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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
3:00 pm - 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, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dinner
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 31
    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
Most recent review
Fish equals Black Whale

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
BaliHaiH15
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Beach Haven, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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187 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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
1 review
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 via mobile

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We were there in late September & it was one of the few nice restaurants still open in the area. We ordered a wide variety of selections. The food, mostly seafood, was delicious. I got the Shrimp & Scallop Santa Cruz & it was wonderful. Two others in our group got the Lobster Bake for 2 & they enjoyed it,... More 

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Cortlandt Manor
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298 reviews 298 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Our gang of 4 enjoyed our seafood dinner at Black Whale in late season, Oct 2014. Recommended by our guests. Our wait at the bar at 8 pm on a Saturday night was about 45 mins. By being flexible about seating (bar area or main dining area), our wait was less. Busy bar scene too. No reservations accepted. Attentive service... More 

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Sugarloaf, Pennsylvania, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We got to the Black Whale around 5:00 on a Thursday and were surprised to find a full bar. We decided to wait a bit and were able to get a seat. We ordered a fish taco, calamari, and crab cake slider from the happy hour menu. What we got was plenty and very good. Plus the house wine was... More 

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Beach Haven, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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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

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?