• Becky

Dining Out in Cape May

Updated: Jul 7, 2019

Eating in or taking out - Cape May offers great dining options whatever tickles your taste buds.



Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner - Cape May has a delicious option to suit your needs and your budget.


The Cape May food scene has come a long way in the last few years. From James Beard award nominees Liz Degener - aka "The Bread Lady" at Enfin Farms - and Lucas Manteca of The Red Store to the fantastic cakes and pastries at Chez Michel to the mouth watering and wallet-friendly bar menu at The Washington Inn, here are a few of my favorites for your considerations (in no particular order):


BREAKFAST/BRUNCH

- The YB or Georges: Yummy options from the Kara Group boys - They shouldn't be missed for their other meals either..., Beach Ave

- The Mad Batter: An old favorite for scrumptious omelets on one of Cape May's most scenic streets, Jackson Street

- Donuts from RSK: Fried before your eyes, Carpenter's Lane

- Dock Mikes: Pancakes on the porch - perfect for families, North Broadway

- The Filling Station:

- The Red Store: The avocado toast and Norwegian tartine are incredible. Sit on the patio and don't skip the bread basket, Cape May Point


LUNCH

- The Grange: This white clapboard home serves elevated pub fare in charming Cold Spring Village - a great option when you want to take a break from the madness of central Cape May, Seashore Rd

- Beach Plum Farm: Yummy sandwiches and juices made from produce straight out of their gorgeous property, Stevens St

- Cape May Winery: Delicious food in a stunning setting, Town Bank Rd

- The Blue Pig: Burgers on the outside patio at Congress Hall - great for kids, Congress Pl

- The Filling Station: Exceptional burgers and great Thai/Indian fusion flavors in this vintage-inspired space now with a full bar, Sunset Blvd


DINNER

- Iron Pier: Sushi, sliders or lollipop wings - great pub fare with live music, Beach Ave

- Magnolia Room at The Chalfonte: If Dirty Dancing and Congress Hall mated and moved to Charleston you'd begin to imagine the charm of this historic landmark with its world famous fried chicken, Howard St

- Louisa's: Speaking of charm, this jewel box of a restaurant with its chalkboard menus and homey atmosphere has an abundance. Save room for dessert, Jackson St

- Lucky Bones: Consistently good food with plentiful options, great for family dining, Rte 109 (across from the Lobster House)

- The Washington Inn: Weekend happy hour (not so) small plate specials at the bar range from $5-$7 along with incredible wine selections, Washington St

- Mayers Tavern: The freshest scallops in a casual atmosphere, Schellenger’s Landing

- The Peter Shields Inn: When you're in the mood for something more formal you can't beat this seafront mansion for top notch views and even better food, Beach Ave


TAKE OUT/DELIVERY

- Cape May Market: Smoothies, Coffees and healthy grocery/take out options, Park Ave

- The Cheese Shop:

- Enfin Farm: "The Bread Lady" is a James Beard nominee for her unique bread flavors - arrive VERY early in the hopes of scoring a loaf. Just add butter., Sunset Blvd

- Quincy's Lobster Rolls: A bit of Maine down the Shore, Beach Ave

- The Lobster House Fish Market: It's a zoo, but worth the wait for their pre-cooked shrimp and fresh fish, Schellengers Landing Rd

- Louie's Pizza: Late night savior - the staff are always friendly and the pizza is always delicious, Beach Ave


DESSERT

- Peace Pies: Gourmet ice cream sandwiches with a layer of pie filling, Carpenter's Lane

- Chez Michel: Order absolutely anything from this French master baker, but especially his cakes, Park Ave

- The Lobster House: The chocolate dipped macaroons are a (not so) well kept secret - pick some up when you're getting your take-out shrimp, Schellengers Landing Rd

- Fine Fellows Creamery: Nice people, even nicer ice cream, Beach Ave

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