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The Whale & Ale
327 West 7th St
San Pedro, CA 90731
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The Whale & Ale Details
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Saturday & Sunday: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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British, American, Steakhouse
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Every Friday Piano & Guest musicians, song, Irish fiddle, etc. Every First Thursday Jazz Duo; Every Second Thursday Live New Orleans Jazz Band.
Private lot in back. Lots of street parking, -free after 6p.m. and on Sundays.
A word from The Whale & Ale
Welcome to San Pedro's Best and Only British Pub. With the Victorian decor and oak paneled walls, you'll feel like you've traveled across the pond!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
Diners' Choice Winner
Food was great as always. Service
always top notch."
Dined on 3/1/2014
I ate the 'Classic English Fish &
Chips' and I was very pleased with the taste and the portion size. I accompanied this meal with a glass of Guinness. The entertainment for the evening was Simon Spalding and James Hendricks singing and playing an assortment of instruments. Tunes ranged from traditional English and Irish dance tunes to Sea Chanties to original works by each of the guys. The pub was pretty full and a good time was had by all."
Dined on 2/20/2014
The Whale and Ale is indeed an
atmosphere gem. The food is usually quite good, sometimes up to foodie levels. The beers excellent. And,as a neighborhood pub, the crowd may include everyone from the local bankers and bigshots, to artists and artistes on break from the surrounding ateliers and studios, to just plain folks out for a nice meal. We've done quite a few special dinners and lunches there now, and have almost always been pleased. Special hint, try to reserve when master waitperson Linda is on duty, and get seated at one of her tables, as she's made the difference from good to excellent for us many times."
Dined on 7/5/2013
We came for the Burns' Birthday
salute and had a wonderful time drinking Scotch, trying haggis (interesting!) and enjoying prime rib and salmon. Loved the bagpiper. Our waitress, Sally, was absolutely wonderful. Fun night in San Pedro!"
Dined on 1/25/2014
We had a horrible experience. I
spoke to the owner and he said there was nothing he could do. I spent $200 on terrible food"
Dined on 1/25/2014
Recently we were at the Whale and
Ale as a package for dinner and concert. We were a party of 5 and seated at a table big enough for only 2. We asked if we could have a different table as the place was near empty and was told no we couldn't. We ordered from a specific menu designed for the package which had a starter, main and dessert. Our drinks took quite awhile to arrive after the order. Next we ordered our meal and starter. The starter never arrived and we were served only the main course. The server had help from the kitchen and twice juice was spilled on one of our friends clothing - with no apology! All in all it was not an enjoyable experience and will recommend the theater pick a different restaurant to do a package with."
Dined on 1/24/2014
the food was real english pub and
the restaurant had that authenticity to it. it had a good variety for my vegetarian friend too. i had the shepherd pie and found it excellent. the menu had something for everyone. the food portions were not too large, just right and the price matched, just right. i will keep that on my list to return to whenever i am in San Pedro"
Dined on 1/18/2014
The Whale and Ale is still a
wonderful place to step out of the same old restaurant scene and into Great Britain. From the Decor to the food it maintains the feel like Piccadilly is just around the corner. Having travelled extensively in the UK I can attest to the authenticity."
Dined on 1/17/2014
Great food, good service, but menu
on web site listed a much more extensive menu at significantly lower prices. It was a bit shocking to see entree prices $4 or $5 more than what we were expecting. Management needs to keep up on the web site to avoid sticker shock from their customers."
Dined on 1/11/2014
The Whale & Ale, an authentic
British pub complete with dartboard, is a neighborhood gem. Be sure to ask for a shandy when ordering drinks. It's not on the menu, but it's an authentic British pub drink -- half beer, half ginger ale. Sounds weird, but oh, so good."
Dined on 12/30/2013
My husband and I frequent this
restaurant but this was New Year's Eve. It surprised me that the menu was not the usual but any request we made for any usual item was promptly fulfilled with a smile. Love the service, how personal the staff make their diners feel is unparalleled. True customer service with an old time smile, some British flaire, and great eats is always in style at the Ehale & Ale."
Dined on 12/31/2013
We always have a good time and
good food when we go to the Whale & Ale."
Dined on 12/27/2013
Maybe I just didn't notice or the
Owner changed Chef's but the first thing I noticed on the plate was the frozen vegetables - You know the perfectly formed carrots with the crinkle design. The fish and chips, a staple in most like establishments was just that a fish of over fried fish on chips...No slaw, no garnish and for the price, disappointing. The turkey dinner .ok - good turkey but very small portion and their traditional stuffing similar to what comes out of a box. Where was the HP sauce for the sausage rolls. Overall, an ok experience but certainly nothing special for the price."
Dined on 12/25/2013
Do the tie-in with Grand Annex
performance hall. Great value!!"
Dined on 12/7/2013
Prices were way too high for what
we got... seriously, 1 piece of fish and some fries is $17?"
Dined on 11/18/2013
They did not have our reservation.
They said that this happens often when they use your site"
Dined on 11/15/2013
Looking for something different
before the Cirque show. Hadn't spent much time in San Pedro before so took a chance. Expected a chain like atmosphere for pub food and instead found a real neighborhood pub. British ale on tap and traditional pub food. My wife had the steak and mushroom pie and I chose bangers and mash. My daughter chose from the kids menu and since she's on a vegetarian kick she went with the safe grilled cheese and chips which we insisted she eat with vinegar. We arrived and the place was nearly empty but when we finished our meal the place was completely packed. The service was good and the ambiance was more real than forced like you find at a chain. Definitely recommend if you like neighborhood charm and comfort food."
Dined on 11/8/2013
Food was okay but certainly not
worth the price. Restaurant could use some upgrading."
Dined on 10/27/2013
The food is always exceptional at
Whale & Ale. We usually eat Thanksgiving and other special dinners, but sometimes lunch. Never disappointed."
Dined on 10/24/2013
Celebrated a friend's 50th
birthday after seeing Totem in San Pedro. Yummy food, great music - Go Harry!"
Dined on 10/25/2013
The British pub decor did not make
up for the small portions and so-so food. However, my nephew did like his Chilean Sea bass. Maybe it would be nice for a drink with friends in the pub like atmosphere on a busy Friday? or Saturday?, but the bar was empty on a Sunday evening."
Dined on 10/28/2013
I made a reservation for myself
and my son last Saturday for 6:00 pm. Upon arriving at the restaurant (Whale & Ale), the receptionist ostensibly found no record of my reservation. I showed her the computer receipt, so she was forced to reluctantly acknowledge our presence. But she could only offer us a table in the back next to a high traffic area. At that time, there were at least two empty table in the front, but these were ostensibly "reserved". About an hour and a half later, as we were leaving, we noticed the two tables at the front were still empty. I would like to point out that this is the SECOND time this has happened at that particular restaurant. Needless to say, this particular establishment has seen the last of me."
Dined on 10/13/2013
Went here for the first time for
dinner on a Sunday night. Had a reservation, but it was not busy. I understand Thur-Sat can be busy. service was excellent. Food was pretty good. I had the prime rib, which, I don't know how a restaurant can get wrong, but at any rate had good flavor. I ordered it medium rare and it was done perfectly. Tried to talk him out of ordering it, but my son got the burger. He liked it, but it was expensive for a burger. He won't order it again when we return. My wife and daughter shared an appetizer and the Shepherd's Pie. We all tried the pie and it was delicious."
Dined on 10/6/2013
The food was very late to get to
us, the restaurant got a large group in before us and our order got lost so we were starving when the food finally arrived! We were there 90 minutes and we waiting for the food for most of the time!"
Dined on 9/29/2013
Love this little "British Pub" -
historical and beautiful atmosphere, authenic and tasty English menu, great selection of adult beverages. They routinely have music acts that are always fun, sometimes loud. I recommend checking their website for events as it does fill up on those nights."
Dined on 3/15/2013
Manager went above and beyond to
help us find a place to go, after dinner...felt very special."
Dined on 8/25/2013
Friday night and restaurant filled
by 6:30. Glad to have reservations to eat before going to see play at Little Fish Theater around the corner. The environment is very charming and we were very pleased with the food and beer on tap. The 10 ounce prime rib was delicious, cooked properly and the right portion. The sand dabs were also wonderfully cooked and served hot with rice and flavorful steamed vegetables. Real Hungarian strudel for dessert. The live music was a perfect background and not intrusive to our conversation."
Dined on 8/24/2013
Classic English Pub Grub
available. Shepherd's Pie etc. So is my favorite appetizer: Tandoori lamb chops. Prime rib. Great salads, including Miso Duck Salad. Friendly place. Extensive tap beer menu. Community supporter."
Dined on 8/17/2013
Had Beef Wellington for the first
time... Mine was perfect., my husbands was tough , he couldn't believe it was Filet Mignon. The shrimp coctail was great but not many shrimp. We came for our anniversary and usually there is some sort of reconition with a dessert or something. Not sure if we will be back. Sorry."
Dined on 8/4/2013
The Whale and Ale provides a great
British pub air, the traditional dishes are great. Recommend the Traditional English Breakfast, the Ploughman's Plate and curry dishes. The roasted tomato soup (when offered) is absolutely fabulous. If you want a wonderful fish and chips this is the place to go, great North Atlantic cod cooked in a beer batter...Yum! The pub has a fully stocked bar along with a good selection of wines, beers and hard cider."
Dined on 7/21/2013
This is my favorite restaurant in
San Pedro. Highly recommend th beef Wellington or the prime rib"
Dined on 7/1/2013
I am half british - fish and chips
always outstanding and never disappoint. also save room or take it to go like I do for later. their trifle for dessert is to die for, even if I am full I will take to go and eat later."
Dined on 6/27/2013
The Whale and Ale offers
consistent quality and ambiance. The classic 1920's building encloses a very well done interior in the English pub style. The owner, Andrew Silber, is frequently on hand to make sure that your dining experience is satisfactory."
Dined on 4/7/2013
We were celebrating a birthday and
anniversary, the ambiance was great and our waitress was exceptional, and the entertainment was excellent."
Dined on 3/22/2013
We went on a Friday night. It
wasn't too crowded at 7, but it got pretty busy closer to 8. I enjoyed the piano player. My fiance had the Whaler's platter and I had the steak and kidney pie. I wasn't as impressed withe the pie, the pastry was too stiff, and the side of peas looked really sad. I don't like peas so I passed those along and sampled some of his calamari. The batter was great on it. It took a couple tries to get water from the waitstaff which was annoying, as was the amount of time my chair was bumped by the waitstaff. I would not be seated in the same spot again. The restaurant is oddly shaped and hard to maneuver in and they weren't having much luck serving us without jostling my chair."
Dined on 3/8/2013
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