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The Whale's Rib

2031 NE Second St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
954 421 8880
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Ranked #11 of 184 restaurants in Deerfield Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Latin
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Stockbridge, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

The food was just not good at all and way overpriced. Mostly a sandwich place but the cost is as if you were at a major restaurant. Lobster salad and the lobster looked like it was imitation meat and the restaurant is only 2 minutes from the ocean. The basket of fried potato chips were burt with no seasoning but... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We are originally from Chicago. We love making the reference that we live near a restaurant that was on Diners, Drives Ins, and Dives. This place is great!! The Parmesan oysters are to die for. The fresh key west dolphin sandwich is definitely recommended with a side of whales fries and whale juice of course! Great spot to go to... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Great service, especially for a party of One! The drinks are served in pitchers!! Continuous refills! Asked for the best sandwich there and got the fresh dolphin key west one! It was delicious! Little too much coleslaw. Get there early thought parking is difficult!

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Winter Haven, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We are enjoyed our lunch here. Every entrée has far more food than we could eat. Fries and whale juice are incredible. Love eating at places like this because the atmosphere is very laid back and the place doesn't look like much. The bloody mary is great and cold beer. Would recommend this place to anyone in the area.

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Cumming, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Whale's Rib is delightfully located in Deerfield Beach Island's "commercial district" and within walking distance of the ocean. They are very proud to tell you that they were featured on "Diners, drive-in's and dive's" a few years ago, although I'm not sure that should give anyone bragging rights. Although I have been to Deerfield Beach on numerous occasions, I... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Walking distance to my hotel and food was delicious, looked like parking was difficult if you had to drive.

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Deerfield, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My husband and I have been eating at Whale's Rib for over 15 years. Since we visit Boca Raton frequently, this has been our go to place for a casual fresh fish dinner. Afterwards, we head over to Kilwins for some delicious icecream, and then go for a walk on the new Deerfield pier. It is a wonderful evening stroll... More

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Enterprise , Alabama
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I loved this place!!!!!! We got the Rockefeller oysters, stuffed shrimp , whale chips, and the fresh dolphin key west sandwich . Everything was amazing! The sandwich is " a must get" item! You will not be disappointed .

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Carmel, NY
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212 reviews 212 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We waited well over an hour for a table here - but didn't mind since it is our favorite Deerfield Beach restaurant. Or WAS our favorite. We immediately got 2 orders of raw oysters. They have always been large oysters - and well over the dozen ordered. This time, they were tiny and a dozen. I had fried oysters and... More

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a small restaurant, very rustic and the seafood was excellent. We were promptly seated and orders taken. The coke came in a small pitcher with a straw (enough for 3 people actually) but this was one drink. I had clams, mussels and shrimp with a homemade marinara sauce and pasta that was perfect. The garlic bread with it... More

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