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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
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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

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  • 62
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  • 48
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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
Can't go wrong if you're looking for basic bar food and loud atmosphere

Stopped in after the Coast Guard Graduation Friday evening. You really can't go wrong with this place. Drinks were reasonably priced. Food was basic bar food - previously frozen. Then thawed-just for you! So if you are looking for a great place to hang out for reasonably priced food, and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Jim C
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Clemmons, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Since I was unfamiliar with the Ugly Mug I asked the bartender for a recommendation. He stated the the burgers were good so I ordered a burger with cheddar cheese. It was so awful I did not finish it and went elsewhere to eat. I suspect the burger may have been pre-cooked and microwaved. A frozen burger from Acme thrown... More 

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Clemmons, North Carolina
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28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Stopped in after the Coast Guard Graduation Friday evening. You really can't go wrong with this place. Drinks were reasonably priced. Food was basic bar food - previously frozen. Then thawed-just for you! So if you are looking for a great place to hang out for reasonably priced food, and reasonably priced drinks - this was a great place. Side... More 

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Tinton Falls, NJ
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35 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I had the soup and 1/2 sandwich combo, and my husband had the "early bird" special(which was actually served all day long). My Clam chowder was very good, and so was my turkey sandwich. It was served with a bag of chips. However, it didn't come with any lettuce, tomato, etc. Hubby order their broiled seafood platter, and it was... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

menu had a wide variety of choices, good selection of tap and bottled beer and there is live entertainment most nights

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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The ugly mug has always been a worth wile stop, when you are tired and worn out looking to fill up on good food this is the place! Local hangout and lots of cool people to meet!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

From LAX California to Cape May NJ, arrived at the Ugly Mug at 1030pm after travelling 17 hours, hungry & very tired..they took care of us. Thank you Ugly Mug!

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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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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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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6 helpful votes 6 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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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?