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The Whale's Rib

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2031 NE Second St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
+1 954-421-8880
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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Chicago, Illinois
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Busy place, good food, decent service. Make a reservation if you dont wanna wait a bit. The wahoo special of the day was amazing. Oysters, shrimp, and crab was about as good. Tables were a bit smal.

Thank Marc F
Lake Orion, Michigan
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Haven't been there in 30 years. The food and drinks are just as good as I remember. Relaxed place just across from the Deerfield Pier.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like old clapboard walls with great fishing pictures from the past and maybe the best collection of personalized license plates in SoFla that is known countrywide for its Bloody Mary's with a plethora of seafood selections at very reasonable prices then it's definitely worth the drive from where you are. The Whale Rib chips are a must not... More 

Thank Jeff M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed in Deerfield and we hit this place every day for either lunch or dinner. Has the atmosphere of an old fisherman/s watering hole with a few old salty locals there telling their fishing stories. Staff was great, food was great (ate so much seafood i thought i was gonna grow gills), and the price was right for where it's... More 

Thank SirLukeO
Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a party of 3 for dinner. The seafood was great. My wife and I had the scallops and my mother-in-law had the Mahi-Mahi. It was great. We will return next year!

Thank Timothy O
Trophy Club, Texas
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The seafood platter was a good meal, but a little pricey for the quality. The Whale's Rib struck me more as local experience, than a great restaurant. A couple hundred yards from the beach, the weekend I was there I experienced more of a social, party atmosphere. The place is so popular, the evening wait was over 45 minutes with... More 

Thank donboy2017
Rochester, New York
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I did stuffed dolphin fish. It's great and NO It's not flipper! Eat outside which was also nice. Good quality reasonable beach prices.

Thank WanetaLake
South Hadley, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A block from the beach in the heart of the Deerfield Beach scene, at times can be very crowded and parking is always scarce, but the food is good and reasonably priced. Has a very extensive menu, so everyone will be able to find something. Very, very casual, but if the beach is your thing I don't think you can... More 

Thank mrclean111
Denver, Colorado
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After you dip your toes in the ocean walk over to the Whale's Rib and treat yourself to an array out the finest seafood in the entire State of FL. Want to try something extra special and unique? Order the Whale Fries. They are so good that you'll put in another order.

Thank Robert A
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us had decided to meet at the Whales Rib for early dinner on a sunday. I arrived first, put in for a table and sat at the bar waiting for the others. I ordered a margarita which tasted like there was no alcohol. No biggie, wound up talking to a nice gentleman. Two of my friends arrived... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, 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 Second St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
  • 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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