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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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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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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2015

Went to the Black Whale twice this year. It has become one of my favorite restaurants. The food is great and the staff is very friendly. If you have to wait for a table, do so. It is well worth it. My husband ordered the mussel and pasta on the dinner menu. What a surprise. You couldn't see the pasta... More 

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New Jersey
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77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2015

We live at the south end of the island so this restaurant is very well located fo us. The menu is basically seafood, but they do have Steak, chicken or pasta alternative. They have a very large selection of fish, prepared in different ways. They also have a special board every day with additional specially prepared dish including additional types... More 

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Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a good seafood place with a bar. We enjoyed the shrimp cocktail, soup, fried clams and grilled fish. Only unfortunate thing was that everything was over priced for what you got. I would try other options if you are looking to save a little.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2015

Have been frequenting Black Whale for years and every time it gets better! The food is phenomenal; if I can get a spot at the bar the companies great too! C.J., Kurt and Sean are always good for a laugh. They are all friendly and attentive. I love the crab cakes, crab and artichoke dip,tuna, the jambalaya, and anything on... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

This was a great place. Had the Bacon wrapped scallops in Maple Bourbon Sauce. Excellent. My Sister got 14oz NY Strip Steak which she ate every bite except the few she shared..very good. Mom got fried scallops w/ red beans and rice all sampled.. very good. Great restaurant.. a little dark but otherwise a fun atmosphere.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2015

We dined here with a small group and had a great evening. Despite being in a nice carpeted home--like setting it was very noisy.....but that only showed how busy they were with plenty of diners. We chose this restaurant over another nearby and were quite pleased with the fish entrees.....crab cakes and scallops, etc. The fried butterfly shrimp didn't excite... More 

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Green Brook, New Jersey
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

The food selection and drinks are great and yummy. Staff is great ,in particular Shawn and CJ at the bar. Not to be missed!!!

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Randolph, New Jersey
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Black Whale is a fantastic restaurant on Long Beach Island. Arriving at 5:00pm got us seated immediately. The restaurant filled up quickly. The shrimp and scallops Santa Crus was awesome. Lots of fresh shrimp and scallops. The homemade key lime pie was the best I ever tasted. Our waitress Kristie was the nicest and most attentive server I ever... More 

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2015

We ate at the Black Whale while our kitchen was being renovated. Crab cakes are delicious. Fun atmosphere!

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2015

With a friend visiting from 1,200 miles away, a day trip to LBI to experience the true New Jersey Shore brought us (and two family members) for a return visit to the Black Whale. My first visit was in 2012 during a trip and based on that great experience, I opted to choose the Black Whale again for our party... More 

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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, Seafood, Bar, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?