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) #57 of 84 Restaurants in Cape May ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American
513 Lafayette St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1511
+1 609-884-4358
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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513 Lafayette St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1511
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't find food any better then this. The wait time between ordering and eating was perfect. Give it a try.

Thank GingerSnap282
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've gone here every summer for a number of years. Every year the show is different and HILARIOUS. The waiters are also the actors, and it's hilarious. The main guy is the best and he's been there most years. But the girl they often made...More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to dinner theaters before, and I can say this was my LEAST favorite one. We were seated at a table near the back corner and seemed to be forgotten much of the night. No one ever came for drink orders. When the food...More

1  Thank sjfiff
Reviewed 21 May 2017

When you go to dinner theaters, it's all about the show not the food. However, not only was the screwball comedy about Sherlock Holmes terrific but the food was awesome. The place was filled with patrons and the servers were running but they were very...More

Thank BillD5853338
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Food was average at best but service was terrible. Took awhile to order and for waiter to understand what we wanted. For main course they gave us wrong plates no spoons. To get waiters attention took awhile. To get check took 15 minutes. Never going...More

1  Thank Robert G
Reviewed 29 December 2016

They seemed a bit disorganized when we got there and it continued. They thought we had already picked our entree's and we knew nothing about it. The service was slow, to the point where people were getting up and going to the bar themselves to...More

Thank arithecat
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We came here and seen Scrooge the Musical and it was just outstanding. Loved the pre-show cocktail bar and the dinner before the show the dinner could not have been better plus it was hot and delicious. The show was outstanding and the actors were...More

Thank rc1950
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

We've been coming to Cape May for 20+ years and last weekend (Nov 5, 2016) was our first time at Elaine's and we absolutely LOVED it! The show was soooo great, as was the pre-show cocktail at the bar, and we enjoyed dinner too! The...More

Thank sacchetfam
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

First time at Elaine's, and we picked Monday night to go to the dinner and Magic Show, figured the kids (17, 19, 8 and 6) would enjoy the show. Well dinner was excellent and we all thought the Magician/Illusionist Anthony Salazar was awesome. We really...More

1  Thank 1234mar
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Our first murder mystery dinner here. It was "Sherlock Holmes and the Werewolves Of London". The costumes, British accents & show was well put together. Had some laughs along the way too. Even enjoyed the outside bar with a guitar player /singer before the show....More

2  Thank Robert W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 29 - US$ 42
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 513 Lafayette St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1511
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-4358
One visit and you'll know why Elaine's Famous Dinner Theater has been voted one of the top five dinner theaters in the country by the Food Network! The dinner theater package includes a full-course meal with delicious appetizers, and your choice of several sumptuous entrees, along with a wonderful live show put on by the area's most talented actors. Reservations recommendedWe can happily accommodate large parties!
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