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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

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (33)
Good for a Date (31)
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Cozy (28)
Sunday Lunch (25)
Local Ingredients (25)
Comfort Food (24)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Great for Lunch (22)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Seasonal (18)
Romantic (18)
Great for Brunch (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Kid-friendly (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Fun (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Scenic View (10)
Authentic (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Healthy (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Live Music (3)
Organic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Business Meals (2)
Great Beer (2)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

We had a great waitress! The food was good. It is a cute atmosphere but the noise level was a bit loud.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Love everything except the small seats on the ice cream parlor style chairs on the porch. Not comfortable especially for a man.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Organic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 4 days ago

Been here several times, never disappointed. What the menu lacks, if anything, the service more than makes up.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was great and server Shaun was excellent.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

Great Place! Employees are warm and welcoming from the time you arrive to the time you leave. Just wish the menu wasnt excessive with ingredients....Whatever happened to an original dish? Sometimes the ingredient tweeks and combinations make the dish less appealing, especially when 90% of the time people dont even know what they are.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined 7 days ago

Love this place! Recently had breakfast it was delicious. Last year had dinner outside! Our favorite place in cape May!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great meal, the food is really good. Had the crab cakes which were outstanding. Fresh oysters were very good, could have ate more of them! Only complaint which was not so bad but I felt we were rushed through our meal. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As always Congress Hall didn't disappoint. We came for breakfast and in the winter season it's one of the few serving later. Fire was crackling and it was very nice. If you haven't been, go. If you haven't been in a while, go back. Thanks CH!

Tags: Organic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

It was a slow night so we were able to get seats at bar and never checked in for dinner in the dining room. Same delicious menu, great service, good wine, and live music on a Wednesday night in February. Doesn’t get any better.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We always enjoy dining at the Blue Pig, but especially when we get to have Flossie as our server! She is the best, ALWAYS so friendly, and we love seeing her.

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Savannah)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Another great meal here. One of our favorite places in Cape May.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We got seated by the cozy fireplace. The food, drinks and service were great. I would recommend to all!

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great options and delicious! Would definitely go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Wonderful winter menu and drinks. Service top notch.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent meal. Chicken and Biscuit blue plate special was great. Best burger in Cape May.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2018

It was supposed to be my birthday dinner but I was getting over the stomach virus going around. I had a ginger ale & a bowl of chicken soup: the most expensive sick dinner I ever had $12.50! The soup was ok. My husband at least enjoyed his meal. We were seated by the fireplace, as per my request, so that made it nice. Our server Flossie was very good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Hubs and I opening the Pig for 2018! Blackstone and Beach plum farm omelette are our favorite!

We Always have luscious fresh fruit with the sweetest blueberries ever!

Nice breakfast ! great fireplace ! and fun way to start any day!

One of our fav’ places !

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The Blue Plate special is a good value. It would be nice if there were more options each day though. The Sunday lamb dinner was very good, but not everyone in our party likes lamb.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Dinner and service were excellent! My family and I were celebrating my husband's birthday on a very cold night. The Blue Pig was toasty and warm with the fire was blazing and everyone raved about their respective entrees. Our server was prompt, personable and helpful. We have dined there on a number of occasions and they never disappoint.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Very reliable kitchen and constantly friendly staff. The menu has a wide range of choices and often some interesting specials- last night was monkfish osco busco which sounded very interesting. I had the soup, grilled octopus and Beach Plum Farm salad. The humus was good and my wife enjoyed her bolognese. Wine list is varied with numerous price points. The fireplace is going and the pace of our meal was terrific, one plus of off-season at this popular resort. We appreciated how the manager, Will, checked in on us. We dine here at least monthly all-year and appreciate its attention to sustainable and local food sourcing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

No coat check, small tables, waited and then reminded staff to bring a condiment to the table, bread was stale, butter was fake, food was okay but not worth the price

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

I never complain about a restaurant, if I don’t like it, I just don’t return. My Husband and I stay at CH quite frequently, with our stay breakfast is normally included, all the staff here are always wonderful and pleasant, never a bad experience, but the BLue Pug Tavern just can’t get it right, not sure if its under staffed, but to wait 20 mins for a drink, another 15mins for your check!!!!we normally just have breakfast but as it was so cold we decided to have dinner here, same thing long wait before our server approached us, my husband who is very patient was ready to leave, drinks finally arrived, wrong order!!! Table next to us one entree warm other cold!!!Nice cozy restaurant, very nice staff, food was decent, but please get it together , maybe hire more staff at busy times

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Expected a lovely romantic dinner . instead we were rushed and food was average .
Many families with young children , so this restaurant may be better suited for families .

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had drinks at the Brown Room and listened to the live music while waiting for our reservation. We asked to sit in the main room with the fireplace since it was such a cold night. Food was delicious and waitress was great! We will definitely be going back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fun, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were celebrating our engagement - Congress Hall offered such a nice NYE celebration for us! From dinner at The Blue Pig to live music - and ambiance was beautiful! What a memorable experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Not happy with Blue Big $200 plus dinner. Fatty steak was the absolute worst we have ever tasted here. Such a disappointment this year for New Years Eve.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The dinner for three was very good. Service was excellent.
We were seated right in front of the fireplace on a very cold
evening. Wonderful! The dinner was perfect for New Years Eve
as was our waitress.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I were there for New years's eve dinner. The main dining room was too dark to see the menu and to see what you were eating. My husband complained. The manager spoke to him, but my husband was beyond pleasing. The manager said to him, "I don't know what you want me to tell you". This, of course, infuriated my husband all the more. My husband sent back his fried calamari which was overdone and greasy. My scallops were too salty. Overall, my husband was very dissatisfied which ruined that part of the evening for me. Needless to say, that will likely be the last time we have a meal there.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The beer and wine was delicious. The Bloody Mary had no flavor the waitress took it off our bill
We had the clam chowder and black bean soup
Both were good. We had poached eggs called I believe the black stone. It was a very ample plate with good home fried potatoes. We also had the fried haddock sandwich which was hand breaded and delicious and served with a small salad. We also had the Rueben which was delicious. The service was attentive
Definitely will be back

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Congress Hall is a gathering place in CApe May. The Brown Room, Blue Pig Tavern and the Boiler Room all have their own ambiance. The Blue Pig has farm to table ingredients and delicious options. It's our go-to place for special occasions. Cocktails are good, servers are friendly and helpful and reservations are a must. We can't wait to return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

There were 4 of us, each getting something different. Each dish was delicious. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Perfect experience!

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I live on the West Coast and whenever I am back in the area visiting family we always take a trip to Cape May and The Blue Pig has become our favorite spot. It never disappointing. The food is great , environment is lively and the service is phenomenal. My family in particular is a fan of Flossy. She is very friendly, attentive and goes above and beyond to make sure our experience is top notch. She makes you feel VIP every time. I love the scallops and my parents are huge fans of the burger. Plus, you can't go wrong with desert. Thanks for making us feel at home and special!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I had the steak and cake and the steak was perfectly cooked to my medium rare request. My friends had the scallops and thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Overall success!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My husband and I had lunch on a busy day over the holidays. The soups, chicken noodle and the clam chowder, were both Luke warm. The sandwiches were good, nothing extraordinary. The staff looked tired and seemed to not want to be there which as far as I’m concerned is not my problem. To top it off, they didn’t give me my Open Table points, again, apathy.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

It was Christmas dinner so we expected a crowd, but the reception desk was so unorganized, nobody could hear their name being called. The service was so slow that the bus boy asked us if we were finished, when we hadn't even had water or bread. The food was delicious when we finally got something. The venue is in Cape May so "older" is a good way to describe it. Price value ratio I would not go back when there are so many fabulous restaurants in that town.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

WE WERE VERY PLEASED WITH THE BLUE PIG. SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT,S ERVER VERY PLEASANT. SET MENU FOR CHRISTMAS BUT WERE OF EXCELLENT QUALITY. WOULD GLADLY GO BACK AGAIN.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Best fried calamari I ever ate, clam chowder was good, crab cakes were just ok, especially for the price. These seemed to be breaded and deep-fried, 2 perfectly round balls, larger than golf balls, but smaller than tennis balls. I prefer sautéed disc-shaped patties without breading. We were seated outside the main dining area, but didn't mind since it was a busy Christmas eve. We had music coming from a speaker above our table that was all but drowned-out by the live music playing in the adjoining lounge. Annoying, but not enough to ruin the experience. I'd like to visit again on a less hectic night to see if the overall experience improves, but definitely not at the top of my list since the food was just 'good' and the overall experience did not compensate for the over-priced food and drinks.

Tags: Comfort Food, Seasonal, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Wed to change up the Decoration same ones for the last five years

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We love the ambiance of the Blue Pig & Congress Hall, especially at Christmas. Love using Open Table & they are very good respecting reservations. Food is very good with a few glitches: we like very hot coffee & theirs is always lukewarm 😔; potatoes tend to be greasy & too soft.....it’s the little things that take food up a notch.....and, although the potential is there to knock it out of the park, it never lives up to full expectations. I know they can do it, just need to try harder.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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