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Black Whale Bar & Fish House

100 N Pennsylvania Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1835
+1 609-492-0025
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“jambalaya” (10 reviews)
“seafood” (72 reviews)
“crab cakes” (42 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
100 N Pennsylvania Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1835
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We were on the island for chowderfest. We have a hard time ever getting in here so we walked over for lunch. We had margaritas and we shared fried calamari. My dh has a soft shell crab and I had a crab cake. Food was...More

Thank Jgifas
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Booked for a family group on a midweek evening in late September. The table was not ready for a while due to the previous party taking their time. The hostess was most apologetic and attentive while we waited. Once seated the waiter was outstanding with...More

Thank Time2travel2places
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We waited over an hour for what we hoped was our food . Only to have the waitress tell us " we are out of baked potatoes" we have your other food I'm so sorry "really. . not happy walked out

1  Thank Carol V
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Yielded to the waitstaff's (Connor ) recommendation of Jambaylaya and bacon wrapped scallops. Both were 5star! Started with PEI mussels, small but plentiful. Don't forget the "on tap" Black Whale Ale and Shape of Hops to Come!

Thank TreatMeLikeARegular
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We have eaten dinner at Black Whale many times over the years and it remains consistently good when it comes to food and service. I enjoy the bar too but it can be come very loud and gets so crowed at times that it becomes...More

Thank 4onpark
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I had all sea food and everything was excellent. Very friendly staff and bartender. If you love sea food give this place a try you won't be sorry.

1  Thank lchecinski
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Amazing! Best restaurant on LBI. Salad comes with the meal and helps keep the cost reasonable. Always great, never had a bad meal here. Go early wait can be 2 hours plus

Thank PhilCorwin
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Food was exceptionally good. All the seafood we had ordered tasted amazing. Wanted to thank Jeanie a million times over for being the best hostess, she was able to accommodate a party of 9 within minutes. We will definitely be back here again.

Thank cmiranda918
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the black whale .. it was just ok ! Best part was the garlic ranch salad dressing and the garlic clams. Maybe I just love garlic lol . Had crab clusters which were good but standard . If I sat down in 20 minutes...More

1  Thank JetSetJessa
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Everytime we are at LBI this is typically our first stop! It's always busy and a little loud in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. We prefer to sit at the bar and wait for a table. It's a friendly place. Once you get to your table,...More

Thank trips2plan
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8 May 2017|
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Response from Sherry S | Reviewed this property |
If we're having crab cakes at home, my daughter makes them so I don't have a recipe. I do know you should use real crab meat, not the crab "style " meat.
11 March 2017|
Response from Sherry S | Reviewed this property |
No. they are closed for the winter
29 July 2015|
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Response from jerseychic63 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi stormfrontmt! We do not offer a specific gluten free menu but our servers will gladly help you! We are primarily a seafood house anything can be offered without a particular sauce or modified a bit to accommodate... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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