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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
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Old Tappan, New Jersey
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20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place never disappoints. The seafood is fresh and delicious. The wines are very good. They are very accurate with the wait times. We usually eat here while our teenagers are at the Ketch for teen night. The timing and location is perfect. I love all of their sister restaurants, too.

Thank shelly M
ridgefield, ct
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here on our first day for a late lunch. And we went back two other times, but mostly because we couldn't find steamers and liquor served at the same place! The first time, in addition to the steamers (piss clams, not little necks) we had crab and artichoke dip, pretty good. We ordered two fish sandwiches, the blackened... More 

Thank mom22Ridgefield_Ct
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The the seafood jambalaya and clams were excellent. The mahi -mahi was pretty dry. The restaurant was great for family,the service was wonderful, will return.

Thank Stallion13
Fords, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were on vacation at Long Beach Island last week and we decided to eat out. We went to Black Whale Bar and restaurant. We started with Lobster bisque soup which was delicious. Then we ordered Lobster and soft shell crabs. Both were very good and the lobster came with corn, mussels, clams and potato. There was so much food... More 

Thank m28585
Westfield, New Jersey
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is a tradition with my family. Every year we Go and this year was great. They allow groups to call ahead and so we did not have a crazy wait time. Food was outstanding

Thank Cls721
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in the area, looking for an after dinner spot and happened upon the Black Whale. Thursday night, good crowd, friendly. Great bar staff. Reasonable drink prices. Will definitely be back in the future.

Thank alaskajoe
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Place is too busy for what it is...food is good but standing around eating stale crackers with horseradish is not for me. I would maybe do lunch here but unless you want to wait 90 minutes for dinner pass it on.

Thank Thomas H
Ridgefield, Connecticut
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

8-20-2016 Just got to the shore. Unpacked our bags and headed off to eat, starving!! Came across this restaurant my wife found on Yelp and we decided to go in with our children. Do not approve of the bread in galvanized buckets...Take that off the table. The shrimp basket for my daughter was way over done. My sons fried fish... More 

Thank B G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We lucked out and did not have to wait but does get packed and for good reason. We experienced a great meal and service. Had fun drinks, family style salad where we mixed the ranch and vinaigrette dressings - so tasty we are doing it now at home! We ordered swordfish, clams and linguini, strip steak and kids shrimp basket.... More 

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey, United States
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having read other reviewers saying there were long waits, we arrived 5:45 on a Monday. My husband and I were told it would be a 30- 45 minute wait. We waited just over 30 minutes. The restaurant is not very large and it has a decent sized bar area. It was fairly noisy in there. We ordered the mussels in... More 

1 Thank Jennifer K

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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, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?