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The Whale's Rib

2031 NE 2nd St, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-3816
+1 954-421-8880
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“rock shrimp” (200 reviews)
“whale fries” (226 reviews)
“oysters” (155 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2031 NE 2nd St, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-3816
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hotel staff referred us to this funky little place for an authentic local experience. The food was good and reasonably priced. The atmosphere was even better. I can see Jimmy Buffet writing a song about the Whale's Rib!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being from PA, maybe I view dolphin in a different manner, but all I can say is WOW! Try the dolphin filet stuffed with crab meat, and it will completely change your viewpoint. Better than mahi mahi, better than grouper, overall just better! The house...More

Thank Cody K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a local, I have visited the Whale’s Rib many times. This time, for lunch with family from San Francisco. It meets my expectations each time. It never disappoints. Even my ‘cosmopolitan foodie’ relatives enjoyed themselves on fresh seafood and the world’s best Bloody Marys...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sometimes you just have to have a few drinks and look around...this is that kind of bar ;) Very friendly bartenders . We had the Whaler chips and oysters. Both were wonderful.

Thank kp2300
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We originally went here years ago because Triple D did a story here, we hadn't been back in about 10 years and the food is still great! Start with the Bloody Mary, add the Rock Shrimp and finish with the Key West Dolphin Sandwich, add...More

Thank srcesq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sitting outside is always my fave as I enjoy the evening weather but my honey waned to sit inside. I'm glad we did, I would have missed all the character! We split oysters on the half shell and the grilled dolphin sandwich. Giant glasses of...More

Thank Toni M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love going to The Whale's Rib great food and nice staff it is close to the beach so you can walk your dinner off. 👍🏻🍴🍺🍹

Thank Rebecca P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried the Key West (pastrami) and the Fresh Dolphin Key West (blackened), Lobster Bisque and Whale fries. Sandwiches were fantastic, fresh, messy like a stacked sandwich should be! Bisque was delicious. We had the chips done 'medium'....Enjoyed some crunchy and some chewy potato goodness...More

Thank joamsr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recently watched an episode of Diners, Drive-in and Dives (DDD) that featured this restaurant. My husband and I took a scenic drive up A1A and stopped at the Whales Rib for lunch. We both ordered the "Fresh Dolphin Key West" sandwich (w/swiss, purple coleslaw,...More

Thank Lynn L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for lunch twice while I was there.Quick walk from the Wyndam. Wanted to try it because I had seen it on DDD and to did not disappoint.Recommend the Whale chips and sauce

Thank Cyndi L
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Questions & Answers
16 January 2017|
Response from rosalee84 | Reviewed this property |
It does not it's a hole in the wall but they are affiliated with Flanigans they are connected literally and there you can have a party of 30. Their food is also good.
17 October 2016|
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Response from Steven K | Property representative |
Yes, but only two tables at the moment.
Robert A
28 December 2015|
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Response from TheBlithes | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not. Just give your name when you arrive. Arrive early to make sure you can get a table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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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