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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, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
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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  • 126
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 9
    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
A Place For Foodies

Our first time at this cozy BYOB in walking distance to Cape May mall area. The thing to know is that they offer a small menu -- mostly seafood-- so my non-seafood-eating husband had basically two options- filet mignon or their version of fried chicken. He enjoyed the fried chicken.My Bronzino was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2015
Tess K
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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We've been going to Cape May for years and cannot believe we never knew oft his restaurant until now. Quaint house on the outside that opened into a lovely, well decorated restaurant. Family owned and run, you almost felt like a relative yourself with the ease and flow of conversation. The menu changes, and we happened to dine on an... More 

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Thank Kelly S
Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I know Island Grill had been in Cape May for a few years now but never had the chance to eat there. This summer I heard so many rave reviews about it I made it a point to go and I was not disappointed! Our server Adam was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We ordered the corn bread... More 

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Thank Jeri Anne G
Toms River, New Jersey
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

I cannot say enough about this place! The staff is warm and inviting and the food is out of this world! Great way to celebrate our Anniversary! Thank you to the awesome staff that made us feel like Royalty and of course to the Chef that prepared our awesome dinner!

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Thank gerri k
Waldwick
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The Island Grill has now become one of our "not to be missed" restaurants when we visit Cape May. The menu is nice and short. You are not overwhelmed by the number offerings and to us that is a plus. It's definitely "Quality not Quantity. The dish we both had was a scallop dish which was superb) Cape May scallops-... More 

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Thank Marc P
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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143 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Our first time at this cozy BYOB in walking distance to Cape May mall area. The thing to know is that they offer a small menu -- mostly seafood-- so my non-seafood-eating husband had basically two options- filet mignon or their version of fried chicken. He enjoyed the fried chicken.My Bronzino was delicious and cooked perfectly. A lovely looking place... More 

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Thank Tess K
West Cape May, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

I generally don't do reviews but I don't know how else to thank the amazing people for what may have been my best meal to date. It just happen to fall on my birthday! My boyfriend and I found ourselves clearing every plate, each bite better then the last. One of the very few places doing farm to table and... More 

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Thank Brooke D
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Haven't been here in a few years and was looking forward to it. The restaurant has changed chefs since my last visit. They have also changed their concept and have adopted a cutesy-poo, too precious style. Three ingredients could be omitted from each dish and no one would be the wiser. The salads are fine (minus the extra ingredients). I... More 

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Thank Catapano
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

We really enjoyed this restaurant. The food was amazing, original, nicely presented. Service was great too, attentive and friendly. We will definitely go back.

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1 Thank CatherineSki
Wayne, New Jersey
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

My husband and I hadn't been to Island Grill in years. Out of the four restaurants that we went to during our weekend in Cape May, this was hands down the best. Our server, Elise, was friendly and very knowledgeable about every dish. We started with a watermelon, nectarine and feta salad. It was refreshing and delicious. My husband had... More 

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Thank fitzfer921
New York City
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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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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