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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 - 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, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 391
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  • 249
    Very good
  • 106
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 31
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing Place

Myself and my family have been traveling to Fla. for the past 30 years. The Whale's Rib is one of our favorite places. No matter what night of the week you go you will be waiting for a table. The food is great. My favorite is the homemade chips. The place is amazing with all the license's plates... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Denise C
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Geneva, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Coral Springs, Florida
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you love seafood, you must come here. They have great food with large portions. My wife an I went there spur of the moment because it was close and had great TripAdvisor reviews. Turns out they were also featured on Diners, Drive In's and Dives, I love that show. We shared the crab cakes which were delicious. I had... More 

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Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great food, great atmosphere, great seafood, best of the best! Someone told us about it so we figured we woudl check it out while we were in town. And were NOT disappointed at all.

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Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Guy Fieri, said this place was good but it was AWFUL. Who can ruin an onion ring? Only thing good was the Bluemoon. I ate a Dolphin fish sandwich and was up at 3am in the bathroom for an hour... I will never listen the Guy Fieri again.

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Tallahassee
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

When we finally got seated, finally got a waiters attention, and finally got served, the food was very good. 3 stars instead of 5 due to high prices, slow service, and that this is a restaurant trying to be a "cool dive" that has slipped past that to being too cluttered.

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Geneva, New York
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Myself and my family have been traveling to Fla. for the past 30 years. The Whale's Rib is one of our favorite places. No matter what night of the week you go you will be waiting for a table. The food is great. My favorite is the homemade chips. The place is amazing with all the license's plates from all... More 

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Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Our family has held this restaurant close to our hear as one of our favorite places to meet and eat for 30 years. Tonight's experience changed that feeling for our beloved local spot. We will never go to the Whale's Rib again. The prices have been inflated beyond comprehension. Obviously they dont care anymore about the local consumer. They are... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Best blackened Mahi in the world!!!! Great Food! Always packed, be prepared to wait but it's well worth it!

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East Meadow, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was a true dive, but sooooo worth it!! We got there at 9pm, and had a 45 minute wait, but the food was outrageous! the stuffed lobster tail and clams were so good i wanted to go back! The whale fries were great. the only thing we did not like was the clams casino and oysters rockefeller were definitely... More 

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North Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This was on Diners, Drive Ins, and Dives so I was really looking forward to eating here. I got the blackened prime rib and it was to die for. We also got the whale fries and they were awesome as well. Vey glad we went.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Great food and the restaurant decor is fun. The staff will give you an honest opinion on their favorite food. You better be hungry if you have the sandwich featured on Diners and Dives.

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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, 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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
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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