By CHRISTINA DIABO
Most students at Lynn often fall into the monotony of dining at the same restaurants with the same plain touristic atmosphere. However, here in South Florida, finding a restaurant that adds a new twist to a local feel can enhance one’s dining experience greatly.
The Whale’s Rib, located south of campus in Deerfield Beach, sits directly across from the beach. This means that the restaurant has a steady flow of beachgoers and residential families alike. The ambience is inviting and friendly with license plates and ocean trinkets hanging from the interior walls.
Many tourists that come to visit will get a sense that this restaurant is a local hangout spot for the locals in the area. “Every time I have come to this establishment, I was greeted with a hello by the workers,” said Brian Schopp, local diner.
“I always have a sense of comfort when dining here.” Being right next to the beach, The Whale’s Rib is known for its variety of seafood options that are freshly delivered to this establishment daily.
It is so well-known that television WHALE’S RIB WELCOMES LOCALS Featured On The Food Channel, The Nearby Diner Is Impressing Students host Guy Fieri featured the location on the Food Network show “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.”
One of the most distinctive menu items served at The Whale’s Rib is their signature honey mustard–otherwise known as “Whale Juice.” While regular restaurants serve their guests bread and butter, The Whale’s Rib serves its customers whale fries and whale juice.
“I wasn’t expecting the whale juice to be so yummy,” said Gaffney Tucker, sophomore.
“I put that sauce on everything.” Along with the freshly cooked seafood, there is an option of sitting at the raw bar and enjoying some of the ocean’s tastes straight from the water. Some of the options at the raw bar are oysters, clams shrimp and snow crabs.
“One of the things I enjoyed about this restaurant is the raw bar,” said Gioia Sacco, junior. “I am a big time foodie so this restaurant really tickled by seafood fancy.” Diners should be sure to get to Whale’s Rib early to enjoy Florida’s old-style seafood.
The restaurant is often packed and has very limited parking space, so it can become a mission to get in when all a person wants is some quality whale juice.