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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%
Travellers talk about
“jambalaya” (10 reviews)
“seafood” (72 reviews)
“crab cakes” (41 reviews)
Open Now
15:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
100 N Pennsylvania Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1835
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1 - 10 of 393 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 30 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 18 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 3 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
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We were on the island for chowderfest. We have a hard time ever getting in here so we walked over for lunch. We had margaritas and we shared fried calamari. My dh has a soft shell crab and I had a crab cake. Food was...More

Thank Jgifas
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Booked for a family group on a midweek evening in late September. The table was not ready for a while due to the previous party taking their time. The hostess was most apologetic and attentive while we waited. Once seated the waiter was outstanding with...More

Thank Time2travel2places
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We waited over an hour for what we hoped was our food . Only to have the waitress tell us " we are out of baked potatoes" we have your other food I'm so sorry "really. . not happy walked out

1  Thank Carol V
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

Yielded to the waitstaff's (Connor ) recommendation of Jambaylaya and bacon wrapped scallops. Both were 5star! Started with PEI mussels, small but plentiful. Don't forget the "on tap" Black Whale Ale and Shape of Hops to Come!

Thank TreatMeLikeARegular
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Questions & Answers
8 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Sherry S | 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.
11 March 2017|
Response from Sherry S | Reviewed this property |
No. they are closed for the winter
29 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, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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