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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
+1 609-492-0025
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3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Florida
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great sea scallops and cold beers. Bartenders were great. I will definitely come back here the next time I'm nearby.

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Thank porkchop9000
Montclair, New Jersey
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was shocked at how good a crab cake could be at a Bar. Not that this isn't a restaurant but as good if not better than the best steak/ seafood places in NYC. Was incredibly fresh white meat and no bread filler. Just great. My wife tried the Manhattan Clam Chowder that wax excellent and I had the house... More 

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Thank Matt S
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great Atmosphere with Good Food and a Great Bar atmosphere. The service is always friendly and good when we stop in and the Seafood is always very good.

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Thank ATravelingFoodLover
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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85 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

There is a great ambiance in this fish restaurant. You will sit down in boots and wait for your food while you are playing Pictionary with crayons on the table cover. You always get a large bowl of salad and some dough balls (?). Also, the food is great. Always fresh, many day specials, and proper wine and other drinks... More 

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We ate, we drank and watched a game. We were sorry that we had reservations elsewhere because the menu looked very appetizing. We will most definitely have a full meal there next time. This is a great local place, very laid back and relaxing atmosphere. The bartender was very friendly and seemed to know everybody at the bar except for... More 

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Thank Denise P
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We had a reservation, but wouldn't have had to wait for a table when we arrived, but the restaurant quickly filled up even in their off-season. Service was very good. Their selection of seafood was outstanding and each preparation nicely prepared. The entrees were perfectly cooked.

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Thank footdoc99
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We visit Black Whale several times a year for dinner while staying at our seasonal home on Long Beach Island. My wife and I went there tonight for a quiet, end of season dinner. As usual, the food was excellent. My wife had the broiled seafood platter, and I had the grilled grouper. My complaint is with the service, or... More 

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Thank robertr496-retired
Wurtsboro, New York
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

Food was excellent, service was terrific, courteous, and well informed. All that combined with a warm atmosphere made for a top notch dining experience, except for the bratty, loud kids next to us, but that was poor parenting, not the restaurant. They don't take reservations, first come first serve, and waits can be an hour, although they'll take your name... More 

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Thank MdmeL
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

I agree with so many other reviewers - this place is so loud, I came very close to leaving. The food was ok but nothing exceptional for the prices they command. We ordered the caramel rum dessert and it was terrible - way too sweet and not worth $8! The server asked how we like it and when we said... More 

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Thank Arteacher2010
NYC
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Great food. Very loud by bar area. We had a waitress "in training" who brought out our entrée about 1 minute after we got our appetizer. She needs a lot to learn. However, food is really good and nice beer assortment.

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Thank mmm44515

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 609-492-0025

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