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The Whale's Rib Raw Bar is the place to find the freshest seafood in Deerfield Beach, Florida! Known for our Fresh Mahi-Mahi (Dolphin), Live Maine Lobster, Florida Stone Crabs (seasonal), Fresh Ipswich Clams, Fresh Oysters, Oysters Rockefeller, locally caught Rock Shrimp, one-of-a-kind sandwiches and USDA Prime Rib, The Whale's Rib has something for everyone. The “Whale Fries” are a customer favorite. These mouth-watering, freshly cut potato chips are cooked to order and served with “Whale Juice” (Home-made honey mustard). The Whale's Rib was featured nationally on the Food Network's "Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives" The Whale’s Rib has been a South Florida icon with an old-time Florida flavor
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Beach
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

WHAT HAPPENED TO THIS RESTAURANT?!? Let me start out by saying that I have been going to this restaurant since I was a kid. Over 30 years. So writing this review makes me sad. We ordered the shellfish appetizer which offers both cooked clams and...oysters. It was awful. Just horribly overcooked and zero flavor. Ok so we sent that back and got the fish dip. That was great. Dinner comes. I have stuffed shrimp and my girl gets the stuffed mahi. Both are overcooked and dry and were just horrible examples of some of their most well known tasty dinners. We send it back. At this point the manager has been to our table already because of the appetizer, he comes back, tells us he’s going to take 50% off the bill and even though I’m not thrilled as we didn’t eat our dinner, I accept his peace offering, then the waitress comes over and says he only took a round of drinks off and 15%!!!! Are you kidding me? First off, he should have comped the check anyway, our apps and entrees were horrible. But then to reduce the original promise and not even tell me, I lost my cool. After everything he still only took the original 50% off and we left. I don’t know if the ownership is hurting financially at the moment, but this experience is inexcusable. We won’t be coming back.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent choice for a fast beach bite. Great drinks and sandwiches. Service was terrific and outside seating available. My husband loved the Key West Sandwich so much we returned two days later to reorder it!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 4, 2020

My wife and I visited Whale's Rib while staying nearby. The food was great; I was going to order a side of their whale fries, but was told that my wife's meal came with a large portion of them -- and we didn't finish that...portion between the two of us. She loved the fresh wahoo fingers and my veggie sandwich was superb. Recommended!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed July 15, 2020 via mobile

Yummy fried shrimp 🍤.....lots of whales fries too😊...ice waters come in huge mini pitchers😉......fun dinner with family❤️

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 14, 2020 via mobile

Scallops are excellent! Enjoyed the seafood combo. If you are looking for a good family atmosphere to enjoy good seafood, this is the place. The kids loved the crab legs and prime rib.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 4, 2020

We had heard about this place and wanted to make a stop while we were in the area for vacation. It was very good! The atmosphere was just what we were hoping for, as well! I got some Mahi Mahi, and it was very good....The fries were good, but we had way too many, lol. Also, my son’s hot dog (I know... yes, he ordered a hot dog at a seafood place...) was gigantic! We would definitely go back!More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed June 18, 2020

Very good steak and seafood, huge portions, friendly and fast service. Drink specials too! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed June 17, 2020

Friendly people, good food and a fun atmosphere! Don't miss the "whale chips and sauce" - and the clam chowder was outstanding too. Speaking of "outstanding" Leon, the nice young man who was facilitating parking, is a gem!! Thanks, Whale's Rib!!!!

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed May 28, 2020

This is one of our favorite to eat at when we come to town. Yes there sometimes a little wait but the is worth it. Sometimes we sit in side for lunch and ither times we zit outside for dinner. The reasonwe are posting i...sdcc to see if th ed y would be open fo r.c v TV his trip.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed April 9, 2020 via mobile

The person answering the phone was rude, misleading, and didn’t honor the coupon for the day.There is supposed to be two for one sandwich is and she told me they were out of bread to call back in an hour and everything would be good....When I called back and hour later they said they do have the bread in but they no longer will give two for one sandwiches. Glad I waited an hour while I was starving for absolutely nothing. And on top of that it was a different girl that answered the phone the second time and she was very rudeMore

Date of visit: April 2020
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Diane A
March 1, 2020|
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Response from Solipsism2 | Reviewed this property |
the Rustic Inn, as recommended by another reader serves recycled crab, is outrageously expensive and the constant hammer banging is mind numbing. Forget about it.
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chicklette2017
March 8, 2018|
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Response from Carol G | 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
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JEMorris3
January 15, 2017|
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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.
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