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About The Blue Pig Tavern

The Blue Pig Tavern serves American cuisine-nostalgic, simple and fresh. Executive Chef Jeremy Einhorn 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.

200 Congress Place
Cape May, NJ 08204
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Open daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner

Cross Street:
Perry Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 884-8422

Website:
http://www.caperesorts.com/restaurants/capemay/bluepigtavern

Entertainment:
Live Music takes place at the Brown Room (adjacent to the Blue Pig Tavern). See website for live performances: http://www.caperesorts.com/restaurants/capemay/brownroom/entertainment

Parking Details:
Valet parking available. Meter parking also available on the street.

Executive Chef:
Jeremy Einhorn

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room

Special Events & Promotions:
We have special dinners and fun events throughout the year: http://www.caperesorts.com/concierge/capemay/

The Blue Pig Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (56)
Casual (46)
Good for a Date (44)
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Local Ingredients (43)
Special Occasion (36)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Comfort Food (30)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Seasonal (29)
Great for Lunch (27)
Kid-friendly (24)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Great for Brunch (24)
Romantic (22)
Good for Groups (22)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Authentic (18)
Cozy (17)
Fun (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Healthy (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Hot Spot (11)
People Watching (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Late-night Find (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Scenic View (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Great Beer (7)
Organic (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Business Meals (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Waterfront (4)
Live Music (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great restaurant. The food, service and ambiance was great. Will definitely go again when back in Cape May.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always enjoy the service and food at the Blue Pig. The Duck Duet was excellent! Would like an adult only section for dinner. Good value and not crowded.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very nice. Two negatives. We were seated right next to a service station and the hinge on the outside door caused it to slam every time someone closed it.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Breakfast this morning and spec was California Benedict! Excellent!

Julie our server was fun, energetic and efficient! Excellent service !!

Hostess sat us immediately! Wonderful!

Fruit bowl was delish! Nice and sweet! Grits were very nice and served excelled!

Only con would be those old rickety ice cream pallor chairs on the porch ! And set with the deuces in the dining room! Time for a change! Not comfortable and even scary!

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Flossie our wait person is always personable and outstanding! We are always delighted to have her take care of us! We love the Blue Pig!❤️❤️👍👍

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I have dined at BP several times and this time was disappointed in the special entrees . From a price point they were very overpriced. My scallops were very good but if all you are serving is 3 scallops the cost should never be over 35.00. 4-5 scallops is reasonable or lower the price. My partner had the ribbeye and was not cooked hot enough and not much flavor. Maybe lunch is a better option

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I came to the Blue Pig for the first time over the summer and loved it. Came back with my husband while on our mini honeymoon, and it was just as good! I never get the same meal twice, but their roasted half-chicken is so amazing, I had to get it a second time! Salad, both meals and dessert were all awesome and our waitress was super sweet! They also have a great selection of beer, wine & cocktails! My only complaint is that it was packed, and we were put in a corner in VERY tight quarters. It was a little uncomfortable, but otherwise, a very enjoyable experience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This was a pre wedding breakfast with friends. The farm to table menu is excellent. We had the breakfast sandwiches, healthy start and eggs and bacon. The cappuccino was excellent. It was available also in decaf. The service was good but we waited a bit for the check. They need to have a little more staff on board for a Saturday morning
We will definitely be back

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent service. Food was good for a tavern, better than most, but still not haut cuisine.

Tags: Casual
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Another great meal at the Blue Pig. Off season is the best time to go.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Had a nice lunch at The Blue Pig. The food (especially the clam chowder) was excellent, as was the service. Despite the historic décor and feel, the place could use a freshening up.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Have been going here since they opened. Food is always delicious, but service is mixed. We had to ask several times for water refills, and waited over an hour for brunch. We arrived at 11:30 and were not served until 1pm. It wasn't even that busy...

When the food arrived, a side of pumpkin pancakes we ordered we ice cold. We asked for fresh ones... 15 minutes later they were delivered but we were done with most of the rest of our food. A bit disappointing given the cost, and how beautiful the ambiance is here. They need better management!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Nice and very friendly staff but Very pricey considering what you get. $18 for a small cheeseburger is crazy.Avoid the fried Calamari at all costs it was tghe worst I ever had.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Good breakfast fresh eggs. $50 for two. Waitress scoffed at my need for gluten free. Not sure I would come back but it served our need.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great experience. Had a reservation and did not get seated until 30 minutes later. My only complaint as all else was wonderful.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had the strip steak special and the scallops which were both very good. Prepared just right!

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love the BP. The food and service is consistently very good. We were seated on time which is another reason we return every year. The crab cakes were excellent (MUCH better than the crab cakes at the Ebbitt Room). Overall we ate at the BP 3 times over the week: dinner, lunch and breakfast and all were fantastic. The fried haddock is always the best. The breakfast was also very good, the croissant sandwich is enough for two portions, it was great as a left over the next day. The breakfast menu has great selections. Will be returning!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Table way too small

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

My wife and I have eaten at the Blue Pig Tavern several times over the years and have never been disappointed. Nestled within Congress Hall, the Blue Pig is a great place to have dinner, whether you're staying at the hotel or not. They have a great selection of dishes to fit everyone's palate. And they also have an awesome breakfast as well!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Went for lunch. Super disappointed. Server was okay but food is fair at best. Fried fish sandwich is best of a bad lot.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We had such a great experience at the blue pig tavern! Highly recommend dinning here

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We had a great experience.
Breakfast and dinner were the meals we had and they were excellent every time

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

Simply delicious highly recommend the breakfast menu service was awesome.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always a fantastic time at Blue Pig, well worth the trip to Cape May

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

SOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Noisy.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We love Blue Pig Tavern! We drove 2 1/2 hours just to eat dinner there with our family and decided to stay overnight. It was wonderful. Just incredible food and service.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food, ambience and staff never disappoint. You cannot go wrong with the Blue Pig no matter the occasion. Perfect.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The Blue Pig is a great spot for casual dining in the heart of Cape May.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Went for breakfast. Very hard to get a spoon for the tea or the grits. The grits were watered down to the point it was ridiculous. The rest of breakfast was good and the place has terrific ambiance. We will go back.

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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Every time I visit Cape May, I go to the Blue Pig. It is a treat to enjoy and very relaxing.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Very dog friendly!

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on September 26, 2017

We sent a note with the reservation stating we were celebrating 2 birthdays and nothing was mentioned or done. This was the 2nd time this week, but at another place. You need to do something else to flag these!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Was an easy decision to eat at The Blue Pig after reading previous reviews and knowing that it was farm to table ingredients. I love the ambience of the outside but we should of sat inside the night we went. It was very breezy and as night fell we had minimal light to feel comfortable with. The candle at the table was just not enough and we sat near the building so there were not lights above us.
Our food was great. Scallops cooked to perfection. Side dishes fresh and tasty.
We had a very nice waitress and it did seem that all the waiters and waitresses were helping each other. We like to see that.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Service was very slow, eggs were not cooked properly, bacon was inedible due to being so fatty, and pancakes were very overlooked and hard. Very disappointing! We had to move our table from the porch to outside because of screaming children. We won't go back.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

I struggled with this as the food was great and loved the ambiance but service was terrible. Had to hunt people down just to get some water. Was told there was a 45 min wait yet half the tables outside were open and yet had dirty dishes on them indicating they had been sitting free but hadn't been cleared. The kicker- went on OpenTable and got a reservation immediately and was seated even though they told me it would be 45 mins. So we got to skip in front of several people in front of us thanks to OpenTable

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Good food. Not cheap, but at least the waiter was fast and each course was properly timed out. We would go back and they had an awesome caesar salad that was worth the trip alone. Maybe again next year, but there are so many other great restaurants.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Made reservations for 6 people there were plenty of open tables and they stuck us at the front doorway where there was tons of people walking by. Tables were dirty felt like we were eating in a subway. Cafeteria. When I ask if we could be moved the girl at the front desk said no all tables where full. She wasn't too pleasent and couldn't be bothered. At the end of our meal those tables were empty. When I asked her why she could move us she said she miss understood. Didn't even say sorry. Food was just ok. Pita chips not fresh and rest of our food was Luke warm. Very disappointing experience. They take advantage as this is a tourist trap!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Enjoyed dinner here on the outside patio with a group of friends. Overall the food was good and the portions were decent. I ordered salmon. While the fish was good I didn't enjoy the accompanying vegetables. It included eggplant which didn't quite match the description. It was in a pesto sauce which was overpowering and oily.

The ambience was nice but the music from the speakers in the hedges was right behind us and was a bit too loud.

No complaints about the service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

An ok experience. Crab cake and salads were fine but meatloaf was dry with a weird spice in the sauce and fish and chips rather bland.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We have always enjoyed dining here and took friends on Monday evening. 3 of the 4 people at the table said that the meal was just "ok." My husband and a friend were really disappointed in the meatloaf. I hope that the quality of the food is not going downhill, as the prices are not cheap.

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