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Island Grill

311 Mansion Street, Cape May, NJ 08204
+1 609-884-0200
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Ranked #27 of 110 Restaurants in Cape May
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: American Coastal Cuisine inspired by the land and the sea, featuring locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients.
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77% Recommend
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English first
Baltimore, Maryland
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

I have been to this restaurant every year for at least the past eight years. This year is, hands down, the best yet. I also venture to say that this is the best meal that I have ever had in Cape May. (And I've been to all of the big-name staples.) The chef does an outstanding job to showcase the... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

It did! I've been coming to the Island Grill for years, and I've always loved their friendly service, fun atmosphere, and incredible food. But when I came back to the grill a few weeks ago, I was really blown away. Nowhere in Cape May (or any of the surrounding shore towns, really) will you find a restaurant of this caliber:... More

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Emmaus, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The family has eaten here a number of times and always enjoyed the meal and atmosphere. Unfortunately, for us, the latest change in chef and menu resulted in a disappointing meal and experience. The good - new decor is attractive, Caesar salad was excellent. 3 of 4 entrees were very good (branzino special, scallops, swordfish), staff is friendly, Not so... More

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Westfield, New Jersey
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We've been wanting to try the Island Grill for some time and finally did. After going last night, we wish we hadn't waited so long! Located directly behind Collier's liquor store on Mansion Street, it has its own free parking. The setting is quiet and civilized, the service is prompt, helpful and friendly, and the food is mouth watering. I... More

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Hoboken, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I am trying to find something to complain about but I cant. All of our food was excellent. Interesting flavors with fresh classic ingredients. Everything was cooked to perfection. It is a family owned and run restaurant and it certainly feels like it...the decor isn't anything special...but again...all of that is not a bad thing. It's a BYO, so that... More

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Roxbury, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We were pleasantly surprised to see the new changes at Island Grill tonight! Both the decor and the menu have been updated with new colors and flavors! Our party enjoyed both the eggplant/peppers appetizer with a delicious lemon oil and the fried calamari. For dinner, we had the bistro steak which included a unique BBQ sauce and delicious potato pancake,... More

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Staten Island, New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We came here for our 1 year Wedding Anniversary Dinner and were so pleased. This is a small place with a chef that enjoys making his own signature dishes. Appetizer was Peas with Ricotta which was amazing. I had the Lobster Mac & Cheese, which had a blend of 5 different cheeses. My Wife had the Scallops Dish, which again... More

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rio grande, nj
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Two years ago this place was outstanding. As a local in Cape May I frequent all of the finer restaurants. Two years ago I would have rated this place as very near the top. They got a new chef last year and a noticeable decline in quality took place. Here we are another year later and another new chef and... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This was out first time dining here and it was outstanding! Our server Alexandra was pleasant, very pretty and knowledgeable. It's a family run business and it shows! Everyone really cares about the guests experience. The atmosphere is so comfortable and cozy, it's very inviting by the way it's lit. This was by far the best food we have had... More

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

Let me start by saying thank you. My experience at the Island Grill of Cape May was absolutely fabulous. The food the service the hospitality surpasses any other restaurant that I have been to in the past. The staff at the island grill are genuine and caring. The owners Carol and Mike have a wonderful restaurant in the best location.... More

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