About The Blue Pig Tavern
Cape May, NJ 08204
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.
American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Hours, specials and menus are subject to change. Contact us for details.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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
Valet parking available. Meter parking also available on the street.
Private Party Facilities:
The Blue Pig Tavern offers private facilities for groups up to 250 guests. See more: http://www.caperesorts.com/capemay/weddingsevents/
Private Party Contact:
Judy Platt: (609) 884-6594
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
We like to come to the Blue Pig for comf ...
We like to come to the Blue Pig for comfort food on a cold winter's night. The roaring fire and rustic setting make it a relaxed and easy-going spot. Last evening, however, we ordered the 16oz. prime rib and were surprised by just how good it was. The best cut of prime rib we have had in a long, long time!
This dining experience was very good. W ...
This dining experience was very good. We were early on Dec 31, seated promptly and served by Sarah. She was attentive and understood our dining needs and what we may enjoy. She was even kind enough to provide additional veggies that I prefer in the seasonal mix.
We dine out frequently and the meals and ...
We dine out frequently and the meals and the price were awful. The scallops were not fresh (actually bad) and the steak was extremely tough. Service was fine but other than that I would never recommend this restaurant to anybody.
This was my first experience at the Blue ...
This was my first experience at the Blue Pig Tavern, and I will definitely go back. The food, service, and atmosphere all made for an enjoyable night. Capped off the night with drinks in the Boiler Room downstairs, and it was a great night. Make sure you make reservations, we've tried to go before, and without reservations its hard to get a table.
Congress Hall is one of our favorite pla ...
Congress Hall is one of our favorite places in Cape May any time of year but they really know how to do Christmas right! Great ambiance everywhere....from the lobby to the Brown Room to the Blue Pig with those warm & cozy fireplaces! This was our second Christmas dinner at the Blue Pig and both have been extraordinary holiday dining experiences!
We enjoyed dinner here Christmas day at ...
We enjoyed dinner here Christmas day at 7 pm. We were seated in the middle of the main dining room which was beautifully decorated and filled to capacity with a cheerful crowd celebrating Christmas. Because of the crowds and the holiday, a restricted menu was offered and the cost was high, about $40 for a three-course meal with hot bread, plus the cost of drinks. The food was very good, especially the duck and kale entrée we both had. The server was pleasant and reasonably attentive most of the time, given the crowded circumstances. We came here because the B&B where we were staying recommended it as one of the few good restaurants open Christmas Day. Overall we had a good experience for a special day, although the cost was higher than we prefer.
Christmas at The Blue Pig Restaurant in ...
Christmas at The Blue Pig Restaurant in Congress Hall was magical. They had a fixed price menu with many delicious choices. The cauliflower soup with Brussel sprouts and bacon was the best soup I've ever eaten. My daughter ordered the duck, and I had duck envy all night. The sunchoke puree and sautéed kale were even better than the duck. Kudos to server Iulia for making the night seamless and wonderful.
The food, service, and ambience at Blue ...
The food, service, and ambience at Blue Pig is great. It is especially nice to have a drink in the adjoining Brown Room first, with it's cozy, friendly atmosphere before dinner. There's no better place for a Christmas Eve outing than Congress Hall!
We have eaten here a few times but this ...
We have eaten here a few times but this was the worst meal ever. I realize it was Christmas Eve but that should have made the food better. My Fried Flounder was doughy almost not cooked enough, the fries were reheated or nuked, awful. My husbands Strip steak was rare and he ordered medium. It was tough and grisily. The ice cream chairs were uncomfortable and our table creaked and groaned every time we moved. All in all a bad night!!
Don't think we will return any time soon.
A nice Christmas Eve brunch tradition wi ...
A nice Christmas Eve brunch tradition with friends......the service is friendly & energetic,attentive without being overbearing. Although I enjoy the beautiful serving carafes for coffee....I am always found wanting of a hotter cup of java. Menu is creative and yet not limited. The option of having reservations on open table is a big plus for me.
This was my guest's first visit to Cape ...
This was my guest's first visit to Cape May where dining choices on a Tuesday evening in December are limited. She was very pleased with my choice and was impressed with the ambiance and the locally-sourced food. She praised her crab cake entree. I had one of the Tuesday Blue Plate specials, beef stew, which was very good. Service was prompt and efficient. We were seated at a corner of the room which made conversation easier in the relatively noisy room. It was a pleasant, successful meeting.
The Brown Room bar/lounge is a separate area of Congress Hall, keeping the noise level comfortable in the Blue Pig Tavern. I think that the Blue Pig has a separate service bar.
We're always happy with the food here! ...
We're always happy with the food here!
Service was a bit slow and the room was extremely hot! I'm always cold and I had to basically strip down to the bottom layer of my outfit. My husband was extremely uncomfortable. I felt bad for the servers who are running around in long sleeves in a room that was probably 80 degrees.
We went to the blue pig tavern our first ...
We went to the blue pig tavern our first day upon arrival on a Friday and they had stopped serving breakfast at about 12:30 which I was a little disappointed about. However, we went for breakfast the next day and is was so good. We shared a plate of stuffed French toast which was so good! Definitely recommend the stuffed French toast and the brookstone Benedict?? (Can't remember the name of it but it had bacon and wilted greens) very tasty.
Disappointed. Have been dining here for ...
Disappointed. Have been dining here for several years, including an annual tradition this time of year for my son's birthday. Had a reservation and was SO DISAPPOINTED to see they planned to seat us on the porch which is drafty and lacks ambiance. Expressed my desire to sit in the main dining room where the fireplace and cozy ambiance are located - for my son's birthday - and was told the two tables that could accommodate our party of 3 were reserved (but WE had a reservation?). The 4-person booth was unavailable, we were told, because it was reserved for a party of 6. We were told we would have to wait until something else came available if we wanted the interior dining room. So we took the drafty table - I literally had to dine in my winter coat because a cold draft was blowing up my back the entire time.
Portions were much smaller than last year and I thought the accompaniments to my scallop entree were skimpy and lacking in substance. In the end, the 4-person booth did not have a party of 6, but rather a party of 4, and there were two empty 6-tops and an empty 4-top on the drafty porch where we were seated. I skipped dessert and went elsewhere, and won't be going back to the Blue Pig - a shame as I have lived-in Cape May over 20 years and been in the hospitality industry over 40 years. We often brought and recommended friends to Congress Hall and the Blue Pig. Time to move on to the many other better options in this area.
The setting is beautiful and the roaring ...
The setting is beautiful and the roaring fireplace keeps you warm on a chilly night. Our server was pleasant and efficient. It should have been a great evening but the food was blah! There was nothing exciting nor memorable about it. We went for the special priced menu which included three courses. The first course we both had tomato soup which is one of our favorites. We both found it inedible with something very spicy added to it. I substituted a Caesar salad which was OK and my husband tried the chicken noodle soup. Again this had a weird spice in it which ruined the taste. For dinner my husband had the jambalaya. The serving was meager and the rice under cooked. I had chicken saturated in a barbecue sauce that tasted like it came from a jar. Dessert was the highlight which was very good - a blueberry crumble. We love Congress Hall and the Brown Room and will be back as there is no place prettier in Cape May at Christmas time. We ate breakfast at Blue Pig the next day and it was very good. We will just eat somewhere else for dinner next time.
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