The Pier House

4.5
259 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Experience the Pier House’s beach chic ambiance replete with warm wood floors, blue-and-white tiles, white stone bar and pops of color. Join us for breakfast where you can enjoy eggs any style, crispy waffles, pancakes, carne asada breakfast burritos and more while sipping on La Colombe Coffee or hot tea. Come lunchtime, indulge in fresh salads, sandwiches, wraps, burgers and flatbreads. For those of you on a plant-based diet, we serve the Impossible Burger, too. Relish our freshly brewed iced tea, cold local craft beer, glass of wine or pineapple-infused rum punch. Start your evening sipping a lychee martini at our spacious bar. For your main course, choose from a vast selection of fresh fish, oysters, steak, chicken or veal. Pair your dish with a bottle of wine while you soak in the sights of the sea. Relax after dinner with our in house made desserts while sipping one of our fine selections of small batch bourbons, single malt scotches, whiskies or blue agave tequilas. Cheers!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 259 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDMC20
Poconos
33 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our meal was very good but not as good as previous times we dined there. The new look is nice but acoustics were poor, even with less than full capacity. It was very noisy, possibly due to being seated next to a group of 10. Service was excellent. Drinks were average. Our main courses of sea bass and ribeye were excellent. The Brussel sprout and tuna appetizers were average.

The Pier House
Responded an hour ago

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback so we can improve! We are happy to hear that you love the new look, rest assured we are in the process of working on acoustics. We would be happy to move your table to a more private area next time. We are very happy that service was excellent, we will share your feedback with the entire team to let them know they are doing a great job and that you enjoyed the sea bass and ribeye! We hope to welcome you back again!

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vipLRMc
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great window table that was comfortably socially distanced from other diners. The service was excellent and our waiter was very attentive. The Crispy Brussel sprout appetizer was fabulous. The portion is large, so perfect to share. The salmon main course was also delicious. The halibut was a little bit dry. Overall, a wonderful night out.

The Pier House
Responded an hour ago

Thank you for your review! We are happy that your service was excellent and your waiter was very attentive. We will be sure to share your kind words with our team. The crispy brussel sprouts are a fan-favorite! We are excited that you enjoyed your appetizers and that your meal portions were large and perfect to share. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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WilliamW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

100% not what is used to be. Its a good alternative when nothing else is available. But, it officially has gone from one of the top restaurants in New Jersey to just another hotel restaurant. Meh is the word.

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datenight
Atlantic City
22 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We visited for Easter breakfast. Menu was very limited. We were not even given on choice for toast which arrived dry. We had to request butter and jelly. My coffee was never refilled either.

The Pier House
Responded on April 7, 2021

Thank you for your review. We apologize that you found our brunch menu to be limited and that you were not offered a choice of toast. Your feedback is very important to us so we can improve moving forward. We will address these concerns with our team. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back and exceed your expectations in the future.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was very good, a little pricy on the wine by the glass. Overall enjoyed our dinner.

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BillB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Drinks were a little slow in coming, apparently a busy bar. My wife had the French Onion Soup, which was ok, but a bit too much cheese. As an entree, she had the Sea Scallops, two of which were charred beyond recognition. The waiter promptly ordered more, which came soon. However, the scallops were rather tasteless. I had the Escargot, which were rather small and overcooked. For main course, I had the Chicken Mushroom. The brandied cream sauce was very tasty, but the chicken was very tough.

The noise level was pretty high, even though they were only about 40% full, no improvement from the old Pier House. We used to eat here often before they tore down the old restaurant and built the new one, but the food was much better then. Also, the prices here are 10 - 20% higher than most competitor restaurants in town, so value is clearly lacking. We won't be back any time soon.

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vipMinions
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice surprise. Enjoyed the whole experience.

The Pier House
Responded on March 22, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the whole experience at the Pier House!

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vipMrsMarron
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a reservation but hit a lot of traffic and we were very late. I called ahead to let them know and the staff was fine with that. The place was closed the last time we stayed at La Mer and we were curious to try it. The food was very good, the waitress was very sweet, they have an excellent wine list. We were the last ones to leave the restaurant so we left a 25% tip. We also had breakfast there and the food was very good. Delicious coffee and bacon.

The Pier House
Responded on March 22, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear that our team was able to accommodate you after hitting traffic. We will be sure to share your compliments to our chef and our servers to let them know they are doing an excellent job! We hope to welcome you back again very soon!

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vipRonie
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service and food/drinks were great as usual

The Pier House
Responded on March 10, 2021

Thank you for the review! We hope to welcome you to dine with us again soon!

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vipKate
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sea bass and halibut were delicious! They also have a great selection of cocktails.

The Pier House
Responded on March 10, 2021

Thank you so much for your review! We are excited that you enjoyed our cocktail menu and that the sea bass and halibut were delicious, we will be sure to share your feedback with our chef. Can't wait to welcome you back to dine with us again soon!

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VINCENTC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was fresh and well prepared. The presentation was very well done. I would highly recommend the sea bass!

The Pier House
Responded on March 10, 2021

Wow! Thank you for your review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience and that your meal was delicious. We will share your compliments to the chef letting them know the sea bass is a fan-favorite. We hope to welcome you back again very soon!

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vipAim1107
Atlantic City
41 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great location and excellent service! Food was very good.

The Pier House
Responded on March 10, 2021

Thank you for your review, we are so excited you enjoyed our oceanfront location. We will be sure to share your feedback with our team to let them know they are doing an excellent job. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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Susan
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and we look forward to coming back.

The Pier House
Responded on March 22, 2021

Thank you so much for your fantastic review! We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon!

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PointKaz
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

( We have been coming to Pier House for several years) Drinks and Apps( grilled shrimp and Cesar Salad ) were very good. However , while we usually order seafood here, we both decided to order steak. Spouse had the rib eye, i had the filet. Both were quite overcooked, despite what was asked for. ( a Rare and MEd Rare) , and tasted only of grill char. Very under seasoned. Not juicy. Sauce was good , and helped , as did adding a salt and pepper at the table. But you should not have to slather a sauce over such cuts of meat to obtain flavor and make them moist. We did not have dessert, but had 2 great cappuccinos. We did not mention this to our server; during these very tough times for this industry,as a family we have ‘let a lot go” , when it comes to our favorite restaurants , who at times are not putting out food at the same level as before Covid.. All are struggling, and we appreciate these places trying very hard to serve the public.
However, as we move forward, I did want to mention this , as Pier House is considered a High - end restaurant with pricing to match.

And while it was clean/bright in main seating and bar, we have been hoping since the big renovation that plant material , or artwork, is added , as the new dining room has a very stark appearance. ( even small flowers on the tables would be nice!)

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deidred
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and wine. Has the clue an sea bass - flaky and delicious. Paired with roasted vegetables and risotto - very nice

The Pier House
Responded on February 16, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience at the Pier House this Valentine's Day Weekend. We will share your compliments to our chef. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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JoEllenR
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Spent a fortune on valentine menu and Dover sole had no taste- they just covered it with sauce!!!

The Pier House
Responded on February 15, 2021

We apologize that you did not enjoy your meal at the Pier House. We will share your feedback to the restaurant team so we may improve moving forward. Thank you for your review, we hope to welcome you back again in the future and strive to meet your expectations.

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vipChrisG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service, food and ambiance were all top notch. I love how bright and airy the restaurant is. Our server was attentive but not overbearing. The sea bass and filet were excellent, as was the pomegranate martini. Will definitely dine here again.

The Pier House
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at the Pier House and enjoyed our bright and airy beach-chic ambiance. We will be sure to share your compliments to our team! We hope to welcome you back again soon, we just released our new Valentine's Day cocktails which are DELICIOUS! See you soon!

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vipJoyG
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was very nice and attentive. Food was delicious and well prepared/presented. Would definitely recommend.

The Pier House
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at the Pier House and will share your compliment to our chef and servers. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Appetizers were all good, calamari, mussels and brusselsprouts. Crab cakes were mediocre at best. Wanted to substitute risotto which was on the menu for two other fish entrees for the mashed potatoes and there was a $5 up charge. Veg was beans and carrots with the green beans having been cooked way too much and not fresh. A bottle of Rombauer wine was $127 usually around $70 in a restaurant. Very disappointed in a restaurant which we have always thought was one of the best

The Pier House
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thank you for your detailed review. We apologize that we did not meet your expectations during your recent experience. We would be happy to discuss your concerns and hopefully welcome you back again for a better experience. Please call (609)-898-2244 and ask for our restaurant manager who is eager to make it right. Thank you again for your feedback, we will share your insights with the team to improve.

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HollyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good dinner on a cold January night. Filet cooked to perfection and sea bass was great. Chocolate martini and biscotti to finish off a great meal! Will definitely go there again when on Cape May..

The Pier House
Responded on February 9, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are delighted you enjoyed your meal and dessert! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great. Great service. Beautiful location.

The Pier House
Responded on January 28, 2021

Thank you for your 5 star review! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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JohnK
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food and service were good, the room is noisy, the acoustics are not so good. If there's a loud party in there you can barely hear the person across from you.

The Pier House
Responded on January 18, 2021

Thank you for your review. We apologize that you had trouble hearing the person dining with you due to a large party in the restaurant. We will share your compliment to our servers and the chef and will bring your feedback to management so we may improve. We hope to welcome you back in the future.

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vipWeegwow
Atlantic City
22 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, the food and the service was fabulous. Very clean and festive atmosphere. Something for everyone AME the desserts are delicious! A good pick for any occasion.

The Pier House
Responded on January 11, 2021

Thank you for your glowing review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience at the Pier House. We will be sure to share your compliments to our team and the chef. Looking forward to welcoming you back again very soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Definitely will be back 👍

The Pier House
Responded on January 11, 2021

Thank you for your review! We can't wait to welcome you back again!

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KatyB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully plated dinners with an upscale, quiet ambiance.

Would recommend the Sea Bass and Duck entrees; they were exceptional; perfectly cooked and seasoned. The portion size is just right, as well.

The Pier House
Responded on January 5, 2021

Thank you for your review! We are over the moon that you enjoyed our upscale, quiet ambiance. We will share your compliments on the Sea Bass and Duck entrees to our chef. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Happy New Year!

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ErinC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful and the food worth every penny.

The Pier House
Responded on December 31, 2020

Thank you for your review! We are delighted to hear you had a wonderful experience, we will be sure to share your compliments with our team to let them know they are doing a great job! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon, Happy New Year!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service. Great food. Disappointed that no soup or salad was included. A bit pricey without but quite tasty. All employees were awesome.

The Pier House
Responded on December 31, 2020

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meal and found it tasty! We will be sure to share your compliment with our staff to let them know they are doing awesome. We hope to welcome you back again!

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vipFrederickP
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - from beverage selection to outdoor seating - use of heaters - excellent server - great entrees - delicious desserts.

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robinq
Atlantic City
12 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third time dining at Pier House. It s been a great outdoor dining option.
Tonight was fun. They added a fire pit ,lights and a small outdoor bar . Live entertainment.
Food is always great.

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vipFrankB
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place to eat in Cape May. Food is excellent and service is second to none. Music was great!

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GinaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sea bass with vanilla risotto was so tasty and our server Josh was awesome. The dessert was also really great.

The Pier House
Responded on December 9, 2020

Thank you for your review! We are over the moon that you had a great experience and you enjoyed the sea bass and vanilla risotto. We will be sure to share your compliments with our Chef and with Josh to let them know they are doing a great job. We hope to welcome you back again very soon.

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vipMaureenM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. One of the best ceasar salads we've ever had. All the entrees were fantastic.

The Pier House
Responded on December 9, 2020

Thank you for your review! We are over the moon that you had the best Caesar salad ever! We hope to welcome you back again very soon.

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vipJamesS
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant experience all around. Great desserts

The Pier House
Responded on December 2, 2020

Thank you for your review, we are happy to hear you had a pleasant experience all around. We will be sure to share your feedback about dessert to our pastry chef! We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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vipRonie
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish!! From cocktails to desert! All staff were great!

The Pier House
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thank you for your review! We are so happy you had a delicious meal! We will be sure to share this review with our staff and let them know they are doing a great job. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

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DavidM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Considering we dined outdoors in November the overall evening was excellent. The food and the service was very good.

The Pier House
Responded on November 22, 2020

Thank you for your review. We are happy to read that you had an excellent evening at the Pier House. We hope that our outdoor heaters kept you cozy and warm during your meal. See you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and first time during Covid that we ate at a full service restaurant. They had outdoor seating and heat lamps in the evening. All staff wore masks, although not all properly. The food was delicious. Our server Svetlana was kind and attentive. If we get back to Cape May we will return.

The Pier House
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for your review, we are honored to have you dine with us on such a special occasion. We will be sure to let Svetlana know she is doing a great job and share your compliments with our chef. We look forward to welcoming you to dine with us again next time your travels bring you to Cape May!

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vipSueS
Philadelphia
77 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best halibut I ever had and the pecan sauce on it was delicious. Nice outdoor music and heaters, so we didn't want to leave!

The Pier House
Responded on November 11, 2020

WOW! Thank you for your review! We are thrilled that you had the BEST halibut you've ever had at the Pier House. We will share your compliments with our chef. We look forward to welcoming you to dine with us again soon!

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TheresaM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration excellent

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vipkava
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here in the past 40 years coming to Cape May. Very happy with the service and the food, even during covid 19. Svetlana was very professional, friendly and sweet. We all need that during this crazy time. All meals were perfectly prepared and enjoyed. Will definitely come back.

The Pier House
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you so much for your review! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at the Pier House. We will be sure to tell Svetlana that she is doing an excellent job! We cannot wait to welcome you back next time your travels bring you to Cape May.

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vipFrankB
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful November night at the Pier House! Great food, exceptional service, and music performance that was awesome. Our favorite place in Cape May!

The Pier House
Responded on November 11, 2020

Thank you for your review! We are thrilled you had the perfect November night at the Pier House! Keep an eye on our website for more live entertainment announcements in the near future, we would love to welcome you back! Again, thank you for your review!

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FAQs

The Pier House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 898-2244.

The Pier House is rated 4.5 stars by 259 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.