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Ugly Mug

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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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Cape May, New Jersey
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

Thank Bettina S
Monmouth County, NJ
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172 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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.

Thank IrishChief
Waterford Works, New Jersey, United States
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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

Thank Doreen F
Sparta, New Jersey
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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.

Thank Lynn J
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Rebecca U
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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 .

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Medford, New Jersey
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200 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 

Thank Westpo
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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

Thank Justin S
Brigantine, New Jersey
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in after our first choice was closed. The food was good, just had appetizers. The live music was a nice unexpected touch, loud enough to enjoy but not overpowering. Our server could not have been friendlier

Thank SNJ08203
New Bern, North Carolina
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353 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took all my coworkers for a Christmas drinks and food. Not disappointed at all. Our server Amber is awesome. Food is very delicious and plenty of it.

Thank edodowd

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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
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?