The Pier House
The Pier House

The Pier House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thepierhousecapemay.com/
  • Phone: 6098980300x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 8:00am - noon;lunch 12:00pm to 3:00pm
    Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

    offseason dinner hours friday saturday + sunday from 530pm
    breakfast from 800am saturday+sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Argerios Mallous
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Sister company, Parea Catering, will host parties off-site.
  • Private Party Facilities: Hotel conference room / patio.
  • Private Party Contact: George Mallous 6098980300x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pittsburgh Avenue
  • Public Transit: In season trolley service every 15 min in front of restaurant.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Plenty of free parking on street
A word from The Pier House
The Pier House is a contemporary oceanfront restaurant situated at the north end of Beach Drive in fashionably cultured Cape May & nestled between the banks of the Atlantic Ocean & the genteel La Mer Inn.
Open throughout the year, the Pier House serves breakfast, lunch & dinner & offers a classy cocktail lounge featuring global wines, luscious libations & an open terrace dinning area overlooking nothing but the ocean. Indulge yourself in a sophisticated yet comfortable setting & explore a gastronomic symphony of Mediterranean inspired flavors that will intoxicate the senses & be savored. Discover the Pier House Restaurant in Cape May.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Pier House reviews from OpenTable diners
186 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
99% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (104)great for outdoor dining (89)special occasion (86)scenic view (72)romantic (65)neighborhood gem (60)notable wine list (46)good for groups (45)kid-friendly (25)vibrant bar scene (23)great for lunch (19)hot spot (19)great for brunch (11)late-night find (10)Show More
  • Dee
    Alexander
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This is our second time dining at the Pier. We came back because of the food, love the watermelon/feta salad. The service is outstanding, food comes out hot, and everything we had was seasoned perfectly. Hands down, the best restaurant in Cape May, and reasonably priced. One drawback, it's not in my neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very impressed!!!!
    Mitch
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We had a great time from begining to end from the food to the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Shore Restaurant
    Marvelo
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We got off to a bad start as we were seated in a booth in the bar area. Noise level was intense. As the bar got more crowded we had people on top of us. To their credit we asked to be moved outside to a very nice area. The waitress was great. If you like Greek food this is up there with the best. The Octopus appetizer (along with a shot of Ouzo) we outstanding
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Food and service were very good. They could have given a bit more time between courses. Apps were finished and dinners were out a few minutes later. Dinner was done and server was bringing out the dessert tray. We told the server to hold off on dessert and she did until we were ready.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pier House
    AnnM
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Very nice place for dinner, great professional service, fresh food. Little expensive because no BYO but still good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A true gem
    LVdiner
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We have been to this restaurant a number of times and it is consistently one of the best restaurants we have been to anyplace in the world. Preparation, presentation and service are always great. I can go here and order anything and like it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Seafood and Greek Meals
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Had four outdoor, close to the ocean, in this wonderful greek, seafood restaurant. Had a greek dish that was out of this world, and wonderful appetizers. A really good addition to Cape May dining, we will be back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dtownfam
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This is probably the 8th time we have eaten here and always the food is great. Large portions, love the Mediterranean influences. Our only complaint this time was the service. Had a late reservation party of 6 and it took along time for the waiter to come over to our table. Offered us water then left again and came back quite a bit later to take our drink order. By that time it was over a half hour so we ordered dinner too. After that service was better so Must have been server was finishing up with earlier tables. Was a bit embarrassed because we brought friends for the first time there on our recommendation saying how good it is and the other party was dissappointed in how long we had to wait. Our bill was over 300.00
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal, Great experience!
    Eatingout
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Everything was wonderful- we found our new favorite restaurant in Cape May!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful patio dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Found the Pier House on OpenTable while looking for something different from the abundant American/Italian jersey shore restaurants. It's Greek dishes were good, particularly the octopus and beet salad. Staff was courteous and accommodating to our 1 yr and 4 yr old kids
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • vegetarians and non liked it
    GardenGal
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Two in our party went specifically to have the octopus; best they had ever had and one is an experienced international diner. Two of us were vegetarians and we were able to eat well, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good find
    Isla60
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had lunch here about a year ago & I had the best loaded fries I've ever had! Our sandwiches were great as well. So we decided to go back again this year for dinner to celebrate my birthday.......we weren't disappointed!! We dined outside this time. There were four of us & we each really enjoyed our selection. Service was great too!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent!
    siltmesa
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We read a review and decided to give it a shot. Arrived earlier than pur reservation and was sat down at a table without question. Waiter was exceptionally polite, knowledgeable, and helped with each and every request. Food was out of this world, and the portions were more than we expected. Overall, we highly recommend to those looking for a romantic evening in an atmosphere great for everyone.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Phoebe
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Although we vacation in Cape May all the time this was our first time at "Pier House". We should have gone sooner. The food is FABULOUS along with the presentation. Don't hesitate!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Visit
    merrimanVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    On our ongoing quest to find another restaurant to add to our list, we decided to try the Pier House. The reviews were good and we were looking forward to being wowed. Things started well with appetizers. We both thought they were better than good. But, the main course was very disappointing. My swordfish, while a nice thick piece, was almost over cooked and the char marks were pronounced and gave a slightly bitter taste. Also there was no effort to make the dish flavorful. For heaven sakes this is a Greek restaurant. I don't think they ever hear of a little garlic and white wine. My wife's sea bass was not flavorful with what seemed like canned stewed tomatoes on the top. Clearly this restaurant did not make our list.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Local Fish with a Greek Spin
    spdolan76
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Overall, a good experience. The fried items were a little overdone, but the salads and accompanying sides to the fish had great flavor. We skipped dessert, though they looked delicious on the sample plate. They were very good to my 3-year-old - serving fried chicken bites inside a mound of tasty popcorn. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Must try in Cape May
    PizzaManVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The Pier House is always on our list of must go to's when we come to Cape May. When you are in a seasonal town the service can be hit or miss but not here. Professional staff and the food never disappoints. The watermelon salad and the octopus are must haves. Bonus- the octopus comes with a shot of Ouzo.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Service with Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Easily a place I would visit any time I'm in Cape May. Great service with fantastic food and drink options.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Add this to your list
    kbird
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Our meal was delicious. From our Watermelon and Feta salad to the Sea Bass and onto a frozen Pistachio dessert. We loved it. They have outdoor dining and on my next visit, which will be soon, I would like to dine outside. It looked very romantic. The waitstaff was polite, knowledgeable and happily went back to the chef with a question we had. Our cocktails were well made. Parking is easy to find on the street.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best food and service at shore!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The pier house is our go-to restaurant at the shore for the best meal and overall dining experience. The service is great - the entire staff is so kind, attentive, professional and knowledgeable when it comes to the menu. If you sit inside, there's a beautiful view. It can get a little noisy when it's crowded but it's better than being stuffy. The outdoor patio is wonderful and we had a great table. I always go for the watermelon salad and the macho tuna appetizers. I also love the salmon and the filet as well. If you like crabcakes, these are great as well. Actually - I've said it before and will say it again, I've never had a bad meal here.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diamond dining
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We go here at least once a month all year long and have been doing so for as long as it's been open. You've heard of Cape May Diamonds? Well, this is the finest Cape May Diamond you'll find anywhere in Cape May!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite inVap
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I've never had a bad meal here and have been here dozens of times. The service is excellent, very kind staff that has been trained.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food interesting; didn't deliver.
    ExeterMike
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Service sucked. More concerned with itself than the customer.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliably Good
    pjobserver
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We have dined at The Pier House for several years, each time we visit Cape May. We have never been disappointed. The service has always been attentive, the welcome cheerful and the food first rate. What else could anyone ask for?
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic!!
    1karlm
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    On 7-6-07 we had our rehearsal dinner here and have never stopped coming back. George the owner has an outstanding establishment here and this past Monday 7-7-14 we had another great night celebrating our Wedding Anniversary. Carlo our server was fantastic with attention to detail for us, he made our evening that much more special with his great personality and conversation to TRUTH <>< EXCELLENT! Any time we are in CapeMay, The Pier House is always on our list for must do dinners.. Thank you very much George, you have an outstanding restaurant and beautiful staff with excellent food..Love this place : )
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding!
    Smiling
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We had a very lovely meal with our party of 10. The waiter was knowledgeable and gracious. The food was outstanding -- thoughtfully prepared. This was my second time eating here, and I would come back in a heartbeat. The Greek meatballs and the Bronzino were fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    localresident
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Definitely one of the best in the area for dinner and we have been to many places in this area! Upscale dining experience but with a casual feel. Food was delicious, well presented, nice sized portions and kitchen accommodated my husbands request. Our server was great and attentive on a busy evening. I also must note that pricing is better compared to the other restaurants in this class. I highly recommend and would dine here again without hesitation.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fefe
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Stayed in Cape May over the 4th of July holiday and really enjoyed eating here. Out of all of the restaurants we ate at, this was our favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not great
    Alan
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The place is very nice and the wait staff extremely attentive. But considering the prices the food was good but not outstanding. We also had an issue with the maître de who wanted to sit us at cramped tables at the bar when I specifically said we wanted dining room seating when confirming the reservation. She was not very nice at all. And if I'm paying top $$ I think I should be able to sit in the dining room. That left a bitter taste
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediterranean find
    cathdavVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    We loved this place. Dined late but still many people coming in. Food was delicious and enjoyed our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1111VIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    The Greek salad is great- The scallops are awesome- Friendly staff Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pier House is a MUST
    KandR
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Food was outstanding, portions were large. Love the filet mignon, flash fried lobster, oysters. We really wanted dessert, they all looked great, but were too full. Very accommodating in every way, great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • why make a reservation?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Arrived at 7PM as planned, we had to wait in a small uncomfortable area while staff moved constantly in and out and through. There was an attempt at an explanation with a terse, detached attitude. Perhaps offer a better place to stand for the 15 minute wait or just be cordial? Service did not improve. Our server was engaged and helpful but clearly the restaurant is understaffed or disorganized somewhere in the operation; we saw him sporadically handling tables at the other side (outside/patio) of the restaurant. Dinner was very slow to arrive. The food was good, but you appetite suffers when you feel dis-regarded.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always perfect!
    merdealors
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food is the main attraction for us to this restaurant, but that would not be enough to compete so well with other Cape May restaurants. So, besides an amazing cuisine, continental with a quality greek touch, the unpretentious and bon gout decor, the professional and friendly service allow this place to always seem full with satisfied clients. The quality through the years is also very regular. It is definitely worse the drive on Beach Boulevard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine food and drink - excellent
    PAVisitor
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was a repeat visit for us. We make sure we stop at least once a season. I had the roke salad. Another in our group had the watermelon salad - both delicious. I also had the lamb chop appetizer - very good and the chops were perfectly prepared an meaty. While the restaurant is a bit pricey we've enjoyed delicious food for many years. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and casual.
    looking4fun
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great place with delicious food. Some different items available and the service was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pier House was exceptional
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    If i could rate this 10 stars I would. The greek inspired food was phenomenal. Atmosphere is muted but not silent. Pace of meal with such that you didnt feel stuffed after several courses. Were able to accomodate a group of 10 of varying ages. Service (Carlo) was impeccable. Pricey dinner but worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really Nice Place
    LauralVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Fabulous food and great atmosphere. You can dine inside or outside and the breakfast menu is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • out of towner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I visited this restaurant to celebrate a birthday with friends of NJ. I live in CA and this was a very special place to go in Cape May.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a nice dinner for a birthday.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Food was good, sat outside it was a gourgous night. Service was good, a little slow but we were with friends and all got to enjoy the time together.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.