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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” (200 reviews)
“oysters” (158 reviews)
“fries” (273 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2031 NE 2nd St, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-3816
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The reviews didn't steer me wrong. This place was really great. The staff were all incredibly nice, and the food and drinks were great. I had the grouper which was perfect and I was so pleased with my experience I went back again before Ieft...More

Thank simplysme
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love The Whale's Rib. I discovered it a few years ago after watching an episode of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives and it looked interesting. I've been about 5 times now and each time, I like it more. The menu is great, the food is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great casual place for lunch or dinner. Food is excellent. Friendly atmosphere. Handy to the beach. Parking can be a problem because the beach is so popular.

Thank carolgish896
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s been 25 years since I have been here at the Whale’s Rib and it is still amazing. The decor to me hasn’t changed which I love. The food is amazing, I had the rock shrimp and my wife had the fish & chips, we...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have always loved the Whale's Rib for the past 20+ years. Great spot! Never disappointed. Always great food and atmosphere.

Thank pamelakloss26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to the Whale's Rib for 21 years. The Lobster Bisque, Whales Chips, Rock Shrimp, Blanked Key West Dolphin Sandwich are all of our favorites. Cannot be beat anywhere else. The food is great! The staff is great(most of them have also...More

Thank jillocean
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had prime rib (not very good), lobster bisque (no discernible lobster flavor), and lobster salad sandwich (not much flavor).

Thank Travel_Lovers_YB
Reviewed 9 November 2017

we were there abbout a week before irene came and maria. I hope everyone was ok after the storm and it didnt receive to much storm damage.I love having a meal here and i love the coconut shrimp basket. we having lunch before heading to...More

Thank al g
Reviewed 5 November 2017

We finally made it here after having it recommended to us for years. It was well worth the wait, but, we're sorry we did wait so long. The food was fantastic, the service was super, and, 30+ years of character really shows in the place....More

Thank Rick A
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Great service, great food, a place where they make you feel at comfortable. Will go back. Must try whale fries and whale sauce.

Thank Debra M
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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 Steven K | 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
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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