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The Whale's Rib

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2031 NE 2nd St, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-3816
954 421 8880
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Boca Raton
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you go to Deerfield Beach, don't miss the world famous Whales Rib! Nothing like it. The Local spot near the beach. My favorites include the fish dip, she'll combo, whale fries and rock shrimp! Go on a date here or take the family for a fun evening or lunch. Don't miss it!

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Thank Bill C
Tamarac, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Heard about the restaurant on the Food Network- Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. The line was crazy long but so worth the wait. We tried the "famous" Oyster Rockefeller which were delicious but the Clams Casino were even better. The fish sandwich was awesome served with homemade chips and a dipping sauce that they called "Whale Juice". I am not... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Unique restaurant featured on TV show Diners Dives sea food very good potato chips handmade rock shrimp taste like lobster very friendly staff.

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Thank Mike A
Boca Raton, Florida
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to eat seafood. You have to try the whale chips, very addicting. Crab legs are great, just about any seafood you choose is great and has flavor. Don't miss this one if you're in Deerfield Beach .

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Thank Norma L
Boca Raton, Florida
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154 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You can't beat this place for seafood. It's the best. I've gone here so many times and the food is always great. The oysters are off the chart delis and the price is right. Compared to JBs or Ocean at 35 bucks, which is a ripoff. Whales are 13 and worth every one. Typically there is a wait so be... More 

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Thank Michael A
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun and friendly people food was very good. The great to sit and watch all the beach traffic. Raw oysters excellent po boy sandwich excellent

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Thank William L
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Be achy atmosphere always crowded rustic noted for their ribs but anything there is good great place to enjoy an after beach libation.

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Thank Judith G
Scotland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here for my boyfriends 30th birthday! Had a great meal and great service. I had fish and he had king crab along with a lovely bottle of Oyster Bay. Highly recommended. Would definitely return if I was back in America.

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Thank Pinkmissylyndz
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

They just renovated the outside but the inside is still filed with rustic nostalgia and the food will never disappoint. We try to make it down at least once a month it's that good. If you go in the evening most likely you will be on a wait. But it's worth it. I suggest the New England Clam Chowder it... More 

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Honduras
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really wanted to give this place 3 stars but most of what we had was really good and the service was good also. Raw oysters were very fresh and huge. Blackened wahoo on bed of salad was awesome. Very nice wahoo steak. Seafood linguine was also very good. Can't say the same for the mahi fingers. They were way over... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
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: 954 421 8880

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