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Ugly Mug Bar & Restaurant

426 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1426
609-884-3459
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Ranked #70 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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Mira Loma, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We had a very pleasant lunch at the Ugly Mug while shopping in Cape May on a gloomy day. The covered outdoor seating was great and the young staff who greeted us, seated us and waited on us were all upbeat and pleasant. The portions were large, the service was fairly quick, and the food was good. They also had... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Had lunch here last week with my husband, teenage daughter and teenage daughter's friend. I enjoyed a huge salad, the girls each had a chicken sandwich and DH had the burrito special. Everyone was very pleased with the quality of their food and the portions were huge - especially the salad. The restaurant was doing a brisk business and the... More

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Woodbridge, NJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Looked like a good place to drop in for lunch. Ordered a burger and my friend had a salad. Well, his salad was fine but my burger was the worst! It was dry and tasteless. So disappointed. They served a bag of chips with it. I didn't even finish it. Perhaps the other menu items are better but the burgers... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Had a burger. It clearly was the frozen variety which made my preference of "medium well" pointless. It came with a small bag of wise potato chips. All for $12.99!!! Relies on location and ignorance. After 35 years never going again.

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Chatham, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Fun bar with really good burgers, good tap selection, live music a few times per week, and an awesome atmosphere! This is where the locals go, which is always a good sign :)

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philadelphia pa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had dinner on Sunday July 6th at the Ugly Mug in Cape May. It was a mob scene in Cape May due to fireworks, so to be able to walk up and get a table on the sidewalk with the dog was great! The food was delicious and the waiter was very nice. They offered a bowl of water... More

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