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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 1 week ago

We've gone to the dinner theater for several years and have always had a fun time. This years show was one we found disappointing. We love the actors and they really are super people, but this show just didn't have the usual results. The main...More

Thank primeminister58
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I enjoyed a quiet Sunday morning in this wonderful Victorian town last weekend and had our breakfast on the porch of Elaine's B&B. Nice choice. Our waitress was a young lady from Europe that was working here for the summer before returning...More

Thank surfer02_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I actually went to this place before 2016 but I loved it so much I just HAD to write a review. I went here with my grandparents and family friends for their Dinner Theater and we had a fantastic time. The price is reasonable for...More

Thank Deena B
Reviewed 3 July 2017

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 30 June 2017

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 23 June 2017

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 20 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 8 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$42
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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