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The Whale's Rib

2031 NE Second St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
954 421 8880
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Ranked #10 of 184 Restaurants in Deerfield Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $10
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Latin
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Boca Raton, Florida, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I have lived in area for 12 years and have had mixed experiences at the Whale's Rib. It is spoken of very highly by some locals, disdained by others. The menu is heavy on fried food, and I shy away from that except for the ipswich clams. The baked stuffed dolphin is probably their best dish, and get the rock... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Went up there to meet friends for dinner. Was told the lobster bisque is some of the best. And it is. One thing that was so impressive, as busy as they were, everybody was super nice and they kept the pace moving. Only one thing that I would warn others about............the parking situation is a disaster. Just head for the... More

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Good choice for locals and visitors. Fresh seafood, preparation was spot on and service staff was great

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Asheville, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was recommended to me by a friend. Funky Fun Fresh. The beers were cold. The food was hot. The key west Mahi Mahi was delicious. Garlic rolls and mussels were fabulous as well. A little loud but it was Monday night football!!

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Recently traveled to Deerfield Beach and ate at the infamous Whales Rib. I've heard about this place for years and had to check it out the we had dinner 2x Tuesday nt 8/19 and thursday nt 8/21 the dinner was great 10 + the waiter was so kind and cheerful so we came again on thursday nt , the food... More

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Ft Lauderdale
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Have been there many times Love the big Shrimp. Oysters are very good all year. I always sit at the bar & have a fun time. Bar tenders give great service with a smile. Guy from Diners & Dives has been there.

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Valley City, Ohio
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73 reviews 73 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Wonderful sandwiches. The fries are wonderful. Close to beach so you can walk. It has a nice setting.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Such a cool atmosphere, very busy time. Service was great. Food and bloody marys excellent. Great place to bring visitors. Will be back again.

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Mount Vernon, Illinois
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stumbled upon this gem. It is a bustling beach bar with fried foods. They do it well. The atmosphere is very casual, but comfortable. The lobster bisque was good, but a little heavy. The conch fritters were tasty as was the coconut shrimp. This is a great little lunch place. I would go back.

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Cumming, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Recently traveled to Deerfield Beach and ate at the infamous Whales Rib. I've heard about this place for years and had to check it out since Chef Guy Fieri recommended it. It's a dive but the food it stupendous!! Started off with the fish dip which was mouthwatering delicious- next had Lobster bisque soup - wings- fried clams strips and... More

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