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Black Whale Bar & Fish House

100 N Pennsylvania Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1835
+1 609-492-0025
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (72 reviews)
“crab cakes” (42 reviews)
“clams” (36 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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100 N Pennsylvania Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1835
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

We love going to happy hour at the Black Whale's bar after a day at the beach. The bartenders and patrons are friendly and the oyster crackers and horseradish dip are so good and hard to stop eating!! Just get there early during the beach...More

Thank Barbara C
Reviewed 29 January 2018

We always go to the Black Whale while in L.B.I. to celebrate our anniversary. The food is superb and the atmosphere is relaxing.

Thank hindes2018
Reviewed 16 January 2018

This is a great place for seafood. The happy hour is also a win! If it is a nice day ask to sit outside on the deck rails. It was great being outside and casual with dining and mingling with passer by folks. Food is...More

Thank qtdesignz
Reviewed 22 December 2017

The scenery was awesome. Food was very good and a good value. Restaurant was very noisey and they had a fan blowing in our direction. They had a tough time redirecting the fan. Service needs to be more attentive.

1  Thank alcontd
Reviewed 1 December 2017

Most restaurants in LBI are bring your own so this great, casual dining place has an added benefit of a horseshoe style bar as well. Food is top notch. Atmosphere is as well.

Thank mcmannis12
Reviewed 16 November 2017

This is one of our go to spots when we visit Lbi. The food is always great as is the service. We just recently discovered their happy hour menu during the week and it is a MUST if you are there mon thru fri!

Thank RP2358
Reviewed 31 October 2017

Guess locals like the place. Reputation was greatly overrated. I usually judge a seafood joint by its crab cakes.... average...in a seafood place? Service, attmosphere did not add up to the hype. Guess I've been eatin great seafood recently...not here.

Thank JerseyJohnnie
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Cozy booth , quick service( benefit of off season) Food was excellent. We had lobster, oysters ,grouper , Clams pepericini, all very delicious Had a bottle of cheaper wine-Prices not as bad as I expected. Waitress Jean was wonderful. Would definitely return Our best meal

Thank PLM44
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Went for dinner on a Tuesday night in October, not many other places to eat. I never saw a menu that had a market price for flounder...seems a bit over the top. We chose crab cake sandwiches instead of the dinners....crab cakes were excellent. Service...More

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Down at the shore, time for seafood. Went for an early dinner before the crowd started to come out after a day at the beach. Stopped in and got a table quickly. Ordered drinks and the waitress took our dinner orders within a few minutes....More

Thank Frank S
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8 May 2017|
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Response from Shetravelsworld2000 | Reviewed this property |
If we're having crab cakes at home, my daughter makes them so I don't have a recipe. I do know you should use real crab meat, not the crab "style " meat.
12 March 2017|
Response from Shetravelsworld2000 | Reviewed this property |
No. they are closed for the winter
30 July 2015|
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Response from jerseychic63 | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Hi stormfrontmt! We do not offer a specific gluten free menu but our servers will gladly help you! We are primarily a seafood house anything can be offered without a particular sauce or modified a bit to accommodate... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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