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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (47 reviews)
“seafood” (77 reviews)
“crab cakes” (43 reviews)
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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 yesterday

Okay, so here we go again. One of my favorite places to eat. The crab cakes are the best around and the service is always with a smile. Although the wait maybe long it is worth every minute you have to wait. I have not...More

Thank Marge N
Reviewed 2 days ago

A terrific restaurant on Long Beach Island in Beach Haven...they do take reservation from 4-6pm...but have no fear...if you don't rate one, go anyway....it's well worth the wait!!!

Thank off2negril54
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For a popular LBi restaurant I was not overly impressed. My family members all got fish and were happy with their meals. My father had a crab cake he especially enjoyed. My fiance had grilled scallops which were tasty. I made the mistake of ordering...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great fresh seafood. While visiting my friend who has a summer home in Beach Haven, she suggested this place. On last Monday night at 8:30 pm a half hour wait. While waiting we ordered clams with crab superb, wish portion size was larger. Great sangria...More

Thank Robinflion
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Party of six including two kids. Ladies had the lobster bake for two and were extremely satisfied. Lobster cooked just right. I had the grilled grouper and it was also cooked just right. The poblano creamed corn was delicious. The grilled halibut special was also...More

Thank pocotango
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is always a long wait, it's summer at the beach and a fantastic restaurant so it's too be expected. Just know you will be thrilled. The salad alone is worth the trip but the food is fantastic and the bar is the best.

Thank Kevin L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this restaurant for some good cocktails, fresh grilled fish and the salads with their homemade dressings are the best! Highly recommend...it is well known and does get quite busy often with a lengthy wait. Plan ahead and it is worth it.

Thank roxymama2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for dinner with a large group so we called ahead and good thing we did as they started to take reservations after 11:30 A.M. We called around 5 pm and were told our table would be ready at 7pm. When we arrived our...More

Thank SO194
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Whale's happy hour as soon as we arrived on LBI as usual it was a terrific experience again ,nice selection of drinks on special and wines and great half priced apps ,the staff are among the best on the Island .We...More

1  Thank jgrimes1946
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the first time I ate here,I make a point to come to the Black Whale whenever I'm on the Island. I recently found my new cocktail lemon breeze. Yum! The seafood jambalaya is delicious.. they are doing some contracting work now,I believe the bar...More

Thank Lvizer
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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