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“This place is a gem!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Pier House

Pier House
Ranked #13 of 137 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $39
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Pittsburgh Avenue
Transit: In season trolley service every 15 min in front of restaurant.
Malvern, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“This place is a gem!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

Friends of ours recommended the Pier House and we tried it the first night we checked into La Mer. Jason is everything a good bartender should be, friendly, attentive and full of information about the area. Our waiter, Carlos, was also perfect. He offered helpful information about the menu and always made sure we had what we needed without being intrusive. And the food.....delicious! There is a definite Mediterranean feel to the menu and there were so many interesting dishes it was hard to choose! We will definitely be back!

  • Visited February 2012
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New York City, New York
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The best place for food and service I've been to in years.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2011

As a New Yorker I wasn't expecting the moon out of this town...but this food was fantastic, the view, delightful, and the service likewise.

  • Visited October 2011
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Pennington, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“fabulous, fresh, creative”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2011

first time to this restaurant with modest expectations; was thrilled with one of the best meals of any restaurant in NJ in 10 years; fresh ingredients, delicious appetizers (try the Greek meatballs...sounds simple, they were incredible, with a crisp char on the outside, mint and other spices on the inside and a wonderful dipping yogurt sauce). Fresh whole fish "flash-fried", with outstanding dipping sauces, fresh crisp veggie medley...and the drinks were generous and perfect. Knowledgeable, attentive and professional service and beautiful decor. And I'm not a dessert person and there wasn't really room...but it was also delicious.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Lewes, Delaware
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593 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
“High ratings well deserved”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2011

The high ratings this restaurant has received are well deserved. My wife and I consider this restaurant one of the better restaurants in Cape May, and Cape May has many good restaurants. We eat here perhaps six times per year.

Rather than repeat what others have said, I will make just several points. The decor is very attractive. The staff and management are friendly efficient and caring. There are several whole grilled fish on the menu, which you will find in few others, and they are excellent. The lamb shank is delicious. The soups are very good. There is a double pork chop served with mashed sweet potatoes that costs only $20, and I love it. Overall, the prices are moderate for Cape May ($20 -$30). The wine list is extensive and not over-priced. Good wine by the glass can be had for $7-$8. Desserts are great, but we rarely have room for them.

  • Visited October 2011
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Illinois
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132 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“Good Selection, Large Portions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2011

The Pier House is conveniently located next to lodging at La Mer. We enjoyed breakfast on two separate days and both provided a nice experience. Although it was a busy weekend morning, service was quick and friendly. The prices were reasonable. Only one regret, and that was not trying the Red Velvet pancakes. They looked delicious and absolutely HUGE!

We also enjoyed cockails and appetizers in the bar area one evening. Try the Mediterranean shrimp appetizer, it is amazing. (not to be confused with the dinner). Just ask the bartender, he will fix you up. Worth the trip alone. Enjoy.

Visited October 2011
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