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The Whale's Rib

2031 NE 2nd St, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-3816
+1 954-421-8880
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“rock shrimp” (219 reviews)
“whale fries” (242 reviews)
“oysters” (161 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2031 NE 2nd St, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-3816
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Favorite place around. Dolphin key west sandwich and whale chips are my go to. Not alot of parking in front of the building but there is a bunch across the street

Thank Matt R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife, daughter and I had s fabulous lunch/ early dinner at the Whale’s Rib. Arrived about 4PM small valet parking thankfully a very busy little beach town with minimal street parking available. We all had the Key West Dolphin sandwich the fish was excellent...More

Thank Gasman219
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in to try the rock shrimp and were not disappointed! They really are as good as everyone reports...and pretty easy to peel too once you know the secret (thanks waiter Dan). Enjoyed a pastrami key west sandwich and conch fritters basket as well -...More

Thank Kristine W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in South Florida for 10 days and ate at the Whale's Rib twice during our visit! We had been there previously when we lived in South Florida for a while two years ago. On these two visits, we had the Rock Shrimp, New...More

Thank KFCincy26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of 8 in our party and after a reasonable wait (about 25 minutes) we were seated at a table outside. The service was good and we all had drinks and the table shared appetizers which were all good. Entrees we were...More

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous Seafood! Very well-known so Always incredibly crowded so try and get a reservation or get your name on the list as soon as possible very small bar so not much area to stand while waiting for a table. They usually have beer ice down...More

Thank Pat R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Whale's Rib rocks! It's very close to the beach and is very casual and a great atmosphere. The food is excellent.

Thank 64JFT64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always great food, love the oysters and Dolphin fingers, service is always friendly and easy, great chowder too

Thank amhanson711
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is all the rave and I do t understand why... the wait was long and the “whale chips”, their version of French fries or potato chips, were rubbery and cold.

Thank Jalonda P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is not only popular with visitors, but appears to be equally favoured by locals, judging from this mid-summer visit. In the winter season, the evening line-ups can be quite long...In my recent August visit, the wait was very short. Seafood, seafood and more...More

Thank Sidney M
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Questions & Answers
March 8, 2018|
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Response from carolgish896 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't accurately answer re GF options. I'm a celiac but am not super sensitive so I ordered non-breaded items. I even had the whale chips and was OK with them. A highly sensitive celiac would probably not get away... More
January 15, 2017|
Response from rosalee84 | Reviewed this property |
It does not it's a hole in the wall but they are affiliated with Flanigans they are connected literally and there you can have a party of 30. Their food is also good.
October 16, 2016|
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Response from Steven K | Property representative |
Yes, but only two tables at the moment.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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
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