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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“rock shrimp” (199 reviews)
“whale fries” (223 reviews)
“oysters” (154 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2031 NE 2nd St, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-3816
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I recently watched an episode of Diners, Drive-in and Dives (DDD) that featured this restaurant. My husband and I took a scenic drive up A1A and stopped at the Whales Rib for lunch. We both ordered the "Fresh Dolphin Key West" sandwich (w/swiss, purple coleslaw,...More

Thank Lynn L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went for lunch twice while I was there.Quick walk from the Wyndam. Wanted to try it because I had seen it on DDD and to did not disappoint.Recommend the Whale chips and sauce

Thank Cyndi L
Reviewed 1 week ago

our last day of our trip we wanted to have lunch here before getting on the pla ne. i had the shrimp basket and my wife had grill mai mai on ceaser salad. Its a great place to eat. close to the beach and great...More

Thank albee_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a cool vibe that is old school South Florida, license plates on the walls, mounted fish trophies and memorabilia. The fried oysters were wonderful. The service is sensational, literally they checked on us 4 times during our short meal to make sure...More

Thank dean m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fun place to go for dinner and drinks. The food is good. Kids are welcome. Sometimes there is a wait.

Thank vscarola
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have always heard about the Whales Rib but am never in that area. Due to Hurricane Irma my husband & I were in Deerfield & stopped in for dinner. Everything about Whales Rib was comfortable and the food was amazing. It's extremely casual &...More

Thank Linda F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is known for it's seafood which is very good, but they have a sandwich called the Key West that is to die for! You have the option of getting it with Turkey or Pastrami..GET THE PASTRAMI!!! You will not be disappointed, their whale...More

Thank injunchild
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We absolutely loved this place! Fun atmosphere and great food. Give it a try you'll really like it. My daughter devoured the crab legs and didn't leave a piece of meat on her plate.

Thank Heidi H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and an awesome atmosphere I recommend this restaurant to any body who likes seafood great place .

Thank gregsalter2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to the whales rib before but this was the first time visiting with my husband. You absolutely must have the smoked fish dip and the whale fries. We split the Key West sandwich which is always a winner… This time I must...More

Thank kelsmith76
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Questions & Answers
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.
17 October 2016|
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Response from | Property representative |
Yes, but only two tables at the moment.
Robert A
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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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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