If you are planning a trip to Cape May and would like to explore all the amazing food spots and restaurants at this iconic tourist location that is a haven for people who love the sun and sand, check out this guide to some of the best food spots that Cape May has to offer –
Starting with one of the best & freshest food that you can come across in Cape May –
Fins Bar & Grille
Fresh food, awesome decor with a huge fish tank that immediately draws your attention as well as a bar and live music and friendly staff is what sums up Fins Bar and Grille.
If you are a seafood lover, you’ve got to order their Fish Tacos ($17.00) which come with either Crispy or seared Cod in flour tortillas, Jicama Slaw, Pico de Gallo, Avocado, Chipotle Aioli, Lime. The tacos are so fresh that we ended up ordering a second round. Also, their fries are to die for!
Their soup of the day which was a Bean and Bacon soup was also delish and my toddler devoured it.
For drinks, I opted for their ‘Something with Gin’ ($11) that had Plymouth Gin, Muddled Cucumber, Basil, Simple Syrup & Fresh Lime Juice while my husband opted for their ‘Apple Cider Old Fashioned’ ($14) that had Bulliet Bourbon, Apple Cider Syrup, Bitters & Soda Water
The Ugly Mug
Head to the Ugly Mug for some fantastic food and some good music. The restaurant has a unique ambience with mugs suspended from the ceiling.
For appetizers, we got their Oysters on the Half Shell ($14.99) that comes with Six local oysters served with cocktail sauce.
We also tried out their Dry Rub Caribbean Jerk Wings (not pictured here) that were really flavorful and something you can try out if you are not a seafood fan.
For the entree, we opted for the Ugly Mug Broiled Combo ($32.99) which is a seafood lovers delight consisting of sweet scallops, succulent shrimp and fresh local flounder. It also came with a side of fries and pilaf.
This was my very first time trying out flounder and I ended up loving it! I think the major reason behind this was because it tasted so fresh and was cooked to perfection
Tip: There can be a wait time, especially during peak hours so plan ahead before you head here.
Iccara Italian Bistro
This charming Italian restaurant in the heart of Cape May will surely not leave you disappointed. With generous portions and a BYOB policy, Iccara is a must-visit if you are looking to spend some quality time and have good food with your friends and family.
We tried their Risotto of the Day ($26) and Shrimp Puttanesca ($28) that had Sautéed shrimp in olive oil, with fresh tomato, garlic, capers, olives, lemon & anchovies served over spaghetti
Tommy’s Folly Coffee Shop (located inside Congress Hall)
On a cold and chilly winter day, their Hazelnut Latte was so warm and comforting. Definitely hit up this cute little coffee place if you are in the area.
Now let’s move on to the desserts (we can’t leave out the sweet treats, can we?)
We tried their Chocolate & Nut Fudge as well as their Peanut Butter fudge – both were delicious. They have a ton of options to choose from and the good part is that they let you try out a few samples before you decide what to get. Apart from fudge, they have a ton of other sweet treats like handmade chocolates, saltwater taffy as well as ice cream.
A few other places to look out for –
Peace Pie serves ice cream sandwiches with pie fillings inside it. They have a ton of flavors to choose from and it is certainly a fun spot to check out, especially in the warmer months.
Kohr’s Bros. Frozen Custard
Kohr Bros. is apparently a hit spot and is loved by locals as well as tourists. They serve frozen custard in ice cream cones so if you are looking to tantalize your taste buds, definitely hit this place up.
I had heard a lot about Mad Batter but in my honest opinion, my experience was okayish. We went there for brunch and ordered their oatmeal pancakes, egg burrito, and a latte. First of all, the latte was not at all hot (kinda warm if I may say so) and the pancakes seemed to be a tad too dry. The only good part of our meal was the egg burrito.