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513 Lafayette St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1511
+1 609-884-4358
08:00 - 23:00
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When you go to dinner theaters, it's all about the show not the food. However, not only was the screwball comedy about Sherlock Holmes terrific but the food was awesome. The place was filled with patrons and the servers were running but they were very good. The show was especially funny as well from these local actors. I recommend Elaine's... More 

Thank BillD5853338
Great Neck, New York
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Food was average at best but service was terrible. Took awhile to order and for waiter to understand what we wanted. For main course they gave us wrong plates no spoons. To get waiters attention took awhile. To get check took 15 minutes. Never going back.

Thank Robert G
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200 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

They seemed a bit disorganized when we got there and it continued. They thought we had already picked our entree's and we knew nothing about it. The service was slow, to the point where people were getting up and going to the bar themselves to get something to drink. Our server seemed overwhelmed; like this was the first time he... More 

Thank arithecat
Jonestown, Pennsylvania
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168 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

We came here and seen Scrooge the Musical and it was just outstanding. Loved the pre-show cocktail bar and the dinner before the show the dinner could not have been better plus it was hot and delicious. The show was outstanding and the actors were great. We just had a wonderful time. Plan to return next year as its that... More 

Thank rc1950
New Jersey
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73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We've been coming to Cape May for 20+ years and last weekend (Nov 5, 2016) was our first time at Elaine's and we absolutely LOVED it! The show was soooo great, as was the pre-show cocktail at the bar, and we enjoyed dinner too! The whole evening was a homerun and we can't wait to see Scrooge next month.

Thank sacchetfam
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

First time at Elaine's, and we picked Monday night to go to the dinner and Magic Show, figured the kids (17, 19, 8 and 6) would enjoy the show. Well dinner was excellent and we all thought the Magician/Illusionist Anthony Salazar was awesome. We really enjoyed the night and it was a great start to our vacation! Definitely go, very... More 

1 Thank 1234mar
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Our first murder mystery dinner here. It was "Sherlock Holmes and the Werewolves Of London". The costumes, British accents & show was well put together. Had some laughs along the way too. Even enjoyed the outside bar with a guitar player /singer before the show. The food was very good. Would definitely go back there.

2 Thank Robert W
New Jersey
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313 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Since I have a summer place nearby in Wildwood, I have patronized this restaurant for a number of years. Breakfast and drinks on their outdoor porch is fantastic. Four years ago we tried their dinner theater. Honestly, it was terrible. The show was equal to a high school production. The meal cooked as if in a microwave oven. HOWEVER, this... More 

Thank worldtravelier
Westfield, New Jersey
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207 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Elaines bed and breakfast and inn has a dinner threatre it includes a nice dinner and and play the play is in the light hearted side and a little goofy but fun. They come right into the diners and get there participation a fun evening with good food takes 3 hours dinner and play

Thank Richard S
Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We love live theater and dining out so this appealed to us. They offer a limited selection prior to the show but what we had was very good. The drinks were excellent. Dinner and show was $50 per person. Drinks are extra. The show was Sherlock Holmes and the Werewolf of London - apparently written by one of the cast... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 29 - USD 42
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 513 Lafayette St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1511
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-4358
One visit and you'll know why Elaine's Famous Dinner Theater has been voted one of the top five dinner theaters in the country by the Food Network! The dinner theater package includes a full-course meal with delicious appetizers, and your choice of several sumptuous entrees, along with a wonderful live show put on by the area's most talented actors. Reservations recommendedWe can happily accommodate large parties!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?