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Ugly Mug Bar & Restaurant

Bar, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub
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426 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1426
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average service and Surley Bartenders

A very average bar/restaurant. Prices are tourist high due to the great location. Food is very average. Better places to eat. Sorry.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
South Jersey,
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South Jersey,
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77 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very average bar/restaurant. Prices are tourist high due to the great location. Food is very average. Better places to eat. Sorry.

Wilmington, Delaware
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice place. great crab cake sandwich. Maybe the best fries I have ever eaten. Excellent Beer selection. However, the coleslaw is horrible it was more like a bowl of mayonnaise with a little cabbage. Veronica, our waitress was excellent!

Thank mommytraveler613
Camden, New Jersey
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in on Sunday, 11/8...service at the bar was OK at best. Didn't seem interested that we were there. We decided to leave after 1 pint of Miller Lite and 1 bottle of Miller Lite ($9.25)...paid with our credit card and left a cash tip. Credit card now has been hit for $25. They will hear from us tomorrow and... More 

Thank billantinore
Surf City, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great lunch, wonderful service! Fun filled atmosphere! Good times! We will be back soon to try some more of the beers!

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great. The amount of food was enough to eat, was every full. We could not get any desert. To full for that. You Have to try Shrimp Mug and the Flounder Mug thats is what we had for dinner. We went before 5:00 P.M. and was waited on right away. The place does get every busy. Go... More 

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Matawan, New Jersey
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94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'll say this, it's really not that bad of a place; HOWEVER, someone changed the tip on my credit card receipt from $20 to $45 dollars on an $82.50 tab. Did you not think that it would go un-noticed? I hope that "self enhanced" tip was worth it, because I'll never go back and I'm telling everyone I know.

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Magnolia, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch on our first day in Cape May and I ordered the Bahama Mama and it was so good I ordered another. We ordered chili and clam chowder and shared the Baked brie appetizer. The Baked Brie with fruit, flatbread, and raspberry compote was the most amazing thing I have ever eaten. I could have licked... More 

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Mays Landing, New Jersey
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114 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the area for Halloween and this was our first stop. We had a few cold drafts - price was appropriate. The bartender was nice. The highlight was they had the horse race on. Will order food next time we are in town.

Thank classynj
Naugatuck, Connecticut
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love the Mug, but, this last time was... different. Same good bartenders, but, the staff is so young and not engaging with customers at all. Servers seem to be more concerned with who sees them as opposed to quality service. Chose not to eat this time - wished we would have gone to another bar for happy hour. But, despite... More 

Thank BARussell
Middlesex, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Crowded and dark but the food was ok average chain food. Simple fast stop. Good tap beer and pricing is relative. This is equivalent to a TGIF

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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, Delicatessen, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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