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:
Open daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner
$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 love Congress Hall and love dogs. However I really wish they would not allow pets on the patio. There was a dog growling at people while we were eating . The staff heard and saw it happening but seemed to be uncomfortable to say anything to the dog owner. This is the second time we have a negative experience with a dog on the patio at the Blue Pig. Otherwise Congress Hall is the best!
We went to the Blue Pig for brunch on Father's day. We had a reservation and we were seated right on time. Our server's name was Julie and she was FABULOUS. We had a 2 year old and an infant with us and she was so accommodating. We'll be back often. Thanks for making it such a pleasant experience Julie....and oh, by the way, the food was great!!!
Had not been here in quite awhile but must say it exceeded our expectations this time. We dined outside --The music / ambiance was terrific , table decor beautiful, & Flossie our server was a gem. Her recommendations & clam chowder description were spot on. Thanks for such a wonderful experience for our family of gals having a fun night out together at the Blue Pig!
We have eaten at The Blue Pig many times and have always been satisfied. We are local residents in CM. This was restaurant week and Congress Hall Blue Pig had a poor menu in comparison to other good restaurants in the area. We ate in four different high end restaurants during restaurant week. The Shepard pie was swimming in oil and definitely nothing special. The salmon was tasty. I am gluten free and had a reaction after this meal. Our server was harried and not into giving us good service. We sat outside and this location was very pleasant. The music was too loud. I would expect more from Congress Hall. All together disappointing.
We had an ok dinner; it was restaurant week so 3 courses for $35. The restaurant was very noisy, lots of kids, which I should have expected because we have brunch at The Blue Pig often.
I was somewhat disappointed in the food and the service, however my husband and our friends were pleased. I dined at several other restaurants that participated and had better experiences.
Dined during restaurant week and were impressed by the selections. There were 3 of us and a baby. Deviled eggs were yummy. Salad and soup tasty. My companions enjoyed their tilefish and salmon dinners. I had the pulled pork shepherds pie-- a tasty version. Only complaint was the veggies inside were very underdone for my taste. The dessert selections were huge and did not disappoint. The strawberry shortcake and pear cake were delicious. We dined out on the inner patio which was a little noisy in terms of conversing. But it nicely accommodated us since the weather was not nice enough to dine outside. All in all we had a great time.
Breakfast with the Hubbie
Beach plum farm veggie omelette with a side of beautiful fresh fruit! And nice strong coffee made s great breakfast but top it iff with a side of the best bacon in Cape May! Yum
Hubbie had a Mediterranean omelette and a side of grits! Plus he shared the bacon!
The Coffee keeps coming! Hubbie was happy!
Julie was our server. She is excellent! and friendly too! Nice morning so we sat out on the porch. Chance of rain kept us inside!
Great farm to table options including veggies like asparagus, chard, eggplant in addition to a nice crab omelette option. Nice marble rye and a 7 grain toast too!
My one and only criticism is that the indoor dining room is just a little dark. Otherwise, the service has always been good, the food always reliably tasty and the atmosphere is lively. The Boiler Room downstairs was really cool, with live entertainment and just about every table full of anyone from families to older couples having fun. We went down there for a drink before dinner since the upstairs bar, also with live music, was just too darn crowded.
We tried to think of a better meal we've had in our lives, but could not think of one. Everything was as good as it could have been. Perfectly cooked, seasoned, and presented, and the quality of ingredients carried through all of the dishes. We had clams (halfshell), scallops, meatloaf, seafood pasta (shrimp, mussels, calamari with angel hair), and creme brulee (the lightest and best in our experience). All were outstanding, and even the kids chicken fingers, fries, and ice cream sundae were just somehow incredible. For a variety of reasons, we never ended up eating here before, but we will be coming back...every time we come to Cape May going forward. What a great experience!
Service was prompt and waitstaff friendly. Food was nothing special. I had fish & chips. I expected the thick steak fries but got fast food type 🍟 instead. My wife had crabcakes which were tasty enough but lacked chunks of crab 🦀. She did enjoy the sides of slaw and mustard potatoes.
Went for breakfast. Food was mediocre at best. Husband ordered a Bloody Mary which is said was watered down and flavorless. Everything was blah but expensive. Breakfast for two, ordering only one cocktail was almost $50 before the tip. The place is loud the tables are crowded together. Only bright spot was our waitress was nice. Next time we are sticking to Uncle Bills!
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