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The Pier House
The Pier House

The Pier House Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thepierhousecapemay.com
  • Email: geormallo8@aol.com
  • Phone: (609) 898-0300
  • 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: Mediterranean, American
  • 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 (609) 898-0300

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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Diner Reviews
  • "My wife and I decided to get out of the city of Philadelphia for Easter dinner and visit a restaurant we frequent when we stay at the Le Mer Inn in Cape May NJ. We love this eatery; service is friendly and accommodating from management, bartender and wait staff. The food is excellent not only in taste but also in presentation. It's been a long winter and going to dinner at the Pier House was a real treat as we look forward to many return visits throughout the summer"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We were a party of seven. The Caesar was good having flavor & was topped with parmesan.The entree's were basic, but tasty with good portions. The only issue we had was one of our orders was missed. It took so long to come out that we all had finished eating but continued to wait easily 30 minutes or more for it to arrive. The waiter kept apologizing. My husband & I shared the key lime pie which was good. My niece and sister shared a chocolate bomb (not actually sure what it was called). They both enjoyed that. Those that had coffee said it was a good cup.We understand mistakes happen, so overall there were no complaints except for the time it took to get our missing dish. Perhaps a free dessert for our niece would have been in order. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We love The Pier House! Often bring guests here, the menu is diverse and food is always perfectly prepared and presented. Service is friendly and competent. Drinks are generous and the bar is pleasant and congenial. The ocean is right across the street, and, weather permitting, the outdoor dining space is roomy and comfortable and the view completes a great meal. My favorite is a long lazy lunch with my Sis or other girlfriend and a long walk followed by a siesta on the beach! Heaven!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The food was very good and we enjoyed the meal; however, our server could have been more attentive and a bit friendlier. He did not return to our table enough to attend to our needs. He was more than happy to bring us more wine, but my husband was drinking iced tea and was never offered a re-fill. My husband told our server that it was my birthday, he brought the dessert tray instead of providing a dessert with a candle. We were a party of 4 and celebrate our birthdays by going to our favorite restaurants and this was the first time that the birthday person has not been wished a happy birthday and given a dessert. A little disappointed."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We dine here endlessly in season and out and it never misses! Best value in town at a restaurant for oysters. We can't wait till we come back!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "This restaurant is one of the best finds in Cape May! The menu offers great selections in all categories. The calamari w/ dipping sauces is one of the best appetizers ever. The presentation of each plate is spectacular! The wait staff is well informed on what goes into each entree and can answer questions with confidence. Crab cakes were phenomenal Lamb shank also delectable!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Always feel welcome from the minute I walk through the door. Lucy and Amy are outstanding! Food is fabulous. I am stuck on the Shrimp cocktail and sea bass. Love the blueberry sorbet with white chocolate when available."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal and service on a Saturday night in early spring in Cape May. Thanks!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food was very good to excellent. Portions large. Presentation very good. Calamari appetizer lightly fried, delicious, and large."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The chicken was a little dry but everything else was good (braised lamb shank, crab cakes, filet). we would go back."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent. I will eat there again the next time I am in Cape May."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great Food and Great Service! We both enjoyed everything we ordered and will definitely return!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had expected that going out for dinner would mean sitting in a dining room. We were not given the option of choosing between the dining room and bar area. We were ushered into the bar area and "told" that "we wouldn't mind" and that the menu would be the same. In fact, we did mind and had to sit through our dinner hearing everyone's somewhat loud bar conversation from our adjacent booth. For what we paid, I didn't feel this was fair. I expected a quiet, pleasant night out for dinner."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We have eaten here often--maybe twice a year. We were shown to a lovely booth by the window. Our server, Amy, was outstanding. I ordered the Caesar salad and sea bass entree. WOW, what a meal! The sea bass was fantastic,as well as beautifully presented. Their wine list is excellent--shared a bottle of Rombauer. It was a perfect meal and we'll be back!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We usually visit the Pire House a few times a year. Nothing much has changed (good thing). The Tuna is excellent, the portion is large and the price is very good as compared to other resturants. My wife ordered the whole Branzino which was good, however there were a feww bones to deal with. Probably will not order it again. The resturant will not filet the whole fish for you. The noise is usually at a high level do to the small dining room. The bar is excellent as is the bartender."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Outstanding Greek food!. Another great restaurant in Cape May, one of our favorites. Never had a bad meal here."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Our meal was excellent - 8 people all had different appetizers and entrees and everyone was delighted. Portions were generous but not overly large, fish was fresh, seasoning was imaginative. The wait staff was a highlight - our waitress was outgoing, attentive, and very personable. She made sure that our special event, our son's graduation from Coast Guard basic training, was happy and memorable."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Had dinner here for Valentines day with my husband. Everything was wonderful. My husband had the octopus appetizer which he raved about. I had the watermelon and feta appetizer. Which I thought was equally delicious. For dinner my husband had the ph balance and the steak was cooked perfectly to his liking. I had the crab cakes which I thought were some of the best I have ever had. This is a place we will visit over and over. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Never disappointed whenever I eat at Pier a house Great service. Delicious food especially the sea bass and blueberry sorbet covered in white chocolate when available."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Delicious! Great menu, wonderful staff and classy while still maintaining a fun atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Went down cape may for the weekend. First time in the area the Pier House was recommended by a friend so decided to check it out. It was well worth the trip. Food an service were phenomenal. Nice views while dining towards the beach. Went as a couple bought a nice bottle of wine sat back relaxed n had a blast we will definately be back next time in the area. I'd recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 12/1/2013
  • "We have been there only in the summer until now. Mid winter and it was still busy. We split the filet and the crab-cakes. Both were exceptional with great sauces. The steak was done to perfection too. Everything was served hot. Cold food is a particular pet peeve of mine. The server was very attentive and pleasant and even turned me on to a new wine that I loved."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful on this quiet Sunday night in the off-season in Cape May. Attentive, friendly service and delicious, fresh Greek-inspired food. Chicken avgolemono soup, Caesar salad, sea bass, and swordfish all highly recommended. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We come to the Pier house all year long, and sometimes prefer it off season because of the more low key vibe. But every time the place hits a home run and that's why we keep returning. I really like the fact that the oysters,which are usually local Cape May salts, come au naturel without any mignonette or fussiness. It allows the true oyster lover to choose the accompanying sauces or not. In any case the Pier House continues to be one of our faves."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent. We were given plenty of time to check out the menu and eat each course. The waiter was there when you needed him but not overbearing Even though it was dark shortly after we arrived, the view of the beach across the street was beautiful. Wonderful overall experience!."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Service was very good and our waiter was very patient with us while waiting for an additional guest. The variety and quality of food was very good. Seating arrangements and position were good, but the view was unavailable due to outside darkness.."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had a wonderful meal at the Pier House - perhaps the best meal I've ever had in Cape May. The food was delicious - we especially enjoyed the Keftedes appetizer and the Mahi Mahi entree. The wine list was quite big and reasonably priced. And the service was excellent. We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We loved everything about this place! Dining room was a bit too bright . I asked them to turn the lights down and they did right away!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The food and wine were delicious. The service was excellent. I would return, and I would highly recommend."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Consistence excellence says it all. We dine here all year long and the Pier House never misses!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Fabulous food as usual & very accommodating to our rushed schedule. Our favorite place to eat!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Have been there a number of times and have never been disappointed"
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Quiet, nice, great Greek food, interesting wine list, great service and easy to park."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "I found Pier House through online reviews, and it measured up. The seared tuna appetizer, grilled fish, and pumpkin cheeseca me were all wonderful. The service was polite, friendly, attentive, and not overbearing. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We were in town for the Jazz Festival and wanted to try The Pier House- It is one of a few places we had not tried yet- The food was amazing- great flavors! Different , inventive menu especially for a beach town! We had sea bass and salmon, but could have easily ordered 4-5 other entrees as well. It was tough to decide ........Great tasting and very well presented. We will be back!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Food was great the mediterranean and seafood pair well together. Slightly overpriced for entrees but it is in a tourist area to be expected"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Although predominantly Greek menu, there was enough variety for any palate."
    Dined on 10/31/2013
  • "One of the restaurants my wife and I always make of point of visiting during our stays in Cape May is the Pier House. The food and service is great"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "The Pier House has fast became one of our favorite places to eat in Cape May. At the end of an off-season visit to the Shore it was a great place to finish off our time there. The main problem we have is that ALL the dishes look (On the menu and especially as you see one pass by you to another table) so good, it is hard to choose. Although we vary up the apps, my go-to-choice for an entrée is the flash-fried whole Red Snapper with a trio of sauces. We've found good things on their wine list by the glass to pair up with their delicious dishes. A great meal and a good visit to Cape May!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We really liked Pier House. We also pick Mediterranean fish over American because of the use of olive oil over butter, fewer fatty battered dishes, etc. Pier House did not disappoint. The dishes were fresh and light but flavorful. Original as well. The server was attentive and pleasant. We also liked the setup, open, lots of windows, nice colors, pleasing artwork. We liked it so much, we went back for breakfast."
    Dined on 10/26/2013