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.
American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday and 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 - 10:00 pm
Friday and 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: 6098846594x
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 arrived on Sunday and just made it fo ...
We arrived on Sunday and just made it for lunch. We Ended up eating every meal, breakfast, lunch and dinner, at the Blue Pig! I'm usually more adventurous than that, but a lot of places in town were closed for the season. I particularly enjoyed the zucchini fritters and the sword fish. The breakfast was also outstanding and served until noon. Highly recommend and intend to go back.
I've been to the Blue Pig Tavern on 3 ot ...
I've been to the Blue Pig Tavern on 3 other occasions. I do not plan on going back. We had a party of 6 and all of us were disappointed in the experience. Five of the six have been there before and said they will not return. The food was fine. The service was not. For starters we were put at a table near an outside door that was constantly being opened and then would take a long time to close. My husband complained about it being chilly but nothing was done. He eventually ended up eating his entire meal with his coat on. Also, patrons wishing to seek out the hostess were standing in a line which encroached on our dining area. It was truly a bad spot to put a table and we were the unfortunate party that was seated there. We were in Cape May celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary and thought the Blue Pig Tavern would be the perfect dining spot to do so; however, we were wrong.
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at ...
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at The Blue Pig Tavern. The food was excellent, the atmosphere was warm and friendly - and the service was very good. We have been looking forward to trying this restaurant, and we will return soon!
On Tuesday 10/11/16 we ate at the Blue ...
On Tuesday 10/11/16 we ate at the Blue Pig. We had eaten there a few times before . Everything was fine except we think you overbooked. We were literally wedged in between two couples with a few inches to spare. It was uncomfortable to say the least. When the food came out it was cool instead of hot. Obviously our experience was not good. The other times we ate there it was entirely better. So sorry but this past visit was not good for us.
Our's was a party of four. We arrived ea ...
Our's was a party of four. We arrived early and got a table near the open hearth. The staff was very attentive and the food was very good. Most of it is farm to table from the local Beach Plum Farm. I would highly recommend The Blue Pig.
Every year, we go to Cape May for our an ...
Every year, we go to Cape May for our anniversary and one of our favorite spots is The Blue Pig. This year, once again, the food was amazing. The service was fine, but not as attentive as in the past, but these are minor quibbles. It is a fantastic place and I already can't wait for next year.
My husband and I went for our anniversar ...
My husband and I went for our anniversary. When we got there it was very loud, very dark and although the dining room was fairly empty sat right next to another couple. Our waiter was ok. My meal, meatloaf, was wonderful. My husband had the steak and cake and was not impressed with either. The drinks were good, but the noise level was what ultimately made it unbearable. We couldn't have a conversation, let alone a private moment, and got our check within 45 minutes of our arrival. It was not the anniversary Dinner we had anticipated.
We love Blue Pig, and this last visit wa ...
We love Blue Pig, and this last visit was particularly fabulous. We got the macaroni and cheese starter -- an indulgence I never do -- and split it four ways and everyone was in heaven. Our guests were delighted with their entrees. Wonderful!
I am not sure what happened, but we sat ...
I am not sure what happened, but we sat down and waited for It least 20 minutes before we told the hostess that no one came to the table for a drink order .
The food was good, we all enjoyed it. Tables were jammed in. I hate that. So I would go back . but would ask to be seated somewhere else.
We were seated on the enclosed porch bec ...
We were seated on the enclosed porch because we had a wheelchair in our party and the dining room was too crowded to accommodate it. The seats were uncomfortable, noise level high, server was not very friendly. Food was okay but WAY overpriced for a lunch date for 4, costing over $100 with the tip!
This was our third visit to the Blue Pig ...
This was our third visit to the Blue Pig. Our server Josh was great-friendly, attentive and welcoming. The food was mediocre at best. Nothing was great; ceviche was flavorless and was a bowl of chunky tuna and avocado with no seasoning or juices, my seafood pasta dish was overcooked seafood in a bland tomato sauce, the steak and cake was overcooked and very tough.
The ambiance is nice and I would recommend sitting outside in the nice weather. Very disappointed with the meal here and won't be going back anytime soon.
We have dined at The Blue Pig Tavern ove ...
We have dined at The Blue Pig Tavern over the years for many occasions from Birthday dinners to casual lunches and everything in between. This past weekend my husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary. We decided to celebrate at The Blue Pig Tavern because we have history here and the food and service has always been great. However, we were surprisingly disappointed in the food and overall experience. My husband's entree was not prepared the way he had asked, it went back and still came out wrong. The server was ok and "fixed" the mistake but did not follow up to make sure it was correct. My meal was "meh" with at least three undercooked mussels.
I feel terrible writing this review, always a fan of the Tavern and have even pointed friends to check it out. However after this visit, I am hesitant to suggest. I truly hope this was a one time occurrence.
Scallop special was very good.Didn't car ...
Scallop special was very good.Didn't care for angel hair with seafood, mainly because I didn't realize it was a red sauce- shrimp was excellent. Nice dining out on patio- love the atmosphere. The only thing wrong was the drink service- we had our salads before we received a drink. I like to relax with a beverage before I get my food.
This was the second time we ate dinner a ...
This was the second time we ate dinner at the Blue Pig. Both times, the service was good and very friendly. However, both times the service also was quite slow -- due to the kitchen, I think, not the wait staff. It has had the effect of causing us to consider going elsewhere the next time we are in Cape May.
recommended by family who gave us a gift ...
recommended by family who gave us a gift certificate, food excellent but some portions small.
Huge mistake made on check but corrected rapidly by our server Josh.
We dined on the porch but would not repeat as the noise level gave me a headache.
Best service we have had all summer.
Excellent food, great service, nice colo ...
Excellent food, great service, nice colonial historic ambiance. We've been here several times now, for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and have never been disappointed. Food selection suits our taste and needs, portion sizes are just right. The menu is locally sourced for the most part and farm to table. Hamburger is sirloin, so much better than the "black angus" which doesn't tell you anything about the cut of meat your getting (chuck, sirloin, tenderloin, whatever). Service is friendly and attentive and the servers work as a team so the help each other to make the guest experiences satisfying and sometimes memorable. The crab cakes are crab with very little binder and fillers, the half chicken is brined before cooking, so it cuts with a fork. Everything we've had here is excellent. We definitely recommend and will go back.
Lovely and relaxed dinner on the outdoor ...
Lovely and relaxed dinner on the outdoor patio. Highly recommend you include this place while in Cape May. Lots of farm to table seasonal choices. Eat anything with tomatoes when they are at peak! Good for couples and families and even a few extremely well behaved pups. Only wish we knew earlier of their pre theater 3 course menu. Would definitely go back.
We'd dined at the BPR for lunch some yea ...
We'd dined at the BPR for lunch some years ago and were not real impressed. Decided to try it for dinner.
Excited that the salad was "farm to table", but the taste was really lacking and the greens were a bit wilted.
The fish of the "fish & chips" was awesome. Probably some of the best we've had. The fries were overly salty.
Not sure we will return.
Vacationed in Cape May for first time. L ...
Vacationed in Cape May for first time. Love the area. Was not aware that the Blue Pig was located in the hotel. Thought it was a little pub. I loved the Drum fish and though I never liked eggplant, was Leary to order this entree. It was puréed and seasoned perfectly and made a nice base for the fish and sweet potatoes. Compliments to the chef. Will be returning for sure.
Service was a bit slow. We didn't get ou ...
Service was a bit slow. We didn't get our drinks for about ten to fifteen minutes from the time we were seated but were good when they finally came. It was a little difficult to read the menu due to the lighting (we sat inside). If you sat on the porch area the lighting seemed better. Our food was very good and fresh (especially the caprese appetizer) but our french fries were a bit on the cold side when our fish and chips came but the haddock was very good. I would still recommend to friends if they asked but would also recommend some other destinations I think are better.
Either server J. was overburdened or ju ...
Either server J. was overburdened or just not adequate. My husband enjoyed his cerviche but my bbq rock octopus was slimy and weird tasting. J. just tried to convince me it was my palate and misunderstanding of the prep. We ran out of water halfway thru the meal with no refills. The meatloaf and crab crake dinners were good but definitely overshadowed by the overall exp.; couldn't wait to leave.
Came for Saturday brunch while on a bach ...
Came for Saturday brunch while on a bachelorette weekend and loved it. Unlike other popular Cape May brunch spots, I appreciated that 1) they offered brunch on Saturday not just Sunday, and 2) I could make a brunch reservation here! They sat our group on the lovely glass-enclosed porch, over looking the outdoor patio seating. Impressed how much the menu highlighted ingredients from the local Beech Plum Farm, especially fresh tomatoes & eggs. We most enjoyed the dishes that came with the famous cheddar scallion biscuits, a must-try. They also offer a wide variety of tasty brunch beverages: mimosas, bellnis, wine, bloody Marys, and non-alcoholic fresh fruit/vegetable juices and smoothies. The restaurant is housed within the impressive, historical building that is Congress Hall.
Everytime my friend & I come to Cape May ...
Everytime my friend & I come to Cape May we like to dine our first nite at the Blue Pig.
We love the warm atmosphere, good service, and the food is quite good also.
The menu is quite diverse but we have our old favorites too. We have never been disappointed.
We go every year for our anniversary and ...
We go every year for our anniversary and this was the worst experience we have had there. Other times we went the food was good, service was great and so was the atmosphere. This year we were stuck outside with an uneven table (they have rocks not like a normal outside patio) and our waitress was rude and it took forever. There were also 2 hairs in my ice cream that came with the apple pie. Outside seating was very dirty and the birds kept coming and eating off the empty tables. Overall it was a bad experience.
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