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 Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Pier House reviews from OpenTable diners
189 reviews since May 23, 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 (106)great for outdoor dining (89)special occasion (88)scenic view (72)romantic (67)neighborhood gem (60)notable wine list (47)good for groups (46)kid-friendly (25)vibrant bar scene (23)great for lunch (19)hot spot (19)great for brunch (11)late-night find (10)Show More
  • overlooked gem in Cape May
    graham29
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Pier Four is convenient if you have a car, with on-street parking but no meters. It's a pleasant room with abstract paintings; it's a shame the original owners didn't build it two feet higher to be able to look over the dunes/walk and see the water. Menu is an excellent choice of mainly fish, but my wife had an excellent and large lamb shank. There are Greek favorites here, but they don't dominate the menu. the major fish dishes are served whole, requiring you to de-bone and eat carefully; my branzino was worth it. Excellent wine list. Service was excellent. This is a full match for the best restaurants in Cape May
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good bet in Cape May
    Charley
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Four of us ate well at the Pier House. Portions almost alarmingly large, i.e. enough very tasty calamari as an appetizer for 3/4 people. Nominally Greek food, but everything well prepared. Quality restaurant. Server was still learning his job. Comfortable well appointed dining area. Away from downtown Cape May. Easy parking. Well worth another visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our night
    emb1
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We sat outside and had a lovely dinner, did not even mind the skunk who came to visit. The waitress was very friendly and we enjoyed ourselves! My only complaint was the Mahi Mahi was very overcooked. The sauce was incredible but the fish was very dry.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service,outside nice
    Engineer
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Ate outside where ambience was great. Gas heaters on cool nights. Inside is a little more noisy. Great food an service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I came back to the Pier House again with a group of 6 persons hoping we would have the same experience as we had last year. We were not disappointed. We had a 7:00 reservation and were seated on time. The appetizers, main courses, wine and dessert were all fantastic. The service was without issue. Unfortunately we all do not live in the area so we more than likely will not return for another year.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pris
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Good menu selections. Seafood well prepared. We enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love to dine out!
    Reservationsplease
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We loved everything about The Pier House! Outstanding food, great staff and wonderful atmosphere! Didn't notice the water view though due to the new dunes, although it was across the street. Beautiful neighborhood of gorgeous homes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pixey1
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We loved the food, it was outstanding ! Sea bass was the best I've had in years. My friend had the salmon and thoroughly enjoyed it. Excellent manhattan with Jamison - it was perfectly made. We. Also had a very attentive waiter and the service was wonderful THe only problem, was a large group sitting nearby was extremely loud and we don't think the acoustics were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites !!
    nickel1030
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This place is always on our list when we visit Cape May. Interesting choices for dinners. Had the watermelon salad for the first time and it was different and so very good. Had soup and the salad and it was plenty. Portions are very large and service is always very good. Will be back !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JimM
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was awesome and fresh and presented beautifully.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine Dining in Cape May
    BillB
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Pier House specializes in seafood with a Greek touch. The menu includes a good selection of fish prepared in different styles, as well as a variety of shellfish entrees. We had the Mahi Mahi Plaki and Swordfish "skaras", both of which were excellent. The noise level is a bit high, but the location across the street from the beach provides a view of the ocean from most seats. We go there a couple of times a year, especially for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Excellent.
    Dian
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    For past 6 years, Pier House is on our circuit of 'must do' restaurants whenever we are in CapeMay. Superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pier House Review
    Floridaviistors
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Our dinner at the Pier House was excellent. We had salmon and chicken souvlaki both of which were well prepared and tasty. The restaurant service was timely and overall we had a good time and a satisfying meal.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    MiguelVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great choices if you are in the mood for either tapas or full entrees
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific
    MKBMFB
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a great dinner for four of us at The Pier House. The meatball and sausage appetizers were perfectly seasoned, and sausage was interestingly plated. My husband loved his deep fried branzino entrée; the tuna was very good. We like the "out of the center of town" location of this restaurant. I wouldn't call it romantic or a particularly interesting ambience. But the food is terrific; the service is efficient and friendly; and the menu is more creative and interesting than many of the other Cape May highly rated places. Nice to have the bar, too. All good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice management!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food is very good! I would definitely go back. The management is really working 24/7 clearly and makes everyone in that restaurant happy. I am looking into breakfast.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Food
    gourmetluver
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The atmosphere was lovely at the Pier House which only complimented the absolutely fantastic food! The Pier House was recommended to us by a realtor we were working with in Ocean City and she did not steer us wrong. My daughter, who is 16, said it was the best meal she ever ate and I would agree. The service was also second to none. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and his recommendations were right on point. We can't wait to go back there and dine again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took a chance, had a great meal
    Steve
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We were looking for a good meal in Cape May. Stumbled across this place, made an early res and lucked out. Had to convince staff to set an outside round table as a 4-top, had a nice waitress who is also a serious professional stage dancer, and were blown away by the food. We were early enough that the outside patio was empty, but it had filled 90 minutes later when we left. Baked cheese/tomato was delish, assorted dips were interesting, the apps (lamb and shrimp) two of us ate were very, very good, the Mahi was excellent (would have liked a larger portion) and the desserts were scrumptious. We are coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    KBandFriends
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    A friend recommended Pier House after going to a small dinner party there the week prior, and sold me when she described the watermelon/feta salad. We are 3 foodies that cook and enjoy getting ideas from the restaurants we go to every few weeks. They have a great wine menu, a fantastic "specialty drink" menu, and every option on the menu sounded appetizing. We all ordered appetizers and main dishes (as well as specialty drinks) and every one was top notch. We sat outside where it was beautiful, with a great view of the ocean, and it was quiet. Even though we were full, we couldn't resist trying one of their desserts : the creme brûlée CAKE. (Who ever heard of that? ). We shared one (which was more than enough) and left sated and happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best restaurant in Cape May
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We visit the pier house at least twice a season while on vacation. We have been coming to this restaurant since it was Waters Edge. It was great back then and has only gotten better now under the ownership of Pier House. We hope it remains as is forever. My family, including teenage boys and friends look forward to dining here every year. The food is outstanding, as well as each dish being of work of art. The view through every window is priceless. Nice wine list. Great coffee. Always professional wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious meal, poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Watermelon Feta salad & Shrimp cocktail perfect start to a meal we thought we would never enjoy as 2 waitstaff continuously walked past us for 15-20 mins after we were seated with menus & neither acknowledged our presence! An astute bus boy asked if we had been helped & notified waitress who never apologized for the wait. Both had absolutely delious sea bass for entrée, compliments to the chef! Have had much better service in the past & do enjoy outside dining so will return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    merchVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants in Cape May. A real gem! Food always delicious. Presentation beautiful. Wait staff and hostess outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back
    Zirpelicious
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Every bite was outstanding!! I dine in Manhattan 4-5 times a month on business. The Pier House is at par if not better than most top ranked restaurants I've been to there, and the view can't be beat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!
    Pulpscrypt
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Cape May is a food town, and this place is a lesser known gem! Incredible Greek food. Excelent service, friendly staff. The watermelon feta salad is worth the trip alone. Tried various appetizers (our fave's were the Keftedies(sp) Greek Meatballs with tatziki)! The braised Lmb shank melted in your mouth. Right on Beach ave. There is outside or inside seating during the summer. View is of the duens. Very modern decor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JoeS
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Excellent food. Service was very accommodating with our large party that included several kids.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time experience
    Anon
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food was good, although I wish the lobster tail was broiled rather than with tempura. There were a lot of young kids. I have kids so I wasn't annoyed, but it would have been nice to have an adult only room. Waiter was excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JulesVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Good food! Walked a mile and a half to it and it was worth it! Kid friendly. Served chicken with popcorn for them. Big hit! Great service!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a memorable birthday celebration
    JaneK
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We celebrated my husband's 50th birthday at this restaurant. Can't say enough about how wonderful everything was. Thank you for making it special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite new restaurant
    CruvertwinVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Loved our meal so much, that we went back the next night. We were on vacation in Cape May with friends and found the restaurant by way of Open Table. I love this App. I saw the great reviews and knew we needed to try it. We dined outside on the patio. The staff is great and the food is amazing! The watermelon salad is my favorite, followed by the pork chop. So good. We will be back next time we are in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, service not so much
    Molegs
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was excellent. Our waitress was not so friendly and when we asked questions about the cuisine seemed shocked at some of our questions and requests. I asked for no olives on my meal and she make a face. I understand I'm at a Greek/Mediterranean restaurant, but I don't like olives - I think that's a reasonable request. I would also request a more extensive/craft beer list. They do however, have excellent meatballs, salads and Tatziki sauce! Other than the service our experience we just fine, I would go back because I wouldn't let one waitress effect our experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent evening!
    foodenthusiast
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It was our first time dining at the Pier House and we were looking for an outside dining experience at the shore. We were not disappointed. We were 20 minutes early for our reservation and were seated immediately and our waitress was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening, great food
    MCBl1
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It was our firtst time at the Pier House but it won't be our last. The food was amazing and the service so Nice and attentive. English is not our first language and the server took her time and explained to us the menu very well. There' sa great wine list at an appropriante cost. Everything was perfect for us and we will go back next time we are in Cape a May
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner experience !
    CathyP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Thus was our 4th time here and it never ever disappoints ! Always wonderfully fresh clean Mediterranean style food! And a lovely ambience!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SO NOISY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    WE LOVE the food and bar area but it was sooo noisy, with enough childern for a day care center in the dining room.. I love childern but there is a limit. Not sure what can be done about it. We will go back, but only if school is in session because we love melon appetizer and I love the pasta dish on the menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fun drinks, creative Menu, loud
    Booksaboutpeace
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Can't heAr yourself think. Loud to the point of distraction. We enjoyed the creative fresh menu, loved the decor and ambiance, but you couldn't engage in a conversation. Wonder if dining at the bar might be a different experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    All the food was noteworthy rec omend the grilled octopus appetizer and the beet salad all entres are well prepared
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but a bit loud
    MegK
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We really enjoyed the Pier House. We arrived 20 min early and our table was ready when we arrived. Our server was friendly, timely and knowledgeable. And the food was fantastic. Our only complaint was that it was quite loud in the small dining room and it didn't quite create the quiet, romantic atmosphere we were looking for.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very pleased
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food was excellent. The wine list was impressive and did offer some wines by the glass. I am recommending the Pier House to everyone we know.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Doctor
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Excellent food and service. Would definitely recommend and already have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great eats
    Foodiehere8814
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Went to the Pier House for GF birthday. Had reservation, but was running late, called and was told no problem. When we got there, we were seated right away. That was HUGE. Everything from the hostess to the wait staff and of course the food was excellent! I would recommend the Pier House to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.