BEACH HAVEN, NJ -  Meet The Black Whale Bar & Fish House!

The Black Whale Bar & Fish House delivers award winning Chowder and is part of the Tide Table Group of restaurants that includes: Ship Bottom Shellfish, Mud City Crab House, Old Causeway Steak & Oyster House, Bird & Betty’s and Parker’s Garage & Oyster Saloon.

Black Whale Bar & Fish House opened in 2005 and has become Beach Haven’s neighborhood bar and family eatery, open for lunch and dinner and serving food until midnight every day during the summer.

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Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce presents the 31st Annual Chowder Cook Off Classic taking place Chowderfest Weekend October 5 & 6 at Taylor Avenue field in Beach Haven. 

For over 30 years champions have been made by attendees deciding their vote through unlimited tasting.

Cheer on Red, White and Creative restaurant competitors on Sunday October 5 along with live music, family entertainment and plenty of beverages on tap! 

10 a.m. entry for VIP and 11 a.m. for General Admission.

Tickets can purchased at or by or stopping in to the Southern Ocean County Chamber Welcome Center located at 265 W. Ninth Street in Ship Bottom. 

Make it a weekend and visit dozens of chamber members under the big tents on Saturday October 5 for free Merchant Mart with plenty of pre-chowder activities including end of season bargain shopping, live band line up and pre-chowder games and activities taking place on the Chowderfest Grounds from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.