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The Whale's Rib

2031 NE Second St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
954 421 8880
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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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  • English first
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English first
Winnipeg, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Was recommended by the hotel clerk and we're glad he did. Great food and great service. Had to wait about an hour to get in and parking was a bit of a challenge, but it was well worth it.

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Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

No need to dress up here...it's a casual, low key beachy bar/restaurant. The menu is large. And depending on what you order, you'll be happy or disappointed as some items are much better than others. The touted whale fries with whale sauce are simply home-made potato chips served with a honey mustard sauce. They are just "okay" so no need... More

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Royal Palm Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Service was great...all of our food was great. The Dolphin Key West sandwich with some whale fries and whale juice was awesome...

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Aurora, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Great sandwiches, fresh seafood and awesome whale fries (ask for them limp... not crunchy). The environment is casual and eclectic. Limp whale fries and a fish sandwich... what more could you want. Simple eating wth fresh options.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Dive in everything you order will be great ! It nice to have a place to go that you don't have to get over dressed to go out. It's nice just to go and enjoy a meal . Priced for family's and friends to enjoy a night of drinks and great food. Once your in it takes no time for... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stopped for a late lunch on a rainy day. The restaurant was packed. My wife ordered Clams Casino. The clams were small, but they tasted good according to my wife. I had the Oyster Poor Boy, which was approximately eight oysters, lettuce, and tomato slices on an eight-inch, toasted hoagie roll. It also was very good.

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Houston, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Also a restaurants in walking distance to the Comfort Inn Oceanside! We always return here for the best seafood in the area and the USA for that matter.

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maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I had a wonderfully fresh dolphin sandwich- very tasty. the whale chips are fried potato chips which I should have skipped. But the fresh fish was yummy and the service was good!

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Boca Raton, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I don't have anything bad to say about Whales Rib. There is usually a wait to eat here but do not fear. You can usually find seats in bar quickly or at the raw bar. It's hard for me to order anything other than seafood. In love with the oysters, fish dip & Rock shrimp. I crave those dang shrimp... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

My family has now been back a few more times. This place is just fantastic. The atmosphere is great. A true local hangout. The staff is so friendly. The rock shrimp may be the best I have had. The dolphin fingers are also another can't miss. Others liked the oyster Rockefeller. You must try the whale juice. You can dip... More

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