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“Terrible service”

Hemingway's Prime Steaks & Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 140 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$45
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
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Good for: Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Buffet, Reservations
Description: Looking for a fantastic place to dine with friends and family? Then chart a course for E.M. Hemingway's Prime Steaks & Seafood Restaurant in the Grand Hotel. From our comfortable, islands atmosphere, to the cool vibe of our stylish bar, to the wide variety of delectable menu selections, there's something for everyone at Hemingway's. You'll quickly realize that our Prime steak, succulent seafood, stylish surroundings and genuine hospitality are what set Hemingway's apart from the rest. Treat yourself to an evening at Hemingway's!
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Terrible service”
Reviewed 19 April 2014 via mobile

Came here with my family and ordered three appetizers before our meal. We waited forever for someone to take our order. Everything continued downhill after that. We were brought our food by someone other than our waitress and then didn't see her again. The filets we ordered were overcooked, they brought the wrong side with the salmon and also never brought the mushrooms. When we finally flagged down the manager, he was really awkward and just said oh, sorry, we will just take that off the bill and then walked off, never offering to even make a new steak. Considering that the manager comped the meal, it was made right from a financial perspective, but the principal here is still a poor experience. To give them some credit, the food was very good but the service was unacceptable, especially for the price. We probably would not return.

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new jersey
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Sunset Dinners rock!”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Our family went to Hemingway's last month for the Sunset Dinners. These are a listing of 8-9 main entrees, served with soup or salad, choice of starch, house vegetable and house dessert. I had the filet tip...which was a large piece of meat (the end of the filet!); another had the scallops (large, and offered to be cooked in a variety of ways - seared, fried, broiled, etc) and seafood combo. All meals were delivered to us as ordered and hot! The veggie of the day was string beans...the starch was a choice of fries, mashed garlic or red-skin boasted...all were good. The dessert was bread pudding...which has raisins and is served with whipped cream! These dinners are served ONLY until 5:30...but that means you get happy hour drink prices! The atmosphere is "restauranty"....it is a shame the windows are not lower at the bottom so that you could see the ocean while dining! They have very large booths (can sit 8) and tables of various sizes. This is a great place for families or a group of friends. The night we were there it was the Seafood Buffett.....none in my party wanted it.
Overall - this is a great find in Cape May! I did notice recently that the price was increased to $17.99... but it is still worth the money! We will be back!!

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank jucahaNewJersey
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Oakland, California
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great place to open the Beach Season”
Reviewed 11 April 2014

Made an early trip into Cape May just before all the tourists showed up. The weather was fantastic and I wanted an excellent meal to top off a wonderful day. Hemmingway's fit the bill! Excellent service with a smile. And the food was mouth watering. Definitely on my list for my next visit to Cape May,

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank travelingknights
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Norwalk, Connecticut
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent food, excellent price.”
Reviewed 30 March 2014

The scallops were so tender, no grit. The garlic mashed potatoes were excellent as was the green beans and salad. Would definitely go there again.

Visited March 2014
Thank SandyCanton_CT
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Medford, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Tasty and convenient”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

We were staying at a local BnB and looking for a restaurant for a good dinner. Discovering Hemingway's was a lucky find. We were so pleased with the meal and the service. My friends and I enjoyed delicious seafood dishes which were plentiful and very nicely presented. Excellent Caesar salads, perfect scallops or flounder dishes, and a delicious chocolate creme brûlée for dessert were served by efficient and polite waiters.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank jramonde
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