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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 open six days a week for breakfast from 8:30-10:30 am and dinner from 5:30-8:30 pm. The Magnolia Room will be closed Wednesdays effective August 18th. Indoor & outdoor dining options available. Reservations recommended: 609:884:8409.

Thank you for a delicious season in The Magnolia Room! Service will resume in May, 2022.

Reserve a table online

Breakfast Menu

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BANANA SPLIT GRANOLA $11.00
Berries, Yogurt, Cinnamon

CHALFONTE BREAKFAST $13.00
Two Eggs any Style; Potatoes; Bacon or Sausage; White, Wheat, Buttermilk Biscuit

BREAKFAST SANDWICH $12.00
Two Eggs Scrambled; American or Cheddar Cheese; Bacon or Sausage; White, Wheat, or Buttermilk Biscuit; Potatoes

HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK PANCAKES $11.00
Syrup; Bacon or Sausage

Sides

Two Eggs any style $4.25
Potatoes $3.75
Bacon/Sausage $4.75
Wheat, White, Biscuit $2.25
Fresh Fruit $3.50
Orange Juice $2
Coffee $2.50

Dinner Menu

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Appetizers

Southern Grilled Shrimp – 5 delicately seasoned and grilled jumbo shrimp * $12.95

Cape Clam Fritters – Savory clam & green onion batter fried crisp with house tartar sauce $8.95 Baby Back Ribs – Slow roasted to perfection with honey peach glaze * $10.95

Fried Oysters – Dredged in cornmeal breading with remoulade sauce $10.95 Southern Ham Croquettes – Heirloom recipe with creamy herb dipping sauce $10.95

Shrimp Stuffed Avocado – Half an avocado filled with chopped red peppers, tomatoes, diced red onions, & shrimp tossed in a homemade vinaigrette $12.50

Pimento Cheese Potato Puffs – Delicate puff pastry, cheese pimento potato filling, baked until golden $8.95

Soups

Chalfonte Manhattan Clam Chowder * $8

Soup of the Day $7.50

Salads

Secret Garden Salad – Mixed greens, garden vegetables, choice of dressing * $7.50

BLT Caesar – Crispy bacon, romaine, vine ripe tomato, Parmesan cheese, croutons, and our herbed caesar dressing $9.50

Mains

MISS DOROTHY’S SKILLET FRIED HALF CHICKEN $30.95
Our signature dish prepared in the southern style tradition

MISS LUCILLE’S CRAB CAKE $32.95
Homemade and hand rolled, served with tartar sauce

FROM THE SEA Market Price
Changing seafood specialities

CAPE MAY SCALLOPS * $32.95
Golden pan seared

BLACK DIAMOND STEAK $31.95
Special house marinated and grilled Flank Steak

SMOTHERED PORK CHOP $30.95
Buttermilk marinated prime chop pan sauteed & smothered with our house brown sauce topped with frizzled onion

WILD MUSHROOM FRICASSEE * $24.50
Blend of wild mushroom “stew” served over a crispy polenta cake

All Mains served with Chef’s Choice Potato and Jersey Vegetable

*Denotes gluten free


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.