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Ugly Mug Bar & Restaurant

Bar, Sandwiches
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426 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1426
609-884-3459
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night

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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 211
    Very good
  • 140
    Average
  • 62
    Poor
  • 47
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
warm haven on a cold day

most of cape may was closed but the ugly mug was open with good food and warm atmosphere. Ate with the locals and enjoyed being there. Regular tavern fare . Comfort food served with a smile.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
louise d
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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

most of cape may was closed but the ugly mug was open with good food and warm atmosphere. Ate with the locals and enjoyed being there. Regular tavern fare . Comfort food served with a smile.

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New Jersey
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116 reviews 116 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Decent food, decent service...nice casual place to go for lunch or dinner. Always noisy, and perfect for families with little ones.

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Devon, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on one of the coldest days of the year. Glad they were open! Great burritos and burgers and local Cape May Brewing Company beer on tap. Fair prices, decent service and classic pub atmosphere.

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Frederick, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We ate here for lunch one day while on vacation. It was typical bar food...fried or covered with cheese. We knew that going in though and it was good for bar food. The bar tender and our server was friendly and prompt. If you are in the mood for an inexpensive meal with a few drinks, you can't go wrong... More 

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Berlin, NJ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Been going to this bar for 40+ years. Love all the old and new mugs hanging around. Stop have a beer and chowder. Great Saturday hangout.

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Spent a very cold weekend in January in Cape May. Ended up at the Ugly Mug for Bloody Mary's Saturday morning. They were excellent. Nachos were very good. Sandwiches just ok. Staff very friendly. Cute place.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My husband & I were out shopping and stopped here to get a drink and snack. We were headed to a special dinner that night, so we just wanted something little. We had the calamari, which was OK. We each had one drink, Capt & diet and a beer on tap. Our bill was close to $30, so it was... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My husband and I always visit The Ugly Mug when we are in town. We learned the hard way that their food portions are extremely generous and we are better to share an entree. Have always had good service and they have always been clean. We've eaten both inside and on the "patio" during good weather. Highly recommend!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The Ugly Mug is a typical pub - comfortable, friendly, and a nice place to spend an afternoon watching football while others in your group shop. We established "base camp" at the Ugly Mug while folks in our group wondered in and out. The beer was cold and the clam chowder hardy - what more can you ask for on... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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152 reviews 152 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The Ugly Mug is a fun, casual place to stop and have a bite to eat or a cold beer while shopping in downtown Cape May. The clam chowder was a big hit with our group, as were the shrimp poppers. Interesting beer selection, both on tap and in bottles. Great for families; very friendly wait staff.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 426 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1426
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-884-3459

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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