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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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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, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Easy going lunch spot.

Great full belly clams! Perfectly fried and supple. The Whale's Rib chips are another dimension in the world of 'sides'!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
JakeDNYC
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New York City
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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New York City
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Great full belly clams! Perfectly fried and supple. The Whale's Rib chips are another dimension in the world of 'sides'!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here before for lunch while beaching in Deerfield. I do not like sitting and getting served. Too old and dark. But what I do love about this place is going right up to the bar. Order our drinks, a dozen fresh oysters, a dozen fresh raw clams, some shrimp and we are happy. Bartender always makes the... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The Whale's Rib is my "go to" restaurant when I have guests in town or to celebrate a special occasion. I can always count on the food being delicious and service being on point and friendly. Tip: there is ALWAYS a wait and you cannot make reservations, so if you are hungry go early for dinner. If not, waits can... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went to eat at the Whale's Rib while staying at the beach. Our waiter was very knowlegable about the menu. He was a very good server. We never had to ask for anything not even refills. The food was presented very nicely and the plates were full. You really get your money's worth. We will definitely... More 

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Wade
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Walked in around 6:45 on a Thursday and was told it was a 30-40 min. wait or if we found a seat or table at bar we could sit there. We immediately saw a table behind the bar and sat there. Bar area was hopping and bartenders handed us a menu and told us to order whenever we were ready.... More 

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Birmingham, Al.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Featured on Diner's, Dive's & Drive in's with Guy Fieri. Blackened prime rib is 5 star, calamari, fried shrimp, broiled seafood platter amazing.

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Margate, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My wife & I have enjoyed Whale's Rib dozens and dozens of times over our the course of our 15 years (twice each year) visiting relatives in nearby Pompano Beach. The ambience is unique, friendly and inviting, and it's a great place to meander over to for lunch while visiting the nearby beach just steps away. However, it is not... More 

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West Palm Beach
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Years ago this used to be a great place for seafood. The last two times I went was very disappointed. deg not worth the wait..just average.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Stopped here on recommendation of a local. Had fish dip, so good. Tilapia with crabmeat stuffing, whale fries, black beans and rice. Crisp salad. This was Monday evening and busy. Food was excellent and large servings. We will go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great fresh fried oysters and love the Whale fries. Live out of state but visit here on every vacation. Absolutely love it!

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Additional Information about The Whale's Rib

Address: 2031 NE Second St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Phone Number: 954 421 8880
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Deerfield Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 10
Cuisine: Latin, Sandwiches, Spanish, Delicatessen, Pub

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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: 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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