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Black Whale Bar & Fish House

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100 N Pennsylvania Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1835
+1 609-492-0025
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11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 15:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We met friends at the Black Whale for dinner on a Wednesday night. Turns out it was their 42nd anniversary! We started off with cocktails. We women enjoyed a "Fountain of Youth" martini - vodka, pomegranate, and ginger - delicious! We then had oysters and clams on the half shell. They were plump, juicy, and really fresh. One had flounder... More 

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Thank Kathleen T
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of my favorite places to dine in Beach Haven. Always great food and great service. Well worth the wait.

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Thank theresa_lbi
Rochester, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular place, wait to sit can be long but is worth it. Friendly staff. Crab legs were huge. Everyone left satisfied and happy.

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Thank Vierjas
Blakeslee, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for the raw bar menu for lunch, and found the place busy since many other restaurants were not open yet. Bar & tables in there were packed. We were seated in the dining room at a booth. Nice atmosphere, with local photos; and the table covered in brown paper for eating seafood. Cool touch, with the hostess spelling the... More 

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Thank cjdickinson
Somers Point
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This place is the best for seafood, the garlic clams with lump crab meat is the best. The grilled grouper sandwich is excellent. The owners mother's recipe for the salad dressing is beyond excellent. The place gets busy in season, but they all do on LBI. This is my favorite place to eat on LBI.

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Thank Richard L
Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Black Whale is a favorite among the locals here on LBI. Too bad it closes in the off season. The bar is a popular hangout and the food is very tasty. Prices are fair and they have a great HH.

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Thank SusieQ1954
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 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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Thank NANETTE D
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 February 2017 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 

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Thank Kathleen C
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Sherry S
Florida
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Bar, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
15:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 22:00
Thursday
15:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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?