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Ugly Mug Bar & Restaurant

Bar, Sandwiches, Pub
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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night

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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
"Nice lunch stop"

After sightseeing in Cape May, we looked at different menus and decided we liked the Ugly Mug's menu. Located on the pedestrian mall, there is both indoor and outdoor seating. We were quickly greeted by the hostess who showed us both the regular menu and the specials. Once seated, our server... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
LabLover61
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Woodstock, Vermont
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My wife and I visited the Ugly Mug and had the worst server we have ever experienced. Kelly E should be fired on the spot. Worst customer service and waitress ever. She screwed up our order and then refused to fix it without charging us double. She is not only slow and a terrible waitress, the restaurant should be ashamed... More 

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Woodstock, Vermont
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

After sightseeing in Cape May, we looked at different menus and decided we liked the Ugly Mug's menu. Located on the pedestrian mall, there is both indoor and outdoor seating. We were quickly greeted by the hostess who showed us both the regular menu and the specials. Once seated, our server asked if we had any questions before we ordered.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for lunch while shopping on the "mall". Generous portions (great French fries) and with 7 people with different needs, wants and desires, the whole group enjoyed their meal...

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Linden, New Jersey
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We always stop at the Ugly Mug for lunch when in Cape May. Two words will tell you why; LOBSTER ROLL....... We love their Lobster Roll. Great service, right on Washington St.

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Brewster, New York
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Want a funky atmosphere and a glass of wine with some warm brie and fruit? Go no further. Be sure to ask about the history of the mugs.

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pittsburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We went w a family group ranging from 4 years old to 72 years old and everyone found something to enjoy. We are outside so I can't comment about the inside but it was standard plastic chairs and table. The food had large portions and tasted fine. The bathrooms were clean. Their was a large menu selection and I heard... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Good food, beer, and easy going atmosphere. If you are looking for a casual place to get a few drinks with friends the Ugly Mug is what you're looking for.

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

You can get a very good meal, a good burger, a nice beer while sitting on the mall. Tasty and good value. The only issue was being rushed by the staff as a line of new diners was gathering, so don't expect to sit outside and eat slowly watching people walk by on the mall.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We went to the Ugly Mug because it is my In-Law's favorite place to eat in Cape May. Since it was Mother's Day weekend we were seated right away. Its really neat inside with all these mugs on the wall (hence the name) and we found out later that if owners of the mug are still alive the mugs face... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We ended up here because not much else was open in Cape May yet, and apparently we came at the wrong time because they were out of everything we wanted to order. The food we did get was just ok, nothing spectacular. The place felt dirty and their bathrooms are horrible. Service was just average as well. We all agreed... More 

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