Dining at the Chalfonte
Dining in the nationally acclaimed Magnolia Room is an experience in traditional Southern fare. Featuring Dot and Lucille's famous fried chicken, crab cakes, yeast risen rolls, corn pudding, spoon bread and delicious desserts, our three-course price-fixe menu is one of the best values in town!
The Magnolia Room also offers daily grilled fish specials and vegetarian options, a morning breakfast buffet and Sunday dinner buffet. Our veranda on a summer evening is the outstanding dinner location in Cape May.
Open to the public. Breakfast and dinner served daily in season.
Reservations recommended: (609) 884-8409
Large parties love us and we love them! Many restaurants avoid settings over six, but we are happy to accommodate your crowd of out-of-town guests, the birthday celebration or the extended family group.
A Family Tradition
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.” Her Southern fried chicken was featured on the Food Network show Tyler’s Ultimate and The Phil Donahue Show. Today her tradition of culinary excellence lives on in her daughters Lucille Tompson and Dot Burton who have continued to create their mother’s recipes for the enjoyment of our restaurant patrons for the last 50 years.
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.