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Ugly Mug Bar & Restaurant

426 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1426
609-884-3459
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Ranked #73 of 110 restaurants in Cape May
Cuisines: Bar, Sandwiches
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Large portions - recommend the grilled crabcake. Burgers are massive and typically served with chips (fries are extra). Great people watching from the patio.

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Newark
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

It was busy, middle of summer, a family of four, and we were lucky to snag a table right by the hostess stand outside. I think some other people might have had a longer wait. Our server was funny and relaxed despite the throng of people inside and out. Husband and I both had burgers which were good. Kids' food... More

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Had lunch recently with a group of 9. Everyone at the table seemed to enjoy their food ... lots of empty plates. Would go again!

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Harrisburg, PA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Our server was just great and offered my son some different options to make his meal most enjoyable. The potato skin appetizer was excellent. The dinner wasn't that great though. I had the fajita wrap and it was pretty much flavorless with overdone chicken and dry Mexican rice. My husband's crab cake was good and the kids' meals (fried shrimp,... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Stopped in for burger and fries on July 4th weekend. The burger was adequate. My burger was overcooked but edible. There are no substitutions with this pub. I asked if blue cheese was available or sautéed mushrooms, or sautéed onions and was firmly told there are no varying from the exact menu. Really? A pub that can't cook a burger... More

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Trenton, New Jersey
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91 reviews 91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

While shopping in Cape May, we stopped for lunch at the Ugly Mug. Nice outdoor table with a full view of shoppers passing by. The corned beef special was so large we took half home. My lobster roll special was chick full of delicious lobster and light on the mayo. Very pleasant waitress service, too.

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Mira Loma, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Really nice cafe in center if CapeMay. Enjoyed the patio atmosphere. We sat outside and watched the seagulls dive for scraps… great food. Prices were good. No complaints.. Fun place!

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Manassas, Virginia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Good location on cape may promenade but drinks are overpriced and food is average at best. Nice though cramped outdoor seating area is likely the best thing going for this place. Service is prompt if not clinical in order to turn over tables quickly.

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

place is delicious as usual. I didn't want to order a salad because they are overpriced (but as all Cape May restaurants, everything is overpriced) However, my husband did and it was enormous, two could have shared!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Every year we vacation with family and end up at the Ugly Mug at least one night. Always a good time. Great atmosphere, food and they have PBR on tap ;)

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