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Scola BYOB, Cape May Court House, NJ

Scola BYOB

4.4
4.4
384 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Housed in an iconic 1908 brick building; originally the town cobbler and jewelry store. "A foodie paradise."-Press of Atlantic City. White table clothes, exposed brick, outdoor dining garden, presentation, and flavor combinations make "Scola BYOB a hidden oasis in the center of Cape May Court House"- PHL17. "Ben Scola is the namesake here, a New Hampshire native who fell in love with a Jersey girl, his wife and pastry chef Jacklyn Scola, who is responsible for daily sweet offerings that make a celebratory finale to your meal."-The Philadelphia Inquirer. Offering daily menu additions and sourcing locally. Scola BYOB is part of Kara Restaurant Group, a collection of boutique BYOB experiences.
instagram:@scolabyob
scolabyob@gmail.com
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 536-8883

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

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What 384 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Innovative

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Neighborhood gem

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Romantic

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Contemporary American

  • South Jersey Shore

    Innovative

  • South Jersey Shore

    Neighborhood gem

  • South Jersey Shore

    Romantic

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  1. d

    dr49

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is an unexpected find with the best food I’ve had anywhere at the shore. Assured, creative cooking in a welcoming space.
  2. AK

    AlanK

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Can’t believe they couldn’t get coffee! There’s an Acme nearby plus other coffee shops near them🤔
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was as always very good service great menu selections very good.
  4. ML

    ML4948

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an awesome anniversary dinner at SCOLA. Recommendations were perfect -thanks Becca!- and the food/atmosphere was just what we wanted for a date night. So glad we found this gem in CMCH!
  5. KK

    KarenK

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and atmosphere! Scola is a great addition to the neighborhood!
  6. MD

    MarisaD

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Scola! Honestly, I've never had an even questionable experience here. Their service is great, their food is truly prepared with perfection and you really do get what you're paying for.
  7. g

    gizzimannon

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing and Whitney was great.
  8. c

    colleena

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and service. Cannot wait to return!!
  9. l

    luvgoodfood1

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful meal at Scola! can't say enough good things about this restaurant...top notch in every category!
  10. D

    Dinesaround

    Philadelphia

    126 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    126 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined outside in the courtyard on a beautiful fall evening. The atmosphere is was lovely. Rebecca and her team as usual, we’re great. I had a tuna special which was excellent. Goat cheese spread to share as a starter and everyone loved it. Just a relaxing experience.
  11. JD

    JohnnyD

    Raleigh

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate dinner on the back terrace on a beautiful night. The ambiance was superb. The salad was fresh and the tomatoes were flavorful. The entrees were excellent too. The food was well prepared and crafted in an excellent manor. My only complaint is with the comfort of the chairs. They have two types of chairs on the terrace. However, the metal framed chairs that we sat in were very uncomfortable.
  12. M

    Monty

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried it for first time and was not disappointed. Outside dining was very nice. Server Rebecca knew the menu inside out. Food was great. Will definitely return.
  13. JP

    JohnP

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Overall pretty good, pork chop overcooked, Salmon w crabmeat nice....wait time was way too long..1hr for entree
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The birds are distracting while You are trying to talk
  15. L

    Lefty

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    The food was very good. Unfortunately, we were being served by a waitress who was on the job for her first day. Our appetizers and entrees all came at the same time. Didn't give us an opportunity to thoroughly enjoy each course. The general manager explained that it was due to a "training issue", she very much apologized for the mistake and comped us the appetizer which was the right thing for her to do. Would rather have had it served properly. The food was very good but expensive. Also was very disappointed that the menu we had read on line indicated prices much lower than what we actually found to be the case.
  16. FI

    FanInColumbia

    Salt Lake City

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    This is a very nice restaurant in quaint Cape May Court House area. Food and service are generally very good.
  17. DF

    DanielleF

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was absolutely delicious!! Will definitely be back!!
  18. JD

    JosephD

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scola's never disappoints. We have been there 2 X's in the last 2 Weeks. Many times over the years. Both times food was terrific. Staff is always friendly and listens to your questions about the menu before making recommendations. Ben, the owner/chef will often stop by tables to makes sure all is going well. Scola's just flipped to a Fall Menu. The Duroc Pork Chop is always a winner. The Stuffed Salmon Special melts in your mouth. We appreciate that the Scola's team did whatever they needed to to survive the last couple years. It's great to see they are in full swing, serving a full house with lots of specials and of course those desserts that are made in house. They are still starting you off with a little treat before your meal and now added a fun way to end your evening with a cool photo opt stop. Get there before the cold weather and enjoy the garden seating.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, excellent food, and excellent ambiance
  20. SM

    StMc

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal and dining experience at Scola and have added to our list of places to go back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a table for 4. Everyone raved about the apps and entrees . Everything was delicious & great service.
  22. C

    Cmuck

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing 5 star food at a very reasonable Red Lobster-ish price. Menu options are very limited as it changes regularly. Decor and stuttering playlist need improvement but food and service more than make up for it. Definitely recommend this. Again Fine dining at an extremely reasonable price
  23. CP

    CatherineP

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meals
  24. L

    Luperduper

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved being in the “ garden” area. Our server was wonderful and our food was terrific! We really enjoyed our visit and will certainly return!
  25. JE

    JenniferE

    Atlantic City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely sit outside if you can, it's so nice! Great neighborhood gem.
  26. S

    Suzysunshine

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful evening! Lovely outdoor space! Delicious and delightful cuisine! Definitely will return! So good to know that SCOLA is a year round venue!
  27. k

    kenb

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    August 30 was our first time visiting Scola. Our server was Shelby. She was such a delight. Knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive. We will definitely return to Scola on our next visit to the shore. Because of the great experience we will also try other restaurants in the Kara group.
  28. CS

    CindieS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food with a quaint charming atmosphere. Not cheap but worth it . BYOB saves a lot of money.
  29. GD

    GailD

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our 52 anniversary and what a great place. The staff was friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and the atmosphere inviting. We sat outside. Would we go back? Absolutely!!!!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. We sat outside. It was great.
  31. I

    Ilikefood

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Appalling experience with service & menu that was out of character. We are unsure if the chef has changed or if there was a substitute that evening. Ryan is an excellent chef who created an inspired and truly creative menu. You would find foods and combinations there that you wouldn’t find elsewhere. We loved going there and received exceptional attentive service. This was our “go to” BYOB when we wanted a great meal and wonderful experience. I won’t go into all the bizarre details of being moved around to three different tables, however the start to the visit was disconcerting. We sat at the last table for over 10 minutes without being acknowledged at all. We looked over the menu and found it disappointing. Gone were the unique creations that Ryan lovingly crafted. Perhaps you think roasted Brussels is creative, however that and much of the menu was the boring run of the mill stuff you can find anywhere. There was no creativity to the menu. I’m sure it would have been a solid meal, but not the unique creative food we were accustomed there. While waiting, I went to the restroom. I saw a chef who was not Ryan and as I walked past him, I said hello. He glanced at me and went back to working. After returning to the table, my wife told me we were still ignored. It’s now 15 minutes. I caught someone’s eye & asked if they were our waitress. They told us they they weren’t, but they would ask them to come over. Another 5 minutes. A flustered waitress swings by quickly and stammered something about a big important table & needing to talk to their manager. We watched them talking with the manager across the the room for 5 minutes. At this point we really didn’t want to leave, but it was becoming ridiculous. We gave it another 5 minutes and then decided that we wouldn’t enjoy the meal anyway, since our mood was poor due to our treatment. We walked out. I hope that big table was worth it! That waitress is losing you regular customers. We will never return.
  32. TO

    TOMC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great find in CMC. Nice vibe, great service - very attentive staff. Had dinner on patio - low lighting, singer/guitar just at the right volume. Ordered specials - lobster ravioli and scallops- both delicious. I'd definitely return.
  33. CC

    ChrystynaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly atmosphere. The servers were kind very informative and attentive. Food was excellent.
  34. JA

    JosephA

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful weather so we got to have dinner on The out door deck Great food and service the the BYOB Option made for a great night
  35. b

    booboo

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food, as usual, was amazing. The goat cheese appetizer was beyond delicious. The tuna special was seasoned and cooked perfectly. We have never been disappointed by any dish we have tried at Scola's. We will continue to enjoy this gem of a restaurant.
  36. KS

    KarenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful meal and our server was the best! Returning soon!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Service started well but fizzled as the night went on. It was not due to them being crowded as they certainly weren’t. Food came out slow- we like to take our time but this was ridiculous. Food wasn’t worth the wait. Unfortunately because last year we had a pretty decent meal. Menu is very limited
  38. BN

    BetsyN

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. Portions relatively small but high quality. Appreciated the watermelon gazpacho complimentary starter!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Service was disappointing. Food was ok but not as expected for the cost. We cannot honestly recommend. They missed our special request in the Open Table reservation for a birthday celebration
  40. PJ

    PhyllisJR

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food is delicious. My only issue is that plates are taken before all at the table are finished eating. Plus the check was brought over and my friend was still eating. Don’t ask if you want dessert and meals aren’t done. Give a few minutes to digest food before asking dessert.

FAQs

Scola BYOB offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 536-8883.

Scola BYOB is rated 4.4 stars by 384 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Cape May Court House

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Seafood, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Chef's Table, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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