried the Dolphin fingers this time. Yum!!! Delicious, pared with a giant helping of Whale fries! On a lighter note, must try the Cloe slaw it was fresh and crunchy. The fried Calimari was banging. Hubby had the Seafood platter and the Crab cakes. No complaints at all, excellent food and great atmosphere.

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Stuart, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

have not been to this area in a very long time, as we hopped around the beach we stopped at different places looking for seafood, we were told about this place by many people and this was exactly what we were looking for. Me and my boyfriend ordered many oysters seems like we didn't wanna stop, After a couple beers... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We finally got to try the Whale's Rib on our latest trip to Deerfield Beach. The place is definitely a local, hole-in-the-wall restaurant. The seafood was good and the service was excellent. Parking it a bit tough so come for lunch or an early dinner. Easy walk to the beach from the restaurant. I ate the conch fritters and my... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Popular with locals and tourists alike. Wait times are common but staff hustles. Try Key West or fresh fish sandwich. You can always get fresh oyster and stone crab in season. Charming local eatery that adds to allure of Deerfield Beach.

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Not only is this place a popular choice for the food network but the food is great too!! After we found parking our lunch experience was all very good. They have awesome seafood selections and a really tasty Reuben sandwich too if you dont really like seafood... from the friendly hostess Heather to our awsome waitress Sue, the entire staff... More 

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Winter Park, Florida
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

I remember when I was a younger man coming to the Whales Rib after spending the day at the beach with a group of friends and then coming to get oysters Rockefeller. I started ordering that and Clam Casino because when I was little it was the 2 things my dad would order. What began with ordering as a mimic... More 

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Titusville, Florida
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This place was recommended by someone on our dive trip. Parking is difficult, less than a half dozen in front. There is a paid parking lot around the corner that has only about 30 spots and a garage. Food was average and pricey! $14 for a sandwich and that's all you get is the sandwich! The buns they use make... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place is really more bar than restaurant. Servers are friendly and attentive. The fish and chips are excellent. More bar food than gourmet dining but the food is good. Would definitely return.

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Manorville, New York
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Long wait, difficult to park however, very friendly service once we got in and the food was very good. Atmosphere is a little too noisy for me. Lots to do in the area.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Our food was good highlighted by the grilled dolphin sandwich and the rock shrimp. Beer selection was disappointing with no craft beers just the usual selection of high volume domestics. Service was fine. It is crowded, noisy and small but that is part of what you are signing up for.

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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, Spanish, Delicatessen, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, 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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