Cape May Restaurants

Cape May has become a culinary capital of New Jersey, offering a wide variety of dining options to enjoy during your stay. Whatever type of food you’re looking for, there’s something for you. Here are some of our personal favorites. If you want more information about any of the places listed or if you are considering a restaurant not listed below, just give us a call. We’ve done a lot of “research” and are happy to help with recommendations and reservations. And if you’re considering a stay with us, be sure to check out complimentary gourmet breakfasts and afternoon appetizers!

Spring 2021 Note: Due to the current COVID-19 situation and the fact that the state of New Jersey is only allowing 50% capacity indoors, we have updated our list of restaurant recommendations based on the quality of food, comfortable dining spaces, and safety practices including social distancing and cleaning protocols.

Fine Dining

Peter Shields Inn

Peter Shields Inn

Open Thursday – Sunday. BOYB. 

Located just a block and a half from The Mission Inn and right on Beach Avenue, this upscale restaurant combines a unique and delicious menu with superb service for a truly memorable experience. They are currently offering limited inside dining. Advanced reservations are required through Open Table or by calling 609-884-9090. 

Click here to view their menu. 

Tisha's Cape May

Tisha's

Open Friday – Sunday. BYOB

Tisha’s is located in the heart of downtown Cape May, offering delicious lunch and dinner menus with limited inside dining. And since it’s downtown, you can plan to walk around after dinner and enjoy some shopping, live music, or people watching.

Make reservations through Open Table or call 609-884-9119. 

Click here to view their menu. 

Vintage Restaurant

Vintage

Reopening April 23, 2021. BYOB.

Located on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate, Vintage offers a unique menu from the Kara Group, the same people behind George’s Place, the Y.B., and Shamone. It also boasts a beautiful outdoor venue with all all-weather tent and free parking. BYOB.

Advanced reservations are required – call 609-224-6064.

Click here to view their menu. 

Sapore Italiano

Sapore Italiano

Open Thursday – Sunday. BOYB. 

Located in West Cape May, their dishes combine Italian classics with fresh ingredients sourced locally. 

Currently offering limited indoor dining, Sapore is taking reservations on Open Table

Click here to view their menu. 

The Washington Inn

The Washington Inn

Open Thursday – Sunday. 

The iconic Washington Inn combines its tradition of incredible food and impeccable service, with an amazing wine and cocktail list, to create the perfect date night experience during your stay. Book a reservation on Open Table

Click here to view their menu. 

Oyster Bay

Open Thursday – Sunday. 

Located downtown on Lafayette Street, Oyster Bay offers a surf-and-turf menu with appetizer specials and delicious dinner entrees, along with a full bar. 

Book a reservation on Open Table or call 609-884-2111.

Click here to view their menu. 

Black Duck on Sunset

Black Duck

Reopening April 9, 2021. BOYB. 

Located in on Sunset Boulevard, this gourmet bistro features fresh seafood, grilled steaks, and their signature slow roasted honey glazed duck. 

Black Duck will reopen on April 9 and is taking reservations by phone at 609-898-0100.

Click here to view their menu. 

Iccara

Open Thursday – Sunday. BYOB.

Enjoy their fresh Mediterranean menu inspired by the coastal Italian town of Iccara and located in the heart of downtown Cape May.  

Book a reservation on Yelp or call 609-884-0200. 

Click here to view their menu.  

Ebbitt Room

Open Nightly. 

Located inside the Virginia Hotel on historic Jackson Street, the Ebbitt Room’s menu is rooted in the farm-to-table concept. Offering porch seating and limited indoor dining nightly. 

Click here to book a reservation or call 609-884-5700.

Click here to view their menu. 

Casual Dining

Shamone

Shamone

Friday and Saturday nights. BYOB.

If you’re looking for a unique dining experience, put Shamone on your list. They serve up a 15 course mini tasting menu with creative cuisine and a funky vibe. One seating at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday nights.  $30/person + tip, cash only.

Reservations required in advance – call 609-884-6088. 

Click here to view a sample menu.

Mayer's Tavern

Wednesday – Sunday at 4 pm.

This locals’ favorite is situated along the Cape May harbor and features a menu filled with fresh seafood, small plates, and dinner specials such as their signature scallops. Plus they offer a full bar with creative craft cocktails, local craft beers, and an impressive wine list. Offering limited indoor and outdoor seating. No reservations. 

Click here to view their menu.

Lucky Bones

Lucky Bones

Open Wednesday – Sunday.

This casual dinner spot features great food and cold beer. Located right when you come into town, they are also open for lunch on Friday and Saturdays and have free parking and a full bar.

Reservations through Resy are encouraged. 

Click here to view their menu.

Mad Batter

Mad Batter

Open Daily.

Located on historic Jackson Street in downtown Cape May, The Mad Batter has limited indoor seating and an enclosed porch for dining. Their menu ranges from creative sandwiches to seafood and steak, plus they offer gluten free and vegan options along with a great craft beer selection.

No reservations. 

Click here to view their menu. 

George's Place

George's Place

Open Daily.

Located on the corner of Beach Ave and Perry Street, this low-key restaurant offers up some Greek-inspired dishes that our guests love. They are currently open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Take-out and very limited indoor seating. BYOB and cash only. 

They take same-day reservations only by calling 609-884-6088. 

Click here to view their menu.

Exit Zero Filling Station

Exit Zero Filling Station

Open Daily at 3 pm.

Exit Zero Filling Station features an eclectic and delicious dinner menu that includes their famous “Hot Chick” sandwich, great burgers, chopped salads, and signature curry dishes. Not to mention their creative cocktails and local craft beers.

No reservations needed for their limited indoor seating, but if you want to eat in one of their super cool retro campers, you will need to reserve in advance by calling 609-770-8479. 

Click here to view their menu. 

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