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The Whale's Rib

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$$ - $$$
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2031 NE 2nd St, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-3816
+1 954-421-8880
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Some of our favorite restaurants are in Key Largo (the Fish House, Ms Macs Kitchen, Hobos). The food is excellent, but they also just seem to have that certain laid back feel. The Whale's Rib over off the beach by Hillsboro has that same feel - and the food is great. Large portions, our favorites are the Shrimp Scampi plate... More 

Thank rodellison
Toccoa, Georgia
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86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading the reviews on TA and listening to the motel owner's recommendation, we walked from our room to The Whale's Rib. Actually, we had attempted to drive there and found that there was little to no parking so walking was the best option. After a short wait that allowed us time to visit some of the local shops, we... More 

Thank kasey47
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really looking forward to trying this place - heard a lot of good things about it. We went on a Friday night and had about a 30 minute wait, which wasn't terrible, and you can get updates on your phone thru an app if you want to watch your name move "up" the list. We were sat in... More 

Thank NYgirl09
Horsham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good menu here, food was very good. My husband had the California Chicken, a meal for two and when you'd already had the amazing conch chowder, this was a struggle to finish. I had the Caesar salad with blackened shrimp , very good. Good service , very attentive with drinks etc.

Thank Joanne P
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Read the reviews for Whales Rib while staying in Pompano Beach and decided to give it a try. I wasn't disappointed. Valet parking was really helpful since parking is at a premium in Deerfield. Service is good and lot's of menu items to chose from. Definately get the whale fries, yummy. The prices were the most competitive I saw during... More 

Thank Warren W
West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh seafood and consistently great food. I love the conch chowder and the oysters. When they have them, the Ipswich clams can't be best. Love this place

Thank LoganCouture
West New York, New Jersey
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65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whale' Rib gives you the biggest bang for your buck. It is situated right next to Flannagan' across the street from The Wyndham. The food is fresh and the prices are moderate. Portions are large. You get two sides to the meal and it is plentiful. Nothing fancy but clean.

Thank Omega486
Russellville, Arkansas
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107 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has awesome sea food and a full menu. It has been visited by Guy Fiera from the food channel and he enjoyed the visit enough to have his picture painted on the outside wall. I was in Boca 4 days and ate here 3 times. Great food and atmosphere. Parking very difficult.

Thank randyc186
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place!? Great food!? Well, maybe! Just could not get pass the poor service at the podium to get a table and find out for ourselves. Was part of a group of seven, and asked to be placed on their table list. We were advised, it would be 30 minutes... well, 2 hours later, walked to the podium and were... More 

Thank Jay V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The signage for the restaurant is somewhat hidden from plain view. We needed to park and walk to find it, because you can miss it driving by. On a Saturday night, it is lively and packed. Because we accepted one of a few outside tables, we were seated right away. Most others were waiting at least an hour. The food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2031 NE 2nd St, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-3816
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Deerfield Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 954-421-8880
'We Feed The Beach' since 1981!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?