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“Great experience on a busy evening”

Black Whale Bar & Fish House
Ranked #2 of 92 Restaurants in Beach Haven
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Washington Metro area
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great experience on a busy evening”
Reviewed August 17, 2008

Fourteen of us dined there tonight and had a great experience. It's not easy for a restaurant to provide good service to 14 but Black Whale did just that tonight.Food was great. Our table ordered a range of entrees from crab cakes to salmon, grouper, mahi, and jambalaya. Everyone at the table was pleased with their choices. Prior to the entrees we all shared family style from two bowls of large green salads with 2 great salad dressing options..

I'd suggest a reservation. They were about 20 minutes late seating us but that's understandable with such a large group.

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English first
Long Beach Island
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food, Fun too”
Reviewed July 29, 2008

First of all my nephew is in a power wheel chair, and power chairs are pretty large. The staff met his every need. We started out with both the red and white mussels. The white was amazing. Great with Smithwicks beer they serve. My wife order a Guinness and they did the old shamrock on the foam. That always put a smile on the face. I had Dungeness crabs in garlic style sauce. Out of this world. My wife had a plain flounder, she said in was so tasty. Overall everyone at the table was very very happy... Sorry no pictures we had to good of time to take pix after dinner a nice walk and a sunset is the best way to end the nite.
I know about the Mud city , both are good. But The black whale is in Beach Haven LBI, Can't beat it. They should do The chowder fest....
Jon

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NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Always good & worth the wait”
Reviewed May 19, 2008

Owned by the same family who brought you the always excellent "Mud City Crab House" in Manahawkin. Opened about 3 years ago and is a family oriented seafood restaurant which always serve the freshest and well prepared dishes in the southern LBI Area. The good news is they have a liquor license... the bad is that because they offer well prepared food and a reasonable price & do not take reservations the wait can be lengthy 30-40 min +. Most LBI restaurants during high-time summer season have these wait times, but this one is especially worth it.

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