Iron Pier Crafthouse

4.4
248 reviews
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WELCOME to the Iron Pier Craft House, established in 2016, featuring our own unique blend of sharing, tasting and tapas. You will love this non-traditional style of dining! It’s a really fun way to promote conversation over really good food. Our food is locally sourced, handcrafted, and then sent immediately from the kitchen as ready and in no particular order. We encourage your entire group to try many different selections and pass them around the table as you take in the innovative and creative flavors. Have fun with our new concept; there are no rules! Of course, if you would like the traditional dining, please let us know and we would be happy to accommodate you.

Sushi Bar Available Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Kid friendly.
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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I frequent this place as I love the food and the people. The view of the ocean from the porch is great. Was entertained by the dolphins for almost my entire meal.

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PW
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, atmosphere! Great place to bring friends so you can try lots of tapas options

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic views of the beach and ocean. Our waitress was wonderful. Kind, attentive and considerate. It could be loud at times because it’s an acoustic small space. One baby crying and i could hear the entire convo of the women behind me which was a heated political debate. Entertaining however haha. Bottom line is the venue had a beautiful view, great food and friendly staff. We had the steak and Brussel sprouts. Delicious. It’s a little on the pricey side but not awful compared to other restaurants in Cape May that don’t have that view! We also got birthday carrot cake !

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Five Stars, first time dining at Iron Pier and definitely will be back again!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant! Have been waiting all winter for it to open again. Will be back!

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and atmosphere. Views of ocean and sunset were amazing. Servers were friendly and attentive.

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b
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early New Year’s Eve with friends! Dine here often, wonderful meal and service as always! Have done lots of reviews, so logging in for 2019!

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d
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was cozy, the service was excellent, and the food was delicious. They were serving their New Year's menu tonight. (We had been once in summer, and enjoyed a completely different summer menu.) I enjoyed the branzino with chili lime sauce over sweet potato puree, John had cream of leek soup and the braised short ribs, Dawn and Jesse shared Kobe beef sliders, short rib grilled cheese and parmesan fries. Dawn and I enjoyed Ocean View cocktails, Jesse had a Tito's Mexival Mule, and John had seltzer with lime. We all enjoyed it and will definitely go there again. Highly recommend.

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Tapas menu was rather limited. Maybe because it’s winter?

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SL
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The winter menu is outstanding. I love the short rib. Their beer collection continues to be first class. We’ll be back before January to celebrate before they’re closed for the winter.

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SL
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Iron Pier continues to be amazing. The winter menu is creative and blends old favorites with some new creations.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Will definitely be back. Had various specials which was nice

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MS
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal & service were excellent! We will definitely return & tell friends & guests staying at our beach house.

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Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and we loved the sharing menu. They also had specials for the jazz festival which we were attending and they were excellent.

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RF
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great creative and delicious food -- healthy, inventive, fresh, and innovative. An outstanding gastro pub defines it perfectly. Happy food and libations set a high bar!!! Anita, the server, was delightful, attentive, and efficient. Kudos!!!!

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NF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was pleasantly surprised! First tine here, came in for Restaurant Week. My sister and I both loved the food. My sister had the coconut curry chicken and I had the hangar steak. Both perfectly cooked and delicious. Nice seasonal salad with a really good light dressing. I had a mug of Cape May Mop Hesd beer. Loved it! And my sister had a house glass of wine. We got the Happy hour price. We both got the triple chocolate cake to go. It was very good not too heavy or overly sweet.
The service was exceptional. Knowledgeable, friendly and just enough table attention. Not bothersome.
Will definitely recommend this restaurant.

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C
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This review is long overdue but we love this rest and highly recommend to others!

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ME
Miami
135 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Good drinks. Food was good, but not stellar. Nice old building.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious good. Very nice staff. We got to sit at one of the tables looking out to the beach which was gorgeous.

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MG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Waited for our anniversary to try this restaurant, and so disappointed! View was lovely, and our waitress Anita was sweet, but nothing else good to say. Had to ask if our drink order could be taken, after waiting 10 minutes. Porch where we were seated smelled like stale beer and the restroom, as if it had not been properly cleaned after last night's dinner. Brussels Sprouts appetizer was quite good. Our entrees - 2 different salmon dishes, were abominable. Completely dried out and tasted of cardboard. Asparagus was tough and woody and overcooked - we sent it all back. Manager came over to apologize and offered us another dish. We ordered the Shrimp Mac and Cheese. Also horrible - tiny frozen old shrimp and limp noodles drowning in processed cheese - we didn't eat it either. Left hungry on our anniversary. Don't recommend unless you're just having a beer for the view.

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m
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, food and drinks! Note that all food is rich and definitely shareable. Everyone we came in contact with, from Maitre D to waitress to man filling water was genuinely nice/interested in how we were doing - these folks understand the importance of customer service. The view near the window was also unbeatable. We try and make this a stop every time we're in town. Definitely recommend.

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OT
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and friendly staff. They could use more variety in the draft beer but otherwise a great spot to eat and look at the water.

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RB
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Tracey, our waitress, was outstanding. She gave us great recommendations and was very friendly. The date app and short rib grilled cheese were excellent. Overall was a fun evening and would go back. Great view of the beach.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the three levels of portions. Great place to share and sample multiple dishes. Great view of ocean!

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent great views good food and booze booze booze

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LB
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The second floor view overlooking the Beach and the Atlantic Ocean was what made this restaurant memorable. The food was forgettable - nothing special.

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HJ
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Wonderful meal. Special chowder was out of this world.

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CG
Washington DC
110 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed Iron Pier. Good beer and we had some great shareables - wings, truffle fries and a pretzel. Great wait staff.

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DE
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Sushi ice cold. Portions tiny. Pricey. Food not delicious, nothing was remarkable, lots of small plates ordered and many just bland. It was crowded which perplexes me but it is Cape May and there would be a beach view when light out. I have to say it was the worst meal we've had all summer and I've been down here since Memorial Day (and dined out a lot!)

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KL
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing food and service. Beautiful view of the ocean. Was a great date night! The hanger steak was delicious and Love their jalapeño vodka lemonade and house white wine.

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KD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Very pretty view; nice cocktail menu, drinks were well made and the small plates /shares were ordered were fair but not great....very expensive (waterfront) for not much food. Would go for drinks again but not to eat.

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B
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Year ago this restaurant was called Martini Beach and it was our favorite place in all of Cape May. It went through 3 or 4 reiterations since then and none of them were very good. Now they are going back to the roots of Martini Beach with their Tapas menu and shares and the food is AWESOME! Suggest that they go and look at the old tapas menu of Martini Beach and add some of those favorites like the lollipop lamb chops and the ahi tuna tartar on a tortilla shell... This will bring people back to this very nice restaurant. The KOBE sliders, wings, Mac-n-Cheese, fig and prosciutto flat bread were terrific. Going back for these again and going to add a few more shares to try. Definitely want to try the Lamb Meatballs with pasta! This food is Sexy and Delicious!

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F
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This have become one of our new favorite places to dine in CM. Love the ocean view, great service, but the food is oh so delicious. Wish it was closer to home so we could frequent more often. Cannot wait to come back.

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MM
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was INCREDIBLE! The Kobe sliders cannot be missed. Our waiter wasn’t the best. He didn’t really check back on the table as much as we would’ve liked. However the other waiters and waitresses seemed very attentive! We will definitely go back

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KH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Recommend asking/reserving a table on the enclosed porch. Great setting for great food

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DC
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall a great experience. The tapas and sides were very good and nice to share. Our favorites were the Brussel sprouts, shrimp Mac n cheese, giant pretzel and the shrimp tempura sushi roll. Main course was not as special.

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ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequented this location in its previous incarnations, but this most recent owner/menu/vibe is much better than the last. EXCELLENT food AND service. Great for a romantic night out. Very much enjoyed it and will most definitely be returning as often as possible whenever visiting Cape May

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EM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Disappointing meal. $32 for mediocre lobster dish, small portion, salty.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food.

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AT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great and the service was fantastic! What a great staff! They made it a great experience.

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