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All 70 Beach Haven Restaurants

Black Whale Bar & Fish House

100 N Pennsylvania Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1835
609-492-0025
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Ranked #11 of 70 Restaurants in Beach Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Beach Haven, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had the unfortunate occasion to visit the Black Whale about two weeks ago. I ordered a Caesar salad as did my wife. I added shrimp and she added a crab cake. The salads arrived with four tiny shrimp and a small crab cake. The lettuce was the very end of the lettuce. The thin green parts... More

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Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Very good food and service, friendly place to eat, the happy hour options at the bar are excellent and well worth eating out a bit early!

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Upstate NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went on an off-season Monday night. The restaurant was crowded but we didn't have to wait for a table. It was uncomfortably loud. The service was good and the menu was extensive.The food was overpriced and fair at best.The description of my halibut dish sounded creative but it really didn't work and it was somewhat overcooked. Overall a disappointing... More

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Schenectady, NY
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Great service, great atmosphere. A bit pricey but the food was excellent. You don't mind paying more if the meal was worth it. It was...totally worth it. It's the first time we've been there and we've been going to Beach Haven for several years. We will definitely go back to the Black Whale!

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Go here for happy hour. The mussels are to die for, the rest of the happy hour munchies are very good. Get there early, happy hour starts at three P.M. It gets crowded but the bartenders keep things moving. So glad this place survived superstorm Sandy.

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Lancaster, PA, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

One of the most popular restaurants at the Southern end of LBI. We eat there regularly - and have found it to be outstanding every time. Starting with the appetizers and the salad (HINT - use a plastic cup found on the table and mix the two dressings!) to the always fresh fish. Rarely have room for dessert - but... More

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Lehigh Valley, PA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I tried to make reservation for this restaurant three consecutive days before we were finally able to get in. I even called at repeatedly at 1130 am as the instructions indicated and when I finally got through at 1215 I was told they could take no more reservations that day. It would be helpful to have more than one line... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had liked what we read about this place, and wanted to go here, but the wait was just too long for a dripping porch. Reservations would be nice for smaller groups.

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Pittsbugh,PA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The food is excellent. Great variety of alcohol and knowledgeable, personality plus bartenders. That said, expect a long wait; they don't take reservations. The bar is very crowded and very noisy. It is even hard to get a seat at the bar. On one visit this year we said we'd take first available and were seated at one of the... More

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food and service are great, however, they do not accept reservations and the wait is usually quite long for dinner.

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