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Jonah & The Whale Seafood

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26th Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD 21842
(410) 524-2722
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Buffet, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
waste of $$

Very expensive. Would rather have gone to a regular restaurant. Not a big of buffets but the pasta bar was very good and so was the ice cream.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
susancM9624YI
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Gilbert, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Only had seafood buffet. No longer had a menu to choose from. Food on the buffet looked and tasted like it was from the day before. Mostly fried and soggy. Did not replace food items on the buffet when the trays were almost empty thus people had to wait. We watched several couples look around and then walk out. Wish... More 

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Thank Mike L
Freedom, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We went to their seafood buffet one evening for a treat. It was quite pricey but absolutely delicious. There were at least five different buffet bars. All of the food was wonderful and the array unbelievable. Service was great. Absolutely loved it. We did the early seating and saved a few dollars.

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Thank Jancamp00
Manchester, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Wide variety of seafood on the buffet. Some of the fish was dried out. Raw bar service was very quick.

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Thank Shuttereye318
NewGaliee
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

this is one of the most more reasonable priced seafood buffets we drove all around and found this one.the food was really good lots of crab legs and seafood pasta. The desserts were not that great and the atmosphere could use some sprucing up but all and all it is pretty good.they put the gratuity on so don't tip .

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Thank loree k
Cottage Grove, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We had the crab leg dinner. I believe it was about 1 and a half pounds of crab legs. Very good amount for the price. Nice place and good service

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Thank Lee F
Finksburg, Maryland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Great location - buffet was well stocked. On note, it is pricy - after tip and tax about $33 per person. Keep that in mind if you have a family. They do reduce prices for younger children.

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Thank Bikenrun2
Bowie, Maryland
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We wanted a restaurant where we could have a nice seafood dinner. Though the reviews were mixed, we took a chance. Huge disappointment!! There is a wide variety of food, including seafood. However, much of the fish was dry and cold. The prime rib was good in the middle of the slice, but the edges were dry. The clams dry... More 

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Thank Laura B
New City, New York
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Most horrible buffet i have been to and not worth the money. We went because we were on the beach and a plane came by and advertising this place. This place should be shut down for the prices they charge for the quality of food.

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Thank Stephanie M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Very expensive. Would rather have gone to a regular restaurant. Not a big of buffets but the pasta bar was very good and so was the ice cream.

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Thank susancM9624YI
Tappahannock, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Our server was quite accommodating to our requests, and super friendly! The food was good with a nice selection. I would say that since their price is tracking with other buffets in the area, their selection could be expanded as well.

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Thank Scottie B

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26th Street and the Boardwalk, Ocean City, MD 21842
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Ocean City
  • Phone Number: (410) 524-2722

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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