Business Updates

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy local. And that’s kind of the same thing.”


We love our local businesses! And it’s never been more important to support your favorites during this challenging time. Consider ordering take-out or purchasing a gift certificate to use in the future. We’ve compiled a list of up-to-date information to help you help them.

Cape May Restaurants

Indoor dining at the NJ State mandated 25% capacity began Friday, September 4th. However, not all restaurants are offering an indoor option yet. We strongly recommend calling ahead for reservations.

Please call for Updated Fall and Winter Hours of Operation.

Click on the “Restaurant Name” column heading to sort the restaurants alphabetically. Or click on any other column heading to sort by that category.

Restaurant NameOutdoor DiningIndoor DiningReservationsBYOBTakeoutDeliveryPhone #HoursAddress
Cold Spring GrangeNoNoNoYesYesNo609-675-438211am-8pm (Thurs-Sat); 11am-4pm (Sun)735 Seashore Rd.
Good Earth Organic EateryYesNoYes - CallYesYesNo609-898-61613pm-8pm (Thurs-Mon)600 Park Blvd.
Bella Vida Garden CafeYesNoYes - Parties of 6 or moreYesYesNo609-884-63328am - 2:30pm; 4:30pm-8:30 pm (Thurs-Tues)406 N. Broadway
Big Wave BurritoYesYesNoYesYesYes609-898-86469am - 8pm (Closed Sunday)605 Lafayette St.
C-View InnYesNoNoNoYesNo609-884-4712Daily, 11am-Midnight1380 Washington St.
Exit Zero Filling StationYesNoNoNoYesNo609-770-8479Daily, 3pm - 9pm + Sat/Sun, 9am - 2 pm110 Sunset Blvd.
Gecko'sYesNoNoYesYesNo609-898-775011am - 8pm (Wed-Mon)479 West Perry St.
George's PlaceNoYesYesYesYesYes609-884-6088Daily, 8am - 3pm; 5pm - 9 pm (Cash Only)301 Beach Ave.
Harpoons on the BayYesYesNoNoYesNo609-886-55294pm-9pm (Thurs & Fri), Noon-9pm (Sat), Noon-7pm (Sun)91 Beach Dr.
Key West TacosYesNoNoNoYesNo609-898-822611am - 9 pm (Thurs-Tues)479 W. Perry St.
Mad BatterYesYesYesNoYesNo609-884-5970Daily, 8am - 9pm19 Jackson St.
Panico's BistroYesNoYesYesYesNo609-884-7170Daily, 5pm-10pm422 Broadway
Rusty NailYesYesYesNoYesNo609-884-0017Daily, 8pm-9pm205 Beach Ave.
Ugly MugYesYesNoNoYesNo609-884-3459Daily, 11am-Midnight426 Washington St.
Viggianos on SunsetYesYesYesYesYesNo609-435-50264:30pm-9pm (Wed-Sun)109 Sunset Blvd.
YBYesYesNoYesYesNo609-898-2009Daily, 5pm - 9pm314 Beach Ave.
Homestyle To GoYesNoNoNoYesNo609-600-2084Noon -7pm (Thurs-Mon)102 Sunset Blvd.
Ocean View DinerYesYesNoYesYesNo609-884-37728am-9pm (Wed-Mon)235 Beach Ave
Harry'sYesYesYesNoYesNo609-884-27798am-10pm (Wed-Sun)1025 Beach Ave
Oyster BayYesYesYesNoYesNo609-884-21115pm-8pm (Wed-Sun)615 Lafayette Street
Sapore ItalianoYesYesYesYesYesNo609-600-1422Daily, 4pm-10pm416 S Broadway
Aleathea'sYesYesNoNoYesNo609-884-5555Daily, 8am-8pm7 Ocean Street
Westside MarketNoNoNoNoYesNo609-884-3061Daily, 9am-3pm (Closed Monday)517 Broadway
Willow Creek WineryYesYesYesNoYesNo609-770-8782Daily, Noon-8pm160-168 Stevens St.
Fins Bar & GrilleYesYesNoNoYesNo(609) 884-3449Daily, 11am - 9pm142 Decatur St
Hot Dog Tommy'sNoNoNoNoYesYes609-884-8388Last Day - Oct 10!319 Beach Ave.
Uncle Bill's Pancake HouseYesYesNoNoYesNo609-884-7199Daily, 7am-2pm261 Beach Ave.
Mario's PizzaYesNoNoNoYesYes609-884-0085Daily, 11am-9pm (Closed Tues)315 Ocean St
Quincy's Lobster RollsNoNoNoNoYesNo609-305-4379Daily, 11am-8pm320 Washington Street
Godmother'sNoNoNoNoNoNo609-884-4543Closed for the 2020 Season413 South Broadway
Peter Shield's InnYesYesYesYesYesNo609-884-90905pm-7:30pm (Mon-Thurs); 5 pm-9pm (Fri-Sun)1301 Beach Ave.
Taco Caballito TequileriaYesYesNoNoYesNo609-884-4800Daily, Noon-9pm429 Beach Ave.
H&H SeafoodYes0NoYesYesNo609-884-4555Daily, 9am-8pm956A Ocean Drive
Tisha'sYes0Yes - Same Day by Phone OnlyYesYesNo609-884-9119Daily, 11am-2:30pm; 4:30pm-9:30pm322 Washington Street
Iccara Italian BistroYes0YesYesYesNo609-884-0200Daily, 4pm-10pm311 Mansion Street
Merion InnYes0YesNoYesNo609-884-8363Daily, 5pm-9pm106 Decatur Street
PrawnYes0NoYesYesNo609-408-7070Daily, 3pm-9pm409 Elmira Street
Lucky BonesYes0NoNoYesNo609-408-2663Daily, 4pm-8pm1200 NJ 109
Freda's CafeYes0Yes - Same Day by Phone OnlyYesYesNo609-884-7887Daily, 11:30am-9pm210 Ocean Street
Lobster House Raw Bar/Dockside DiningYes0NoNoYesNo609-884-8296Daily, 11:30am-9pm906 Schellengers Landing Rd
A Ca MiaYes0YesYesYesYes609-884-6661Daily, 11:30am-2:30pm; 5pm-9pm524 Washington Street
Backstreet Simply DeliciousNo0NoYesYesNo609-884-7660Wed-Sun (Call Noon to 6 pm to order)600 Park Blvd.
Magnolia RoomYes0Yes - CallNoYesYes609-884-8409Daily, 8:30am-10am; 5pm-9pm301 Howard Street
The Washington InnYes0YesNoYesNo609-884-56975pm-9pm (Tues-Sat)801 Washington Street
Hemmingway'sNo0NoNoYesNo609-884-5611 x550Daily, 4pm-9pm1045 Beach Ave.
410 Bank StreetYes0YesYesYesNo609-884-2127Daily, 5pm-9pm410 Bank Street
Harbor ViewYes0NoNoYesNo609-884-5444Daily, 11:30am-10pm954 Ocean Drive
Seasalt RestaurantYes0NoNoYesNo609-884-7000Daily, 8am-9pm1035 Beach Ave.
La Doña Restaurante MexicanoYes0NoYesYesNo609-884-5503Daily, 11am-3pm, 4pm-10pm31 Perry Street
The Grille at Sunset BeachYes0NoNoYesNo609-884-0008Daily, 8am-8pm502 Sunset Blvd.
Saltwater CafeYes0YesYesYesNo609-884-2403Daily, 8am-3pm1231 Route 109
Delaney'sYes0NoNoYesNo609-770-8559Daily, 11am-8pm400 Washington Street
Beach Plum Farm - Dinner SeriesYes0YesYesYesNo609-602-0128Weekly Dinner - See Website140 Stevens Street
Congress Hall's "Grand Lawn"Yes0YesNoYesNo609-884-1816Opening June 18200 Congress Place
Ebbitt Room GardenYes0Yes - only for 5 or lessNoYesNo609-884-5700Daily - See Website25 Jackson Street
McGlades on the PierYes0NoYesYesNo609-884-26148am-2:30pm; 5 pm-8:30pm722 Beach Ave
Vintage (at the Physick Estate)Yes0NoYesYesNo609-884-6088Daily, 5pm-8pm1048 Washington Street
Louisa's CafeNo0NoYesYes - June 26 (Dinner)No609-884-5882Daily, 11am-5pm (Salads Only)104 Jackson Street
Dry Dock Ice Cream Bar & GrillYes0NoNoYesNo609-884-34344-9pm (Wed-Fri): 11:30am-8pm (Sat/Sun)1440 Texas Ave.
Elaine'sYes0YesNoYesNo609-884-4358Daily, 4pm-10pm513 Lafayette Street
Pier HouseYes0Yes - Call ahead 4-8pmNoYesNo609-898-22448am-9pm1317 Beach Ave.
Stewart's Root BeerYes0NoNoYesYes609-849-925511am-9pm502 Washington Street
Carney'sYes0NoNoYesNo609-884-442411am-6pm411 Beach Ave.
Mayer's TavernYes0NoNoYesNo609-435-50784pm-10pm (Wed-Mon); Closed Tues.894 3rd Ave.
Blue Pig TavernYes0Yes - CallNoYesNo609-884-65007:30am-2pm; 5pm-9pm200 Congress Place
Black DuckYes0Yes - CallYesYesNo609-898-0100Daily, 5pm-9pm1 Sunset Blvd.
Cove Restaurant and Seaside DeckYes0NoNoYesNo609-884-5159Daily, 7am-3pm405 S. Beach Ave.
Union ParkYes0Yes - CallYesYesNo609-884-8811Daily, 5pm-9pm727 Beach Ave.
Cape May Fish MarketYes0NoNoYesNo609-770-3790Daily, 11am-8pm426 Washington Street
The Red StoreYes0NoYesYesNo609-884-57577:30am-3pm (Thurs-Mon)500 Cape Ave.

Coffee and Dessert Places

Who doesn’t need a good cup of coffee and a sweet treat right about now?

Business NameAddressPhone Number
Peace Pie326 Carpenters Lane609-435-5321
Fine Fellows Ice Cream313 Beach Ave609-854-4934
Dry Dock Ice Cream1440 Texas Ave.609-884-3434
Chez Michele600 Park Blvd.609-435-5982
Ostara's Coffee House600 Park Blvd.609-770-7718
Coffee Tyme414 Washington Street Mall609-435-5647

Cape May Retail Stores

As of Monday, June 15, retail stores in Cape May are currently open! Our local merchants are happy to be open for business and are taking steps to ensure the safety of their customers and staff. Please wear a face mask and practice social distancing inside all stores.

Cape May Rental Properties

All short-term rental properties in Cape May were able to reopen on May 28. Rental agencies and individual property owners are able to take reservations for dates after that. For existing or new reservations please contact your rental agency directly for more information.

Cape May Accommodations

All hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts, and guest houses in Cape May were able to reopen on May 28. This also includes any AirBnb rentals. After June 22, they were all operating at 100% capacity.

Cleaning Services

As business and property owners prepare for the reopening of Cape May, cleaning protocols and services will be more critical than ever. The Cape May area is serviced by many different national and local cleaning services. Before choosing one for your home, business, or rental, ask if they have a IJCSA Residential Cleaning Specialist Certification (RCS).

For all rental properties, current COVID-19 guidelines suggest the following:

  • Check-in time should be delayed by at least two hours to allow for comprehensive cleaning based on the CDC standards before a new guest arrives.
  • All pillows, blankets, comforters, and linens should be removed from a rental unit prior to guest arrival. Renters should bring these items with them to use during their stay.
  • Protective mattress covers should be used on all beds.


Most of Cape May’s breweries, wineries, and distilleries are open for outdoor seating, curbside pick-up and/or local delivery. Be sure to call ahead to place your order.

Business NameAddressPhone NumberPick Up
Cape May Brewing Company1288 Hornet Rd609-849-9933Yes
Cold Spring Brewery733 Seashore Road(609) 854-3077Yes
Gusto Brewing Company3860 Bayshore Road609-849-8620Yes
Cape May Winery711 Townbank Road609-884-1169Yes
Willow Creek Winery160-168 Stevens Street609-770-8782Yes

If you have updated information about any businesses in or around Cape May, please send an email to