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Black Whale Bar & Fish House

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


By the dozen $14.99
Clams on the 1/2 Shell
Freshly opened topnecks
By the dozen $18.99
Oysters on the 1/2 Shell
Harvested & tagged from clean waters by the dozen
Jumbo Lump Crab Meat Cocktail
Oz fresh crab meat on a bed of lettuce
Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail
Jumbo shrimp peeled & deveined
Seafood Sampler
Clams & 3 oysters 1/2 shell, & 3 shrimp
Seared Sushi Tuna
Sesame seared ahi w/ daikon salad
Jumbo Lump Crab Cake (1)
Baked to perfection
Basket of Clam Strips
1/2 lb. Of delicate clams breaded & fried
Softshell Crab (1)
Hand breaded & fried or sauteed
Fried Oysters
Always fresh & hand breaded
Fish & Chips
Hand breaded white fish served w/ fries
Basket of Fried Shrimp
Hand breaded shrimp
Jumbo lump crabmeat $+2.00
Baked Garlic Clams
With garlic, butter, & bread crumbs
Garlic Mussels
Pei mussels steamed in white wine & garlic butter or spicy marinara
Oysters Rockefeller
Topped w/ a creamy blend of bacon, spinach, & anisette
Crab & Artichoke Dip
A cheesy blend of crab & artichoke
Steamed Littlenecks
A dozen local clams w/ drawn butter
Fried Artichoke Hearts
Golden fried w/ a Thai chili mayo
Steamed Ipswich Clams
Also known as pissers or steamers
Maryland Style Crab Chowder
Seafood Bisque
House Garden Salad
Crisp greens, carrots, cucumbers, & tomato
Crisp romaine w/ our homemade dressing
Grilled Chicken
Grilled Shrimp
Jumbo Lump Crab Meat
Served w/ family style salad & one side
Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
Mud city's famous all lump & jumbo lump crab cakes, baked not fried
Butterfly Shrimp
Large pink shrimp hand breaded & fried
Fried Oysters
Fresh hand breaded oysters
Clam Strips
One half lb. Of delicate clams breaded & fried
Softshell Crabs (2)
Live fresh crabs, sauteed or breaded & fried
Fried Lobster Tails
1/2 lb. Fresh tails hand breaded & fried
Asian BBQ Shrimp
Jumbo shrimp marinated in a hoison ancho pepper BBQ sauce & grilled
Always fresh, never frozen, your choice of broiled or hand breaded & fried
Sea Scallops
Tender & fresh from barnegat light your choice of broiled or hand breaded & fried
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
American, Bar, Seafood
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews seafood crab cakes salad clams jambalaya sea scallops fresh fish steak fries linguine chowder tuna wings served family style happy hour worth the wait wait for a table
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Reviewed December 5, 2018

I am a local although we have never dined at the Black Whale. This was a last minute decision since the other restaurant our daughter wanted to go had limited seating and the wait was too long. The hostess was very pleasant and told us...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lynda R
Reviewed November 16, 2018

I was looking forward to a nicer seafood dinner and I picked this place from the TA reviews. It was busy when we arrived but we were seated quickly. Our server was just ok but not always so attentive. We started with the steamed littlenecks...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Kim449
Reviewed October 17, 2018

We have had dinner here with as many as six plus children and as few as two. Each time was pleasant. The wait staff is the best, not pushing to turn over the table and giving us each time to enjoy our dinner. Our wait...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank h2oworks2000
Reviewed October 15, 2018

We were looking for a restaurant my husband found this place so we Uber over we made reservations, bar was packed when we arrived they seated us in a booth we had to move to a table my husband is a big guy booths are...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank queensfunds
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

One disappointment. Happy hour is only at the bar. I suggest order drinks from the bar and take them to your table. Waitress was friendly enough. Nice atmosphere Food was good. Will be back

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ken M
Reviewed October 2, 2018

best part is they serve later in Beach Haven than many other restaurants. Fish sandwich was fresh. Beer was cold. not much else to add

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bluesaveler
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Bacon wrapped scallops...it's a must! Wine list has a great selection. added some raw clams, fried calamari, Lobster, steak, black cherry cheesecake. When we were done I don't know how we were able to walk to our car. We'll be back next year

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Vincent C
Reviewed September 23, 2018

That's 2 each. if we had more thumbs, they'd be up too. This place was absolutely great. No qualifiers, nor hems and haws, just flat out great. From the lovely atmosphere, to the friendly and efficient service staff, and the food and beverage, all top...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ZenGolfGuy
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

Went here for happy hour and had a great time. Welcoming bar with attractive happy hour deals. Great service,great drinks, ok food

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank R2850ALmarkd
Reviewed September 13, 2018

We waited about 15 minutes to be seated. Pleasant waitress. I ordered the fried seafood combination; it was okay but the flounder was overdone as was the shrimp. My husband had ordered a calamari appetizer which never appeared. The booths across from us were filled...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Fiona L
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May 7, 2017|
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Response from Shetravelsworld2000 | Reviewed this property |
If we're having crab cakes at home, my daughter makes them so I don't have a recipe. I do know you should use real crab meat, not the crab "style " meat.
March 11, 2017|
Response from Shetravelsworld2000 | Reviewed this property |
No. they are closed for the winter
July 29, 2015|
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Response from jerseychic63 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi stormfrontmt! We do not offer a specific gluten free menu but our servers will gladly help you! We are primarily a seafood house anything can be offered without a particular sauce or modified a bit to accommodate... More
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