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Black Whale Bar & Fish House

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100 N Pennsylvania Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1835
609-492-0025
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious crab cakes and more!!!

The Black Whale does not take reservations! BE PREPARED TO WAIT!!! If u do have young children, save yourself a lot of aggravation and go early early! Another option is to eat at the bar!! The Black Whale gives you a beautiful salad with your entree and a choice of sides!! The fish is always... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
summerwind1957
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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191 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Popped in for a drink and an app. I ordered the mussels and got a whole bucket! The mussels were so tiny and fresh that I almost polished off the whole bucket. They were served alongside garlic butter and bread. Yum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner with her brother and his wife. We sat at the high top table in the bar. Get there early because it fills up fast. Reservation are suggested but the bar seats and high tops are on a first come first served basis. We had the bacon wrapped scallops for starters and blackened... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great fresh fish, as long as you get the right chef. I have been there when the food was outstanding and twice when it was not. Speaking to the waitress, i found out that the chef on my "off" visits was not the regular. Very expensive too.

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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90 reviews 90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We've both been on LBI for years, but this was our first trip to the Black Whale...and we were very pleased! I had the shrimp broiled in Old Bay with a butter/garlic dip on the side. Very tender (and I do consider myself a shrimp expert!), and 20 shrimp as an appetizer was a great price. My 'date' had the... More 

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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Its simple. If you want a great fish dinner in Beach Haven (and a bottomless bucket of oyster crackers and horseradish) you go here. Exceptionally fresh seafood, great cocktails and attentive service by a waitstaff that can write upside down, and you're in for a great dining experience. (You'll have to visit to see what I mean about writing upside... More 

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New Jersey
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132 reviews 132 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The Black Whale does not take reservations! BE PREPARED TO WAIT!!! If u do have young children, save yourself a lot of aggravation and go early early! Another option is to eat at the bar!! The Black Whale gives you a beautiful salad with your entree and a choice of sides!! The fish is always fresh, and portions are average... More 

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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The best crab cakes on LBI! Great food all around but gets crowded. I recommend going early, during the week or even for lunch -same menu. They are closed Dec thru March. For more info on this Lbi restaurant & others visit http://www.ShopLBInj.com

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Forked River, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We enjoyed the bar area. Drinks were half priced during happy hour and lots of friendly people gathered around this smallish bar. Some people ate right at the bar which is probably what we should have done. There were some interesting choices for casual dining, but we opted for the dining room. We ordered seafood entrees. My husband had a... More 

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Manahawkin, NJ
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love the garlic clams and the crab claw cocktail! The chowder is wonderful as well! Try some their signature drinks or specialty beers on tape at the bar before being seated.

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Tarpon Springs, FL
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My husband and I were out bike riding and decided to stop in for a beer or two, then return for dinner. We ended up staying, eating at the bar. It was Friday late afternoon and very lively and fun vibe. We tried the specials on the smaller menu. The fish tacos were so tasty! The fried artichokes were delicious!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 N Pennsylvania Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1835
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: 609-492-0025

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?