We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Axelsson's Blue Claw Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
991 Ocean Drive, Cape May, NJ 08204
(609) 884-5878
Website
Add hours for Axelsson's Blue Claw Restaurant and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Start with your favorite cocktail and half-price raw bar items nightly...
Start with your favorite cocktail and half-price raw bar items nightly from 5-6pm in the cherrywood Pub. For light bites, sample the pub menu. In the dining rooms, enjoy early dinner specials from 5-6pm. The renowned Prussian Pearls and Softshell Crabs, in season, are the ultimate favorites. There are three dining rooms and the bar. In cooler months, two fireplaces are lit. The ambiance is comfortable and unpretentious, in addition to a caring, friendly staff.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 84 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood Alfredo

Came here on the recommendation of our hotel front desk staff. Beautiful restaurant with pleasant wait staff. I had the crab stuffed mushrooms (special for the night) and they were the best stuffed mushrooms I've ever had..full of fresh, succulent lump crab meat! For dinner I debated between the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Flipflop509
,
New Jersey
Good for:
  • Bar scene
Add Photo Write a Review

84 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Albany, New York
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The location is a little weird for such a high end restaurant - next to a boatyard. But make the trip. We also visited the Lobster House this trip, and Axelsson 's blows them away! Food is top quality. Stuffed mushroom special was great. Housemade garlic dressing on the wedge salad was awesome. Great french onion soup. Chicken Matthew was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Jersey
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Came here on the recommendation of our hotel front desk staff. Beautiful restaurant with pleasant wait staff. I had the crab stuffed mushrooms (special for the night) and they were the best stuffed mushrooms I've ever had..full of fresh, succulent lump crab meat! For dinner I debated between the surf and turf ($60) or the seafood alfredo (half the price... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cape May, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Axelsson's Blue Claw is truly a hidden Gem!! Though they offer true fine dining, we opted for the more casual Pub style experience & were pleasantly rewarded. We shared several appetizers (sack of dough, crab balls) that were absolutely melt in your mouth delicious, topped off with a few signature cocktails. We were treated like royalty by our server, Lindsay... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Exton, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I always look forward to visiting Axellsons when we stay in Wildwood Crest. The food is great and the service is excellent. Our server Lindsay was fantastic as was our favorite dish the crab Dewey. You can always count on a delicious dinner, nice atmosphere and great service at a reasonable price.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I came in last week with a group of friends and we sat in the Bar/Pub area. The bar is beyond gorgeous. Our server was wonderful and made our first experience here so enjoyable! We started off with the Lobster Mac and Cheese simply amazing melt in your mouth good and the shrimp lejon with the wonder sauce to dip... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Half Price Raw bar in the Pub is the best deal for the freshest Oysters in Cape May. We loved the Prussian Pearls and The Blue Claw was the first restaurant to invent them. Job well done. We had Half Price raw bar and a few Pub food snacks then headed into dinning room seated at a beautiful window... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Cape May, New Jersey
Level Contributor
43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The bar menu is great. Every day half price clams and oysters from 5 to 6:30 in the bar!!! Restaurant is very good also. Decor in the bar is nautical and very nice.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tonawanda, New York, United States
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

While visiting my sister who lives in Cape May, I requested a visit to the Lobster House. Since it was tourist season we weren't able to go there without a lengthy wait, so we traveled a few minutes up the road to Axelsson's. Loved it, glad we swerved the Lobster House. Excellent food, good wine, nice atmosphere. Friendly staff. What... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Minneapolis
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The food was good, the scenery is a working tuna packing place/harbor, good service... But two Nights earlier we ate at the Oyster House which was truly memorable AND less expensive. Ditto the Red House General Store.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The service was fine. However, I was very disappointed in their limited menu selections for their early bird menu. In fact, their regular menu and their pub menu selections are very limited for a restaurant that receives so much hype.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Axelsson's Blue Claw Restaurant also viewed

 
Cape May, Jersey Shore
Cape May, Jersey Shore
 

Been to Axelsson's Blue Claw Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Axelsson's Blue Claw Restaurant

Address: 991 Ocean Drive, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: (609) 884-5878
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 991 Ocean Drive, Cape May, NJ 08204
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: (609) 884-5878

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Start with your favorite cocktail and half-price raw bar items nightly from 5-6pm in the cherrywood Pub. For light bites, sample the pub menu. In the dining rooms, enjoy early dinner specials from 5-6pm. The renowned Prussian Pearls and Softshell Crabs, in season, are the ultimate favorites. There are three dining rooms and the bar. In cooler months, two fireplaces are lit. The ambiance is comfortable and unpretentious, in addition to a caring, friendly staff.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Axelsson's Blue Claw Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?