The Blue Pig Tavern
The Blue Pig Tavern

The Blue Pig Tavern

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.caperesorts.com/restaurants/capemay/bluepigtavern
  • Phone: 6098848422x
  • 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 6098846594x
  • 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: 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
The Blue Pig Tavern reviews from OpenTable diners
222 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (146)kid-friendly (82)fit for foodies (73)neighborhood gem (63)good for groups (54)special occasion (49)great for lunch (45)romantic (45)hot spot (37)great for brunch (36)vibrant bar scene (33)late-night find (19)scenic view (18)notable wine list (12)Show More
  • Highly recommended
    Matt
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Excellent all around! I'll be going back next time I'm in Cape May!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 50th birthday dinner
    50thbirthday
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    For my sister's 50th birthday, we reserved the resturant for dinner, my experience at The Blue Pig, Excellent. If I had to do it again, I would. With their generous gift of 20% off on dinner helped me love it more. Thank you, highly recommend this place for dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor dining
    JP88
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    What a charming place to eat! The linens, the décor, and the lights all created a really romantic place to eat. The food was very good as was the service. It makes for a perfect end to the day after shopping at the Washington Mall. Look forward to visiting again next time we're at the shore.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • not up to par
    JoanneVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Have been here a few times and have always been pleased. I had the pappagalle bolognese. Pasta was overcooked and very limp. Sauce needed more flavor or some flavor! I left half of my plate, which I never do. My husband had the crab claws which were fine and the shrimp and grits. Our server disappeared for long periods of time which was bothersome.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ultimately disappointed
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The restaurant seems like a nice enough place located in an old hotel with lots of charm and plenty of outdoor seating. Outdoor seating is on gravel which is a bit uncomfortable. I was surprised to see how many children where dining. Some well behaved some not so much. Ultimately the food and the service let me down. I had the "Steak and Cake," i.e. steak and jumbo lump crab cake. The steak was an over cooked piece of dry sirloin that could have been purchased at your local Sizzler and there were no lumps to be found in the crab cake. The waitress was difficult to get once I wanted to pay the check and get out of there because I was tired of the kid throwing food on the ground at the table next to mine. I don't recommend for the price.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful Sunday afternoon
    merchVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great food in a beautiful hotel restaurant. Never disappointed in food or service
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best bang for the buck
    BillVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    during our week stay at cape may, we had breakfast twice and dinner twice at the pig. we tried five other places for breakfast and lunch. while some of these places had great food as well, the blue pig offered the best value. The drinks, the appetizers, the entrees and the desserts were first rate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mdcmVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We brought guests here twice in one week. Everyone loved the ambiance of Congress Hall- the attention to detail from the polka dot dresses to the blue pig napkins. The tavern menu has something for everyone. My son ordered the hangar steak and he said it was done perfectly and would order again. The pot pie special was wonderful and at the scallops appetizer was a winner- 2 large scallops cooked perfectly and sweet. The peanut butter pie was voted the best dessert. My only complaint was the patio was very dark for our 8 pm reservation.- the table candle was inadequate.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good but long wait
    murgey
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We ate here twice in one weekend...once for breakfast and once for dinner. We waited a half hour to be served breakfast and an hour to be served dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok
    Gwynedd
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We enjoy the service and our seating was very nice. Overall the food was ok. My daughter who is vegan, got the best food. They over cooked my husbands fish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fairly paleo-friendly, great time
    officeriswearitspaleo
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Love the focus on locally sourced ingredients, and for the most part, the execution was great. The service was pretty solid even on an incredibly busy night, food came out fast, and we had a great time. As far as the food itself goes: skip the deviled eggs--the beet and goat cheese was just not well done. The scallops app was very good, but the entrees were what really shone. The pulled pork shepherd's pie is worth going back for on it's own, and the swordfish was also very good, if that's more your thing. All in all a great place for date night, for a fun, solid meal, especially if you're into clean and local eating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not for me
    Charcoal
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Noise level extremely high with screaming kids. Low ceiling make the noise louder Ford was good but my steak was ruined by inexperience cook. The cook cooked over charcoals that we're not ready causing the meat flavor non existent and replaces with coal. Not edible unless you like charcoal flavor
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dog Friendly
    Dina
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The Blue Pig Tavern is a perfect place to eat if you are traveling with your four legged friend. The food is good and they have a nice wine selection. You have to eat on the patio but I think that is the best place to eat regardless.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blue Pig -Good Choice
    tkc5
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    After a slow start everything was fine. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. Entrees were creative and delicious, leaning heavily on their local farm and exceeding expectations for what otherwise appeared to be a colonial tavern. My wife had been here before and returning for my benefit was a very good choice.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Normally Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    BPT is normally an excellent experience all around, except for out last visit on August 28, 2014. We made reservations through open table about 3 weeks in advance and were told when we got there that our seat was going to be in the atrium area between the hostess stand and kitchen, we felt like we were in a zoo. We waited 20 minutes before I had to flag someone down to ask if we were going to be taken care of and when we went to order were told they ran out of what we wanted to order 15 minutes earlier. The food was not as good as it normally was either. The saving grace is that they ended up moving us after we complained. Over all, this was the worst experience at BPT we've ever had and have been coming here for years.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food in wonderful setting
    virgo61
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We enjoyed our recent visit to the Blue Pig Tavern. The dining room was very inviting with rustic and whimsical touches. Our server was excellent and spent time explaining the menu and offering us some suggestions. Everything we ordered was excellent. We would go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue pig review
    Charlupe
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This restaurant is a classic neighborhood restaurant . The food was well prepared and delicious. As far as service , we were seated and were given menus and bread with no side plates. It took ten minutes for the waitress to come to our table to take our drink order. I felt that this was too slow. I'm not sure if she had a big table that delayed her or not. She was very sweet and polite. This being said, I would recommend it to others.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We had a very nice dinner at Blue Pig. We were seated outside per request. The service was a little slow but our server was great. The complimentary bread was warm and delicious. We split a Caesar salad which was crisp and flavorful. Our entrees were very good as well. Good food and a nice atmosphere. We'd definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cape May Must..
    Bondtrader
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The Blue Pig is a Cape May must if you are spending time there....good food...good service...nice atmosphere....my only complaint was that I had requested outside dining when I made the reservation last month and I was disappointed that it wasn t available to us....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice outside space
    Rrmidwife
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We sat outside which was lovely. The food was good, not great. Roasted tomato and squash salad had 3 cherry tomatoes and 2 pieces of zucchini, drenched in dressing. Scallops with beer risotto was pretty, but had no seasoning. Cocktail was great. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We finally got to sit outside and it was lovely. I think some more hanging lights or candles for more light would be nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had lunch on the patio. Loved the ambience. The food was fantastic. It took a little while for the food, but we had great drinks to occupy our time. The manager, John, was accommodating and helpful. He really made us feel special. I can't wait to come back!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food & Service However...
    NJTaylors
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were promptly seated at our reservation time. The service and food was very good, but the atmosphere was not. We were in the main dining room, and it was chaotic. There were multiple tables with families and the parents could care less that their kids were acting like untrained animals. It would have been quieter at the zoo. If I was the proprietor of this restaurant I would have asked the rude crew to respect the other diners and teach their kids how to behave. I might of lost a family as future customers, but I would have kept many others. Don't think we would return here. There are LOTS of great restaurants in Cape May that aren't part of a "family resort".
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!
    FamilyDining
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food, friendly service. Family friendly prices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dfjf
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent food and venue but noise level on porch was too high.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for kids and delish!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We went in a group with 6 adults and 3 kids under 3....the service was excellent and we arrived to place settings for the kids with crayons, paper kids menu to color, and cute Blue Pig plastic cups with straws. That's always an initial plus to lure the kids into their seats. The menu was diverse and had several items I pondered over and ultimately suprised myself with a chicken dish that was excellent (I normally would steer away from chicken & try something more unique but this dish with the sauteed red cabbage and spaetzel caught my eye and besides the chicken being a tad dry, was really flavorful). The other notable thing is the location being in Congress Hall and there being lots of distractions if you need to get up with the kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I was underwhelmed
    ChristineVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I had heard good things about the Blue Pig but did not experience them during my lunch there. Food was not special and not prepared with any attention, the tomatoes were bland. Come on, this is New Jersey, the tomatoes should be fantastic.t. Did I mention that service was lackluster, only saw the waiter when he took our order, which he got wrong and when he served us the bill - did not ask if we needed refills on our drinks or whether everything was okay - had to ask for napkins and then did not get them quickly. When we gave him our credit card, he walked around the restaurant with it in his shirt pocket. I expect more from Congress Hall. Get it together please.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pete
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Very diappointing. The swordfish was overdone and quite dry. The service seemed overtaxed and met what I would call minimum standards -- never asked how the meal was. Although we come to Cape May every year, we won't be coming back to the Blue Pig.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a disappointment!
    LoLoVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We have had wonderful dining experiences in Cape May BUT this was not one of them. Room was noisy, service slooooow, and food extremely mediocre. The New England clam chowder was inedible! What a waste of precious, attractive space.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Won't Find a Nicer Spot in Cape May
    Gene
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We've made a stop at the Blue Pig Tavern a standard stop during our annual Cape May vacation. Great food, great ambiance, nice people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blue Pig Tavern
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Food was very good. Disappointed they had to swap brussel sprouts with braised cabbage, which I can not recommend. Waiter was slagging a bit behind. Another couple near us was not happy but we didnt mind. Time to sit back relax and enjoy the lovely location.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue Pig-great food but bad service
    Badservice
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had a Friday 8:30 dinner reservation. At that time the restaurant was 70 percent filled. The service started out well with good server attention. After that the service was very poor. It took over 75 minutes to get out food. At one point the server said it would take 1-2 minutes for the food to come out and then it took 20 minutes. There were long periods of not seeing our server for 20-30 minutes at a time. Water was not filled, a request for a Diet Coke took 20 minutes. There was no attention paid to us gor additional drinks. Finally - after dinner I had to get up and flag down the server to get my bill. Overall the organization was poor. Our server had multiple tables spread out which led to poor attention. There was No busboy also.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Tommy1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    No complaints. I had the swordfish special and beet salad. My husband had the meatloaf and both were great. This was our third time and all dinners were great.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • visitors
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was outstanding and the outdoor patio lovely. It managed to be elegant but also friendly for kids. The service was professional and pleasant, but our one complaint is that our entrees were incredibly SLOW in coming, causing us to miss out on some planned after-dinner beach time. But we hope this was not typical and plan to return again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    This was, honestly, the worst food I think I have ever consumed aside from the seafood pasta which I would categorize as "fine" - and that's being generous. The service was good inside of the restaurant. The service outside of the restaurant on the patio, however, was atrocious. I hear it's good for brunch, but dinner was abominable. Do not recommend.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service as always
    Lgdmayo
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We've been going to blue pig for 2 consecutive summers now and have never been disappointed. Service is excellent and food is delicious. Price is also better than other high end cape may restaurants that we've checked out. And the best is they are kid friendly. Will be there again next time we are in cape may.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyable evening
    bill
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    had a very pleasant time at the Blue Pig the other night.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blue pig great time!
    NyNjdine
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We went to the Blue Pig and asked to sit on the porch. We were promptly seated and ordered hummus (delish!) and some drinks. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. We just got burgers as we weren't too hungry. They hit the spot! It's a little pricey but we are used to NY reataurants so pricing is comparable. Come here for a low key dinner with fresh ingredients!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!!
    bubba
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Fabulous! Never ever had a bad meal here. From the staff to the food it's always 5 star all the way. Sheer perfection!! To start we ordered the Blue Pig Pale Ale. Very good. My wife ordered the salmon and I ordered the swordfish. Fantastically delicious!! For dessert we both ordered the strawberry shortcake. Heaven on earth!! Fantastic!! Highly recommend the Blue Pig Tavern to any and everyone I know, and even those I don't
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great spot for outdoor dining
    Edward
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We love the Blue Pig especially for its outdoor dining. The food is always good, and the setting is superb.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.