Fare: American Tavern food
Noise Level: Moderate - High
Alcohol: Full service, vibrant bar scene. Good selection of cold draught beers
Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who enjoy good tavern food in a friendly, energetic setting
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer more complex eclectic dishes with a more upscale, trendy ambiance.
Recommended Dishes: Chili, cheese steaks, burgers, and lobster roll.
The Ugly Mug, a popular gathering place in Cape May, serves up good American pub, tavern food.
It's very casual, T-shirts and shorts are the norm.
They are located right on the Washington Street Mall. Like many of the restaurants on the mall, they offer outside seating.
Inside is a bar area and a large dining room. Outside there are about a dozen tables.
The atmosphere is friendly and energetic. The service is friendly and attentive.
The chili is exceptionally good, one of the best in the area. It's light on beans and heavy on the good stuff --- big chunks of ground meat, peppers and onion, kidney beans with a tasty "kick".
The Ugly Mug is family and kids friendly.
The Ugly Mug is open year-round with winter seasonal hours.
(Updated: May 2023)
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