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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“rock shrimp” (195 reviews)
“whale fries” (218 reviews)
“oysters” (148 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2031 NE 2nd St, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441-3816
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Reviewed yesterday

Great casual dining with straight-forward seafood. Preparation isn't complicated or fussy; just quality at reasonable prices. Very popular so be prepared to wait. Walking distance from the International Pier. Parking is challenging so we paid in a garage around the corner.

Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped by for dinner after travelling and hanging out on the beach. Good cold beer, the shrimp are large and sweet, the conch fritters were tasty and the mahi mahi was out of this world!

Thank Melissa S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend had raved about this place since we met, we finally visited together this past week. The clam chowder was perfect.....lots of clams and you literally could stand your spoon up in it. Had the conch fritters, another 10. Clams on the next visit....More

Thank ArizonaVal
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in to the Whale's Rib for lunch with the family - some of our party decided to sit inside in the AC and the rest outside on the porch. This place in a nutshell is a fried seafood establishment with reasonable prices, ample...More

Thank Don J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basic fried seafood. Not sure what the big deal is, Guy Fieri, seriously? Our waitress was obnoxious. The dueling music was beyond uncomfortable. I had the crab cakes with salad. It was fine, but the special whale chips were not even cooked. If you're looking...More

Thank LucyLu801
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were friendly. Claudio, Josh, and Kelly were all great! Food was a solid 4.5. We had oysters and they were on the small side for the price. The seared tuna was a great choice. We would go back for another visit.

Thank Tybeetaster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner at The Whale's Rib tonight. It is a funky little bar/restaurant in the heart of the Deerfield Beach beach area. Parking is a little tight but doable. It looked pretty full when we arrived but we were seated without...More

Thank danieloW7812SH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place looks like a dump but it is anything but. The food, particularly the fish is fantastic. I started with the delicious lobster bisque. I had the fried shrimp, large shrimp breaded to perfection, served with homemade potato chips. This dish was delicious. My...More

Thank StevenHScher
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was so neat to eat at! We loved everything about it. The Stuffed Tilapia and the Stuffed Shrimp was very good! And, don't forget to try the Whale Fries! Will definitely go back!

Thank dksprowls
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to The Whale's Rib and enjoyed some fresh raw oysters and the Whale fries, which are like fresh potato chips. Service was very good. Nothing fancy...just good food and service. Great after a day on the beach.

1  Thank Mandy B
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Does your facility accommodate large parties, say for a wedding rehearsal dinner for 30?
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.
Is there an out door patio that I can bring my small puppy that stays in a stroller?
17 October 2016|
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Response from | Property representative |
Yes, but only two tables at the moment.
Robert A
Do they take reservations
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
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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