The Blue Pig Tavern

4.3
2385 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
American
The Blue Pig Tavern serves American cuisine-nostalgic, simple and fresh. Executive Chef Michael Greenstein has implemented a delicious farm-to-table menu featuring fresh produce, herbs and eggs from our very own Beach Plum Farm, located less than 2 miles from the restaurant!

In the warmer months, dine on our wonderful, secluded patio. In the cooler months, cozy up to our magnificent dining room fireplace. The Blue Pig Tavern drives its name from a gambling parlor sited at Congress Hall in the mid 1800's. Earlier still, in the 1700s, Elias Hughes operated a tavern for whalers on this site. It was the first tavern in Cape May.
What 2385 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
D
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service was great And we had a lovely night but food was not as unique nor creative as it has been.

The menu used to be eclectic with ingredients paired together for a delectable experience. My dinner was not bad but it wasn’t what I had come to expect from the Blue Pig Tavern.

My family enjoyed their dinner but I would love to see you bring back more interesting options.

Report
Helpful
PC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love that they haven’t changed the decor all these years and we hope they never do! Eugene was our server and was amazing! Sometimes female servers are more attentive and detailed but he was probably the best male waiter we’ve had ever, anywhere!! We loved how knowledgeable he was and made great suggestions for wine and entree choice for some indecisive ones in our group. He was very careful in checking on allergies and never made us feel like a burden as some places do with allergies. The crab cake was the best ever even compared to Maryland! The only negative was my vegetarian, non seafood eating sister wasn’t happy with her $25 small portioned rigatoni with a few veggies. She was still hungry and we can’t blame her.

Report
Helpful
OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This continues to be a family favorite with top notch service and excellent food. We love this place. Great wine selections and of course cocktails! Three teenage kids also loved it and top tip is outside dining if weather cooperates.
Can fill quickly so reservations recommended.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Theyvtook the bananas foster pancakes off the menu but everything else was very very good.

Report
Helpful
JL
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Small menu but good food and located inside beautiful Congress Hall. The barley and quinoa salad was really great and my husband loved the fish and chips. Great for a casual dinner.

Report
Helpful
S
Philadelphia
302 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reliable year round dining. Love the fresh vegetables and eggs from the Beach Plum farm

Report
Helpful
RC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved this place! We ate here for breakfast, dinner, and breakfast again the following morning because the food was just that good! The breakfast was delicious, I got the corned beef hash skillet both days. For dinner, we sat outside on their patio, it was a beautiful evening and the ambiance was perfect! The food was just as delicious! The service was wonderful! Would absolutely recommend. We’ve been to Cape May a few times in the past, but we never tried this place until this trip. So glad that we did!

Report
Helpful
TP
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food with very good, and friendly service! We will go again!

Report
Helpful
LE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Nice place for brunch. Lots of variety in the menu. Service was a little slow but friendly. French toast was good but portions were small - teens still hungry. The skillet dishes were delicious! The porch was lovely. Would return for sure .

Report
Helpful
DH
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful experience. I went to Cape May (from Lewes on the ferry) for the day with my mother last week, and we had lunch at the Blue Pig Tavern. It's a cute place in the Congress hotel (check out the bar area also!) with interesting history.

The service was exceptional. I had avocado toast and, being the New Yorker I am, wanted something off menu so asked to have an egg on it - and it was no problem. The meal was delicious - I swear they picked the lettuce in my salad that morning because it was so fresh!

My mother forgot her "Prada" sunglasses (you know, the Chinese version....) and didn't realize it until we were on the ferry back to Delaware. No problem. I gave them a call and not only did someone turn them in, William made sure to package them well and put them in the mail to her the next day. That kind of service means I will definitely be going back to eat there. Thanks William and Blue Pig - you made me and my mother very happy!

Report
Helpful
A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 5

Food and service were just ok. It’s a shame for such a great location and atmosphere. Overall kind of disappointed.

Report
Helpful
TA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

It is a beautiful place to have dinner. The food was good, but expensive. The service was extremely slow with our server disappearing for long periods of time. They seem to be understaffed. We probably would not go back.

Report
Helpful
CM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for a casual dinner - had a date night without the kids and enjoyed the whole evening. Had a cocktail outside on the grass first. The crab claws and crab cakes were delicious!

Report
Helpful
BB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Will have to say we are done eating here after years. The food is now just ok after being good for a long time. We ate here at least 2-3x a year for over 5 years. It just tastes like hotel food they are pumping out at this point. Specials are nothing specials and I make more flavorful food at home. Shame as it was so good for so long.

Report
Helpful
OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

Lousy table, food was below average

Report
Helpful
Y
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

This place was good. We enjoyed it more for dinner. Breakfast (one order of pancakes and eggs) took over 45 minutes. It was very frustrating.

Report
Helpful
BN
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t beat the atmosphere! Something for everyone on the menu. All very tasty. Staff was attentive. Grounds are great to stroll around after your meal.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Everything was good, server delivered food then did not return until meal was done. Wanted more sauce for my meal and eventually ate it as is until server came back after it was gone. Only complaint

Report
Helpful
KS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service, everything, was fantastic. We usually stay in Cape May but stayed in Avalon this time. This place is so good that we drove to Cape May just to eat here. I highly recommend.

Report
Helpful
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner

Report
Helpful
N
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, beautiful location and wonderful service!

Report
Helpful
KN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a 5:30 reservation and were permitted to change our reservation for an earlier seating at 5:00. This was great for our hungry children. My only complaint is that we were one of the first tables seated for the evening and we were given a terrible table, outside and next to the front entrance. Otherwise the food, service and ambiance were excellent, as always!

Report
Helpful
CK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great dinner on their patio, from the wine, appetizers, entrees and desserts, a wonderful experience. Our server Josh was attentive and knowledgeable

Report
Helpful
MS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, great atmosphere as always

Report
Helpful
OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service

Report
Helpful
DV
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful breakfast. NEVER take Eggs Blackstone off the menu! We drive down once a year from North Jersey just for that dish! The rest of the menu is also excellent!

Report
Helpful
DV
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice ambiance. Delicious food.

Report
Helpful
RC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Perfect for lunch. A lot noisy but the excellent food choices make it worth it.

Report
Helpful
TG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our food and the service was great.

Report
Helpful
OT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We were seated right away, and then waited over 25 minutes before being acknowledged for even water. Serves went to every table around us, and we could see some just standing around looking. When we finally flagged someone down, they said our server would be over right away, and then it was still 15 minutes. Even then, someone other than their server who was supposed to serve us was assigned to us. He did a nice job, but since we were out of his normal section it was hard for him to get to us. The food was good, once we got it. But overall it was a fairly miserable experience, and a pretty big disappointment for Congress Hall, which is usually run very well.

Report
Helpful
JS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The quality of the food is not as good as neighboring restaurants. We stay at Congress Hall every year and out of convenience we will sometimes eat at the Blue Pig. We went to a union park the next night and the food was great.

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Celebrating 4th of July with dear friend and her two daughters. It was their 1st time (my 4th) and we all enjoyed our entrees (scallop special, fish and chips and a special shout out to the turkey burger). Appetizers were ok (calamari and soup special). Desert for me was not good at all (sea salt caramel ice cream-way too salty).
Waitress Natasha was very thorough and polite and a pleasure. Manager came over to check on meal mid-way which was nice.
Overall it was a wonderful meal. Thank you!

Report
Helpful
RW
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequent the Blue Pig all the time. We have a second home in Cape May. Great breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Wish they would have honored our reservation for tonight. We apparently made our reservation for 7:30 AM and not PM. Risk of an easy error via open table. Open table even called to get us in but they wouldn’t accommodate them either.
Even so we still highly recommend the Blue Pig.

Report
Helpful
N
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for breakfast. We planned on eating outside though we ended up choosing the porch which was just as nice. My husband is still talking about the hashbrown casserole. He requested two eggs on top and they accommodated him. My meal came with a big bowl of fresh fruit. We will definitely return for lunch or dinner. We even purchased the blue pig mugs!

Report
Helpful
AK
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was very busy as it was July 4th week but we where seated quickly and served with water and bread. Our waiter Eugene was very attentive and friendly without being overbearing and made us feel welcome and special in a sea of people. The food is simple good food that was well prepared and was perfectly seasoned. Thank you for a great evening!!!!

Report
Helpful
KE
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband & I come here every year while we’re on vacation in Cape May. As always, the food & service was outstanding!

Report
Helpful
TT
Philadelphia
161 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blue Pig was a great experience. Delicious food especially the chowder and mussels. Our server
was very attentive and helpful. Nice to visit in Cape May.

Report
Helpful
m
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal, wonderful service and lovely outdoor seating

Report
Helpful
ML
London
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The preparation of the food was most disappointing. My husband ordered fish and chips and while the portion was fine and the fish fresh, the batter was soggy. I ordered the “crunchy” fried scallops which were also soggy. Both our dishes came with fries which were just basic and also a bit soggy. Our server was excellent and we can only say she tried very hard but the kitchen needs improvement.

Report
Helpful
FO
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good menu with changing choices during the summer. Outdoor seating when the weather is good is wonderful.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
60