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Ebbitt Room

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25 Jackson St, Virginia Hotel, Cape May, NJ 08204-1417 (Carpenter's & Beach Drive)
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Marlboro, New Jersey
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The old school attitude encompassed both the decor and the dining experience. The food quality was very good but lacked creativity. Service was good.

Thank Ellen C
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Once again the highlight of our trip while there are many great restaurants in Cape May this is a step above the rest. Excellent and original cuisine great bar and atmosphere. Expect to spend $50 per person "plus drinks. Reservations needed on weekend. Best deserts at the cape also. You will return

Thank John S
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just visited the Ebbitt Room for a special occasion celebration and were extremely disappointed by the food. Having dined in Cape May year round for decades, we had not been to this location for over ten years, and we were so looking forward to this night. The Inn is a charming historic location for an elegant dinner in Cape... More 

3 Thank GigiDarno
Cape May, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

but could use some "tweaking". We visited the Ebbitt Room last evening after not dining there for several years. The addition of the larger bar area is a definite plus. The patrons were very nice and the bartender Helen was excellent. However, the dining room is cramped and noisy which does not make for a relaxing experience. I think the... More 

Thank MurphysMom1
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very nice dinner in a semi-private room for six people. We dropped $700 including tip and were lingering over coffee. The manager entered and asked us to leave because they needed the table. The other table for eight in the room was vacant. About half of the main dining room was also vacant. I suggested we'd be happy... More 

1 Thank Daniel W
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a really pretty bar! Bartender was great, drinks were great. We didn't eat - but would definitely go back.

Thank FancyFreckedFoo... F
Rydal, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful chandeliers and appointments. Very noisy atmosphere. Tables much too close together. Patrons packed together like a can of sardines. Bland food. I ordered the lamb, and my husband ordered the steak and crab cake. Neither were very good. Not bad - just average. With all of their advertisements, I had to try it, but I won't be back, and... More 

2 Thank Patricia M
JordanRowan, General Manager at Ebbitt Room, responded to this review

Dear Patricia, I am so sorry to hear that your dining experience did not live up to expectations. We always strive to provide a memorable dining experience with tasty food and attentive service, but it seems that we failed to do so in your case. While many of our dishes are relatively "simple" and try to let the flavors of... More 

New York City, New York
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for a nice dinner out, we liked the reviews of Ebbitt Room and made a reservation. When we arrived, we were offered the option of sitting in the dining/bar room or on the back patio. Based on reviews noting the high noise level inside, we opted to eat outside. Based on what we could hear inside on trips to... More 

Thank Jeff M
JordanRowan, General Manager at Ebbitt Room, responded to this review

Jeff M, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience, from the tasty scallops to the attentive service. I too am a big fan of the outdoor dining area, and I'm glad to see that the ambiance was to your liking. While we do typically... More 

New Jersey
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed a very good dinner here during our getaway (no kids!) over a weekend. The server was good - attentive and knowledgeable about the wines and the menu. We had pre-dinner cocktails that were excellent. Our food was very good as well. We sat in the back garden which was nice and relaxing with a romantic... More 

Thank mtstanger
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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the small garden in the back (but wear the bug repellent). Jordan was attentive and helpful, excellent service. First time here after 10+ years coming to Wildwood/Cape May. Food was eclectic and tasty. Farm to table- deviled eggs were standout as well as calamari. Loved the raw tuna and the lamb shank special was outstanding. Desserts were also worthy... More 

1 Thank Dean D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, American, Seafood
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Jackson St, Virginia Hotel, Cape May, NJ 08204-1417
    (Carpenter's & Beach Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-884-5700
Dine at Cape May’s Favorite Seaside Restaurant - Rediscover the newly renovated and re-imagined the Ebbitt Room restaurant located in the heart of the historic district in Cape May. Executive Chef Anthony Micari hones a Farm-to-Table, Farm-to-Glass philosophy featuring the freshest ingredients from our very own Beach Plum Farm. Be delighted by a dining experience where artisanal cocktails, farm-fresh classic American cuisine and a sophisticated, yet casual vibe create the perfect setting for a new Cape May tradition.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?