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Magnolia Room Restaurant

€€ - €€€American
301 Howard St, Cape May, NJ 08204-2430
+1 609-884-8409
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good20%
  • Average17%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible20%
Travellers talk about
“spoon bread” (2 reviews)
“crab cakes” (6 reviews)
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18:00 - 21:00All hours
€€ - €€€
301 Howard St, Cape May, NJ 08204-2430
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate in the magnolia room a few weeks ago and it was delicious, I loved the famous fried chicken and the servers were pleasant. The outside porch seating is what really makes the Magnolia Room something special. The building is charming, and the staff...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hey yall so I just wanted to say I absolutely loved spending my time here, the fried chicken I had was amazing and the servers were wonderful, very attentive.. & I’m from the south, where we all have manners so it’s saying a lot. Also...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts held a brunch walk, where a MAC volunteer took us around the neighborhood to describe the different architectural styles of the town, then took us to the Magnolia Room at the Chalfonte for brunch. The walk itself was very...More

Thank jerrys01
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Wow! I have been wanting to go to this much-advertised Magnolia Room for the secret recipe chicken from the old auntie who used to work in their kitchen. I must admit, the story is sweet and I thought the chicken would be the absolute best...More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed 9 September 2017

heard about the chicken at the Magnolia Room for years, but never seemed to get here. Finally added it to our places to eat list, and it was very good. Expensive for chicken, but it was a good meal and we'll eat here again.

Thank annehassel
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

I have yet to leave a Poor review until today! Wish I read trip advisor reviews prior as I ALWAYS do... but I went with a recommendation. Learned it had been years since they were actually here last. And by the looks of several of...More

Thank ChristyMaps
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Great buffet set up for Sunday dinner. A little pricey for kids plates but the food was really good so I would pay the price again.

Thank JanaZ85
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

As a guest at the Chalfonte Hotel, I didn't want to lose my parking space to go out doing this crazy busy season at the beach to another restaurant, so it's a wonderful convenience to dine in at the Magnolia Room. The restaurant offered a...More

Thank Diva4Real423
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in to check out this charming southern style Victorian inn and restaurant on a walk during the day - they claim to be famous for their crab cake and fried chicken. We gave it a try that night for a celebratory family dinner....More

1  Thank JMZ1986
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Being big Civil War buffs, we decided to do the Civil War Dinner Package that is at the Chalfonte Hotel. For $30 per person the package is "supposed" to be a HALF HOUR talk about the history of the Chalfonte Hotel and how it relates...More

1  Thank Carol Ann I
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$34
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 10:30
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:30 - 10:00
18:00 - 21:00
08:30 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Howard St, Cape May, NJ 08204-2430
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-8409
  • E-mail
This restaurant is located in the historic Chalfonte Hotel in Cape May, New Jersey. This past weekend I hosted a rehearsal dinner there. The price fixed dinner of 4 courses was extremely good and I would like to write a review. My guests really enjoyed the atmosphere and great food and I would highly recommend it.
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