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Jonah & The Whale Seafood

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26th Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD 21842
(410) 524-2722
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Buffet

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 49
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Not what I expected. Saw the restaurant listed in a menu book in my hotel room. Since it was in walking distance I decided to give a try. The outside looked a little run down. The inside was okay, the salad bar, soups and taco bar was by the cash register; The seafood buffet included no crab... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Donna S
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

All you can eat buffet was really bad. Food was cold and dried out. Even the food items cooked to order included in the buffet were terrible. Pleasant and attentive wait staff. Not anywhere near worth the price.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Not what I expected. Saw the restaurant listed in a menu book in my hotel room. Since it was in walking distance I decided to give a try. The outside looked a little run down. The inside was okay, the salad bar, soups and taco bar was by the cash register; The seafood buffet included no crab dishes aside from... More 

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Milton, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Superb buffet we eat here 3 times out of the 8 days we stayed here......like always our family of 5 loves your dinner buffet and with the early bird discount from 4pm to 4:30pm I definitely saved some $$$....crab legs,shrimp,clams,mussels,raw bar,salad bar,taco bar,dessert bar,ribs,corn on the cob,chicken,sliced meat station,alcohol drinks,beer,....and so much more....a meal that would have cost well over... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Nice buffet lots of options. Very friendly staff. Make sure to use a coupon they have a lot of them. If you are staying at the flagship hotel mention that and they will take four dollars a person off the buffet.

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Williamsport, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Terrible. The food was cheap buffet quality for the price of 32.00 a person. They add on the tip (15%) , which made the bill for myself and my husband over 70 dollars. Mind you we both drank water. The shrimp was very small and lacking taste. The only other seafood they had was SMALL crab legs , almost no... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

First of all let me say that I feel the positive reviews on this place are either the employees or the owner because there's no way this place should be in business. We sat down and literally got attitude from our server like we were wasting his time. All we got from him was "so what do you want? "... More 

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Canton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Excellent seafood choices in the buffet and for my wife who is not fond of seafood, there was a soup and salad buffet option. This is a great choice and the prices were reasonable. The wait staff was very friendly. One thing though, do not tell someone that their drink is a lager when it is clearly an IPA. Everything... More 

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Liked - The atmosphere was nice and the raw bar was good. Dislike - well, the food could be better, sits out longer than it should have. Staff had an "yeah, we're here, what do you want" attitude.

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Harrison, New Jersey
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

$30.00 bucks a person and the food selection was minimal and horrible. Never again! Bill was close to 200 bucks for 4 ppl and we left still hungry.

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Canton, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

There were 8 of us and we were seated quickly within minutes. There is so much food to choose from and so many different buffets. The service was excellent. She brought our refills without us asking. Food was great. FYI 15% tip is included automatically. You may think 30$ is a lot but I ate way more than 30$ worth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26th Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: (410) 524-2722

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?