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The Pier House

4.4
850 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View

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About

Come join us at Fresco's while The Pier House is under construction!
The craft cookery of the Pier House restaurant kitchen and staff, while under highly anticipated reconstruction of our new digs, have taken the short trolley ride across town to welcome to our culinary family another "HOUSE". The beautifully Victorian and historic landmark FRESCOS Ristorante offering rustic Mediterranean inspired cuisine. Our chefs and staff are eager to meet and exceed your perceived expectations. Open 7 days a week!

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, American
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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
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Phone number
(609) 898-0300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Argerios Mallous
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Private party facilities
Hotel conference room / patio.
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Private party contact
George Mallous: (609) 898-0300
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Catering
Sister company, Parea Catering, will host parties off-site.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pittsburgh Avenue
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Parking details
Plenty of free parking on street
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Public transit
In season trolley service every 15 min in front of restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 850 People Are Saying
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.1
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4.1
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on November 25, 2016

One of my favorite dining spots in Cake May - food is consistently good and service is excellent .

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4.0Dined on November 25, 2016

Pier House has a cheerful and open feel to the dining room and a relaxing bar. The menu has some Greek and Greek influenced dishes. In the summer you can eat outside, across the street from the ocean. Off season there is limited opening, only weekends. The food is very good but I would like more Greek dishes and definitely some Greek wine on the menu. The octupus starter with a shot of ouzo was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2016

A true go to for a consistently great meal at any time of day. A deep varied menu is featured. Comfortable modern room with huge glass to dune view. The patio is semi secluded from street and hotel due to thoughtful landscaping. Enjoy this stop every time.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2016

Always a perfectly prepared meal along with
Delicious and tasty quality!

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2016

Never better! The food is always AMAZING! I can't wait to see what the future will bring. See you next summer.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2016

We had a great night. The cocktails at the bar were substantial, and the food was delicious.
wait staff was pleasant.

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2016

Food was very good, authentic Greek dishes. Our waitress was attentive and the atmosphere was enjoyable.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2016

Second time dining there. Excellent seafood. Great service.

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2016

There is no piers in sight of this establishment! It is directly at the Beach and one mile from my house. The Mediteranean influence is obvious and provides a pleasant option to the typical cuisines of the NJ seashore menues. We also went there for breakfast a few weeks ago and it was great!

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2016

Excellent all around great food service, generous portions, excellent choices and affordable wine list

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4.0Dined on October 15, 2016

Heard a lot about the place. Did not realize the strong Greek influence in the cuisine (one of our favorite cuisines mind you). Had the Cesar salad and Calamari as an appetizer, large portion Calamari came with 3 fabulous dipping sauces. I had the Ahi Tuna steak and my wife had the Lamb shank, both delicious and large portions. Server was pleasant, knowledgeable and very attentive. Only downside was an unusually long gap between appetizer and main course (though not super busy from what we could see for a Saturday night). Ended up filling up on bread during the gap, ate just at a small portion of our entrees and took the balance home. Would eat here again! Maybe just a busy night in the kitchen.

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2016

The salmon was amazing! A bit expensive for my usual tastes, but very very good. I didn't care for the peanut butter bomb for dessert, but that's because I don't like peanuts in creamy desserts.

The popcorn chicken for kids was really cute.

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4.0Dined on October 13, 2016

The food is Greek/Mediterranean. We split an appetizer, seared spicy scallops. It had a delicious avacado cilantro-lime, Pineapple sauce with it. They complimented each other.
In would also recommend the Pork chop with pears in balsamic glaze & salmon with roasted asparagus, Yukon golds, reisling shiitake cream. Very tasty and good portions.

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5.0Dined on October 10, 2016

We had a great meal and excellent service. Interesting menu will definitely have us return to try the ones we skipped this time. Nice wine cellar selections with a reasonable markup.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2016

Our meal was fabulous and they have a great wine list.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2016

The food was very good
Our waiter was very knowledge about the menu and their ingredients.
Would highly recommend this restaurant and cant wait to go back to
Cape May for dinner.

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3.0Dined on October 7, 2016

food mediocre but generous servings...very noisy place

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5.0Dined on October 2, 2016

My Husband and I were celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary on Oct 2nd and we picked the Pier House because of location and we are so glad we did. Had a wonderful dinner. Thank you

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2016

Our go to restaurant in Cape May! Have never been disappointed! I had 1/2 dozen oysters on the half shelf and the spicy seared scallops which had a beautiful presentation! My husband had the flash fried flounder! Everything was fresh and delicious! We shared the creme brûlée cheesecake for dessert which was outstanding! The service was excellent! We truly enjoyed this dinner which was in celebration of our 48th wedding anniversary!

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2016

My wife and I had a very nice dinner here. She had the Chicken Souvlaki, I had Chicken and
Pasta ( paccheri pasta, chicken, chick peas, andouille sausage, spinach, tomato basil cream, kasseri .) We topped of the meal with a Triple Mousse Dome ( creamy, chocolatey, but not
overly sweet ) and coffee ( their cappuccino machine wasn't working . ) While the food was
delicious and we loved the decor, the general sound level was pretty high, I think mostly due to
the fact we were in a corner and the sound was bouncing off the walls. We'll be back the next time we're in Cape May ( but we'll stay away from the corner tables )

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5.0Dined on September 24, 2016

Never had a bad meal at the Pier House. Always on the top of our dining list when we visit Cape May. The bar is the best in Cape May overseen by Jason, our favorite bartender. Wish we lived a little closer so we could visit every week.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2016

The Pier House is arguably the finish restaurant in Cape May. Food, service, atmosphere ... all wonderful.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2016

Always a nice experience at the Pier House, great Greek inspired cuisine. Server Lindsay was very friendly and took good care of us. We were celebrating my husband's birthday and they added a Happy Birthday message in caramel sauce to his dessert. The calamari is good, the lamb lollipops were amazing. Husband enjoyed the veal. I had the pork which was a bit on the salty side but I still liked it. Entrees may seem pricey but the portions are very generous. Beautiful view of the ocean from any seat! I've also dined here outdoors and it was very nice.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2016

This was a most delicious find, that came as a referral from Susan and Ray at The Mission Inn, and it is a place we shall return to many times and refer it many times as well. It was a very cozy, romantic and beautiful setting with an elegant meal and evening made possible by the fabulous staff beginning with the Hostess who cheerfully greeted us to the most wonderful waitress who was delightful, attentive and knew her menu and chefs abilities well for special requests. The PH Balance was delicious beyond all expectations! Bravo and thank you for a meal we shall not forget!

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2016

The Greek influenced dishes are a welcome diversion from the usual seafood preparations. Try a few Grerk appetizers and enjoy some Grerknwine for a pleasant dining experience.

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5.0Dined on September 22, 2016

An evening to rave about!!!

Dinner was outstanding. We sat outside on the deck, enjoying the evening. Our server, Jess, was spectacular. The octopus was grilled to perfection, and the red snapper melted in my mouth.

If you get the opportunity, this restaurant is an absolute MUST in Cape May

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4.0Dined on September 20, 2016

We truly enjoyed our meal at Pier House. It was still warm enough to eat outside with candlelight. Quite nice!! Highlight of the meal was the grilled octopus for appetizer. It was tender and perfectly seasoned. We added seared scallops, grilled bronzino and shrimp saganaki. Key Lime pie for dessert. Lovely and delicious meal!

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5.0Dined on September 20, 2016

The Pier House is a wonderful dining experience . The food is creative and delicious. The atmosphere is great for celebrating any special occasion. The staff is friendly and attentive. My husband and I have enjoyed dinner here a few times and look forward to going back soon.

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2016

Excellent food and service. Not expensive. Definitely would recommend for a special dinner.

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4.0Dined on September 18, 2016

We dine here several times a year. Food is very good and varied. Service generally very good. Only real drawback is the high noise level. Bar area is quieter.

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5.0Dined on September 18, 2016

We thought it was a lovely experience in every way.

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5.0Dined on September 18, 2016

It Es excellent as always. One of our favorites.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2016

Returned to the Pier House while on vacation after a visit last year. Definitely worth the return visit! Highly recommend trying the calamari and special chicken soup- looking forward to my next visit!

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4.0Dined on September 16, 2016

Great drinks at the bar, although the guy tending bar was about as happy as a rock - on two seperate nights.
The food was very good, service was great !
One of my top picks in Cape May.

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4.0Dined on September 15, 2016

We've been here twice before and have had good food and good service, so we thought to try here once again. Our experience with many restaurants in Cape May is that both service and food can be mediocre for tourists. Pier House treated us better than this, so we were motivated to return more than once. Food was quite good, and service also good but could be a bit better. But these tiny black flies in the restaurant were a constant annoyance and we had to send many of them to their ultimate reward to stop them from bothering us during our meal. If we were outside I could understand and maybe accept them being there, but not inside. Maybe it was because the windows had some rot and wet wood around them that allowed these flies to come in or breed inside, but whatever the reason, this did not make for the pleasant experience we would have had without them. They did pay attention to our request for a table in a quiet area and I appreciated it. But maybe next time I should also request no flies. We may go back for the good food and service, if they solve the problem with those little flies.

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2016

Our 8th year at the Pier House. We visit every September .Its a family tradition .

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4.0Dined on September 13, 2016

This was our third time dining at the Peir House and it never disappoints. We love Greek food so always take advantage of good Greek style restaurants. The Calamari dish was fantastic as was the Greek Salad. The octopus was also excellent.

Prior to being seated, we had a drink at the bar - great martinis and the bartender is friendly, professional and full of great spirit.

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4.0Dined on September 12, 2016

This was an anniversary dinner. Our server was excellent. When he found out that it was our special occasion he brought us each a glass of the bubbly. Nice touch!

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5.0Dined on September 12, 2016

We had a terrific waiter who was both friendly and attentive. Love this place!

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2016

A little bit of Greece in Cape May. We visit the Pier House for dinner every year in September. My husband looks forward to the grilled octopus appetizer. I love their evgolemono soup. All entrees are good. Lamb shank was excellent and too large to finish. Took half of it home. We also tried them for breakfast this year and it was fabulous. Portions are huge! We highly recommend this restaurant. Looking forward to our next visit.

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