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Ugly Mug

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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426 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1426
+1 609-884-3459
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went to Cape May to visit the butterfly migration. We had no idea where to eat. We saw the UGLY MUG, and the attention of the atmosphere brought us right in. When you walk in you are a bit anxious, because they have a lot of really cool stuff to look at. THEY DO HAVE UGLY MUGS HANGING ALL... More 

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Thank April Rose H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Big Sandwich, Cold Beer, fun atmosphere...the food was deli sh with a good selection of beers. We sat at the bar and our bartender was friendly and good. Will definitely come back again. They are also open all winter long.

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Thank R8352RVannab
Cape May, New Jersey
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90 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a happening place... cozy and very noisy but one of the few places that is open in January here in Cape May. Variety of menus from finger food, hamburger, soup or salad.. TV on every wall and plenty of conversations going here. Staff friendly and prompt service. Prices moderate, casual no reservation required.

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Thank Bettina S
Monmouth County, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a party of 6 and we all enjoyed our food. Server was pleasant and efficient and food was hot and tasty. We would recommend. It is a little tight inside but it is basically a bar with seating surrounding it. No shepherds pie lol but otherwise we were happy with our dinners.

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Thank IrishChief
Waterford Works, New Jersey, United States
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and fun atmosphere. Very crowded but still got fast service with a smile. Really good drinks too. We will go again

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Thank Doreen F
Sparta, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the restaurants and stores close early in the off-season, even when tourists are in Cape May to see the Christmas lights. The Ugly Mug was filled with all types, families, couples, singles, etc. for a late snack, meal or liquor.

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Thank Lynn J
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in here for a lunch break and it is exactly what we had wanted! We both ordered a turkey based dish and were pleasantly surprised- they use fresh/whole roasted turkey, fresh bakery bread and vegetables.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dinner with my husband on New Years Eve , we had a enjoyable experience , service was good and the food delicious , great pub/ tavern atmosphere .

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Medford, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went in on a Friday night in November with a party of 6 and found a few seats at the bar. The bartender was very attentive as we ordered several rounds of drinks and then dinner. The food at the bar is typical pub food--we had everything from steak sandwiches, soup of the day, and chicken fingers. Since visiting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a Thursday night and the place was jammed pack. Ordered the buffalo garlic cilantro wings and the Australian fries so much food couldn't eat it all very tasty would definitely go.back nice bar & grille in cape.may

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 426 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1426
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-3459

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