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The Blue Pig Tavern
The Blue Pig Tavern

The Blue Pig Tavern Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.caperesorts.com/restaurants/capemay/bluepigtavern
  • Phone: (609) 884-8422
  • Hours of Operation: Bar is open everyday starting at 4pm, small plates available at 5pm
    Dining Room Open:
    Mon-Thurs: 7:30am-11am; 5pm-9pm.
    Fri-Sat: 7:30am-3pm; 5pm-10pm.
    Sun: 7:30am-3pm; 5pm-9pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Jeremy Einhorn
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout
  • Private Party Facilities: The Blue Pig Tavern offers private facilities for groups up to 250 guests. See more: http://www.caperesorts.com/capemay/weddingsevents/
  • Private Party Contact: Judy Platt (609) 884-6594
  • Entertainment: Live Music takes place at the Brown Room (adjacent to the Blue Pig Tavern). See website for live performances: http://www.caperesorts.com/restaurants/capemay/brownroom/entertainment
  • Special Events & Promotions: We have special dinners and fun events throughout the year: http://www.caperesorts.com/concierge/capemay/

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Perry Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available. Meter parking also available on the street.
A word from The Blue Pig Tavern
The Blue Pig Tavern serves American cuisine-nostalgic, simple and fresh. Executive Chef Jeremy Einhorn has implemented a delicious farm-to-table menu featuring fresh produce, herbs and eggs from our very own Beach Plum Farm, located less than 2 miles from the restaurant!

In the warmer months, dine on our wonderful, secluded patio. In the cooler months, cozy up to our magnificent dining room fireplace. The Blue Pig Tavern drives its name from a gambling parlor sited at Congress Hall in the mid 1800's. Earlier still, in the 1700s, Elias Hughes operated a tavern for whalers on this site. It was the first tavern in Cape May.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Waited an hour before the appetizers The appetizers were good, however the entree's of Mussels (tiny and fishy) and the Vegetable Pot Pie (that had chicken in it) were not worth the price. They did take great care in our concerns and did offer us a complimentary drink, but this did not make up for the overall experience and lack of quality in the food."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "For dinner this time around, we decided to order a few appetizers as our meal. There were four of us, and the men ordered additional entrees. Everything was outstanding! We had the cerviche, three different salads, the meat and cheese board, mac and cheese, and the scallops over beet risotto - which was absolutely delicious! We love going to the Blue Pig, especially for the lively atmosphere! It is THE place to be in Cape May!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food was very good...but the service was awful. Our waiter totally ignored one of our guest's appetizer request. Took three requests to get a napkin!!.Took almost 30 minutes to get our food, and there were not many other tables eating."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I had high expectations for Blue Pig since we have hoped to visit on other trips to Cape May. Everything being a la carte made it pricey, sitting outside on the patio and paying $210 for 4 people who had 1 or 2 drinks, seemed a bit high priced for the experience. The food seemed "pre-made"; or upscale diner food, it was tasty, but was just "ok" by no means did it feel like a $200 meal. I had Shrimp and Grits, and had one piece of sausage in my entire dish, while another person in our group had the same with lots of sausage, which shows lack of attention to detail in the kitchen. Again, just not what you expect for the price paid. Finally the service was good, efficient, but bland. In a town with great dining options, this was just ok."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The food was cold and took forever to come out..and it wasn't busy at all..our server mixed up a drink order and the wrong apps came out the first time..waited forever for food and was not impressed at all..would not recommend this restaurant although congress hall is beautiful!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Bad meal. Poor waitress didn't take my complaint seriously. Swordfish was cold and missing the sauce they stated on menu. Brought back with sauce but still cool. Carrots were raw. Very noisy. Screaming children all around. Waitress had a huge cold sore. She should not have been working."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Went there especially to have Shepard's Pie. Had an early reservation (6:15) . Was told they were "out" of it. How can this happen so early? Limited dinner menu, but what they serve is good. Settled for shrimp and grits which was done nicely, as were the PEI Mussels. Wife had a tough time finding something from among the limited entrees, and settled for crab cakes...just average. She did enjoy the Beet Salad however. Decent bar food, good service. Pub like atmosphere, but with families."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The room was so dark we all needed iPhones to read the menu and see our food. The chairs are so uncomfortable we couldn't have enjoyed our food were it the best in Caoe May, which it by far is not."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Noisy, food was poor, small portions, prices high for quality. I would not recommended this place."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Like many people, we are on vacation in cape may. Because of it's location in a grand space, we thought it might be a good place for fine dining. It was that and more. Excellent all the way. There's nothing that we wouldn't recommend about this place."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "First stop on our annual visit to Cape May..didn't disappoint. Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Dad is handicapped, valet parking was very convenient,access to restaurant easy. Food was basic and good with a lively family atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We sat outside on a great weather evening and had an excellent dining experience. The food was excellent; very well prepared and very flavorful. Everyone's dishes were done perfectly."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We've been to Cape May many times, and to the Blue Pig on each visit. While the food is generally good, and the ambiance wonderful, the one constant is that service at dinner is bad, almost every time. I'm sure Cape Resorts has heard this criticism often, but it seems they don't care as it never improves. Unfortunately, after many years going, we think this will be our last."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "My husband and I took our friends for dinner to Blue Pig hoping for great night. But the service was slow and took long with everything. But sometimes that happen. Unfortunately the food was not testy at all. The leaves from the salad were old and not looking good. The waiter didn't mind it. The childrens food was not much better. Old fries and too fried chicken. They didn't finish. You can get better fries at Uncle Bills. Plus the restaurant didn't have any vegetables for children. Not even broccolis. Before this bad experience I would recommend the blue pig. But after yesterday I won't come back there."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The restaurant was very creatively decorated and had plenty of space. We ate breakfast and ordered the eggs benedict. The food tasted good but was luke warm at best. I feel that it would have been a fantastic meal if the food was served hot. I would definitely try this again but was a little disappointed by the food not being hot."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I was looking forward to the shrimp and grits that I had last time a year ago. They were completely different and not good. I even hyped them to our friends . The sauce not the same even though I asked if out was and the waitress confirmed it was. The shrimp was terrible quality. the whole experience was mediocre."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We haven't been to Cape May in about six years. This was always a favorite restaurant of my sons. What happened to this place? My son got the steak and cake, steak was fatty and crab cake was almost all breadcrumbs. My husband got the seafood pasta special noodles were hard and the dish was cold. I got the shrimp and grits which was pretty good. My daughter who is allergic to dairy, corn, and wheat was served scallops over corn which was an appetizer dish. We spoke with our server who spoke with the chef and told is they could do a scallop dish over squash that would be okay for her. They take it back and bring out scallops over brussel sprouts, not what we were told she was getting. Manager came to table and said he was sorry, don't go."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Hotel restaurants more often than not are just ok. This restaurant falls on the very good side of those odds on the both ends of the menu spectrum. The macaroni and cheese appetizer had both adult and child appeal. Fish and chips were much better than what you typically get most other places - not greasy fried or oily fish. The swordfish was very well prepared and presented. The beer, wine and cocktail selection is better than average. The setting is very pleasant inside, outside, or on the porch deck. This is a very good place for more upscale dining while having something for the kids to enjoy."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Guacamole was fresh and very tasty. Swordfish was tender and moist. Mussels were great."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We like that the Blue Pig is featuring some many ingredients from the Beach Plum Farm."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "One of the best spots in Cape May! Great for families,great food and lots of fun! Always make it a point to go there every time were in Cape May."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Three adults and two children raved about this dinner out. Adults started with salads - beet salad was particularly good. Had a mix of fish (swordfish, salmon, fish and chips) and non-fish dishes (chicken and burger) for main entrees and all were flavorful and well presented. Desserts were great. Server was sweet and prompt. Ate in garden outside - quiet and beautiful. Definitely a restaurant I would go back to if returning to Cape May for a future vacation."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "food was just ok compared to other places in cape may, such as Tishas or Ebbitt Room only go back to sit outside, outside seating was awesome steak and cake was overcooked. staff was friendly"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "From the off putting handling from the staff at reception to the slow service and poor food my wife and I who had been there many times in years past were left to wonder what happened ... Very poor experience all around and will most likely not be be back... Very disappointing"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "I have been dining at this place for over 20 years. Lately, it has become hit or miss. Unfortunately, our dinner on Saturday was a miss."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was my third visit to Blue Pig for dinner, which is always done very well. While the food was very fresh, the portion size of the swordfish and steak (steak frites) fell short. It was on the small size and I felt for the price it should have been a better portion, especially if you are only having a main entree and not appetizers."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Always love the Blue Pig for breakfast, lunch or lite fare by the pool. However we tried them for dinner and had an awful experience. Slow staff, unattentive and took forever to get our meals. Highly disappointing."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Such a lovely spot, but it took our table with 2 kids over an hour to get our meal. I also noticed another near by table complain about their wait too. Food was Ok but definate not worth the wait and we are pretty easy going family!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Wanted good food had two young kids! Perfect! So great!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "For one of the premier hotels in Cape May, I would have expected the food to be better. It was okay but nothing out of this world. The outdoor dining, on the other hand, was fantastic. I would have to say that the patio is one of the best in town. Great place to go after an afternoon at the beach to relax under an umbrella with a beer in hand. If I had to suggest one thing on the menu, I would pick the ahi tuna tartare. I would go again because of the patio and I can't complain with the service."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was good. I had the farm raised chicken. My daughter had the fish and chips. We waited an hour for our appetizer which was very good. The deviled eggs. Our waitress was very apologetic but I was losing my patience after we waited another good 20 minutes for the dinner to come out. I would go back to see if that was an off night or not. This Restuarant was recommended to us by friends"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We had breakfast their. It was delicious. Servers were very busy did not get back to table often. Other than that everything was great."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Fresh, delicious and generous portions! We always visit the Blue Pig when we are in Cape May!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "The food was very goo but the portions were horrible and that is my biggest pet peeve with restaurants therefore I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We have been dining at the blue pig every year during our vacation at cape may for the last 10 years. All I can say is that it has managed to become a yearly family tradition. The outside garden seating is beautiful. The food is consistently delicious and the service is professional and friendly."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "We love the Blue Pig Tavern, but our service was absolutely terrible. We sat for a full 15 minutes before anyone even acknowledged us. We were tempted to leave. The food was good, but a bit overpriced. The beer list is terrible and they were out of many local brews. The mojito that was $10 was the smallest mojito we have ever seen!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Quality of food doesnt come close to prices charged. Dont recommend.even kuds mac and cheese homemade with an after taste."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "The food and service was very good, the place itself is amazing. Price was a little high, but in line with the quality."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Took my niece to lunch for her birthday. We both enjoyed the macaroni and cheese for the table. Her crab cake sandwich was excellent as was my roasted beet salad with chicken. The only negative was the calamari my daughter ordered. The breading was too heavy and the dish was bland. I would definitely go again. It is in a beautiful location and you can really feel the charm of Cape May."
    Dined on 6/9/2014