200 CONGRESS PLACE, CAPE MAY, NJ 08204(609) 884-8422

Welcome to
The Blue Pig Tavern

Whether a guest of Congress Hall, a neighboring hotel or a Cape May native, all are welcome for breakfast, lunch or dinner in the distinctive dining rooms of the Blue Pig Tavern. Tucked in the corner of Congress Hall that fronts on Congress Place and Perry Streets, its name derives from a gambling parlor sited in Congress Hall in the mid-1800s. Earlier still, in the 1700s, Elias Hughes operated a tavern for whalers on this site. It was the first tavern in Cape May.
Beloved by locals and visitors alike, there is no better place to enjoy American classics. In the warmer months, dine on our wonderful, secluded patio. In the cooler months, cozy up to our magnificent dining room fireplace. Executive Chef Michael Greenstein has implemented a delicious farm-to-table menu featuring fresh produce, herbs and eggs from our very own Beach Plum Farm, located less than 2 miles from the restaurant!
learn more Call (609) 884-8422 reserve a table


Monday - Thursday

Breakfast: 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Breakfast: 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Brunch: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Brunch: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dinner: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Easter Brunch & Activities

At Congress Hall

Get hopping to Congress Hall this Easter Sunday April 21st and enjoy a delicious brunch in the Ballroom.
Afterwards, head out to the Lawn for an Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny and his sidekick, Blue the Pig!
View Brunch Menu View All Easter Activities


Family Nights with Blue: Kids Eat Free!

Available Wednesday Nights

Bring the whole family to the Blue Pig Tavern on Wednesday nights and celebrate the Year of the Pig with Blue! Kids eat free all night long*, and if you stop by between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm, Blue the Pig will be there to say hello.

*Kids Eat Free: For every adult entrée ordered off the regular Blue Pig Tavern menu, one child age 12 years or younger may order from the Blue Pig Tavern Children’s menu.

The Blue Plate Special

Available Nightly Sunday through Thursday

The Blue Plate Special is back! Featuring classic, farm-fresh favorites, this new menu puts a sophisticated spin on an American tradition. Where better to serve the most delicious Blue Plate Special than at the Blue Pig Tavern?

Two Courses for $22

Includes an entrée and your choice of soup, salad or dessert.


Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce, croutons, parmesan, and house dressing

Farm Salad
Beach Plum Farm seasonal lettuce, shaved vegetables and fruit, simple vinaigrette

Soup of the Day
Ask your server about our daily special

Chicken Noodle Soup
House made with fresh vegetables, herbs and egg noodles


Chicken Breast “Schnitzel”
white wine-mushroom sauce, roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon, mashed potatoes

Hard Cider Braised Pork Shoulder
with cavatelli pasta and delicata squash

Pecan Crusted Trout
wild rice, French beans, horseradish crème

with pancetta, onion, spicy pomodoro sauce and pecorino cheese

Clams & Mussels Linguini
with fresh tomatoes, garlic, white, wine, lemon zest, parsley and butter


Chef’s Selected House Made Dessert

Menu items are subject to change.

Offer may not be combined with any other existing offer, discount or certificate.

Winter Concert Series & Dinner

Available March 24 & April 7

This Winter, come to Congress Hall for nights full of music and fun. Enjoy a delicious prix fixe dinner at the Blue Pig Tavern. Afterwards, head to the Ballroom for a night of entertainment with friends.

Tickets & Information

After purchasing your tickets for a Concert, call the Concierge Desk to make your dinner reservation at The Blue Pig Tavern: (609) 884-6542.


First Course

Soup of the Day
Ask your server about our daily special

Caesar Salad
house dressing, crisp romaine lettuce, garlic croutons, shaved parmesan

Baked Macaroni and Cheese
creamy macaroni, cheddar, toasted breadcrumbs

Roasted Beet Salad
tender mixed greens, crumbled goat cheese, candied pecans, balsamic vinaigrette, Beach Plum Farm beets


Cedar Planked Salmon
roasted shallots, sunchokes, fingerling potatoes, spinach, cranberry barbecue sauce and pickled cranberries

Blue Pig Tavern Fish & Chips
day boat haddock, Blue Pig Tavern Ale batter, french fries

Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf
mashed potatoes, caramelized onions, red wine veal sauce

Root Vegetable Pot Pie
swiss chard, flaky pastry top

Half Roasted Chicken
sweet potato gratin, glazed carrots and turnips, herb chicken jus

Spaghetti Italian Sausage Bolognese
parmesan, extra virgin olive oil, Italian parsley


Chef’s Daily Dessert Selection

Cape May Restaurant Week

June 2nd through June 9th, 2019

The Blue Pig Tavern is proud to participate in the annual Cape May Restaurant Week. Join us for a special farm-to-table menu prepared by Executive Chef Michael Greenstein.

Military Discount

Available with Valid Military ID

15% Off Food

Bring family and friends! Enjoy a 15% discount for your entire party seated at the table.

Must present a Valid Military ID in order to receive the discount. Discount is applicable to food items only. Not valid with other offers or discounts.

The Blue Pig Tavern was honored with 2019 Open Table Diners' Choice Awards for most booked, great for lunch, American and more. The Blue Pig Tavern is also recognized annually with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

(609) 884-8422

it’s easy to find us

The Blue Pig Tavern is located within the historical Congress Hall Hotel. The hotel is located right in the heart of the Historic District, right across the street from the beach and the Washington Street Mall.

From Google Maps:

View Google Map & Enter Your Starting Point

From Specific Points

From The Garden State Parkway | From The Cape May Lewes Ferry | From New York | From Washington/Baltimore | From Philadelphia