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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“jambalaya” (10 reviews)
“seafood” (70 reviews)
“crab cakes” (43 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 N Pennsylvania Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1835
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had all sea food and everything was excellent. Very friendly staff and bartender. If you love sea food give this place a try you won't be sorry.

1  Thank lchecinski
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing! Best restaurant on LBI. Salad comes with the meal and helps keep the cost reasonable. Always great, never had a bad meal here. Go early wait can be 2 hours plus

Thank PhilCorwin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was exceptionally good. All the seafood we had ordered tasted amazing. Wanted to thank Jeanie a million times over for being the best hostess, she was able to accommodate a party of 9 within minutes. We will definitely be back here again.

Thank cmiranda918
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the black whale .. it was just ok ! Best part was the garlic ranch salad dressing and the garlic clams. Maybe I just love garlic lol . Had crab clusters which were good but standard . If I sat down in 20 minutes...More

1  Thank JetSetJessa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everytime we are at LBI this is typically our first stop! It's always busy and a little loud in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. We prefer to sit at the bar and wait for a table. It's a friendly place. Once you get to your table,...More

Thank trips2plan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good Happy Hour prices and great food. Outdoor seating available and a view of the sunset down the street.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had to wait about an hour to be seated but the bar was a great place to hang out. Good drinks and friendly staff/customers. Once seated, our waiter was very friendly and efficient. Good seafood dinner. Pan seared scallops were the tastiest part of the...More

Thank Rpbp4_6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I visited the Black Whale on a date nite this week. Our wait on a Monday at 8pm was stated as 1hr but we only waited 20 minutes for a table. The food is aways good, but I would stick to the...More

Thank chrisc012314
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was our second choice for the evening, but boy were we all glad that we ended up here. Located right on the Bay, on Pennsylvania Ave., it had ample parking, including two lots owned by the restaurant. Their bar was packed with what...More

1  Thank Dean A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited the Black Whale for lunch today on a recommendation from my father. I remember dining there once before, but could not remember much about it. My father raves about how good their Crab Chowder is, and after trying it today...More

Thank HollywoodKen481
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Questions & Answers
8 May 2017|
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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.
12 March 2017|
Response from Sherry S | 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, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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