Dining at the Chalfonte hotel

Magnolia Room Restaurant Chalfonte Hotel Cape May NJ

The Magnolia Room's daily dining service will resume Monday, June 4th through Friday, September 7th, 2018.

A Family Tradition

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Acclaimed for her skill as well as her spirit, the late Miss Helen Dickerson presided over the Magnolia Room kitchen for more than 60 years, serving “soul food with its Sunday clothes on.” Helen’s Southern fried chicken was featured on the Food Network show Tyler’s Ultimate and The Phil Donahue Show.

Dot Burton lovingly worked side by side with her mother, Helen and sister, Lucille, for more than 50 years. Dot’s laughter still echoes throughout the kitchen as the chicken simmers and her handmade breakfast biscuits rise.

Today Lucille with Dot’s daughter, Tina Bowser, both continue to honor the family legacy of culinary excellence. Our restaurant patrons have enjoyed Helen, Dot, & Lucille’s recipes for over 75 years.

The Magnolia Room serves breakfast and dinner daily in season (May through September) and offers the following dining options:

Our veranda on a summer evening is the outstanding dinner location in Cape May. Open to the public. There is a full bar on premise.

Dinner reservations recommended: (609) 884-8409


King Edward Bar Chalfonte Hotel Cape May NJ

This legendary hangout is an intimate place where locals and guests mingle over domestic & imported beers, fine wines, and classic cocktails.

Open daily from 3 p.m. in season.

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