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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Went for lunch

We went for lunch during a slower time, mid afternoon. We were seated right away and had a great meal. The seafood was excellent, the service was great and we had plenty of choices. Would definitely go back. One of the better restaurants on LBI,

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Stren4fun
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Monroe, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Planned a quick weekend getaway to LBI. Stayed on the beach late on Friday, so dinner was going to be later as a result of the crowds. My son had looked up reviews on trip advisor earlier and really wanted to try it, we all love seafood. Our wait time was 1 hour 45 minutes. Ok, this was our fault... More 

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Monroe, New Jersey
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We went for lunch during a slower time, mid afternoon. We were seated right away and had a great meal. The seafood was excellent, the service was great and we had plenty of choices. Would definitely go back. One of the better restaurants on LBI,

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Tamaqua, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Best meal on the island. Went there the last two times at LBI and food was great both times. Try the broiled soft shell crabs & combo platter. Calamari, clams and oysters were delicious. My son isn't a big seafood eater. Had the NY Strip Steak. Loved it. Highly recommended.

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Hamilton Square, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

The 6 of us went on a Thursday nite. We were able to seat pretty quick. The waitress was quick and friendly with our drinks and orders. It did take close to an hour for our food to come, but it was getting crowded and we were having fun so it wasn't awful. Food was great, everyone enjoyed there meal.... More 

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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went to the Black Whale twice this year. It has become one of my favorite restaurants. The food is great and the staff is very friendly. If you have to wait for a table, do so. It is well worth it. My husband ordered the mussel and pasta on the dinner menu. What a surprise. You couldn't see the pasta... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We live at the south end of the island so this restaurant is very well located fo us. The menu is basically seafood, but they do have Steak, chicken or pasta alternative. They have a very large selection of fish, prepared in different ways. They also have a special board every day with additional specially prepared dish including additional types... More 

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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a good seafood place with a bar. We enjoyed the shrimp cocktail, soup, fried clams and grilled fish. Only unfortunate thing was that everything was over priced for what you got. I would try other options if you are looking to save a little.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Have been frequenting Black Whale for years and every time it gets better! The food is phenomenal; if I can get a spot at the bar the companies great too! C.J., Kurt and Sean are always good for a laugh. They are all friendly and attentive. I love the crab cakes, crab and artichoke dip,tuna, the jambalaya, and anything on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This was a great place. Had the Bacon wrapped scallops in Maple Bourbon Sauce. Excellent. My Sister got 14oz NY Strip Steak which she ate every bite except the few she shared..very good. Mom got fried scallops w/ red beans and rice all sampled.. very good. Great restaurant.. a little dark but otherwise a fun atmosphere.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We dined here with a small group and had a great evening. Despite being in a nice carpeted home--like setting it was very noisy.....but that only showed how busy they were with plenty of diners. We chose this restaurant over another nearby and were quite pleased with the fish entrees.....crab cakes and scallops, etc. The fried butterfly shrimp didn't excite... More 

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Additional Information about Black Whale Bar & Fish House

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

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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
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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