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513 Lafayette St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1511
+1 609-884-4358
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible12%
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08:00 - 23:00All hours
$$ - $$$
513 Lafayette St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1511
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a great time here the last time we were here but this year the food was not as good as some in our group who ordered chicken and beef their meals were dry and cold. Our fish was good but not as good...More

Thank rc1950
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We've been going to Cape May for many years but have never tried Elaine's. We decided this year, we had to give it a try. Very different from other things to do in Cape May but you do not come to this experience for the...More

Thank cmartinangelo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is long overdue:) Over the years my family has made the hour and twenty minute trip to enjoy dinner and entertainment at Elaine's Dinner Theatre! And the hour and 20 minute trip home:) A few years back Elaine's had a murder mystery which...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 1 week ago

me and my friends went to elaines for the dinner show in august...they performed young dracula, a takeoff on young frankenstein....believe me there's no comparison....the play sucked....the performers were the wait staff first and then headed to the stage...the first thing they tell you is...More

Thank sparkleina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A rainy day meant dining indoors- sensational waffles with whipped cream, eggs, bacon, great fruit bowl, coffee & cognac! Mimi our server could not have been better.

Thank johnnydogmatic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had dinner on Elaine's porch. They had a guy playing guitar and singing, and he was really good. Being outside in the nice weather with the music was really enjoyable, but that's where the enjoyment ended. The appetizers (spinach dip and...More

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting with friends in Cape May, we decided to try Elaine's for the dinner theater. The crowd was a mix of families, some with small children, groups of friends, and couples. The dinner theater offers a limited menu, and the food is just okay....More

Thank jennygirl57
Reviewed 11 August 2017

We've gone to the dinner theater for several years and have always had a fun time. This years show was one we found disappointing. We love the actors and they really are super people, but this show just didn't have the usual results. The main...More

Thank primeminister58
Reviewed 7 August 2017

My wife and I enjoyed a quiet Sunday morning in this wonderful Victorian town last weekend and had our breakfast on the porch of Elaine's B&B. Nice choice. Our waitress was a young lady from Europe that was working here for the summer before returning...More

Thank surfer02_10
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I actually went to this place before 2016 but I loved it so much I just HAD to write a review. I went here with my grandparents and family friends for their Dinner Theater and we had a fantastic time. The price is reasonable for...More

Thank Deena B
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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