Dining at Congress Hall

As a guest of Congress Hall, you'll be just steps away from some of the most celebrated dining spots in Cape May. Head downstairs from your guest room to the Blue Pig Tavern, where you'll find hearty breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner favorites made using ingredients sourced three miles away at Beach Plum Farm. Or, go outside to the Grand Lawn & Veranda Bar, where you'll enjoy raw bar selections and specialty cocktails in our beautiful gardens overlooking the ocean.

Reservations Required

Due to the limited amount of seating available for outdoor dining in Cape May this season, we highly recommend our guests make reservations in advance — for restaurants at Congress Hall and around town.

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Congress Hall's

Grand Lawn & Veranda Bar

Introducing Congress Hall's new open-air dining destination: the Grand Lawn & Veranda Bar. Dine at reservation-only tables on the Grand Lawn with a menu that includes craft cocktails, a full raw bar, Boiler Room pizza and small bites for kids and adults.

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Outdoor Dining at the

Blue Pig Tavern

Reserve your table for breakfast, lunch or dinner and dine al fresco with the Tavern favorites of the Blue Pig, either on our breezy outdoor porch, or—new this year—on the beautiful Veranda of Congress Hall.
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Tommy’s Folly Café

Located by the Lobby in Congress Hall, Tommy's Folly Café is perfect for breakfast & lunch on-the-go. Enjoy La Colombe coffee as well as sandwiches and baked treats made with fresh farm ingredients.
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The Boiler Room & The Brown Room

The Boiler Room (Congress Hall's unique underground pizzeria and music club) and the Brown Room (Congress Hall's Prohibition-era bar and lounge) are currently closed per state and local guidelines. We miss you too!

Good news, though: the Boiler Room's famous brick-oven pizza, as well as a few of the Brown Room's signature cocktails, are available to order outside on our Grand Lawn & Veranda Bar.

Local Restaurants

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The Ebbitt Room


25 Jackson Street - Cape May

Discover the Ebbitt Room, our renowned fine-dining restaurant in the heart of Cape May’s historic district. Firmly rooted in farm-to-table, farm-to-glass philosophy, each plate and cocktail is crafted with the utmost care.

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The Rusty Nail


205 Beach Avenue - Cape May

"The Nail", as its own by locals, is truly one-of-a-kind. This iconic surfer bar and restaurant is located next to the Beach Shack and serves up tasty seaside favorites for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Beach Plum Farm Kitchen


140 Stevens Street - West Cape May

Tucked away in West Cape May, our 62-acre Beach Plum Farm grows over 100 varieties of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Join us for breakfast or lunch at the Kitchen and savor the bounty of the season.

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Plan Your Congress Hall Getaway

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Guest Rooms & Suites

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Since 2012, Congress Hall has been honored by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the top US hotels in the Northeast and was recently awarded the #13 spot on Condé Nast Traveler's 2018 Reader’s Choice Awards Top 20 Hotels in the Mid-Atlantic and New York. Congress Hall is also awarded with Tripadvisor's Certificate of Excellence.
Voted New Jersey's Best Hotel by Travel + Leisure and its readers.

(609) 884-8421

it’s easy to find us

Cape May is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. The hotel is located in the heart of the Historic District, right across the street from the beach and the Washington Street Mall.

Valet Parking is provided. Please pull up in front of the hotel and an attendant will assist you with your luggage and car.

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From Specific Points

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