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

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 33
    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
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good local fish

Small, noisy bar. Slightly bigger noisy dining area. Somewhat dark but comfortable. Great fish menu - lots of choices and always good. meals come with salad and a side. Casual fun place. Really like the local scallops. Long wait time some nights. No reservations. Owned by the same people... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Howie8471
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Sunrise, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Sunrise, Florida
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352 reviews 352 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Small, noisy bar. Slightly bigger noisy dining area. Somewhat dark but comfortable. Great fish menu - lots of choices and always good. meals come with salad and a side. Casual fun place. Really like the local scallops. Long wait time some nights. No reservations. Owned by the same people as Ship Bottom Shellfish but not quite as good.

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New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

As much as I like their food...the prices keep,going up and up...starting to think I can't justify going there.

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NEPA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I absolutely adore soft shell crab so when I see it on the menu anywhere I ordered. This was the best I've ever eaten! Fresh perfectly fried not the least bit greasy. Crunchy outside and fresh and moist on the inside. It was so good I had to go back again to have it. My daughters chicken was just ok... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 NEW

Just stopped in for happy hour/ lunch on a recommendation from out Motel manager. They did not disappoint. Happy hour starts at 3 and the high end liquors they use for well drinks are superior to most bars on a regular night. Super friendly bartender & staff. Amazing food is available for happy hour as well... half shell clams &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

The Black Whale has a great casual atmosphere with very friendly service. The mussels appetizer is a bucket of mussels and the crab and artichoke dip was great! Had the crab cakes and the bourbon glazed pork chop...both were great. If you still have room for dessert try the bread pudding!

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Allentown, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A friend recommended this restaurant as his favorite...ever. He has a vast experience in choosing fine dinning. Another friend and I had dinner recently and decided on LBI knowing we could experience heavy traffic and hordes of people on vacation. We did arrive at "happy hour" with the bar packed with people and a bit on the noisy side of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The bacon wrapped scallops are so good. Worth every penny. I thought their entrees were a little bit on the expensive side but the scallops at least are worth every penny.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Popped in for a drink and an app. I ordered the mussels and got a whole bucket! The mussels were so tiny and fresh that I almost polished off the whole bucket. They were served alongside garlic butter and bread. Yum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful dinner with her brother and his wife. We sat at the high top table in the bar. Get there early because it fills up fast. Reservation are suggested but the bar seats and high tops are on a first come first served basis. We had the bacon wrapped scallops for starters and blackened... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great fresh fish, as long as you get the right chef. I have been there when the food was outstanding and twice when it was not. Speaking to the waitress, i found out that the chef on my "off" visits was not the regular. Very expensive too.

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?