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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (73 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 yesterday

We stopped at the Black Whale on our way back from Cape May. We were seeking a Jersey Shore seafood experience, and the Whale did not disappoint. The menu included the kinds of selections we wanted. The proportions were fine. The food was tasty--nothing unusual,...More

Thank 161,945
Reviewed yesterday

Love this place. It's a 3 pm go to place when in LBI. Arrive early to get a seat. Killer clams, oysters, fish tacos, wings. Entree meals are great too.

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Decent meal at the Black Whale. Complimentary salad with meal is great - served family style with your choice of two salad dressings which are both delish. Had the seafood combo which was fine. Nothing exciting and the flounder was a little soft. I’ve had...More

Thank kissol
Reviewed 4 days ago

So funny. I called to see if they would take a reservation for four, and asked if they had outdoor seating. I was told they could not take a reservation for four for the outdoor seating. So, we just went a little earlier since we...More

Thank ConnieB1135
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tuna and shrimp are always good. Family friendly— especially for kids who want to peak at the lobsters. Very typical Shore place, but delicious!

Thank jrog05
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the Black Whale and to be honest, all of their restaurants I've tried (Parkers, Ship Bottom Shellfish)- Great food, great bar and open late! My only complaint is trying to get a table -no reservations for small groups and they are no longer...More

Thank challeste
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went only during Happy Hour so am not able to comment on the dinners which we heard were delicious and the best seafood on the island. The oysters on the half-shell lacked plumpness (yes, I know that May does not have an "r" in...More

Thank julie s
Reviewed 14 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
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Questions & Answers
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.
11 March 2017|
Response from Shetravelsworld2000 | 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, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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