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Magnolia Room Restaurant
Ranked #100 of 145 Restaurants in Cape May
Price range: $10 - $34
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: This restaurant is located in the historic Chalfonte Hotel in Cape May, New Jersey. This past weekend I hosted a rehearsal dinner there. The price fixed dinner of 4 courses was extremely good and I would like to write a review. My guests really enjoyed the atmosphere and great food and I would highly recommend it.
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We were pretty disappointed at the quality of the food at the hotel. My husband got sick from something he ate at breakfast and dinner was a letdown. The filet mignon was hard and rubbery and the sides did not seem fresh. The famous fried chicken was greasy and had no flavor. Overall the food lacked seasoning. There were a couple of good items - make your own waffles at breakfast and their salad with the carrot ginger dressing. Also, the dinner rolls were excellent.

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

We dined in the Magnolia Room at the Chalafonte Hotel. The atmosphere was wonderful. We went on Sunday evening and there was a buffet. The food was absolutely delicious, scrumptious, delectable. The fried chicken was the best ever. This restaurant is highly recommended.

1  Thank Lucie48887
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Lovely old-world dining room, very good service and superior fried chicken. Outstanding key-lime pie and very fresh salad greens.

2  Thank 511AnnabelleD
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Reviewed July 11, 2013

Yes, the charm of dinner on the porch with the horses going by cannot be surpassed.
However, the "southern chicken" that is described in Cape May publications is terrible. It is dry and has no flavor.

The crab cake was actually bland too, and the bread rolls tasted like the kind that you thaw from the freezer.

I really wanted to enjoy the food, but it did not match my expectations based on the history of the Chalfonte Hotel.

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Thank clb3
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Loved the 3 course dinner- had the wedge salad, shrimp and grits (amazing!!!), and fried chicken. All delicious!

My husband had the soup... crab soup I believe and wished he had had the shrimp and grits.

Breakfast buffet was lovely- just wish it was open before 8:30am as this is late for early risers. Was worth the wait though- great food!

Thank DaisyMD77
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