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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%
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“cod” (36 reviews)
“oysters” (33 reviews)
“loin” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Fisherman's Wharf Pier 3, New Bedford, MA 02740
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First time to area. Had shrimp and cod...both amazing! Pumpkin martinis is amazing as well! The atmosphere is calm and right on water. Denise the waitress was super friendly and knowledgeable...we had an amazing time with amazing food! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank EN29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Literally shoulder-to-shoulder with the docks of New Bedford's famed fishing fleet, the Black Whale has a bit of a chainy feel that unfortunately left me underwhelmed. Got a lunch bowl of steamers that (by my guess as a longtime steamer-lover) appeared to have been boiled...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank starwatchsam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fish and chips mountainess sized fish (lightly breaded, deep fried, fresh, mild sweet flavor) a crispy cabbage slaw, and tons of French fries-terrific! Award winning chowder-indeed...nice chunks of sweet tender clam meat and a heavy creamy, delectable base. Cajun swordfish tacos...seasoned with rich flavors on...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KLfoodfun
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very enjoyable experience at this restaurant on the dockside. Lots of large glass windows to watch the dockside activity while enjoying your meal. Food and service was very good.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Timothy H
Reviewed 4 November 2018

I went there for dinner with friends I ordered pasta with clams. The clams were fine but the sauce the pasta was very very salty. I did tell my server that and her response was you did eat all the clams. Well the clams were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Paradise53407538757
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Right on the Pier the food was outstanding. My wife had a peach salad and I had Cod and they both amazing. Worth finding this restaurant in a very quaint community.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Guy P
Reviewed 27 October 2018

We stopped here after visiting the Whaling Museum. The restaurant is right on Pier 3. The place is immaculate. the food is fresh and the offerings are huge. My wife and I had a huge portion of baked scrod. My wife had asparagus that was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 24thIDTraveller
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Salmon was delicious! Fish and chips is definitely a meal for sharing. Beautiful view!!! Nice place to watch sporting events and watch the catch of the day come in.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Pgc5837
Reviewed 13 October 2018

Fresh seafood! Located on a working dock, the Black Whale is a simple restaurant with a varied menu. Ample servings at a reasonable price. I could describe what we had but I won’t. You are going to look at the menu online anyways. Both entrees...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TheWeen63
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

I was here a couple of years ago, and it was great; so I came here again. I was not disappointed and enjoyed my Codfish and Clam Chowder. Kylie was a very pleasant server and Paula is a very good manager, whom I remember from...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Marc C
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, 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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