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Axelsson's Blue Claw Restaurant - CLOSED

991 Ocean Dr, Cape May, NJ 08204-1855
+1 609-884-5878
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“blue crab” (35 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
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American, Seafood, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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991 Ocean Dr, Cape May, NJ 08204-1855
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1 - 10 of 107 reviews

Reviewed 19 July 2016

The formerly excellent Blue Claw Restaurant is CLOSED, and the property is up for sale, with a sign out front. Hopefully, someone will buy this space and open up a great restaurant.

1  Thank RebelVirginia
Reviewed 17 June 2016

I stopped my car & cried when I saw the for sale sign outside of my favorite restaurant with my favorite people who worked there. I considered the staff at the Blue Claw my south Jersey family. All of you will be missed & remembered...More

Thank Teresa G
Reviewed 8 June 2016

I cried real tears when I saw this restaurant closed. Where will I have Prussian Pearls? They were a tradition with my mom, who passed away three years ago. We spread her ashes in the sea in Wildwood Crest, and have visited the spot every...More

Thank xfildchild
Reviewed 16 May 2016

So sad to hear this wonderful restaurant is closed. Many thanks to the owners/employees for keeping a wonderful eatery so long and so good for all the years. We had many, many meals there when we lived in Cape May.. It truly is a great...More

Thank Caligirl134
babe0510, Owner at Axelsson's Blue Claw Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2016

Thank you so much for your kind words. It is with a heavy heart that my son and I cannot continue to operate the Blue Claw. Thank you too for your kind words and your support.

Reviewed 9 April 2016

The Blue Claw will not reopen and is for sale! The owner has passed away So sad.This was one of the best places in Cape May it was family owned and operated for over thirty years. Hopefully someone will buy it and do do just...More

3  Thank erk886
babe0510, Owner at Axelsson's Blue Claw Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2016

Thank you for your kind words. Regretfully, my son and I are unable to continue operating the Blue Claw. There is no "I" in running a dinner house. Many of our employees were with us for the duration.

Reviewed 2 November 2015

Atmosphere is great - love the decor in the pub. Will sit by the fire next time. Raw Oysters were dry and appeared to have been opened long before they were served to us. Disappointment because the night before we had awesome Oysters at another...More

Thank BARussell
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Our yearly trips for the past 30 years always included Blue Claw Restaurant. It was our secret and we didn't want to share it with friends. We took our kids there this summer and they were surprised that we hid it from them. Tall Ship...More

Thank Wendy E
babe0510, Owner at Axelsson's Blue Claw Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2016

Thanks for such loyalty. After the death of Kurt M. Axelsson, Sr., last May, my son and I can no longer operate the Blue Claw. It is with great regret that our employees have to go elsewhere.

Reviewed 1 October 2015

My husband and I ate here the last weekend in September for our anniversary celebration. We arrived about 1/2 hour before our reservation to have a cocktail at the bar. It is the most beautiful bar! There is plenty of seating at tables as well...More

Thank jucahaNewJersey
babe0510, Owner at Axelsson's Blue Claw Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2016

Thank you for such a great review. It is with a heavy heart, that after my husband's death in May, 2015, my son and I can no longer operate the Blue Claw in 2016. My regret, also, is that we can no longer employ such...More

Reviewed 1 October 2015

Very good food. Had oysters called Prussian Pearls( served with a drop of caviar, piece of red onion and sour cream). Beautifully presented in a metal clam-shaped shell with lots of ice. Then large, delicious soft shell crabs which were a special, but we wouldn't...More

Thank babasusan
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

After being summer residents of Cape May County for 20 some years, we finally got around to dining at the Blue Claw. We started with the Happy Hour in the Pub for oysters on the half shell. Delicious! We tried the Prussian Pearls and the...More

Thank 110vivian
babe0510, Owner at Axelsson's Blue Claw Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2016

Thank you for kind comments. After the demise of the owner, Kurt M. Axelsson, Sr., my son and I can no longer operate the Blue Claw. It is with great remorse that so many of our staff have to find work elsewhere.

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Restaurant Details

Cuisine
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 991 Ocean Dr, Cape May, NJ 08204-1855
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-5878
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Description
Start with your favorite cocktail and half-price raw bar items nightly from 5-6pm in the cherrywood Pub. For light bites, sample the pub menu. In the dining rooms, enjoy early dinner specials from 5-6pm. The renowned Prussian Pearls and Softshell Crabs, in season, are the ultimate favorites. There are three dining rooms and the bar. In cooler months, two fireplaces are lit. The ambiance is comfortable and unpretentious, in addition to a caring, friendly staff.
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