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Jonah & The Whale Seafood

26th Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD 21842
(410) 524-2722
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Ranked #301 of 385 Restaurants in Ocean City
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Buffet
Most recent review
- Sep 16, 2014
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Dining options: Buffet
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English first
Brick, New Jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This was actually in July of 2013. It was ok. It seemed there were a lot of people eating there, so we thought it would be good. No, It was ok just to get your fill of food. Otherwise...I do not reccomend. The food was just alright. My son is picky and he barely ate anything at all. My husband... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The service was the only thing acceptable. All the food was cold and dry. The salad bar was in a hall way. The atmosphere was dingy and gloomy. The fresh raw bar was very nice. The so called ham and prime rib was not cooked and it wasn't even under a heat lamp.It was in a plastic container and cold.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

This buffet is horrible. I am not a picky eater but couldn't find anything appetizing. I'm not a crab leg person anywhere but I do love fish. I wouldn't even try the two other types of fish they had and I'm glad I didn't because my husband said it was rubbery. My two year old wouldn't even eat the Mac... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Not the worst buffet I have ever been to but certainly far from the best. The price is about $29.00 for dinner plus drinks. A family of five with the MANDATORY 15% tip will run you about $180. This is far too much for the quality of the food that is offered. The waitstaff are okay, but don't appear to... More

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Manheim, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The seafood was really good, especially the crab legs, clams and shrimp was very fresh. They did not dissappoint go hungry andyou will get your moneys worth. Its at the end of the boardwalk, last trolley stop made a memoral visit to Ocean City.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The food was good and the service is very good .. We had tipped the oyster shucker in the pasta preparer. However we were surprised at the end to find a 15 percent fee on top for service or tips . We talked with one of the owners he refused to remove it . We believe in tipping but we... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

So I wanted to give them a 2, but my wife really liked their ribs. We celebrated my oldest child's birthday. The employees were great and they sang happy birthday to my daughter. The fried shrimp was horrible amd that is why I honestly give it a 2. How can you mess up fried shrimp to the point that it... More

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East Stroudsburg
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Bosko was our server. Excellent service! Food was fresh and tasty. Very happy with the large selection and great value for Ocean City. Crab legs, steamers, shrimp really enjoyable. Will definetly go back.

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Washington, D.C.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Our family's been doing the 'Early Bird Special' (arriving 4:00 to 4:30) at Jonah's for years and years, at least once or more during each of our annual jaunts to Ocean City, chiefly so the wife and kids can just gorge on those snow crab legs. The oysters on the half shell from the raw bar may have started out... More

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Messmore, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We ate here our second day. It was a great packed buffet and had a variety of foods to choose from. My In laws did order ala carte from the menu and were also pleased. We really enjoyed the crab legs and the pasta station. If you are a crab leg lover then this place is for you. Its a... More

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