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Island Grill

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311 Mansion St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1467
+1 609-884-0200
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

great local place featuring local seafood, etc. charming house converted into an upscale restaurant. You could take your inlaws or clients here and not be embarrassed.

Thank Larry M
Warren, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Tried Island Grill for the first time this summer. Saying this is my new favorite is a big deal for me as I am a fan of many of the excellent restaurants in "the May". We had dinner on a pretty and romantic porch. Excellent and inventive seafood choices expertly prepared and served. Can't wait to go back next year.

Thank slscottxny
Rockville, Maryland
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

My husband and I were having trouble finding a good seafood restaurant opened past 5pm in off-season. We are so happy we found Island Grill. He had the Salmon and I had the twin lobster tails with a crab cake. The fish was cooked to perfection. The lobsters were large, suculent and moist. The crab cake did NOT have filler... More 

Thank carolbob2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The folks who own Island Grill have outdone themselves. The service is wonderful and the food is not served.......it is presented. Like most restaurants in Cape May, it is BYOB. And cash only. A bit on the expensive side but the dining experience is well worth it. My complements to the chief.

Thank roadtoretirement
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34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The Threat of a coastal storm being past on Labor Day weekend we got a last minute reservation for 4 . We all had fabulous meals. We were seated on the intimate south side porch by the owner and were waited on by her daughter. We will definitely return before the end of their season. Soft hell crabs, scallops and... More 

Thank Jawdoc524
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Very few menu choices, very few seafood choices, very overpriced for what we got, poor service, were given on little roll at the start of our meal, never asked if everything was alright until we were almost finished, had to hunt down someone to give us salt and pepper. This restaurant is a complete disaster from start to finish. We... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Took my wife here for her birthday. This is a BYOB and cash only place. Expensive, but well worth it. I had the Short rib tortellini, it was awesome as was my wife's entrée of pan seared scallops. Worth the money for a special occasion.

Thank Paul L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We can't say enough about our dining experience at The Island Grill! Casual elegant atmosphere is beautiful and very comfortable. The food! Oh, so delicious! Our waiter explained everything in detail and made recommendations that were spot on. They do offer children's alternative meals, but our 11 year olds had an easy time ordering from the regular menu. We definitely... More 

Thank Lisa V
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

r-n located in a narrow street a block away from main washington mall. It is BYOB and wine store is around corner. This place specializes in local produce (as are many in Cape May) with creative twist. We had two appetizers - raw zucchini rolled in sauce and special pasta (downsized from entree size). Zucchini was heavenly - still can... More 

Thank Ella_RM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

First visit to Cape May and glad Island Grill was our introduction. Fried chicken like no other, and the bay scallops were amazing too. I am an old guy and have eaten at top notch restaurants all over the globe and this meal ranks right up there. Great service, perfect portions, freshest food all thoughtfully sourced and prepared, would highly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 Mansion St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1467
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-0200
American Coastal Cuisine inspired by the land and the sea, featuring locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients. Thank you for another fabulous season. See you in May 2017!

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