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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (42 reviews)
“jambalaya” (9 reviews)
“seafood” (64 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
100 N Pennsylvania Ave, Beach Haven, Long Beach Island, NJ 08008-1835
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Sunday night dinner at the Bay and it was crowded. We were told 40 minutes so we took a walk. They use a text message system to notify you. Great idea! We were later notified and seated. We didn't care where we sat but we...More

Thank Albert F
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spoiler alert! There's a bad pun ahead in this review. I went to The Black Whale with a large family group on the enthusiastic recommendations of our son and daughter-in-law. They have a summer house on LBI and this is their favorite restaurant. So they...More

Thank PMATT914
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This little gem is a little off the beaten path. Great entrees, good cocktails, nice atmosphere. Do yourself a favor and try an oyster shooter.

Thank KevinM044
Reviewed 3 days ago

We love going to this place for dinner whenever we are on the island. The food is great and the staff is friendly. The fish is always fresh. My husband has the mussels over spaghetti and I get the jumbo lump crab cakes. The fried...More

Thank Marge N
Reviewed 4 days ago

You may want to hit it between 2 - 4. Visited it twice this week. The place is super popular. If you try to get in after 6, the wait can be 1 1/2 hours or more. We've learned it's better (if you want to...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Party of four. Everyone had a great meal . Two of us had the Jambalaya and it was right on with mussels, sausage, shrimp, clams and a small lobster tail with red beans and rice. The other two had the lobster which was cooked just...More

Thank pocotango
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not quiet but the selection and freshness of the seafood is the best I have had in a long time. My wife had the maple bourbon bacon wrapped sea scallops that were to die for. My grouper marsala was also delicious. Not fancy but family...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very noisy. The portions small. Average food but expensive. We felt very rushed like they wanted to get us in and out. Would not go back.

Thank lindafromNJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this place..the right kind of casual, comfortable dining with an excellent menu. There's a reason why it's always packed. Kid friendly and delicious.

Thank Mona B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Buckalews for dinner and drinks. Surprised to find an excellent sushi bar. Weekend entertainment in season and no cover charges

Thank Harleydoc5
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Questions & Answers
7 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.
11 March 2017|
Response from Sherry S | Reviewed this property |
No. they are closed for the winter
29 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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
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