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:
Saturday and Sunday 7:30am-3pm
Open Daily: 11am-3pm
Open Daily: 5pm-10pm
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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout
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
Awesome service and farm fresh food. The ...
Awesome service and farm fresh food. The outside seating area is gorgeous and seashore-y, but we probably should have asked to be seated under the shade. Our mistake. The mimosa and Bellini carafes were perfect and the food was delicious.
We ate at the Blue Pig while visiting Ca ...
We ate at the Blue Pig while visiting Cape May for a short mid-week vacation. We were there near the Christmas holiday this past year for breakfast, and wanted to try it for dinner. Having had a less than stellar dining experience the night before the charms of the Blue Pig were very welcome. The outdoor dining area was delightful, adequately shaded by large umbrellas. Our server, John, was very personable, and the rest of the service was excellent. Finally, and most importantly, the food was great. Not pretentious, but just delicious, "real" food. I had the fish and chips (a large portion of fish, with the lightest of batters), and my wife had the meat loaf. A nice selection of beers and wines is available. I would heartily recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Cape May.
Our waiter Nick was full of energy and a ...
Our waiter Nick was full of energy and at our beck-and-call. Very attentive and always smiling. Felt like we were his number one priority. I wasn't expecting the decor of the restaurant to be as eclectic as it was especially having walked in through the bar area and it being more on the modern side. We did however enjoy the room and the decor. Very relaxing yet festive! Food was wonderful, as were the cocktails we chose from their list! Highly recommended.
Loved the atmosphere. Outdoor patio was ...
Loved the atmosphere. Outdoor patio was lovely. Farm to table aspect of menu was great. However, it took us an hour just to receive our two entrees while other tables around us received their food even though they ordered after us.
I decided on Blue Pig Tavern for my Birt ...
I decided on Blue Pig Tavern for my Birthday Dinner on Saturday night and was not disappointed. The atmosphere was lively but with a moderate noise level and the food was fantastic. My only complaint was that it was very warm and even when we asked if they could adjust the air conditioner - the indoor temperature was not cool enough as everyone in the restaurant was using the menus to fan themselves. Overall i'd visit again but will probably wait for cooler temperatures.
The restaurant was noise, not well organ ...
The restaurant was noise, not well organized and not worth what we paid. The waitress was friendly but not above average overall. Our courses were placed down over utensils without care or apologizes. The food was ok but nothing that would make you want to return. The fresh vegetables and soup were the best out of our meal. This restaurant should have a 2.7 rating at best. We were sorry to say disappointed. Go to Union Park in Cape May and enjoy a good meal for less.
All of the food was very tasty, cooked t ...
All of the food was very tasty, cooked to our liking and well worth the price. Our server, Ashley was attentive, but not over bearing. The bread was delicious, and Ashley even brought us seconds! Ashley was very knowledgeable in regards to not only the food menu, but also the beer and wine lists. Will definitely be back!
Experience was good, but I expected more ...
Experience was good, but I expected more from everything I read. Food was tasty, but have had better farm-to-table experiences. Fairly pricey - scallop appetizer was $17 for 2 scallops :( I don't know if I would rush back but it's helpful that they accept kids for dinner.
Four of us went for dinner and all were ...
Four of us went for dinner and all were disappointed. I had sautéed snapper that was more like frozen breaded flounder. The PEI mussels had a pungent odor and tasted very bad. They did take them off the bill. The service was disappointing - had to ask for things several times. There are much better places to eat in Cape May.
We were seated in the indoor dining room ...
We were seated in the indoor dining room right next to the fireplace--there was no fire going since it was a warm summer day, but there was a very strong smoky smell coming from the fireplace. If I had realized it before we were seated, I would have made sure not to sit near the fireplace (and my husband refused to let me ask to move). All of us enjoyed what we ordered--but it was very overpriced, like most of the places in Cape May. Some of our dishes: beet salad, scallop appetizer, cheeseburger, mac and cheese, hanger steak, spaghetti bolognese. We had eaten at this restaurant several years ago and it was better than we remembered.
We were very disappointed with our dinin ...
We were very disappointed with our dining experience at The Blue Pig Tavern. It was very dimly lit and extremely noisy. My husband and I had to lean forward across the table and raise our voices to be heard over the din. Our reservation was later in the evening (8:30) so it wasn't even fully occupied. I cannot imagine how much louder it would be if it was crowded. Our waiter, while very nice, was barely present. The food was good but this is Cape May - there are so many very good restaurants that it is not necessary to put up with a dark, ridiculously loud environment. We won't be back.
Our lunchtime reservation was made to ce ...
Our lunchtime reservation was made to celebrate a friend's 60th birthday, and it could not have been one bit better! Staff recognized the special occasion from the beginning & a round of complimentary drinks was offered for our group of 4. The tavern is simply charming, and being located inside Congress Hall adds to the ambiance. Our server was pleasant, attentive and prompt, yet never overbearing. Our menu selections were quite varied; including the Rueben, Clam Chowder and Beet Salad, Pork BBQ and a Burger... Every member of our party was delighted with the food! Our group of 4 rides the ferry to Cape May to kick off a fun weekend/week around this friend's birthday each year, and we will certainly book a table at the Blue Pig Tavern again next July. Oh! The Blue Pig linen napkins so captured the fancy of the birthday girl, we were tickled to find them ( along with Blue Pig tea towels, place mats, and salt & pepper shakers) for sale in the shop in Congress Hall. Her kitchen now has a permanent reminder of our wonderful lunch at the Blue Pig Tavern.
The first time I was ever in a restauran ...
The first time I was ever in a restaurant when they brought the main course out with the appetizer. This is in a tourist area and I think all they are concentrated in is turning the table .
We had a similar rush job the night before in a nearby restaurant although we were almost finished w our appetizer.
Won't be returning anytime soon
Note - it was not even busy and they still could not wait to get us out!!!!!
One of our favorites! We love everythin ...
One of our favorites! We love everything about The Blue Pig. Not to mention it is connected to one of our favorite bars in town..The Brown Room in Congress Hall. We would say this is casual fine dining at its best! Casual atmosphere with fine dining food. The outside area for dining is romantic and charming. One block from the ocean. You feel like you've stepped back in time when visiting here.
Had outdoor lunch with family after retu ...
Had outdoor lunch with family after returning from a trip. It was a hot sunny day but we like outdoor dining, and with several umbrellas we had a fun time! Our favorite menus at Blue Pig are the breakfast and lunch, so often dine here with houseguests. Pets are allowed too outside, which is a huge plus for our family and friends, all doggie-lovers. We had a variety of dishes, and everyone was pleased with their choices. The restaurant uses a local farm for fresh produce, so everything is fresh. The drinks from the bar are always wonderful, and the Brown Room in the hotel is one of our favorite year-round spots!
Staff is very friendly and make for a gr ...
Staff is very friendly and make for a great experience. Food is always delicious and worth the price. Julie was our waitress for our most recent visit and she was amazing. Very friendly, helpful and on top of her game. Can't wait to go back!
Everything was fine, except for these tw ...
Everything was fine, except for these two (2) items: the Beet Salad had only ONE PECAN - really skimping on pecans?, and one of two fish and chips dinners had about 40% less fish than the other meal. Details gain higher ratings.
Excellent food. Excellent service. Table ...
Excellent food. Excellent service.
Tables a little close together.
Ambiance seemed a little chaotic, as it was very busy. Have to give a lot of credit to the wait staff for navigating crowded doorways while carrying large trays, as well as being on seagull patrol on the outdoor patio.
Would definitely go back to The Blue Pig.
We've been here a number of times over t ...
We've been here a number of times over the years and always enjoyed the experience, but it was only okay this time. Although our meals were decent, the atmosphere has become more Disney-ish . If you sit outside, expect screaming seagulls to stalk your food and dive at your table.
This is our third visit to The Blue Pig ...
This is our third visit to The Blue Pig in Cape May. The food is fresh and delicious! Excellent service! We've eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner at The Blue Pig and we've never had a disappointing meal. We've eaten in the lovely outdoor space, the porch and the main dining room. Love this restaurant and can't wait to return!
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