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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
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hadn't been to Cape May in years....Ugly Mug was always one of my favorite places to stop. They actually knocked out some walls to make it bigger and more seating. Looks pretty good. Only complaint is how dark it is in there....could use a little lighting. I had a burger and my wife had a chicken wrap...both were very good.... More 

Thank Jintsfan
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is always on point here, weve never had a bad meal here. Every time we drive down from somers point, we hit the ugly mug. The food is always good, and the beers always cold

Thank njsfinest3
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We go there about once a week. Nkrmally get their wongs and fries which are awesome. Crispy and the flavor is wonderful! I've also had full meals here and sanwiches and have never been disappointed. Nothing fancy just a comfortable and good place to go. There are mugs covering the celing which have a meaning but i'll save that story... More 

Thank Capephotobug
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Real busy restaurant. Wife and I were lucky to get an immediate seat. I had lobster roll, wife had crab cakes. Meat on both sandwiches were ground too finely. Plenty of lobster roll for a decent price. Both lobster roll and crab cakes were quite tasty.

Thank TODD R
Amsterdam, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wife & I stopped into the Ugly Mug for a quick lunch. Wife ordered a chef salad; it was gigantic - too much. I ordered a burrito which also was gigantic - too much.

Thank Richard D
West Long Branch, New Jersey
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110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 1/2 stars. We usually stop here when visiting Cape May. It's a nice place. Can get crowded. Typical bar food. Burgers are great. Flat bread pizza was ok. Different styles of beer on tap including IPA 's. Live music at times. Nice atmosphere. Staff is friendly. Nice place to stop for a drink and a burger.

Thank Pil255
Fair Lawn
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always enjoy lunch here whenever we visit Cape May. Great atmosphere and delicious food! Favorite is the Crab Mug dish on a chilly day.

Thank Anita N
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the Washington street mall area with friends. Stopped for a couple of cocktails; fun bar to hang with friends.

Thank Raven G
Bridgeton, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stopped in for afternoon snacks and drinks - very nice popular place and we will be back soon to try a meal

Thank Greg P
Southport, North Carolina
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has a great atmosphere. The food is good. It's one of those places you need to visit and have their Chili.

Thank SeaDog39

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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?