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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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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Just the average run of the mill, nothing exciting.

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
troywildasin
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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
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Williamsport, Maryland
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It has been several years since I had been at Jonah and The Whale Buffet in Ocean City. We used to go all the time in college and it was a treat to go there since it was not cheap, but cheaper than some of the other buffets and restaurants. We wanted to seafood and a variety of it so... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We went in the restaurant as the outside look good. The restaurant smelled, the selection at the buffet was scarce and the lighting in the restaurant was poor. The setting inside was unpleasant.

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Grafton, West Virginia
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

The food was good but are waitor was the worst he got to confused by are order and there was no pepsi product

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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

What a pleasurable dinner we had this weekend at Jonah & the Whale Restaurant! We were nervous about not having a reservation since there were 16 of us but we were accommodated with seats quickly. The buffet was PHENOMINAL!!! We had every age group from small children to elderly adults and there was something for everyone. The kids loved the... More 

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Additional Information about Jonah & The Whale Seafood

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

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?