Built in 1859, the Cape May Lighthouse is still an aid to navigation. Visitors who climb the 199 steps to the top of the lighthouse are rewarded with a spectacular panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay.
The shops of Cape May’s Washington Street Mall are privately or family owned. Several have been in the same families for generations. Awnings are still cranked down to shelter merchandise from the morning (or evening) sun. Merchants can still be seen sweeping the sidewalks in front of their shops. Ice cream parlors, sidewalk cafes, and restaurants are everywhere offering oases of refreshment. Flowers abound. In the summer, the Mall is the place to explore after dinner and before the bands start. Enjoy the many fine stores and restaurants on Cape May’s Washington Street Mall during the winter months, when shopping is a pleasure. With knowledgeable merchants, many special services and a large variety of merchandise at great prices you’ll discover Cape May’s year round charm.
Cape May Stage is the premiere Equity Theatre in Southern New Jersey. Cape May Stage inspires performers, audiences, our community, and the entire region. We introduce audiences to great performers and performances through our Cape May Stage Main Stage, we also collaborate with outstanding organizations and theatrical companies to form a vibrant creative community and build a larger constituency for the performing arts with our Second Stage Series. Free concerts and subsidized tickets attract diverse audiences who gather to explore a wide range of artistic possibilities. From opening night to innovative programs that are attractive to the diverse communities we serve, Cape May Stage has invigorated the cultural life of our entire region.
Owner Chef Theresa Mc Glade is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, NY. Backstreet is celebrating it’s 14th year in business and is looking forward to serving you in 2013. House specialities include local seafood, steak and pasta. The specials are always loaded with local favorites like baby lamb chops to crab imperial. The bread is made fresh daily and the desserts are made in house. We are BYOB. See you soon
Beach front Restaurant and Bar featuring delicious food, awesome live entertainment, and a fantastic staff! The menu is Caribbean and the vibe is "chill and relaxing". We are a friendly establishment that caters to all people from Beach Bar during the day, Family Friendly during Dinner and Night Club for the late night.
Our food is prepared using only the freshest and finest products
obtainable. Skill and imagination combine with style and presentation
for memorable dining experiences that are creative and consistent.
Our E.M. Hemingway's Restaurant features the finest hand-cut USDA Prime Steaks, along with the best seafood served at the Jersey Shore! Hemingway's has been awarded 'Best of the Shore 2010' by South Jersey Magazine!
Located overlooking Cape May Harbor in historic Cape May, NJ, The Lobster House has proudly provided guests a variety of dining experiences for over four generations. Open for luncheon and dinner year-round, 7 days a week, our main waterfront restaurant’s five dining rooms and full bar offer upscale family friendly dining in a uniquely nautical atmosphere. The commercial fishing fleet at The Lobster House dock offloads and ships millions of pounds of seafood annually and supplies much of the fresh seafood served here. Come and enjoy an atmosphere unparalleled almost anywhere!
We are exquisitely located in historic Cape May, NJ, and our top priority is serving innovative food and drink with warm hospitality. Our chef prepares intriguing global cuisine, primarily Mediterranean and South & East Asian, that reflects his adventurous travels. Our bar and lounge are perfect settings for tapas and sangria, for intimate martinis, or for partying with a group of friends (or strangers!). And with beautiful ocean views from every seat in the restaurant, Martini Beach is a wonderful place to eat, drink, listen to great music, and be happy. We hope to see you soon.
The Oyster Bay Restaurant is centrally located in Cape May and is famous for its culinary combinations of seafood and steak. We offer a memorable experience with friendly service and daily specials prepared fresh daily by our experienced chefs.
The Pier House is a contemporary sea-front restaurant situated at the north end of Beach Drive in fashionably cultured Cape May & nestled between the Banks of the Atlantic Ocean & The Genteel La Mar Hotel. Open throughout the year, the Pier House serves breakfast, lunch, dinner & mezethes and offers a classy cocktail lounge featuring global wines, luscious libations, and an open air terrace dining area overlooking nothing but the ocean. Indulge yourself in a sophisticated, yet comfortable setting and explore a gastronomic symphony of Mediterranean rim inspired flavors that will intoxicate the senses and be savored. Discover the Pier House Restaurant in Cape May… setting the mood with food!
410 Bank Street Restaurant is the consistent winner of New Jersey Monthly's "Best Restaurant" award for over 20 years. ZAGAT ranks 410 one of the top ten restaurants in New Jersey and "Top Restaurants in America." The New York Times writes "People drive down to Cape May just to eat at 410 Bank Street, and it's worth it."
Across from the ocean, this elegant dining room serves classic American food with a special touch. Union Park Dining Room received New Jersey Monthly Magazine's Critics Choice Award seven years running 2005-2011, as one of the best restaurants in New Jersey. Working his magic behind the scenes, chef John Schatz has overseen the kitchens of some sophisticated eateries in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area. The large, spacious dining rooms with their fireplaces, cherry & mahogany furniture & antique fixtures are romance personified.Ocean front patio available in season as well. Settle in for a memorable meal.
The Washington Inn is nestled on tree-lined Washington Street in the heart of the Cape May Historic District. Built in 1840 as a Plantation home, the Inn has undergone few changes since its original owners. Today the Craig Family specializes in gracious dining and truly romantic weddings all year around. The Washington Inn offers five unique dining rooms, from summer patio dining to a cozy fireside table.
At Zoe's Beachfront Eatery, we roast our own turkey and beef, and make just about everything from scratch. We have a full breakfast including homemade pancakes and muffins, omelets, a full line of egg choices. Simply great food, generous portions, and a fun environment. Whether you eat inside, on the patio, or take it out, our main priority is to satisfy you!
Cape May Winery has grown over the past two decades to produce some of South Jersey's most distinguished wines. Through the years, Cape May Winery has become one of Cape May's top tourist attractions. We invite you to come and experience our winery with a visit to one of our three tasting rooms, sit on our charming deck, taking in the breathtaking views our one of our vineyards or go on a winery tour, where novice and experienced wine drinkers learn from grapes to bottle how our local wine is made. Get a behind the scenes look at our wine making operation. Walk through the vineyard and then sample a soon to be released wine right from the barrel. Come and see what makes the Cape May area such a premier grape growing region.
The romance of the vineyard is universal and Willow Creek Winery offers vineyard vistas and gardens for strolling that will surprise delight and you. A half mile back, beyond the architecturally stunning Villa lies the impressive hand carved post and beam Winery with its beautiful outside brick patio with fireplace where you can enjoy a wine tasting, take a guided tour or attend one of our larger, varied Wine Tasting Events or Farm Festivals.
Award winning wines grown and produced in beautiful Cape May County. Offering wine tasting daily: winter and spring 12 to 5pm, summer and fall 11am to 7pm. In season, Saturday on the Crushpad, Sangria Sundays, Vineyard & Winery Tours. Open daily, call for info (609) 846-7347.