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The Whale's Rib

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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SOUPS​
Cup 3.99
Bowl 4.99
New England Clam
Cup 4.99
Bowl 5.99
Conch Chowder
Cup 4.99
Bowl 5.99
Lobster Bisque
RAWBAR​
11.99
4 Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
1/2 dozen 6.99
1 dozen 10.99
Clams
Raw or steamed
1/2 dozen 6.99
1 dozen 10.99
Oysters
1/2 dozen 6.99
1 dozen 10.99
Steamed Shrimp
Peel and eat
14.99
Rock Shrimp
Steamed, served with lemon and drawn butter; when available
Market
Ipswich Clams
Steamed​ or fried, when available
Market
King Crab
Market
Dungeness
When available
15.99
Snow Crab
1 lb
Market
Stone Crab
Medium, large
SPECIALS FROM THE RAWBAR​
10.99
Oysters Rockefeller
10.99
Clams Casino
11.99
Shell Combo:
Includes: 2 oysters rockefeller, 2 oysters parmesan, 2 stuffed clams, 2 clams casino
10.99
Shrimp
10.99
Escargot
10.99
Blackened Shrimp
APPETIZERS & EXTRAS​
11.99
Crab Cake
9.99
Calamari
Fried
5.99
Onion Rings
4.99
Whale Fries
9.99
Escargot
5.99
Cheese Sticks
5.99
Potato Skins
With bacon and 3 cheeses
7.49
Stuffed Mushrooms
7.99
Fish Dip
With crackers
2.99
Garlic Bread
SALADS​
10.99
Lobster
On a bed of lettuce with tomato and onions
10.49
Chef
Ham, turkey, roast beef, American, provolone, lettuce, tomato, onions and whale juice
9.49
Tuna
Provolone, American, lettuce, tomato, onions, whale juice
8.49
Spinach
Bacon bits, egg, onions, tomato and sweet and sour dressing
9.99
Calamari
On a bed of lettuce with tomato
8.49
Veggie
Swiss, avocado, sprouts, lettuce, tomato, onions and whale juice
6.99
Caesar Salad
10.99
Chicken Caesar
Blackened or grilled
10.99
Blackened Shrimp Caesar
12.99
Fresh Dolphin Caesar
Blackened or grilled
MINNOW'S​
5.50
Fish Fingers
5.50
Chicken Tenders
5.50
Grilled Cheese
5.50
Hot Dog
5.50
Pasta and Red Sauce
Includes chips, and soda
SANDWICHES​
All sandwiches served on whale bun
10.99
Lobster Salad
9.99
Fresh Dolphin Sandwich
Lettuce, tomato, onions, blackened, grilled or fried
9.49
The Whale
Boiled ham, cappicola, provolone, lettuce, tomato, onions and whale juice
8.99
Tuna Salad
Provolone, lettuce, tomato, onions, mayo and whale juice
6.99
Cheese Combo
Swiss, provolone, American, lettuce, tomato, onions, whale juice
9.49
Key West
Pastrami or turkey, swiss, purple cole slaw, thousand island
10.99
Fresh Dolphin Key West
Swiss, purple coleslaw, thousand island
8.99
You Turkey!
Turkey breast, provolone, lettuce, tomato and onions, mayo, whale juice
9.49
Roast Beef
Thin sliced, provolone, lettuce, tomato, onions, mayo and whale juice
FROM THE FRYER​
9.49
Fried Clam Strips
Served with our famous whale fries
10.49
Oysters
Served with our famous whale fries
9.99
Shrimp
Served with our famous whale fries
10.49
Coconut Shrimp
Served with our famous whale fries
9.99
Conch Fritters
Served with our famous whale fries
8.99
Chicken Wing
Extra meaty w/veggies and blue cheese dressing
8.49
Chicken Tenders
10.49
Fresh Dolphin Fingers
Served with our famous whale fries
10.49
Poor Boy
Fried oyster or shrimp, served on a hoagie with lettuce, tomato and onions
DINNERS​
18.99
Baked potato
Black beans
Blackened Prime Rib
17.99
Baked potato
Black beans
Fresh Dolphin
Blackened, grilled, or fried
18.99
Stuffed with crabmeat 19.99
Baked potato
Black beans
Our Famous Baked Fresh Dolphin
17.99
Baked potato
Black beans
Scallops
Baked,​ blackened, grilled, or fried
16.99
Baked potato
Black beans
Baked Stuffed Shrimp
15.99
Baked potato
Black beans
Shrimp Scampi
Over​ linguine with garlic butter or with marinara
14.99
Baked potato
Black beans
Tilapia
Grilled, blackened, or fried
17.99
Baked potato
Black beans
California Shrimp and Scallops
With artichokes, peppers and onions over spinach pasta
15.49
Baked potato
Black beans
California Chicken
With artichokes, peppers and onions over spinach pasta
16.99
Baked potato
Black beans
Clams Over Linguine
With garlic butter or with marinara
SEAFOOD COMBO​
24.99
Includes: 1/2 Stuffed Maine Lobster, 1 Clam Casino, 1 Stuffed Clam, 1 Oyster Rockefeller, Scallops and Dolphin
Made with the freshest available seafood a rare treat!
About
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, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A dive you will love. Good food, helpful staff. Gets a little crowded but they keep everything moving along. Service was quick and food was good. The secret to keeping the crowds happy.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Wshng4
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The FRESHEST seafood, amazing service and great drinks! Friendly fun atmosphere, so worth the wait! Visit every time in the area!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank nicole_rdugan
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived early and were seated almost immediately. Three of us had the special: grilled blackened prime rib. It was over done. One had coconut shrimp that was very good. Stick with the standard menu. Very casual and quick service.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Jeri42817
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited The Whales Rib again this trip. We are never disappointed. The Rock Shrimp appetizer is the best. My wife and I had the tuna fish sandwich It was delicious. Whatever you do do not pass on the Whale Chips OMG they are wonderful. Service...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Gdward
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very busy(a good sign)We were looking for oysters when we found it.Sat at the raw bar.Had oysters,clams,and shrimp pasta.Hot-fresh-flavorful.The staff is very friendly,busy,and efficient.Price is very reasonable for quality seafood.Lots of locals there.Owner is a Marine(a plus for this retired Marine)Will return when we go...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank dannydederick
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are visiting S Fl again and stopped in for lunch/dinner after a busy day sightseeing. We brought some friends who’ve never heard of Whale’s Rib with us. They were blown away by the taste of the food and quality of service. We had Rock...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 791tamaraw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Noisy and always busy especially during season , this beach restaurant id known for their fresh made fish , lobster bisque , and potato chips .. You sit on wooden benches so if that is uncomfortable for you , I would steer clear ! Pricey...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Beachgirly1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch mid-week in March...6 people...each meal was great! Service attentive...Seafood Great...don't miss this place. Large portions, everyone's meal was great. Will return on next visit.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Richard C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Triple D is the nickname for the Food Channel show Diners, Drive Ins and Dives hosted by Guy Fieri. The Whale's Rib in Deerfield Beach was featured on the program a couple of years ago so we decided to go there as it was a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank DavidfromPA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my husband and I stopped here for dinner this past week. The food was great and the service was on point. My husband had the fried shrimp, they were huge and the fries that come with it are great. They are a cross between a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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chicklette2017
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
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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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Yes, but only two tables at the moment.
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