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The Whale's Rib

Map & Directions 2031 NE Second St.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
  • Bar Food, Sandwiches, Seafood
  • Sun-Thu 11am-11pm, Fri-Sat 11am-12am
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Takeout, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine, Full bar
  • Not Accepted
  • Lot Available, Meters, Street


New Times Broward-Palm Beach's Description

Since being showcased on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, homey seafood shack the Whale's Rib has enjoyed a renaissance as Deerfield Beach's premier spot for ultrafresh seafood and cold brews. And for good reason. It's the kind of place where you can sit at the worn bar-top and watch your oysters shucked right in front of you. From that seat, amid kitschy, vintage signs and framed photos of fishermen, you can look on as fresh mahi, soft-shelled crab, scallops, and rock shrimp are prepared on the nearby chef's line. And you can enjoy it all in the company of people who feel just a bit more down to Earth than the rest of us. Platters of broiled and fried seafood are trucked out with incredible expediency, as are bowls of medium or large stone crab claws with spicy mustard sauce. The fish sandwiches -- including the Key West dolphin served blackened or fried on a whole wheat bun -- are topnotch.

Member Reviews

  • Lindsey220 wrote a review for The Whale's Rib
    on 03/16/10

    The food was fresh and authentic. I had their Oysters Rockefeller, which I highly recommend. I can't wait to go back!

  • Thomas Barris wrote a review for The Whale's Rib
    on 01/08/09

    Great seafood selection and everything on the menu is delicious. They also have a great happy hour and it located 1 min. from deerfield beach.

  • MeganF2 wrote a review for The Whale's Rib
    on 06/26/08

    While you now need a pair of shoes and a shirt, it is still a great dive.

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Tips from foursquare

  • The Corcoran Group on 11/15/10

    Yeah, it looks like a dive, but it all about the seafood. Try the rock shrimp if they are available. The lobster bisque and dolphin sandwich are spectacular also.

  • Lauren S. on 01/05/11

    Get the whale fries with extra whale juice.

  • Hood W. on 12/29/10

    CW is the best waitress!!!

  • Kelly G. on 02/15/10

    Best Lobster Bisque and Rock Shrimp

  • Richard F. on 02/05/10

    Try the rock shrimp, they're a must!

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