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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
609-492-0025
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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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Wilmington
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The only reason I didn't give The Black Whale five stars was the noise level. The restaurant was packed with a large birthday party of high pitched voices beside us which made it difficult to talk. Other than that, the food and service were superb. Loved the blackened swordfish and the fresh salad with wonderful garlic ranch dressing.

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Thank Dale P
QUAKERTOWN
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Was in Beach Haven for a couple days this week. Some locals recommended the Black Whale for Happy Hour. OK its off season and it was a Wednesday. $1 Oysters and a whole bunch of other HH goodies real cheap. The place was mobbed. Had to stand by the bar for 20 minutes to get a seat. It was worth... More 

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good, having been to two of the sister restaurants, I expected something a little more formal. The wait was less than anticipated which was good but it was so so overcrowded that someone bumped into me and spilled my wine onto my white blouse. The maître D was quick to hand me a Tshirt at my request... More 

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marlto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For sure one of our top 5 on the island. You need to have patience when you go because there is always a wait no matter when you go. It's totally worth the wait, as we dine here often because of the quality of the food. The hostess Linda is always there to welcome you and make sure you're being... More 

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Danbury, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be afraid if you're told the wait is 30min, it's worth it. The seafood is so fresh and it's perfectly prepared. The offerings are so ample you can't go wrong. Go with lots of friends so you can try everything.

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Thornwood, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Why people are cramming into this place, I'll never understand. Everthing about it is just average. I had issues the with the table condiments. They offer a bowl of soup crackers and a ramekin with horseradish. These were apparently left over from the previous patron, at least make it look like it just came from the kitchen. A total turnoff.... More 

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toms river nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really like this place. Service is great and food was outstanding. Big selection of fish and other seafood. I would recommend this place to sea food lovers. Never had anything other than seafood here so couldn't recommend anything other than sea food. Every time we spend time in LBI we eat here.

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Thank berky11
Yorktown Heights, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Long line, noisy room, lots of people, prices okay, food okay, service needs a little bit of help. Soup came after main course.

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Dutchess County, NY
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100 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting the Maritime Museum, we went for a drink & lunch. I had the Seafood Bisque (shrimp base) and my spouse had beer-battered clam strips. I loved the soup & we both agreed the clams were some of the best in memory. Large, tender pieces in a light corn batter (and not greasy.) Our server was friendly, knowledgeable &... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is just ok but what a pain it is to get a table . We had to call every single day to try to get a table and when we did we realized we wasted our time. Food is extremely expensive and it's just ok. The reservation process is literally ridiculous they have all these rules as to when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: 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?