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Black Whale Bar & Fish House

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$$ - $$$
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100 N Pennsylvania Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1835
11:30 am - 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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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Thank footdoc99
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank MdmeL
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Arteacher2010
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank mmm44515
Englewood, Florida
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a huge crowd; we started going at 3:30! The food is amazing! The salad dressing is the real reason I go! And of course the Mud City crab cakes! Also, fabulous soft shell crabs. But don't go for a quiet meal or a relaxing conversation: it's crowded and loud. But worth it!

Thank REM1663
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fish in the restaurant is superb. Although it has a small bar the booths for eating are plentiful. The service is quick and the staff appear to be well trained.

Thank gmoyne
Valparaiso, NE
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went back to the Black Whale for dinner with a group of high school girlfriends. We were treated by a great staff and fabulous food. One of my person likes was the oyster crackers and horseradish found on the tables....something this Nebraska girl doesn't get at home! I ordered the bacon wrapped scallops and they were done to perfection. I... More 

Thank Harriet G
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Dale P
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank TIM S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, 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?