Hemingway’s Menu and Prices updated 2021


Hemingway’s Menu

Ernest Hemingway was a Nobel Laureate and a well-known deep sea fisherman.
The restaurant in Cape May’s Grand Hotel was called E.M. Hemingway’s because of the latter attribute, not because the guy wrote such renowned books as “A Farewell to Arms,” “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” and “The Old Man and the Sea.”
While living in tropical places like Key West and Cuba, Hemingway — the man, not the restaurant — was famed for his lengthy fishing expeditions. He was such an outstanding fisherman that in 1935, he won every event in the Key West-Havana-Bimini triangle, despite competing against some of the world’s greatest athletes.

Hemingway’s Menu and Prices

Seaworthy Starters

Island Barbecue Shrimp $12.00
Sauteed spice jerk rubbed jumbo Key West pink shrimp, roasted mango salsa
Stuffed Crimini Mushroom $11.00
Filled with braised sirloin, rib eye, filet mignon, tarragon and Boursin cheese, topped with beef jus
Hemingway’s Calamari $12.00
Thick cut, tempura dusted crispy calamari, with roasted tomato coulis
Blue Point Oysters (Half) $14.00
Hand selected, large northeast oysters served with cocktail sauce, lemon, horseradish and tabasco
Blue Point Oysters (Dozen) $25.00
Big Eye Tuna Ceviche $14.00
Fresh cut tuna tossed with citrus dressing, tomatoes, red onion and cilantro on top of avocado, crowned with cucumber cream, served with sesame rice crackers
Little Neck Clams $13.00
Sauteed in preserved lemon & cucumber broth, served with potatoes and drizzled with chorizo infused oil
Coconut Scallops $15.00
Three tempura and coconut crusted scallops nestled atop ginger orange marmalade, topped with scallions and beech mushrooms
Florida Conch Chowder $8.00
Key West fresh conch, diced potato, assorted vegetables, cracked black pepper, crispy potato

Island Greens

Key Wester Salad $11.00
Crispy Applewood smoked bacon, capicola, avocado, Maytag bleu cheese dressing
Key Lime Caesar $11.00
Romaine lettuce, fresh Florida key lime juice, shaved Asiago, caramelized pecans, white anchovy
Caprese $10.00
Heirloom tomatoes, buffalo milk Burrata mozzarella, red onion jam, aged balsamic
Tropical Salad $11.00
Local organic mixed green salad tossed with fresh cut mango, golden beets, red beets. candied pecans, herbed goat cheese and house made balsamic dressing

The Old Man and the Sea

Our dedication to the author is portrayed in the freshest seafood Florida’s coastal waters have to offer
Seafood Paella Valenciana $32.00
During his time in Spain, Hemingway grew fond of the local matadors, even training with them. It was during this time he first discovered paella, made with the freshest offerings of the sea lobster,
Hemingway’s Cayo Hueso Crab Cakes $29.00
2 of our famous recipe crab cakes local sweet corn coconut grits, corn salsa and steamed asparagus
Grilled Lobster $42.00
Grilled split lobster tails, served with tomato-drawn butter, fettuccini pasta and parmesan truffle foam
Alaskan King Crab Legs $49.00
Split and steamed, house mash potatoes, asparagus cilantro butter sauce, clarified butter and lemon
Black Grouper $32.00
Key West black grouper, grilled asparagus and artichokes, pine nuts, jumbo lump crabmeat, parmesan polenta cake and key lime coconut sauce
Diver Scallops $29.00
Blackened day boat scallops over Florida shrimp, crimini mushroom green pea risotto, touched by beef jus and wine butter sauce
Macadamia Crusted Sea Bass
Ricotta cheese ravioli, sautéed garlic spinach and dried papaya cream sauce
Yellow Fin Tuna $28.00
Local day boat tuna, caught 50 miles off Cape Canaveral’s coast, crusted with wasabi peas, eggplant caponata, rainbow chard, yellow beets, honey crisp apple tea sauce
Gulf Stream Mahi-Mahi $30.00
Orange mojo glaze mahi-mahi, avocado butter, saffron rice, hearts of palm confit, and pickled organic tomato–mache salad
Duvall Street Shrimp Scampi $29.00
Hemingway founded “the Royal Order of Shrimp Eaters” in 1948 in Havana, Cuba. Papa would have been a fan of our take on this classic Jumbo tiger shrimp, pappardelle pasta, fried green tomatoes and ci
Grilled Salmon $27.00
Grilled Atlantic wild salmon roasted garlic–olive oil crushed Yukon gold potatoes, Swiss chard and local blueberry cider jam

Across the River and Into the Trees

Hemingway’s other passion was hunting the areas around his home in Idaho. We’d like to think he prepared his bounty with the same island flair
Grilled Rib-Eye $39.00
Papa’s home in Idaho was located just outside the sawtooth national forest our Idaho Organic beef is raised on those same lands, Amber spice and black pepper rubbed rib eye, crushed Yukon gold potato
Grilled Filet of Beef $42.00
Sous vide style filet mignon, shiitake mushroom mojo, fingerling potatoes, glazed carrots, bordelaise sauce and bacon marmalade
American Wagyu Burger $22.00
Kobe flame grilled, pecorino cheese, parmesan truffle fries
Cuban Criollo Chicken $25.00
Grilled free range chicken with Cuban sofrito, roasted mushrooms, sautéed spinach, double cooked marble potatoes and chorizo sauce
Heirloom Golden Beets $24.00
Golden and red beets, confit hearts of palm, pickled organic tomato, radicchio, avocado, organic carrots, watercress, sprouted quinoa and pistachio pesto

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