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Island Grill

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311 Mansion Street, Cape May, NJ 08204
+1 609-884-0200
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5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: American Coastal Cuisine inspired by the land and the sea, featuring...
American Coastal Cuisine inspired by the land and the sea, featuring locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients.
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  • 119
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious food, Slow service, Tiny portions

The Good: The food was not only delicious, but it was also creative. I started with the corn bread, then had the celery root Carpaccio and had the Tile fish as my main. The Celery Root, was not only unique but it was amazing! The staff (all of whom are seemingly related) are extremely friendly... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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New York City
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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New York City
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Good: The food was not only delicious, but it was also creative. I started with the corn bread, then had the celery root Carpaccio and had the Tile fish as my main. The Celery Root, was not only unique but it was amazing! The staff (all of whom are seemingly related) are extremely friendly and nice. Bring your own... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Fabulous dining experience. From the owner/hostess warm friendly greeting and conversation to the waitress's (her daughter) knowledge of the menu and easy, welcoming style, to of course, the fabulous food. A great, great dinner. We shared a number of plates including fried eggplant and peppers, calamari, roasted beets, tuna, and a delicious- unusual- roasted avocado. It was a special experience.... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Every year we go to Cape May we begin here. The food and family owned and operated restaurant is the best!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The only thing wrong with this place is the name! Just didn't resonate with me, but glad I ignored my instincts. The décor is very chic and comfortable and the food was fantastic! I had the scallops and my husband had the grouper, both were prepared perfectly and very creative. My 12 year old had the fried chicken and I... More 

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Clarksburg, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Dinner at the Island Grill is like riding in the front seat of a newly unveiled thrilling roller coaster. Each entree on the menu is filled with unexpected twists and turns that leave you excited, breathless, and so glad you went. The recipe's are a carefully executed experiment flawlessly balanced by an obviously talented chef who has raised the bar... More 

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olney, md
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

My wife and I eat at The Island Grill a couple of times every summer. The food is consistently very good as is the staff. The hostess- the owner always greets us with a smile and the wait staff is very knowledgeable of the menu and preparation. Our visit a few days ago was wonderful as usual. We had an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We arrived with no reservation, but we're told to wait a moment to see what could be done, it turned out they had a cancelation, and we would be seated shortly. Dinner was amazing, the plates were beautiful. I normally don't like a lot cream sauces, but gave it a shot and was extremely pleased. Dessert was AMAZING, I had... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Definitely in transition. New Chef, new style of food but no real direction. Been coming here for 4 seasons and unfortunately, it is not consistent enough for me. I keep coming back in hopes that it will be grander than the last visit but it never quite achieves that. Do not get me wrong, the food is good but it... More 

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Wildwood, New Jersey
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Anything you order will be amazing! Food unlike you will find anywhere else. The Herforth's are a wonderful family who all play a part in making the dining experience simply wonderful. Loved the lobster mad and cheese, Scallops, and Crispy Pork Belly App. BYOB makes it even better! This is a must try--Romantic night out or a night out with... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We ate at Island Grill during restaurant week. This restaurant's dishes are on a par with McCrady's of Charleston. Pleasing to the eye, I would say artistically arranged, very creative, with unusual combinations of ingredients. Not overly seasoned so the fresh flavors come through. They pay attention to detail here, from the flowers on the table, to the excellent service.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 311 Mansion Street, Cape May, NJ 08204
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-0200

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine

Description

American Coastal Cuisine inspired by the land and the sea, featuring locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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