Cape May restaurants

American in Cape May

Mad Batter

Tucked away in a white Victorian B&B, this restaurant is locally beloved for brunch – including fluffy oat pancakes and rich clam chowder. Dinner is fine but pricier, with mains around $30.
Costa Rican in Cape May

Bella Vida Cafe

The Bella Vida offers a Tico-themed healthy but delicious alternative to the Shore diet of pancakes and funnel cakes, and the Costa Rican coffee is superb. There's a lot of veggie and gluten-free items, and smoothie…
Seafood in Cape May

Lobster House

This clubby-feeling classic on the wharf serves local oysters and scallops. No reservations means very long waits – go early or late, or have a drink on the boat-bar, the Schooner American, docked next to the restau…
Ice Cream in Cape May

Kohr Brothers Frozen Custard

Nothing says summer like the traditional orange-and-vanilla swirl cone, a Shore favorite for 100 years.
Burgers in Cape May


The surfboard marks the entrance, and vintage surf-themed bric-a-brac lines the walls. It's a huge sports bar with more TVs than Howard Hughes' bedroom, but it's fun and the staff are friendly. Local acoustic artist…
American in Cape May

Uncle Bill's Pancake House

The size (and decor) of a high-school cafeteria from the 1950s, Uncle Bill's has been drawing in crowds for its butter-drenched flapjacks for 50 years. If you miss this locale, there are seven other Uncles up and do…