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The Black Whale

Fisherman's Wharf Pier 3, New Bedford, MA 02740
+1 508-990-7100
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (33 reviews)
“cod” (35 reviews)
“loin” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Fisherman's Wharf Pier 3, New Bedford, MA 02740
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1 - 10 of 397 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, great view of the waterfront, but two complaints....no handicap parking spaces available and the music in the bar area is too LOUD!!

Thank sebringman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good to have both inside (with AC) and outside options for dining. Food and drink selection interesting and tasty - their award winning chowder had good flavor but was a bit thick for my liking. The "Rachel" fish sandwich was very good, contemporary decor, easy...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner was fantastic!!! Wine selection superb, and the food was excellent!! I look for reasons to go, and it is great for everyone, family nights outside are the best, or a quiet meal inside with a friend!!

Thank Joanne D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a day at the Whaling Museum we were looking for a raw bar and some wine. The Visitors Center had suggested the Black Whale. But the receptionist said that only persons ordering a full meal could be seated on the patio (although there were...More

1  Thank Mike G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was quick to get in, no wait and it’s out in the deck. a little pricey but well worth it but must not leave without getting the oysters. Very relaxed place. Can go in casuals.

Thank Darinda P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a great experience? Try the Black Whale. Sat at the bar and had chowder and oysters. Really good and fresh. My better half had the Fisherman’s platter - the portion was enormous. Cod was delicious. Great atmosphere and mood. Surprisingly busy for a...More

Thank SusieH327
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They get 2 stars and I won't be back because one of our meals (the monkfish) was not cooked properly and inedible while the other (the scallops) was just ok. Prices are on the high side here being comparable to the better restaurants in Providence,...More

Thank Bruce D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location and lovely outside seating area. However, the food was a bit on the bland side and quite average. I wanted to love this place because I loved their logo and whole vibe. Excellent waitress, wish I could remember her name. If only the...More

Thank Maui-no-Kai-oi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Right on the water on a beautiful sunny day-this was a glorious surprise. I had a stellar salad and a delicous Bloody Mary after spending the afternoon at the Whaling Museum.

Thank brookums71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The waterfront view is across the parking lot looking at the commercial fishing fleet or look the other way over Rt. 18. Neither very pretty. The food was decent, the service was good. The fish and chips included an enormous PC. Of very fresh fish...More

Thank John M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fisherman's Wharf Pier 3, New Bedford, MA 02740
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  New Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 508-990-7100
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