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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
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3:00 pm - 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: Lunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 11
    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
Excellent All the Time: Food & Service

Always good food, service and bar staff. The best time is during the week in-season, and after Labor Day. Seafood is fresh, prices are reasonable. Staff is professional and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
MarkO95
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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Ship Bottom, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Always good food, service and bar staff. The best time is during the week in-season, and after Labor Day. Seafood is fresh, prices are reasonable. Staff is professional and friendly.

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Anna Maria Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy a two hour wait screaming children high prices so so food served carelessly by all means. Extremely disappointed.

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New Hope, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The wait was worth it. Though the noise level was way too high. The service was great. Definitely an LBI destination.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Food is outstanding. Best seafood restaurant on LBI. Only issue is no matter what night it is, it's bound to be a 2 hour wait. They have minimized some of that by using the new app to give your number, check status, and receive a text when your table is ready. Just wish they had more space!

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IMWince
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a very good seafood restaurant. Be sure to arrive early as it gets crowded. We arrived at 5 pm on a Sunday and were seated immediately. By the time we left, it was packed!! The place is a little pricey but the food was excellent. The jumbo lobster tail was perfect and the king crab legs were dreamy... More 

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Ossining, New York
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A very busy place with really good food! Despite the fact that the place was crowded the service was excellent and the food was great! Would surely return!

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Cedar Knolls, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

After a 2 hour wait (highly recommend reservations for a Friday or Saturday night in LBI), we were finally seated. The good thing is that there is an app available that allows you to track how long you've been in line and, approximately, when your table will become available. Overall, the food and drinks were good, not great. The Pina... More 

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NJ
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very good seafood restaurant, with a varied menu. It gets busy, so you want to get there early or be prepared to wait since they don't take reservations. We had a nice salad to start, which was terrific with their 2 dressings combined, per our waitresses tip. For dinner, the broiled and fried combo were both excellent, as everything on... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Best Seafood!! Long Lines yes but the seafood is the best. Try to get a seat at the bar. We love to sit at bar. Its a real local bar hang out!!!

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I took my mother on a overnight stay on LBI. I was so excited to bring her to this place when I read the reviews. So Thursday night we went and I called ahead to see if I needed reservations. The hostess said that the closer to 6 I get there, the better. We arrived at 6:15ish and there was... 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: Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children, 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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