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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2031 NE 2nd St, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-3816
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place was suggested by a friend that is a local. We dod have a longer wsit than we thought we would being it was a Thursday night. Only problem was that we didn't get our side dishes of beans and rice but didn't notice...More

Thank SunseekerOrlando
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have visited Deerfield Beach twice within the last year to visit Family. Each time we stopped at the Whale Rib for lunch. The service was great and the place had character. If your looking for fine dining it's not. However it has good food,...More

Thank Greg11530
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place was recommended to us by the manager of the boutique hotel where we were staying recently. After doing a little shopping, we stopped in to The Whale's Rib for an adult beverage and were told the specials for the day. As it was...More

Thank Bobbie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were having magical vacation in florida state ( we are from Spain, the most visited country in the world ) . Customer service in this restaurant is a shame ... They make you feel really bad if you are A tourist. We've been travel...More

Thank Alex G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

United States Tourism is in dangerous with staff like this. If you're not American and do not have your passport you Can't drink a beer , even if you're 70 years old. The manager at nights it's very very rude....( PAUL ) We had a...More

Thank Andrea A
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for the feedback Andrea. Next time just bring an acceptable form of identification with you and you won't have any issues. This is a State/National law that we can not and will not break.

Reviewed 1 week ago

From the reviews and the line waiting to get in, I was looking forward to an excellent meal worthy of Cape Cod. It was not to be. We were able to skip the line and be seated in the bar area. It's pretty cramped and...More

Thank NamJock
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Whale's Rib has been a feature restaurant by Deerfield Beach for many years and has been featured on many TV shows. The place is fun, service great and food especially excellent. They have many specialties on the menu that you should try, so go...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a place near Boca that wouldn't break the bank. The Whales Rib fit the bill. Go early if you want a good cut of prime rib. The prime rib was the biggest portion I have ever had and it was great!...More

Thank shane4tide
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a big party (7 people) and everyone agreed that we wanted seafood. Everyone got exactly what they wanted, peel & eat shrimp, oysters, crag legs and Ahi Tuna. The price was right, the service was great and the food was perfect!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been going to this establishment for over 20 years. Certainly not a 5-star restaurant, but if you want very good seafood while in Florida, this is the place to go. The service is always as good as the food. I can recommend the Conch...More

Thank Professor2006
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Questions & Answers
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 | Property representative |
Yes, but only two tables at the moment.
Robert A
December 27, 2015|
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Response from TheBlithes | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not. Just give your name when you arrive. Arrive early to make sure you can get a table.
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Restaurant Details

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