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The Black Whale

Fisherman's Wharf Pier 3, New Bedford, MA 02740
+1 508-990-7100
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (33 reviews)
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Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pm Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Fisherman's Wharf Pier 3, New Bedford, MA 02740
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Salmon was delicious! Fish and chips is definitely a meal for sharing. Beautiful view!!! Nice place to watch sporting events and watch the catch of the day come in.

Thank Pgc5837
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fresh seafood! Located on a working dock, the Black Whale is a simple restaurant with a varied menu. Ample servings at a reasonable price. I could describe what we had but I won’t. You are going to look at the menu online anyways. Both entrees...More

Thank TheWeen63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was here a couple of years ago, and it was great; so I came here again. I was not disappointed and enjoyed my Codfish and Clam Chowder. Kylie was a very pleasant server and Paula is a very good manager, whom I remember from...More

Thank Marc C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner here last week and enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. Service was spotty but primarily because of a large group near us. The mussels were very good although small. The other seafood was fresh and the seafood dip was tangy. Excellent drinks.

Thank Frank S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten lots of seafood in my day. This was very fresh and smartly presented. A seafood tower supreme. You have to give it a try if you love seafood you can't go wrong. Highly recommended.

Thank michaelsr964
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We frequently bring guests to this restaurant and the food is very good. But the noise level is almost intolerable There are three televisions on plus the noise from the bar crowd. The noise from the bar crowd I can understand but why three televisions...More

1  Thank Leon M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. My children love the chicken tenders and homemade French fries. My shrimp scampi was delicious. Just not enough linguini, I thought they could have put more. My wife’s salmon was great. Overall a good place to go for some seafood

Thank alexyuno
Reviewed 14 September 2018

This was the end of our vacation and this restaurant made it worthwhile. The view, service and food were very good. and there was parking available. Pricing was above average and noise level left much to be desired.. Very close to where we were staying...More

Thank Dorothy S
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We had decided to take our daughter here for a celebration. We went around five and were easily seated outside. The wait staff is very pleasant and attentive. We ordered the fish and chips, lobster roll and the clams linguine. The prices were a little...More

Thank My2centzworth
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We walked to this restaurant from our hotel. We thought it was an off night for dining but realized when we got inside that it was a favorite with the locals. It was a fairly large restaurant with seating both in and outdoors. No one...More

Thank Derek G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fisherman's Wharf Pier 3, New Bedford, MA 02740
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 508-990-7100
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