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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (41 reviews)
“seafood” (62 reviews)
“jambalaya” (8 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Bar, Soups
$$ - $$$
100 N Pennsylvania Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1835
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1 - 10 of 344 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

One of my favorite places to dine in Beach Haven. Always great food and great service. Well worth the wait.

Thank theresa_lbi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very popular place, wait to sit can be long but is worth it. Friendly staff. Crab legs were huge. Everyone left satisfied and happy.

Thank Vierjas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped for the raw bar menu for lunch, and found the place busy since many other restaurants were not open yet. Bar & tables in there were packed. We were seated in the dining room at a booth. Nice atmosphere, with local photos; and the...More

Thank cjdickinson
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This place is the best for seafood, the garlic clams with lump crab meat is the best. The grilled grouper sandwich is excellent. The owners mother's recipe for the salad dressing is beyond excellent. The place gets busy in season, but they all do on...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Black Whale is a favorite among the locals here on LBI. Too bad it closes in the off season. The bar is a popular hangout and the food is very tasty. Prices are fair and they have a great HH.

Thank SusieQ1954
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Been going here for years. One of the best restaurants on the island . Only wish they were opened all year.

Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful seafood restaurant and bar. They are also the same family as Ship Botton Seafood and Mud City. Delicious seafood. Local and extremely fresh. They don't take reservations and during the summer can be a long wait but worth it. They do take credit cards...More

Thank Kathleen C
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Since we were in the mood for seafood, we decided to try the Black a Whale. There's usually a wait to get in here during the summer, but I'm not sure why because it's just an average place. The first disappointment was that no bread...More

Thank Sherry S
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Great sea scallops and cold beers. Bartenders were great. I will definitely come back here the next time I'm nearby.

Thank porkchop9000
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I was shocked at how good a crab cake could be at a Bar. Not that this isn't a restaurant but as good if not better than the best steak/ seafood places in NYC. Was incredibly fresh white meat and no bread filler. Just great....More

Thank Matt S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How do you make your crab cakes 🤤
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.
are you open year round?
12 March 2017|
Response from Sherry S | Reviewed this property |
No. they are closed for the winter
Do you have any gluten free options? We absoultely love your restaurant but I am recently diagnosed with a gluten alergy. Thanks for any info you can provide.
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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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
  • E-mail