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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 #9 of 68 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
Burlington, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I'm always searching for a nice restaurant at the Jersey shore, on Long Beach Island (LBI). Found one this past weekend- the Black Whale. Food was excellent, noisy but festive, and a nice :shore-feel". I will definitely be returning to the Black Whale..

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We ate here last week and had a delicious meal. Service was excellent as well. Dining with two toddlers can sometimes be a challenge, but our server was quick bringing out their meals (and crayons) which kept them occupied. I started with the tuna spring rolls and had a lobster roll. Both were delicious...truthfully, the lobster roll was perfect! Lots... More

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New Jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Decided to take a ride down to the other side of the island for a new lunch place. Decor is nice ,service was friendly. The food was just average - I ordered the crab cake sandwich- crab was ok the roll was not fresh the fries were just ok not really seasoned and the coleslaw was ok. My husband ordered... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Inviting restaurant nestled within the Beach Haven residential community. The Black Whale Bay Water drink was very refreshing for the summer. Enjoyed a oyster PO boy that was very filling. Would definitely return in the future. Thanks to Lindsay for superb service and the PO boy recommendation!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Food was excellent Go early, it fills up FAST!. We dined there 2 night and we were satisfied with service, food and prices. It is a must go in Beach Haven. We had 2 children with us and their meals were also Great !

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were a party of 9 so we were able to make a reservation. Only large parties can make reservations. But even with advance planning we could not get in until 7:30 which turned out to be delayed until 8. When we arrived at 7:50 the place was so packed we could barely get in the door. It is a... More

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New York City, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Just ate at Black Whale last night. I had 5 15-17 year-olds in tow. Service is great. We booked a table. They only take reservations "day of", and they start taking them at 11.30 - I rang at 11.31 and had no issues; we were seated exactly on time. A nice bar scene, great selection of beers and wine. Lots... More

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Just came back from a week at LBI, and visited the Black Whale for lunch. The food was very good, albeit a bit pricey for lunch. It was wide open mid-week, but it gets packed at night. Reservations recommended at night for sure. The server was attentive and patient with the young children in our group. I would go back... More

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Somerville, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is one of my favorite places on the island. It does get rather crowded and you will have to wait on the weekend - however they recently allowed you to take your drink on the porch since the small bar area can become packed. We started the night with a few drinks at the bar - a beachy drink... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The drinks were delicious! The bartenders recommended the best drinks and were very personable. The food was amazing! The crab and artichoke dip was my favorite! Can't wait to go back!

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