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Ugly Mug Bar & Restaurant

Bar, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub
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426 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1426
609-884-3459
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks

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  • 143
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  • 153
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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
Authentic tavern feeling.

Creative menu, wide varierty, fast service, we ordered a number of appetizers, calamari, buffalo tenders, potato skins, riblets and Cajun perogies, and it was all good. Especially the riblets.Two local beers on tap. Loud, mostly pop music seemed a little out of place but it's a fun, busy tavern... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Lisbon, CT
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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northampton
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is our first stop when we arrive in Cape May. A drink in our mug and a burger or a cheese steak. Service and food are always great! I think this is a favorite of the locals too!

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Monroe, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great food, great atmosphere, great service. Great place. Must must must have the crabby fries. Soooooooo good.

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Sewell, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

If you travel to Cape May and like a cold beer and great food, this is the place. One Bar that has not changed in many years. Great atmosphere and a great place to have a good meal. Been going there on every visit to Cape May and have always enjoyed the pleasant service. A must stop place for every... More 

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CT
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Ate here with the family on our vacation. The staff is great and friendly. Very well priced food and drinks.

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Lisbon, CT
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Creative menu, wide varierty, fast service, we ordered a number of appetizers, calamari, buffalo tenders, potato skins, riblets and Cajun perogies, and it was all good. Especially the riblets.Two local beers on tap. Loud, mostly pop music seemed a little out of place but it's a fun, busy tavern atmosphere.

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Albany, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The food was very good. The portions were large. A huge menu. Food comes out very fast. Prices were high for essentially bar food. But it is because of the location.

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Canandaigua, New York
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

dinner at the Ugly Mug, went in for a "light" dinner, ordered salads, they were huge. prices were great, staff quick and on top of things. the place is busy, but it didn't slow them down. everything came fast and ready. Only problem was the salads were so big it killed planning on a light meal....no regrets.. you need to... More 

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PA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Bar type food, but selection was very good. Lobster rolls were the best I've had anywhere.Excellent location on promonade.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The name is unique and so is the bar. I always sneak over to grab a beer while the others im with go shopping. There is a wide selection and they have good specials.

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Wharton, New Jersey
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Rocket Salad & Ribs are awesome! Love the cuban spice rub that they use in their dishes! Also their cookbook is wonderful!

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Additional Information about Ugly Mug Bar & Restaurant

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

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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
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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