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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“rock shrimp” (193 reviews)
“whale fries” (212 reviews)
“oysters” (146 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2031 NE 2nd St, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-3816
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Reviewed yesterday

This place has been here forever and for a reason. Great seafood dishes, and known for their "whale fries" which are shaved fried potatoes. I recommend their bloody Mary's as well as their conch chowder also. And a great value on all dishes. Great food,...More

Thank robertlW3085JX
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's amazing how nice everyone here is, from the guy monitoring the (tiny) parking lot to the host, to the server. The people make this place, although the funky atmosphere is a close second. The home made chips and whale juice are a must. The...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We came in on a non holiday weekday Wednesday evening no wait weaved our way past the bar, past the hot line and next to the servers station, I thought awe shoot.... turned out to be the entertaining place to be, the choreography of the...More

Thank WrMadMan
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

But not just a local hangout. Its been on Food Channels DDD Wife and i visit often. In evening there is almost always a wait, so we hit it after the lunch crowd and stay for happy hour. It was popular BEFORE DDD ! Famous...More

Thank Jay H
Reviewed 4 days ago

The atmosphere was very casual, noisy, and in the middle of a cute downtown by the sea. The service was average. The Oyster Rockefeller was not what we expected, we didn't even eat all of it with the tomato on top? My stuffed dolphin was...More

Thank kbailey1088
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We always come here and the food was tasty. We had the special king crab legs, the portion was generous although a little cold. The drinks are great so we're the wale fries.

Thank jgfly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a very average seafood type diner. I have had much better greasy spoon type seafood. There is a long wait to get in and we decided to sit at the "bar" which is right where they prepare the food. If you can...More

Thank Forknknife
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my girlfriend here for dinner and we had such a good time. The service was fantastic with the general manager taking time to check in with all the guests. The food was just as good as the service too! Recommend the Lobster as its...More

Thank Jake M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been going to Whales Rib for over 30 years. Will NEVER go back. They have changed for the worse. Longer wait than advised by hostess. When you finally get seated, they are out of everything. Quality of food, service and management suck! Management could care...More

Thank Regina S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If it's good enough for Guy, it's good enough for me. Great food. My second visit and will be back next trip here.

Thank Eric P
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Does your facility accommodate large parties, say for a wedding rehearsal dinner for 30?
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.
Is there an out door patio that I can bring my small puppy that stays in a stroller?
17 October 2016|
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Response from | Property representative |
Yes, but only two tables at the moment.
Robert A
Do they take reservations
27 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
US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
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