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Black Whale Bar & Fish House

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100 N Pennsylvania Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1835
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fresh seafood, a little pricey. Good, fast service. Open all year. I gave this establishment only four stars because the seating is a little cramped, but, that only goes to show you that the food is good and it does get packed so I highly recommend reservations.

Thank ldip63
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered the lobster bake. Omg!!! Tender...juicy...lobster. The clams were perfect and my Son really enjoyed the mussels.

Thank Kim R
Vail, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Showed up without reservation, long waited so the four of us grabbed a seat at the bar. Could be best food on the island. We shared apps and entrees and enjoyed the best bartenders at work. Must have steamers, crab sandwich and the haddock!!!

Thank larrynis
New Orleans, Louisiana
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party was seated below one of the very large vents and froze for the duration of the meal. By the end of the meal, the entire party had shoved down to one end of the table. Found the red chowder too thick, more ragu than soup. The fried flounder I had was bland. Seating hostess brought a couple of... More 

Thank VeraBlue
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Hands down the best scallops I have ever eaten! Good environment but not great hence the 4 stars not 5. But the food is excellent! Noisy and great for kids.

Thank Russ0616
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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172 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our meal at the Black Whale was one of our best meals in the Long Beach Island area. Everything was fresh and delicious and the service was excellent. The high point was the Fried Oysters. Probably the best I have had in 30 or more years. Plump, juicy, and bursting with flavor and done perfectly, not overcooked like many restaurants... More 

Thank Fred F
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So disappointed for the second year in row poor quality food. I am embarrassed for the line chef who allowed the grouper and supposedly coconut crusted mahi mahi to be served - mahi mahi was lumps of broken up gray meat . My son ordered linguini w red clam sauce and he quite enjoyed it. Seafood bisque was flavorless with... More 

Thank kelly f
Surf City, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and ambience....can be a long wait bc they only take reservations for six or more but well worth it....love the whale!!

Thank maureenspez
Tabernacle, New Jersey
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place. Had the clams on 1/2 shell - so fresh and amazing, salad was great, and I had one of the specials - Paula was our waitress and she perfect- just the right amount of checking in with us and genuinely friendly! A definite place to return to on the island! just a side note, it was a... More 

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Warren, New Jersey
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family went there last night and we generally do go once a year while at the shore. This time was disappointing. First, I dropped the family at the door and went to park the car. I was disappointed when I came in that the hostess steered them to a bar table. When I asked why not the dining room... More 

Thank Charlie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 N Pennsylvania Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1835
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Beach Island  >  Beach Haven
  • Phone Number: 609-492-0025

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?