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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (49 reviews)
“seafood” (77 reviews)
“salad” (47 reviews)
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 N Pennsylvania Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1835
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We have had dinner here with as many as six plus children and as few as two. Each time was pleasant. The wait staff is the best, not pushing to turn over the table and giving us each time to enjoy our dinner. Our wait...More

Thank h2oworks2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a restaurant my husband found this place so we Uber over we made reservations, bar was packed when we arrived they seated us in a booth we had to move to a table my husband is a big guy booths are...More

Thank queensfunds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One disappointment. Happy hour is only at the bar. I suggest order drinks from the bar and take them to your table. Waitress was friendly enough. Nice atmosphere Food was good. Will be back

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

best part is they serve later in Beach Haven than many other restaurants. Fish sandwich was fresh. Beer was cold. not much else to add

Thank bluesaveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bacon wrapped scallops...it's a must! Wine list has a great selection. added some raw clams, fried calamari, Lobster, steak, black cherry cheesecake. When we were done I don't know how we were able to walk to our car. We'll be back next year

Thank Vincent C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

That's 2 each. if we had more thumbs, they'd be up too. This place was absolutely great. No qualifiers, nor hems and haws, just flat out great. From the lovely atmosphere, to the friendly and efficient service staff, and the food and beverage, all top...More

Thank ZenGolfGuy
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Went here for happy hour and had a great time. Welcoming bar with attractive happy hour deals. Great service,great drinks, ok food

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 14 September 2018

We waited about 15 minutes to be seated. Pleasant waitress. I ordered the fried seafood combination; it was okay but the flounder was overdone as was the shrimp. My husband had ordered a calamari appetizer which never appeared. The booths across from us were filled...More

Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Clam strips are to die for ,Brian our server was excellent, salad dressing home made great, flounder and grouper were excellent . Just a really great meal

Thank Timothy G
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We dine here every time we're staying in town, usually twice a year. Love the food, the service has always been great-these folks don't slow down! BUT...this year some of the other diners were VERY rude. Yes, it's a casual environment, but with the average...More

Thank goinmobile68
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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.
12 March 2017|
Response from Shetravelsworld2000 | 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, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
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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