About The Blue Pig Tavern

200 Congress Place
Cape May, NJ 08204
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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.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Dining Room :
Sunday -Thursday 5pm-9:30pm
Friday & Saturday 5pm-10pm

Bar & Lounge :
4:00pm for cocktails
5:00pm for food

Hours of operation change seasonally

Cross Street:
Perry Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 884-8422

Website:
http://www.caperesorts.com/restaurants/capemay/bluepigtavern

Entertainment:
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

Parking Details:
Valet parking available. Meter parking also available on the street.

Executive Chef:
Jeremy Einhorn

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

Additional:
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/

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The Blue Pig Tavern Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

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food4
ambience5
service5

Sweet server, delicious dishes

Dined on April 25, 2016

Sweet server, delicious dishes

food2
ambience3
service3
value3

Disappointing

Dined on April 23, 2016

I've been to The Blue Pig for dinner several times and it's always hit or miss. The most recent visit was a miss. I had the pasta bolognese -- two of my friends had the meatloaf. All three of us felt that the beef was highly over-seasoned with nutmeg or cinnamon or something like that. It wasn't good at all. Also, the tomato sauce on my pasta was very thin and watery without much taste beyond the over-powering nutmeg or cinnamon in the meat. (I had the same pasta dish when I was there last Summer and it was very good!) My dinner this time did include a shrimp cocktail which was delicious -- it was the saving grace of the meal. We all had dessert (apple pie and the flour-less chocolate cake) and all of us were satisfied with it. Overall, the dining experience this time was very disappointing and I regretted suggesting that we go there to friends who are from out-of-state and are unfamiliar with Cape May. I would recommend The Blue Pig to a friend for outdoor dining in the Summer just because the ambience is so very nice, and I would caution them about the food. Also, I would highly recommend the Brown Room Bar -- but I would not recommend The Blue Pig Tavern for dinner because it is just too inconsistent.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5

We have been twice and were impressed bo ...

vip
Dined on April 23, 2016

We have been twice and were impressed both times. They really treated us well and made my grandfather's 90th birthday a special memory. Delicious food, excellent service, fun decor.

food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Enjoyed the Blue Pig at Lunch

Dined on April 23, 2016

We ordered salads and sandwiches from the lunch menu. All were large portions and everyone enjoyed their entrees very much! Had leftovers to take home.

Tags: fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

The ahi tuna ceviche appetizer was fabul ...

Dined on April 22, 2016

The ahi tuna ceviche appetizer was fabulous and quite large. The two of us split it. The fish (of the fish and chips) was cooked to perfection - light and flaky with nice batter. The fries were thin and crispy. Wait staff was excellent. I would love to return to Cape May for another dinner. We also had breakfast there. Eggs and oatmeal were perfect. Good coffee.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food3
ambience3
service4

Had the fire places burning. Could smell ...

vip
Dined on April 18, 2016

Had the fire places burning. Could smell smoke everywhere. Inside, outside, on our clothes when we left. The Boiler Room lounge looked interesting. A charming venue if you don't mind the smoke aroma. Would consider an overnight in non-fire burning season.

food5
ambience3
service4
value2

Delicious but to close for comfort

Dined on April 17, 2016

The food was outstanding, however, I felt like I could not fully enjoy my time here. There were many tables open but another couple was seated right next to my table and I felt like I could touch the person's shoulder sitting next to me, we were so close. My fiance and I felt like we could not have a conversation because of the others hearing it. You could tell both the other couple and ourselves were uncomfortable with the close distance between tables. To close for comfort and I wish I could have enjoyed my time at Blue Pig more.

Tags: fit for foodies
food5
ambience5
service5

Yet another great experience at the Blue ...

Dined on April 16, 2016

Yet another great experience at the Blue Pig. Delicious food, friendly and professional service, and even got to see a celebrity! If you are in Cape May, definitely finish your day with dinner at the Blue Pig.

food5
ambience5
service5

Food was great, their craft beer selecti ...

Dined on April 15, 2016

Food was great, their craft beer selection is awesome.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Favorite place

Dined on April 15, 2016

This is one of my all time favorite places to eat. Awesome, delicious food that is traditional but without being stuffy. The chef takes great care in preparing the food. Best ever creme brulee!

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience4
service5

Wonderful service and such a fun locatio ...

Dined on April 15, 2016

Wonderful service and such a fun location. The salad was cold, fresh and crispy - mac and cheese appetizer was decedent- we enjoyed the different twist on the meat loaf and they plated everything for sharing which was so nice!

food5
ambience5
service4
value4

Excellent food and atmosphere just need ...

Dined on April 9, 2016

Excellent food and atmosphere just need to bring Merry Monks Beer back

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food2
ambience4
service2
value2

Disapointment

Dined on March 27, 2016

We book as buffet but front desk did not have reservation, our meal was finally served after the couple that was seated after finished their meal and left food was cold

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

historic pub

Dined on March 25, 2016

We enjoyed our dinner very much. It was a Friday in lent, so we were hoping for some fish entrees without meat- i think people forget bacon is meat, but we had the seafood platter for an appetizer and the shrimp were nice and firm-all the raw bar was delicious. A salad was split and they even sent it our on two plates which was a nice touch. I really likes the large portion of fish on the Fish and Chips and my husband had the cod special. I see why they wrap fish in newspaper for presentation because the fish has a tendency to hold some oil, that may be a good idea here. The loaf of bread was amazing! we enjoy cocktails and had the whiskey sours but agree with previous comments about consistency- I had 2 different drinks. Overall a great meal and the service was attentive.

Tags: kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Easter Weekend Delight

Dined on March 24, 2016

The Blue Pig has a new menu and had an introductory event. The menu is great and we had a very enjoyable dinner. We have gone there before, but it is apparently under new direction. It was a nice evening

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service5
value5

Excellent value

Dined on March 17, 2016

We went to the Blue Pig Tavern last Thursday. I had the "Blue Plate Special" (a 3-course menu for $27) and my husband ordered off the a la carte menu. Food was very good, service was excellent, and wines came fresh and just as ordered (which does not always happen when wine is not poured at the table. It does, however, get a bit noisy as the room fills. The best part of going to the Blue Pig is the Brown Room across the hall where you can sit after your meal and enjoy dessert drinks. There is entertainment there nightly from 6 to 9. Overall, a nice place to go.

Tags: fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience3
service3

Unfortunately, I'm not sure if we just f ...

Dined on March 14, 2016

Unfortunately, I'm not sure if we just fell victim to the off-season at the shore but both our meals were disappointing. My pasta was completely undercooked and my partner's steak which she ordered medium was well done. Both dishes were lacking seasoning and flavor even though their descriptions on the menu sounded delicious!

food5
ambience5
service5

Sevierville was excellent as always!

Dined on March 7, 2016

Sevierville was excellent as always!

food5
ambience5
service5
value3

Great food, greater service!

Dined on March 3, 2016

My steak was cooked perfectly and the local veggies were crisp and tasty. Lorraine had the Mahi Mahi which was delicious and the polenta was scrumptious! Our waitress, Patty, was very friendly and informative. We went a little early on a cold, damp evening. They sat us right by fire so we were warm and cozy in minutes. Can't wait to go when it's warmer and we can sit outside with the views of the beautiful Cape May Victorian houses.

Tags: fit for foodies, scenic view
food3
ambience3
service4
value3

Very good and an ok value

Dined on February 29, 2016

Let's face it-- Cape May eateries are grossly overpriced. Setting that aside- great food , good service and with candle light & fireplace- slightly romantic. Good pick

Tags: good for groups, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great meal

Dined on February 25, 2016

Just a quiet night out in Cape May. Fabulous meal, trout was perfect,excellent Caesar salad...great service

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service4
value4

Valentine's Day

Dined on February 14, 2016

High end food at moderate prices you cannot do better than that. Choices from vegetarian to meat lovers delights made the experience enjoyable for the four of us.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
food3
ambience3
service1
value2

Waited 30 minutes for the check. The wai ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

Waited 30 minutes for the check. The waiter disappeared the last half of our dinner. Tables were too close together. Heard the conversations at adjoining tables. Pricy too.

food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Pleased As Always!

Dined on February 14, 2016

The Blue Pig is a Cape May gem. The food continues to get better and is sourced so fresh. The scallops are a must have! Valentine's Day was very romantic by the fireplace and we will keep returning time and again!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

"Trendy Dinning in historic, "Congres Hall"

Dined on February 14, 2016

The Blue Pig is located within historic "Congress Hall," in Cape May, NJ. I was able to book one of two slots remaining at 3PM on Valentine's Day '16, through "Open Table." When we arrived, we were immediately seated and the hosts were very friendly. We ordered from a limited breakfast/lunch menu, but the food was delicious. Congress Hall uses their own signature china collection which added to the high ceilings and Victorian décor. Service was also friendly and prompt; there was very little waiting between ordering and the first and second courses. Finally, I thought the pricing was fair and affordable. The restaurant closes between 3PM-5PM, with a full dinner menu selection, which was not part of our experience on this visit. Upon finishing lunch we then sat in the "Brown Room, a small but cozy cocktail bar, next door to the restaurant and within the hotel lobby. The hotel also has a full bar downstairs, in the hotel, called "The Boiler Room," that we didn't get to but is a second option for you before or, after your meal. Overall, it was great, from a restaurant perspective, with the added charm of historic hotel with a Victorian theme and ambiance of the "Titanic" movie era that makes you feel like you've gotten your money's worth from the experience.

Tags: great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food2
ambience2
service4
value1

The Blue Pig was a disappointment.

Dined on February 14, 2016

This wasn't the first time we've eaten at the Blue Pig and sadly, we were once again under whelmed. I want to love it, the service is always good but the food is way too expensive for what you get. The raw bar sampler was tasty although also overpriced but the entrees were only mediocre. There are too many great places to eat in Cape May to waste a meal on the Blue Pig.

Tags: great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food2
ambience2
service2

Beer battered calimari?? Bland guacamole ...

Dined on February 14, 2016

Beer battered calimari?? Bland guacamole without chips? (They serve bland fried crisps instead which were terrible). Overall, the restaurant wasn't that great and the staff wasn't attentive. We sent the calimari back, wow it was terrible.

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Enjoyable

Dined on February 13, 2016

Nice burger selection and bar fare along with some casual dining options. Very good overall.

Tags: great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience5
service5

Good was room temp but still good.

vip
Dined on February 4, 2016

Good was room temp but still good.

food4
ambience4
service4

Good comfort food; like the blue plate s ...

vip
Dined on February 4, 2016

Good comfort food; like the blue plate specials!

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Farm to Table Delight

Dined on January 26, 2016

We had a quiet dinner after arriving to stay across the street at the Star. The menu offered a variety of dishes featuring products from the restaurant's own farm. We also ate two breakfasts there. Everything was imaginative and delicious. We can't wait to visit again.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Farm-to-table at its finest.

Dined on January 18, 2016

Freshest fruit. Yellowest eggs. Inviting atmosphere that makes you feel part of a historic place and time with a totally modern sensibility of service and farm-to-table concept.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Blue Pig Tavern

Dined on January 16, 2016

We enjoyed our dinner at the Blue Pig. The setting is an old, somewhat cramped turn-of-the-century tavern but the food and waitstaff made for an enjoyable meal. Highlights were the beet salad, grilled salmon and the salted caramel cheesecake.

food4
ambience4
service4
value3

cozy winter dinner

vip
Dined on January 16, 2016

went for dinner on a cold winter's night. cozy fireplace with good comforting food. tables are close ,but waitress notably tried to separate guests. nice winelist.

Tags: romantic
food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Worth the trip

vip
Dined on January 14, 2016

Hadn't been here in a couple of years. Went in on an especially cold night -- great fireplace to warm you up. Service was very good as was our meal. Great selection -- We'll positively be back -- with the trip if you are near Cape May.

food4
ambience5
service3
value4

Preserving a Coloful History

Dined on January 9, 2016

The ambience of this trendy restaurant was striking. Good food and wine served in decor of times gone by. Some say that New Jersey has a tawdry history, perhaps so but we can't change the past. This restaurant celebrates the past as a strong foundation . It's also conveniently close to the ocean and interesting walking areas.

Tags: great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

We were so impressed with the restaurant ...

vip
Dined on January 2, 2016

We were so impressed with the restaurant, my husband and I plan to stay at the hotel! The food was excellent. Our waitress was helpful and knowledgeable. They were ever patient and sweet to our kids!

food2
ambience4
service3
value2

Congress Hall great...Blue Pig a dissapointment

Dined on January 2, 2016

We have enjoyed Congress Hall many times... A Great stay...although we have enjoyed some meals at the Blue pig...It has been a disappointment the last few time we ate there...My wife's breakfast was perfect...but the rest of our meals were ALL cold...eggs are not very good COLD!

food4
ambience4
service5
value4

Great food!

Dined on January 1, 2016

Food was great, server was very nice and helpful. Always love to eat at the Blue Pig.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service4
value3

Good food & historic charm

Dined on January 1, 2016

Enjoyable evening with entrees of good crab cakes & fish & chips. The New England clam chowder my husband ordered as an appetizer was delicious! Mashed potatoes could have been hotter with my entree. Nice evening with noise level at a minimum. Little kids with their parents were well behaved. For the price of the entrees salad would have been a nice touch with the meal included in the price. Waitress did not check to see if we liked our food & we were not offered more water to drink. This would help in giving this place a higher rating. First time at the Blue Pig but seriously would consider a second trip there.

Tags: neighborhood gem

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