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The Whale's Rib

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2031 NE 2nd St, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-3816
+1 954-421-8880
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Boca Raton, Florida
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179 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can't say enough about this place. It is great. The seafood is off the charts good. You can't find better raw oysters anywhere in the area like these. We get a couple of dozen no matter what we are thinking for dinner. The shrimp are very good also. The fish is like the just caught it. The Wahoo is... More 

Thank Michael A
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My favorite place to dine and hang out in Deerfield. The food is fresh, of excellent quality and the waiting staff are super friendly. It has a real "American' vibe. Recommend the Whale fries and Conch fritters!

Thank travelgeo1988
Melbourne, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Quaint area. Ocean right across the street. Food was excellent. And the staff was friendly. A must if in the area.

Thank heidi r
Raleigh, North Carolina
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great dinner with family on a busy night just before Thanksgiving. Oysters were awesome! The beer was cold! The wait staff was busy, but friendly and efficient. Would recommend.

Thank Tad R
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chefs are magnificent and a lot of fun with we sat as a couple at chefs table. Then family night reset the large table

Thank Pam A
Bluffton, South Carolina
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465 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was fast and friendly. We went here about six years ago, and I remember the food being better than today's meal. My conch fritters were a bit over cooked. The "whale fries" are really homemade potato chips and mine were very heavily salted. Probably will not return.

Thank debbieinsc2013
Greencastle, Pennsylvania
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127 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten here several times and every time it's the same.. perfect. Parking is tricky and there may be a wait but it's well worth it. The rock shrimp are my favorite. I had them here for the first time and ever since I've been addicted. The waitresses are fun and friendly and while it's a "dive" they have the... More 

Thank Mandy S
Pompano Beach, Florida
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a very beachy little place right next to Deerfield beach, FL. You may have seen it on diner's drive-ins and dives, some of my favorites include: "po boy sandwich ", raw oysters, and their stone crab.

Thank wptchaser
Lighthouse Point, Florida
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is excellent. Service was also excellent. Prices could be a bit lower, I think for as much food as you get, the price should have been lower, or they should give more for the price. The whale juice is really good also, wish they would give you more so you don't have to keep asking for more.

Thank killerwhale37
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family visited The Whale's Rib, like we always do when visiting my parents in Deerfield Beach, but this time was by far the best. We had raw oysters, stone crab, several sandwiches of the fresh catch of the day, and my 1 and 2 year olds shared a kids meal and it was plenty of food! All of the... More 

Thank Courtney V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2031 NE 2nd St, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-3816
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Broward County  >  Deerfield Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 954-421-8880
'We Feed The Beach' since 1981!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?