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301 Howard Street, Cape May, NJ 08204 | 609-884-8409 | info@chalfonte.com | Facebook Instagram Pinterest

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The Magnolia Room serves breakfast and dinner daily in season (May through September). Our veranda on a summer evening is the outstanding dinner location in Cape May!

The Magnolia Room is now serving breakfast and dinner daily through September. Breakfast is served 8:30-10:30 a.m. Monday through Saturday & 8:30-11 a.m. on Sunday. Dinner service begins at 5:30 p.m. Al fresco dining, take out and delivery options are available. Please note: buffet service is temporarily suspended. Open to the public. There is a full bar on premise.

For reservations & information, please call 609-884-8409.

Dinner Menu

Our traditional menu features a fixed price, three-course meal including your choice of soup or Secret Garden salad, appetizer, and entrée at $39.

Soups

Chalfonte Clam Chowder $8

Soup of the Day $7

Salads

Secret Garden Salad
Mixed greens, garden vegetables, choose of dressing $7

Strawberry Bruléed Goat Cheese Salad
Mixed greens, frisee lettuce, sliced strawberries, candies walnuts, with a strawberry vinaigrette $9

Appetizers

Shrimp & Grits
Smoked Paprika & Tomato Coulis with creamy Parmesan Grits $12

Cape Clam Fritters
Savory clam & green onion batter fried crisp with house tartar sauce $8.50

Baby Back Ribs
Slow roasted to perfection with honey peach glaze $10

Southern Fried Oysters
Dredged in cornmeal breading with remoulade sauce $10

Pimento Cheese Potato Puffs
Delicate puff pastry, cheese pimento potato filling, baked until golden $8.50

Entrees

MISS DOROTHY’S SKILLET FRIED HALF CHICKEN $30
Our signature dish prepared in the southern style tradition

MISS LUCILLE’S CRAB CAKE $32
Homemade and hand rolled served with tartar sauce

CAPE MAY SCALLOPS $32
Golden pan browned with a sweet corn herb drizzle

BLACK DIAMOND STEAK $30
Special house marinated and grilled Flank Steak

PORK CHOP $30
Oven roasted center cut pork chop stuffed with cornbread onion sage stuffing

GRILLED PORTOBELLA MUSHROOM STEAK $24
Bourbon black peppercorn sauce over roasted red pepper herb quinoa

All served with Chef’s Choice Potato and Jersey Vegetable


Please ask your server about our daily dessert selections
We reserve the right to add 18% gratuity to parties of 8 or more.

Dot and Lucille on the porch

Dot and Lucille in 2009

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.” 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 along with Dot’s daughter, Tina Bowser, continuse to honor the family legacy of culinary excellence. Our restaurant patrons have enjoyed Helen, Dot, and Lucille’s recipes for over 75 years.