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Black Whale Bar & Fish House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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100 N Pennsylvania Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1835
+1 609-492-0025
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 15:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

Thank Kathleen C
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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 

Thank Sherry S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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

Thank porkchop9000
Montclair, New Jersey
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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 

Thank Matt S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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.

Thank ATravelingFoodLover
Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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102 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Rutgerth
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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 

Thank Denise P
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a reservation, but wouldn't have had to wait for a table when we arrived, but the restaurant quickly filled up even in their off-season. Service was very good. Their selection of seafood was outstanding and each preparation nicely prepared. The entrees were perfectly cooked.

Thank footdoc99
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We visit Black Whale several times a year for dinner while staying at our seasonal home on Long Beach Island. My wife and I went there tonight for a quiet, end of season dinner. As usual, the food was excellent. My wife had the broiled seafood platter, and I had the grilled grouper. My complaint is with the service, or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?