Food experiences to have in Cape May

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5 Food Experiences to Have in Cape May

Cape May has long been a popular destination along the Jersey Shore, and its bustling culinary scene is just one of the many reasons to visit. With some of the best seafood and views around, Cape May is bustling with a variety of restaurants and cafes. To truly get a taste for the area, here are five food experiences to have in Cape May.

The Lobster House

If you are looking for good seafood on the Shore, then pull up a seat at the Lobster House. They feature a fish market, where you can get your food to go, a takeout shop, and a raw bar, where they serve raw clams and oysters, plus their famous crab soup. Enjoy indoor seating or eat dockside for scenic views of Cape May.

The Rusty Nail

If you are looking for a more casual dinner setting paired with a good beer, check out The Rusty Nail. Known by the locals as the iconic surfer bar and restaurant in the 70s, is now a delicious restaurant as well, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy multiple seating options, with their outdoor fire pit and indoor fireplace. Families enjoy games like shuffleboard and a lively atmosphere that make this one of the top food experiences in Cape May.

Exit Zero Filling Station

Located inside a converted gas station, Exit Zero Filling Station is one of Cape May’s hottest restaurants. Open daily, you can get everything from lobster pot pie to their famous hot chick and blackened salmon sandwiches. They also dish out their Indian and Thai curries that made Exit Zero Cookhouse a local legend. But food isn’t all they do, Exit Zero also publishes Cape May’s iconic weekly magazine and operates a unique retail store.

Fish and Fancy Seafood

No need for your Sunday best at this casual seafood joint. Known as the local’s favorite seafood, Fish and Fancy Seafood prides itself on fresh seafood and preparing its food with only the best high-quality ingredients. Dine-in at their casual restaurant or take it to go. Choose from fresh scallops, lobster tails, flounder, crabs, clams, and so much more.

The Mad Batter

Less than a 10-minute walk from Stockton Inns is the hopping breakfast spot, The Mad Batter. It’s hard to miss its location in downtown Cape May location with the stream of people that line up every morning for a scrumptious breakfast. Choose from favorites like the orange and almond French toast or the Belgian waffles with pecans. But, perhaps one of their best features is the front porch or garden terrace for dining.

Stay at Stockton Inns

Top off your food experiences in Cape May with a stay at the Stockton Inns. Located just minutes from some of the best restaurants in town and Washington Street Mall, plus our location along Beach Avenue provides direct access to the beaches of Cape May.

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We offer beachfront accommodations at our Victorian mansion, the Stockton Manor, and our budget-friendly hotel at the Stockton Inn. The Stockton Manor is Cape May’s only oceanfront Victorian Inn with a pool, plus it offers plenty of charm and character for a truly unique experience.

Or if you are looking for a more budget-friendly option for the entire family, book a room at our oceanfront motel. The Stockton Inn offers an ocean-view sundeck, outdoor lounge chairs, and rooms with your basic modern amenities.