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“Recent Visit To An Old Favorite” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ugly Mug

Ugly Mug
Ranked #20 of 137 Restaurants in Cape May
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cumberland, MD
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Recent Visit To An Old Favorite”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

My wife and I have been enjoying The Ugly Mug for 40 years. Throughout renovations and staff changes it has remained a consistent source of above average bar food. We particularly look forward to the clam chowder. Our recent visit was as enjoyable as ever. My wife thought her lobster roll was excellent and my grilled crab cake was very good as well. Our bar tab was the only disappointment. I think charging $7 for 14.5 ounces of a locally brewed IPA is excessive. I have had the same excellent beer at more upscale restaurants for $4.50. We will certainly return for the food, but enjoy our beer elsewhere.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Princeton, New Jersey
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226 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Just right...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

There are many fine restaurants in Cape May but we were looking for relaxed atmosphere, a beer and some decent food. Ugly Mug had it all. The staff is just fun and friendly. Their clam chowder was delicious and actually had clams in it:) My husband had the crab cake (not my favorite but he loved it). I had the cod and chips (delicious). If you get a chance have the applesauce. I know that sounds silly, but it was really yummy.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hudson River Valley, New York
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164 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“A fine Cape May pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014

Stopped for lunch on the first warm Saturday in March and the place was packed. Small mountain of tasty chilli cheese fries and a delicious hot reuben sandwich. Service was polite, friendly and prompt. Ask you server for the complete history behind the mugs. Pretty neat idea. We had fun. You will too.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fun atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

The Ugly Mug had a decent beer and drink list along with some great specials that actually were cheaper than a majority of the items on their regular menu. The food was very good and the atmosphere is what you would expect from a pub atmosphere. It was definitely getting louder and a little crazy as the night was going on.

Visited March 2014
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Thank Matthew W
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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, United States
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191 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Ugly was the food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

Food was really poor quality - tough to do with a hamburger and a French dip. Beer selection was very good - they should stick to beer.

Visited March 2014
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