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Black Whale Bar & Fish House
Ranked #4 of 94 Restaurants in Beach Haven
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 28 October 2013

Actually rather good food but overpriced, noisy (due to bar), and slow service in the beginning. Cindy had the sauteed soft-shell crabs, I had the salmon - both fine. Wine by the glass is expensive (I instead opted for a Coke for $2.30, it comes in a plastic cup). No appetizers/extras; total $80 for two. The dining area is small; if you go there, try to get seated as far away from the bar noise as you can. Unsure whether we would return.

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2  Thank Donald E
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mudcity, Owner at Black Whale Bar & Fish House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2014

Dear Donald, We are sorry you had a less than favorable experience at the black whale. Our prices are highly competitive with all of the surrounding restaurants in Beach Haven and we strive to provide our customers with the freshest and highest quality ingredients we have access to. All of our menu items are handmade on premise, nothing is frozen or pre made. Our chef strives to offer unique specials on a daily basis. Our wine list ranges from $6 for house wine to a $14 glass of Santa Margarita with many choices in between and all of our entrees come with a choice of side and a large family style salad with our amazing dressings. Our dining area and bar are very small and this time of year most places are noisier than we would care for, but we try offer a family style dining experience. I will agree that your soda should have not been served in a plastic cup and we will make sure this is not overlooked again. We hope that you will give us a try again in the future!!

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Reviewed 24 October 2013

My friend and I visited in October. We had a great dinner. Service was very good.
We had oysters, delish and fresh. We enjoy their crisp cold salad, with house dressing.
She ordered sea bass and I ordered swordfish both specials. They were wonderful.
We cleaned our plates.
We shared a key lime pie for dessert, best we've had. Light, flavorful and right mix of sweet/tart.

Sorry I didn't try the mussels.
We would have preferred fresh bread/butter to their oyster crackers. Good drinks as well.

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Thank Maryann i
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

If you don't want to cross the causeway to the Muddy Crab this is the spot. Same owners better menu and a full bar with great drinks.

Thank Paul K
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Ipswich steamed clams a must. Mussels in all the sauces are amazing. Great drinks and beach atmosphere.

Thank JustBeSmooth
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

I enjoy this location as a lifetime visitor and as a full-time resident of the island for the last forty years. The place is not especially clean, and service is distracted - even when not busy at all. The food is good enough to tolerate the sloppiness of the service.

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Thank Liz O
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