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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks

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  • 162
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  • 264
    Very good
  • 156
    Average
  • 75
    Poor
  • 55
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Just drinks

Been here before stop in to have a drink at the bar. We were enjoying our cocktail and talking to the bartender we decided to have a salad. The salad was huge plenty for the two of us really enjoyable it was so good we stayed and had another cocktail. Fun place great atmosphere good for for friends... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Laurabob52
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Auburn, MA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had the crab mug - tasted more like tuna with a piece of American cheese melted on it! Barely an alcohol in our mixed drinks. We think there was basmati rice in the burrito. Would definitely not return.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Had a very disgusting meal :( the lobster roll was very very bad to the point I stopped eating after two bites. Even the service was very poor. Bottom line - Wasn't worth the 25 mins wait or the money spent. I certainly a poor memory for a great trip.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Awful service. I ordered the chicken panini special and the side salsa salad came with wilted, stale, discolored lettuce. It was brought to the attention of the waitress who in turn said, 'I'll let them know.' No courtesy request to replace the side was offered and simply, nothing was done about it. Won't visit again!

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Little Neck, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We went there on a Saturday night during a nice summer day, Wait time was less then 15 minutes so that was good, Food was served fast for our party of 4 and everyone was happy with what they ordered. Exactly what we were looking for at a good price in the Cape May Downtown Mall area.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Food here was simply mediocre. Crab cake came with small cup of tarter sauce that was "aged" on top. Not an enticing way to begin a meal. Wife and daughter had burgers that they described as "OK." Service was good, though, as were french fries. There are better options in Cape May.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed my dinner at the Ugly Mugg. The food was great, and the atmosphere was very relaxing and inviting. They did a great job accommodating my party of 8 ... I highly recommend, and would go back!

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Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Lobster roll "THE BEST" in town. We tried the others stay away.The fried flounder sandwich was fresh and not heavily battered, nice large fillet overhanging a scrumptious roll. We had beer and wine.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Been here before stop in to have a drink at the bar. We were enjoying our cocktail and talking to the bartender we decided to have a salad. The salad was huge plenty for the two of us really enjoyable it was so good we stayed and had another cocktail. Fun place great atmosphere good for for friends and family... More 

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Colonia, New Jersey
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Food is not bad but a little pricey for what you get here. Food is a combination of typical bar food and some seafood dishes. I had the fried oyster sandwich was very tasty. The restaurant serves potato chips instead of fries with the entrees. Serving them still in the bag on top of your food just seems lazy.

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Randallstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We visited the Ugly Mug while in Cape May. I didn't know anything about this place but judging from the people waiting to get inside and the delicious looking food ordered by other diners, my husband and I decided to give the Ugly Mug a try. So glad we did! We ordered burgers which were cooked to perfection and quite... 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, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?