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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: Buffet

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 40
    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
It is ok

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... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2014
Diane A
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Brick, New Jersey
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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This place is the best buffet style dinner in Ocean City. The lone gets LONG so come early and hungry. There are shrimp and Crab Legs on the buffet wich is the main reason we go. Very nice, clean place. Make sure you make yourself a sundae for dessert at their ice cream machine and toppings bar.

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Newport News, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The seafood tasted frozen. All the fish was overcooked and dry. The salmon was ghostly white. The rolls undercooked

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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

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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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

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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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
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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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7 restaurant reviews
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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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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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
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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