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.
Cape May, NJ 08204
American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday - Sunday: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
I recommended The Blue Pig highly in the past. Now, however, I can not. The place and service was spectacular. Here is the whole problem: All the cooks have been changed. The filet mignon and vegetables were covered horribly in mustard sauce. The Turbot was small, thin pieces covering the skin in breadcrumbs. Virtually, no vegetables. Half had to be thrown away. The Management did not charge us for the meat. Till they straighten out their kitchen, I can not recommend them at this time. I have over 44,000 followers on Trip Advisor.
My brother and I brought my parents for lunch for their 68th wedding anniversary. It was their first time but not mine. It was perfect. We sat in front of the fireplace as I requested. Thank you again for making that happen and making our parents anniversary even more special.
Blessings to you all. We will be back.
We were guests staying at the hotel for our anniversary and chose to have dinner at the Blue Pig. When we made the booking on Open Table, we mentioned it was our anniversary. The hostess wished us happy anniversary, as well as our server, they gave us a nice table next to the fireplace and a window which was very romantic. There were also glasses of champagne waiting at the table for us. Our server, Mike, was extremely friendly and attentive and able to explain all of the menu offerings in detail. We had the Cape May salts which were some of the best we've ever had, then we each had a salad that was fresh and local from their farm, our entrees were the seafood pasta and pumpkin risotto-both excellent and very good portions. We were too full for dessert, but the chef sent out a plate of chocolate covered strawberries and even wrote "Happy Anniversary" on the plate with chocolate! It was so sweet. We had a glass of rose and two blue pig tavern ales. Our total bill was just over $100 and it was WELL worth it for the quality of food and service we received. We were extremely pleased and impressed with the Blue Pig and can't wait to go back! Thank you!!!
We had a nice lunch. So many very nice and interesting places to eat while at the shore and you would have to add the Blue Pig Tavern to the mix. We had a very nice lunch. The spicy bloody mary was really good and so was the guac. My wife and I split the burger which was average but we also split the Barley and Quinoa Salad which was outstanding... I would have been happy with just that. Really great flavor and really fresh.
We would go back of course there are also so many places but you can feel safe adding this place to your mix of great Cape May eateries.
We had reservations for Easter morning. When we arrived our table was ready for us. Our server, Lilli, could not have been more pleasant and efficient. She was always there to ensure we had full coffee cups. Food was excellent and we were not rushed. Only complaint that I had was that I did not find the padded chairs to be very comfortable. Overall, a very good experience.
The Food never disappoints at Blue Pig Tavern; our server "Josh" was great - truly professional and friendly and made sure we were pleased with the food and service. We were originally seated by the fireplace and it was brutally hot (weather was high 60's that day), we asked to be moved and were immediately accommodated. This is one of my 'go to' restaurants in Cape May.
Celebrated finally the arrival of Spring here. Our other food ordered was quite good. The lite, loaf of bread was a lot accompanied w whipped butter so it was easy to spread on airy bread.However, we ordered a fav, Fried Calamari which came quite greasy. Kitchen didn't follow protocol and that staff needs thermo gauge to get oil at rite temp. Hungry and ate the larger pieces which we blotted.
No issue till ordered another fav, Apple Pie and assured it was fresh, " baked nite before." No, it wasn't. Probably baked bout a week ago, it was a very darkened colour and texture was nearly chunky to smooth applesauce. I picked my own apples from our back yard and enjoyed freshly bake apple pie & homemade crust w/i two hours of harvest. So it was B.S. that dessert was that fresh. This wasn't to The Blue Pig Tavern's past standards of serving freshly made to acceptable few days old pie We ate the mildly flavored apple sauce , yet yearned for their amazing Apple Pie w flaky C R U S T.
We've enjoyed dining here over holidays, in season and many other times thru-out the year.
We enjoyed our view, our waiter was terrific, but disappointed that kitchen staff dropped standards. They should eat their own mistakes, not dump on diners.
We paid our bill and it will be awhile before we order the appetizer and the dessert, both our favs.
As well the wait staff should be trained to look at food and reject what shouldn't be presented to diners, least that food be reviewed here, still, it's hard to believe that anyone can't tell when food isn't what it should be.
Early breakfast and we ordered 2 fruit cups with 1 egg & grits and 1 eggs Benedict. Poached Eggs were cooked firm and nice rye toast with 3 jars of preserves. The cut fruit was perfect and the coffee kept coming. Breakfast for 2 was $35.00 but it was a leisurely comfortable breakfast and we were not rushed.
Great ! Day!!
People are very friendly there. My girlfriends and i stay at the congress hall every few months , so, dinner and breakfast is a must there. Very quaint and very accomadating . Lovely patio , glass Enclosed porch and charming fireplace . Great girls get away !!
We came down to Cape May for a 3 day weekend and this was one of the few places that was opened on a Wednesday night, but it did not disappoint. The food was very good and while my steak was a little more cooked than I had asked for the service and rest of the meal made up for it.
I had an unusual experience really - both good and very bad at the same time. Let's start with the good -
* Food was excellent and fairly priced for sure. I had the caesar salad with chicken and my daughter the meatloaf entree.
*My issue was with both service and environment - We made a reservation on Open Table and were seated promptly. However, the restaurant was wide open and we were given the darkest and smallest table in a corner. I would have complained but my daughter is 18 and would have been mortified.
*The server - a woman - was curt and rather rude. She only looked at me when she spoke - my daughter is 18 so deserved same respect - and only came back occasionally to check on us. She was condescending to my daughter who ordered a more upscale item than I did - asking her if she thought she would like the enhanced spices that the chef would use in the meatloaf. This is something you say to an 8 year old - not a young adult! ridiculous and rude...
I would go back as the hotel and ambiance is great - it was our server that I had the issue with.
* table was so dimly lit that I had to use my iphone flashlight to read it - again - ridiculous.
The food and service were excellent!! We ordered the Sea Scallops and Crab Cakes. Would definitely recommend either one! We sat in room with fireplace which we perfect for a cold winter's night. The Blue Pig Tavern is one of our favorite places in Cape May!
I would highly recommend it to my friends and family!!
Based on the menu we had seen online, we were a bit afraid that this restaurant was a sandwich/burger joint. Couldn't have been further from the truth. Lovely, relaxed ambiance paired with impeccible service. The house deviled eggs appetizer was delicious, topped with crab and veggies. We both ordered the salmon with barley and veggies, and aside from it being so dark we couldn't see what was actually in the dish, it was very good. I don't like salmon traditionally, but we both cleaned up every last bite. Would definitely dine here on our next visit to Cape May.
Great server named Julie was very knowledgable! We ordered a bacon and ham omelette with home fries, a Blackstone: a type of benedict with bacon and wilted greens and a side of fruit (extra $2)
The omelette was huge and included yellow and red peppers! Delish! Our server said the fruit was beautiful that day! And it was! Blueberries the size of nickels! Wonderful
My Blackstone was made with scallion cheddar biscuits! Yummy! Ate every bit and a side of grits!
With the beautiful atmosphere and cozy fireplace, it was a great breakfast on a cold winter day
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