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Ugly Mug

American, Bar, Pub
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426 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1426
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Unseasoned, poor-tasting meals in an atmosphere so dark you wonder what they are hiding. Portions are a nice size -- but who wants more of food that has no taste? Will not be returning.

Thank 1969jbb
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We go to the Ugly Mug every year--great beer and awesome location within walking distance of the beach! For the past couple times, the host has been TERRIBLE! He's been unwilling to join tables in a shadier spot in favor of putting us in full sun where all you can think of is "how soon can we leave the heat!?"... More 

Thank April A
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Lobster Rolls at the Ugly Mug are to die for! Top the Lobster Roll with a Bloody Mary or two (best in Cape May!) and your day will be perfect.

Thank baltimorebeenthere
Somewhere, USA
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124 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We always stop at the Ugly Mug when in Cape May, which isn't as often as I'd like. Great beer selection, great menu, great food. I had a special not on the regular menu, a burrito, which was on par with authentic Mexican places. I'm usually not into the fruity beers, but they had a local summer ale, which was... More 

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Fanwood, New Jersey
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106 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate here twice on a family vacation. Kids meals were $5 and large so they split them. I had the crab cake grilled and broiled seafood and my husband had the Reuben twice. The crab cake and Reuben were amazing!!! Everything was tasty especially the drinks. Broiled seafood needed some seasonings but it was healthy. We had the mozzarella... More 

Thank Hawaiianskirt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The location of the ugly mug is great and the prices of food are not bad . The waitress was very and kept checking up on us . The food was good and the drinks were great with the right amount of alcohol . The big disappointment was the seats as they were really small and if you have a... More 

Thank lovingwildwood
New Jersey
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wide variety of menu choices and the ability to dine inside or out. The service is friendly and usually quick though you may have to wait for a table in the summer.

Thank H B
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped here while walking around the shopping district in Cape May. Was the one really comfortable day in Late July early August this summer. Got an outdoor table on the side of the building, had the Lobster sandwich it was good. Nice leisurely atmosphere and very nice waitress Cornelia. Will be back for sure

Thank kenjde
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went with friends. Use to go often, was disappointed in the Crab Melt, it was served cold. Ordered the onion rings and the were alright, menu is to large... will think twice about going for dinner, it's more of a stop for a drink place.

Thank Diane H
Budd Lake
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Food was ok. Priced a little high for what you get. Drinks were refilled free but watered down. Will not be returning. Was the shortest line. Staff was great.

Thank Dan D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 426 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1426
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-884-3459

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?