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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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15:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 15:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Somers Point
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the best for seafood, the garlic clams with lump crab meat is the best. The grilled grouper sandwich is excellent. The owners mother's recipe for the salad dressing is beyond excellent. The place gets busy in season, but they all do on LBI. This is my favorite place to eat on LBI.

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Thank Richard L
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Black Whale is a favorite among the locals here on LBI. Too bad it closes in the off season. The bar is a popular hangout and the food is very tasty. Prices are fair and they have a great HH.

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Thank SusieQ1954
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Been going here for years. One of the best restaurants on the island . Only wish they were opened all year.

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Thank NANETTE D
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful seafood restaurant and bar. They are also the same family as Ship Botton Seafood and Mud City. Delicious seafood. Local and extremely fresh. They don't take reservations and during the summer can be a long wait but worth it. They do take credit cards and it is also a byob place. Enjoy, you made a good decision to come... More 

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Thank Kathleen C
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Since we were in the mood for seafood, we decided to try the Black a Whale. There's usually a wait to get in here during the summer, but I'm not sure why because it's just an average place. The first disappointment was that no bread was served - just some chowder crackers in a container on the table. We started... More 

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Thank Sherry S
Florida
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Great sea scallops and cold beers. Bartenders were great. I will definitely come back here the next time I'm nearby.

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Thank porkchop9000
Montclair, New Jersey
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I was shocked at how good a crab cake could be at a Bar. Not that this isn't a restaurant but as good if not better than the best steak/ seafood places in NYC. Was incredibly fresh white meat and no bread filler. Just great. My wife tried the Manhattan Clam Chowder that wax excellent and I had the house... More 

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Thank Matt S
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Great Atmosphere with Good Food and a Great Bar atmosphere. The service is always friendly and good when we stop in and the Seafood is always very good.

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Thank ATravelingFoodLover
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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102 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

There is a great ambiance in this fish restaurant. You will sit down in boots and wait for your food while you are playing Pictionary with crayons on the table cover. You always get a large bowl of salad and some dough balls (?). Also, the food is great. Always fresh, many day specials, and proper wine and other drinks... More 

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Thank Rutgerth
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We ate, we drank and watched a game. We were sorry that we had reservations elsewhere because the menu looked very appetizing. We will most definitely have a full meal there next time. This is a great local place, very laid back and relaxing atmosphere. The bartender was very friendly and seemed to know everybody at the bar except for... 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, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
15:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 22:00
Thursday
15:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?