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2031 NE Second St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
954 421 8880
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Ranked #10 of 186 Restaurants in Deerfield Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Latin
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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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Elmira, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Ate at the Whale's Rib on Saturday with family. They live in the area and recommended it. We all had the Key West fish sandwich in various forms. It was delicious with cole slaw piled on it. I also had cheese and a toasted roll. Their form of chips and sauce were excellent too. I'd go back if I get... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great spot for oysters, beer, and seafood. Parking an issue. Inside has license plates for many states on walls. Plate was heated. Prices reasonable. Local atmosphere. I'll be back for oysters for $12 bucks a dozen.

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Naples, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We were a party of 3 that were sat down immediately and received tremendous service. The food was wonderful,as well as plentiful. Two of us ordered a Wahoo fish special with Black Beans and Rice and could not believe the large portion and quality. The Key Lime pie is the best I have ever had. This rating would be 5... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

WE come from Finland, so there is not so much sea food where we are from. Looking at the restaurant from that point of view - the variety of sea food- it was all right. We ate different crabs and shells and lobster bisk we have never tried. But the interior design is very awful - dark and dingy. So... More 

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Dearborn, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Simple local place. Just off the beach, great drinks, great food, fresh fish, REASONABLE prices. Family, couple or single, bar side or restrauant you will love it. Try the Key West sandwich. You will go back again to try more.....

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Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We saw this "dive" on Trip Advisor and decided to try it and were glad we did. We went there on Tuesday, Dec 30th, at 4:30pm for dinner. Parking was very difficult. We only had to wait about five minutes until we were seated in a very small spot. Our server, Chris, was nice and efficient. I had the coconut... More 

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Orangeville, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The atmosphere is pretty neat, however the food was terrible. We waited quite a while for our table, and once we received our meals all 4 members of the family were not impressed with their meal.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were taken here for dinner by friends who live locally and love this place. We loved the relaxed atmosphere and found the service to be warm and helpful. The beer was cold and quickly served. However, the crab, which was on special, was absolutely tasteless. Later in our trip, on the Gulf coast, we had outstanding crab, so we... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We saw that this restaurant had been featured on Diners, Dives and Drive-Ins when we drove past (large mural on side of building). We asked our friends, who hadn't eaten there in years, and gave it a bad review even though Yelp rated it 4 stars. We decided we'd grab some lunch there one day while at the beach anyway.... More 

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Middelfart, Denmark
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We were here 3 times and is was great every time. The service was super and the food is great. I can really recommend the grilled prime rib.

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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 0 - 10
Cuisine: Latin

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