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.
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
Was an easy decision to eat at The Blue Pig after reading previous reviews and knowing that it was farm to table ingredients. I love the ambience of the outside but we should of sat inside the night we went. It was very breezy and as night fell we had minimal light to feel comfortable with. The candle at the table was just not enough and we sat near the building so there were not lights above us.
Our food was great. Scallops cooked to perfection. Side dishes fresh and tasty.
We had a very nice waitress and it did seem that all the waiters and waitresses were helping each other. We like to see that.
Service was very slow, eggs were not cooked properly, bacon was inedible due to being so fatty, and pancakes were very overlooked and hard. Very disappointing! We had to move our table from the porch to outside because of screaming children. We won't go back.
I struggled with this as the food was great and loved the ambiance but service was terrible. Had to hunt people down just to get some water. Was told there was a 45 min wait yet half the tables outside were open and yet had dirty dishes on them indicating they had been sitting free but hadn't been cleared. The kicker- went on OpenTable and got a reservation immediately and was seated even though they told me it would be 45 mins. So we got to skip in front of several people in front of us thanks to OpenTable
Made reservations for 6 people there were plenty of open tables and they stuck us at the front doorway where there was tons of people walking by. Tables were dirty felt like we were eating in a subway. Cafeteria. When I ask if we could be moved the girl at the front desk said no all tables where full. She wasn't too pleasent and couldn't be bothered. At the end of our meal those tables were empty. When I asked her why she could move us she said she miss understood. Didn't even say sorry. Food was just ok. Pita chips not fresh and rest of our food was Luke warm. Very disappointing experience. They take advantage as this is a tourist trap!
Enjoyed dinner here on the outside patio with a group of friends. Overall the food was good and the portions were decent. I ordered salmon. While the fish was good I didn't enjoy the accompanying vegetables. It included eggplant which didn't quite match the description. It was in a pesto sauce which was overpowering and oily.
The ambience was nice but the music from the speakers in the hedges was right behind us and was a bit too loud.
No complaints about the service.
We have always enjoyed dining here and took friends on Monday evening. 3 of the 4 people at the table said that the meal was just "ok." My husband and a friend were really disappointed in the meatloaf. I hope that the quality of the food is not going downhill, as the prices are not cheap.
This was a great meal and while I've been here before and the service has been hit or miss depending, I was very pleased that it was "hit" this time as I was bringing new friends. We started with the tuna tartare and the beet salad. One ordered the corn chowder which never came and we had to remind the server and it actually was delivered with the entrees but we chalked that up to the place being so loud maybe he hadn't heard her order it. Also had to ask for a spoon after that was delivered and a steak knife after my steak was delivered but they were brought quickly. The crab cake was very good and the scallops always a hit. The puree that the steak came with was very good too.
Usually love the Blue Pig! Adore Congress Hall. Terrific ambiance indoor and outdoor. On the evening we were there we were seated by a couple who had a noisy yappy dog. It ruined our evening. I am confused as to why pets are encouraged at a nice restaurant. (I am an animal lover and dog owner) I hope this does not continue.
We had such a nice "girls" night. Early dinner then the concert on the lawn. Flossie our waitress was so sweet and helpful with her suggestions. We couldn't have had a better experience. The ceviche was amazing! Guacamole delicious. The mac and cheese was off the hook good. Service from start to finish was perfect.
This restaurant's kitchen has maintained its consistently over the years we have dined her preparing tasty food at reasonable prices in a nice setting. It is not high-end dining, but it is a great value for a good meal with nice ambiance. The staff is consistently attentive and professional. We've dined here nearly 25 times and recommend it to those who are visiting Cape May and want something mid-price range. We especially recommend those plates that have ingredients from the restaurant's farm, which is about 2 miles away. With breakfast, get the free-range eggs. You can go to the farm and see the hens free ranging.
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