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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
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Marthasville, Missouri, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited on our wedding night. Staff was very friendly and welcoming. They have amazing food, we had 6 in our party so we tried about everything and it was all spectacular! Great place to dine!

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Thank Erin B
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We are visitors to this city and this place was recommended by a former resident and friend. There was a 30 min wait but I read that you could sit in the bar area without wait so we did. The sign said the bartender would take your order so I figured we'd have to put up with less than stellar... More 

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Streetsboro, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited about an hour for a table and our meal was well worth the wait. I had a seafood sampler dish with their whale fries. The honey mustard dip was very nice. Everything was fresh and nicely prepared. The lobster wad a tad over done but overall, everything was very delicious. The fish dip appetizer was simple but satisfying.... More 

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Thank OhioDarkrider
Stevensville, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whale's Rib might not look like much from outside, or inside but the food and service are awesome. Wait staff is extremely attentive and food is great and not a bad price. Best value for the money in Deerfield Beach area.

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Guild, Tennessee
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Go there every year and it is always consistently good. They have a specialty called Whale Fries you may want to check into.

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Thank Joe B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food The food and service are great. Very friendly and welcoming. Whale fries to good. Great clams FIsh deep and poor boy

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Thank Jeffrey P
Deerfield Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food isn't as good as it was, but still a very enjoyable place to go when you are at the beach. Good place for sandwiches, stone crabs (when in season) and ipswich clams.

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Thank Andy K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, we've been here a couple of times. Friendly people. Will be back. If your looking for a family type place to eat Here is the place.

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Vermilion, Ohio
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place came highly recommended to us by someone who grew up in this area. It was not as good as I expected. I was in Deerfield for 7 days and went to several restaurants more than once. This was not one of them and I love seafood.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family took us here as one of their favourite locals, described to us as a bit of a dive.... We had to wait an hour and a half for our table... We sat in the bar and had a few appetizers with drinks, mozzarella sticks and shrimp cocktail both good. I had conch fritters and whale fries, which were both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
'We Feed The Beach' since 1981!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?