New Jersey, United States Food Guide: 10 Bar food Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Cape May

April 24, 2020 Weston Hennigan

Find out what Bar restaurants to try in Cape May. Yes, Cape May is, technically, on the Jersey Shore. But it’s the antithesis of the Jersey Shore you’ll see on TV—instead of nightclubs and tanning parlors, you’ll find Victorian mansions and a famous lighthouse.
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10. Ugly Mug

426 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1426 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, BYOB +1 609-884-3459 http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Ugly-Mug-Cape-May-NJ/137324422967221
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3 based on 1481 reviews

Ugly Mug

Reviewed By travler1976

This is a very noisy, cramped, dark and worn restaurant. However the food here is very good. If you can tolerate the ambiance then I definitely recommend this place.

9. Delaney's Irish Pub

400 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1426 American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Grill Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music +1 609-770-8559 http://delaneyscapemay.com
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4 based on 718 reviews

Delaney's Irish Pub

Reviewed By muffinAvon

After taking the Trolley Tour and visiting the Emlen Physick Home, our group of friends split into two groups for lunch at Delaney’s Irish Pub. Our server was friendly and attentive. She had no problem splitting checks. I chose the Stuffed Tomato with tuna and couldn’t believe how big it was! Not only that, but it also had strawberries, orange slices, grapes, on a bed of lettuce! Others had clams and were pleased with them. A good place to gather friends, chat and have a pleasant lunch.

8. Harry's Ocean Bar & Grille

1025 Beach Ave The Montreal Beach Resort, Cape May, NJ 08204-1613 American, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wine and Beer, [email protected] +1 609-884-2779 http://harryscapemay.com/
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4 based on 662 reviews

Harry's Ocean Bar & Grille

Harry's Ocean Bar & Grille, located at the Montreal Beach Resort, features unbeatable oceanfront dining, a panoramic rooftop bar and an extensive collection of beer, wine and cocktails. Featuring original and delectable cuisine, Harry's has long been reco

Reviewed By maureen

Stop here every year on arrival to Cape May for lunch. Nice menu selection. Great drink selection. Nice setting. Always sit outside. Service is always good,as is the food.

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7. C-View Inn

1380 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-5253 American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +1 609-884-4712 http://www.facebook.com/cview.inn
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4 based on 244 reviews

C-View Inn

Reviewed By Guillaume926

My wife and I aren’t huge chicken wings fans, but we absolutely love the wings at this long-time Cape May bar and grill blocks away from the crowded Washington Street mall. When we do get wings, they’re boneless, but at C-View, we get them with the bone because the staff says they’re tastier (the wings, not the staff). We won’t argue — the wings are super meaty, and the skin is perfectly crispy. Since it was Taco/Pizza Tuesday, I gobbled down a $1 hard-shell taco ($1.50 for soft shell) and most of a large pizza ($5.50 plus $1 to cover it with pepperoni), washed down with a glass of Blue Moon from the tap. My wife savored a prime rib sandwich and took some home for a snack. The pizza crust tasted like a frozen variety, but everything else was great, and the menu has something for every appetite, from fish and chips and crab cakes to cheesesteaks and burgers to kielbasa sandwiches and chicken parm. Prices are very reasonable, the staff is super friendly, and the setting is old-school relaxed.

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6. The Lobster House

906 Schellenger St Fisherman's Wharf, Cape May, NJ 08204-1775 American, Bar, Seafood, Soups Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront +1 609-884-8296 http://thelobsterhouse.com/
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4 based on 3973 reviews

The Lobster House

Reviewed By JoWinkla

I chose the Lobster House for lunch on a Thursday as I came into town for my first visit ever to Cape May. I sat at the bar hoping for a quick bite to eat. It was super busy and as I visited the bathroom almost 20 women wearing lanyards with name tags came and formed a line, so I assume some type of tourbus had let out. My husband and I sat at the bar for a few minutes until the overwhelmed bartender had a chance to greet us and see what we wanted to drink. We ordered a couple of Appy's and a lobster melt sandwich. Shrimp cocktail very underwhelming, in size of shrimp and cocktail sauce was weak, flavorless and liquidy / thin. The clams casino were quite the opposite, way too big in size and so rubbery, couldn't even eat them. The lobster melt was OK but I really expected the lobster to be more evident than it was. While sharing our negative experience with friends over the course of the weekend most said you must do the fish market take out versus the restraunt. Sorry, I don't plan to give it another try.

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5. Aleathea's Restaurant

7 Ocean St, Cape May, NJ 08204-2411 American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Cre [email protected] +1 609-884-5555 http://www.innofcapemay.com/aleatheas.html
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4 based on 495 reviews

Aleathea's Restaurant

Aleathea's serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in season on the beachfront in Victorian Cape May. Plus, we have a beachfront patio where you can enjoy cocktails and light fare.

Reviewed By ZERO-NONSENSE

Aleathea's Fine Dining Restaurant7 Ocean Street Cape May We SO, SO, enjoyed a fabulous MURDER MYSTERY Show while savoring Aleathea's Restarant's fine dining. What a wonderful time trying to solve a mystery of “WHO DONE IT” over a tasty dinner. Gracious Servers in a fun-filled. Bubbly Lively, Cheery atmosphere. The vintage old-world vintage Victorian-Ambiance charm finally 'grew on me'.

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4. Blue Pig Tavern

200 Congress St Congress Hall, Cape May, NJ 08204-5306 American, Bar Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Valet Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts [email protected] +1 609-884-8422 http://www.caperesorts.com/congress-hall/blue-pig-tavern?utm_source=tripadvisor&utm_medium=listing&utm_campaign=tripadvisor&utm_content=Blue+Pig+Tavern&utm_term=
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4 based on 1578 reviews

Blue Pig Tavern

The Blue Pig Tavern serves American cuisine-nostalgic, simple and fresh. Executive Chef Jeremy Einhorn has implemented a delicious farm-to-table menu featuring fresh produce, herbs and eggs from our very own Beach Plum Farm, located less than 2 miles from

Reviewed By petsdono

First, I will say the location of Blue Pig Tavern is perhaps my favorite spot in Cape May. This "resort" that has grown into a collection of many iconic properties and restaurants and that is perhaps the reason my recent visit to the Blue Pig Tavern was so underwhelming. I believe no one is paying attention to "detail" anymore.I frequent the Blue Pig Tavern several times each year usually as part of the "Dinner and a Show" offer. The three course fixed menu is seasonal and the menu changes are welcome; your ticket is included with the price, currently $59pp. A great bang for the buck! I do recommend that one makes a reservation for both thru The Blue Pig Tavern. That said, let's get to the details. The young seating hostess, while pleasant, lacked awareness of how to seat guests comfortably. Our seating was for an early 5:30 PM, along with many older patrons. Observation: While the less stable cafe chairs were OK for us, not so much for the more unsteady on their feet mature guests. Witnessed a few guests move themselves to booths or round tables for better personal comfort. Then as we were taking care of our check, the hostess moved together three cafe tables for two to seat a party of five that included a set of older grandparents, a child and parents, The father/husband of the group was at least 6'3" and barely able to fit on the cafe chair or under the table. Good Luck with a pleasant dining experience sir. Anyway, we were seated inside, at a small cafe table near the window. The seating hostess gave us the regular dinner menu, although we had checked in for the select limited menu reservation. Bread was served quickly, but was just ordinary white Italian-style bread, not heated. I remember of my many visits in the past to have had warm artisan bread served. When I reached for my napkin, it was NOT a napkin but the signature place-mat folded as a napkin. Finding that it would not work for me, and because my table attendant had not yet presented herself, I reached over and took the napkin from the table next to me. When is it OK to use a place-mat as a dinner napkin? The table attendant was also young and pleasant, but her table service was minimal the way it is abroad, "unobtrusive". Had to request ice water to be refilled and then waited for over five minutes for her to return to complete the task. The dining room was not bustling and from my corner of the room I could easily observe the non-productive wait staff across the room. No one was tending to tables or guests needs. The three course tavern menu always has a good mix of choices. We chose salad (Caesar & Beet); main courses (Salmon & Fish n Chips) both bland to the palate. My Fish n Chips were light, crisp and meaty haddock pieces (needed salt). The chips/fries were limp and saturated in oil, not good. I added a squeeze of lemon into the tartar sauce to give it a bit of something as it was also without flavor. The dessert course was the chef selection (no choice this time) of strawberry swirl cheesecake squares. Likely the best part of the meal.From my experience and observations, I recognize that maintaining a consistently well trained staff in a seasonal resort town is a challenge. However, I do believe that the management is failing to instruct their staff in American dining custom and expectations in a fine dining establishment. The service would be greatly improved if they did take the time to manage their staff and hospitality better. It is the small things that go a long way.In the kitchen, the chef needs to step up his/her game. Even simple food should have flavor and presence. Overall, our regular dining experience was disappointing ..... I am blue.

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3. Hemingway's Prime Steaks & Seafood Restaurant

1045 Beach Ave in The Grand Hotel, Cape May, NJ 08204-1613 Steakhouse, American, Bar, Seafood Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts D +1 609-884-5611 http://www.hemingwayscapemay.com
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4 based on 884 reviews

Hemingway's Prime Steaks & Seafood Restaurant

Looking for a fantastic place to dine with friends and family? Then chart a course for E.M. Hemingway's Prime Steaks & Seafood Restaurant in the Grand Hotel. From our comfortable, islands atmosphere, to the cool vibe of our stylish bar, to the wide variet

Reviewed By CeceAndCompany

Nice restaurant directly across the beach. Tiny parking lot. Very clean. Super waitstaff. DJ on weekend-fun. Their hanger steak is outrageously AMAZING. Good wine list. Never had a bad dish here. Love their cheesecake. We eat dinner where every single time we come to Cape May.

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2. Boiler Room

200 Congress St Congress Hall Hotel, Cape May, NJ 08204-5306 Bar, Pizza, Pub, American Lunch, Dinner Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Table Service, Takeout, Seating, Live Music +1 609-884-6507 http://www.caperesorts.com/congress-hall/boiler-room/?utm_source=tripadvisor&utm_medium=listing&utm_campaign=tripadvisor&utm_content=Boiler+Room
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4 based on 163 reviews

Boiler Room

Reviewed By Laura P

Finally got in to eat here on our last stay in Cape May! Will not be our last visit. Amazing artisan pizza in a fantastic and cool atmosphere. Great staff and fast service. Had a 45 minute wait, but did not mind as we passed the time, drinks in hand on the lawn of Congress hall. Hostess called when our table was ready. Can’t wait to visit again..this will definitely be a regular stop for us!

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1. Lucky Bones

1200 Route 109 In Lower Township, Cape May, NJ 08204-5207 American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Pub, International Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +1 609-884-2663 http://www.luckybonesgrille.com/
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4 based on 1567 reviews

Lucky Bones

Reviewed By MorrisScott

A friend recommended Lucky Bones for their pizza. It is thin crusted cooked in a wood fired oven and is delicious. We had a traditional pizza and a mushroom pizza, both amazing. The mushrooms were fresh and perfectly roasted. The Manhattan clam chowder was the best I ever had with a nice subtle smoky favor. In a beach town where many restaurants are overpriced with average food this place is a gem.

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