Business Updates

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


Click here to read an open letter sent to the Cape May business community on Tuesday, May 19, 2020, from Police Chief Anthony Marino.

We love our local businesses! And while many of them are closed right now, 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

All restaurants in Cape May are currently closed for indoor dining. However, most of our local eateries are offering take-out and/or delivery options. And some even have special dinner deals.

As of Monday, June 15, some restaurants in Cape May are now offering outdoor dining. We have updated the chart below with an indication of which restaurants are currently offering outdoor options and will post updates as they become available.

If you own or manage a restaurant in Cape May and want to update your information, please send an email to

Click on the “Restaurant Name” column heading to sort the restaurants alphabetically. Or click on any other column heading, such as “Outdoor Dining” or “BYOB”.

Restaurant NameOutdoor DiningReservationsBYOBTakeoutDeliveryPhone #HoursAddress
Cold Spring GrangeNoNoYesYesNo609-675-4382Mother's Day Weekend Only735 Seashore Rd.
Good Earth Organic EateryYesYesYesYesNo609-898-6161Noon-8pm (Fri-Sun); 4 pm-8pm (Thurs & Mon)600 Park Blvd.
Bella Vida Garden CafeYesNoYesYesNo609-884-63328am - 8pm (Thur-Mon)406 N. Broadway
Big Wave BurritoYesNoNoYesYes609-898-86468am - 9pm (Closed Sunday)605 Lafayette St.
C-View InnYesNoNoYesYes609-884-4712Daily, Noon- 8pm1380 Washington St.
Exit Zero Filling StationYesNoNoYesYes609-770-8479Daily, 11am - 8pm110 Sunset Blvd.
Gecko'sYesNoYesYesNo609-898-7750Daily, 11am - 8pm479 West Perry St.
George's PlaceNoNoYesYesYes609-884-6088Daily, 9am - 8pm301 Beach Ave.
Harpoons on the BayYesNoNoYesNo609-886-55294pm 8pm (Mon-Fri); Noon-8pm (Sat-Sun)91 Beach Dr.
Key West TacosYesNoNoYesNo609-898-822611am-2 pm (Wed-Thur); 11am-8pm (Fri-Mon)479 W. Perry St.
Mad BatterYesYesNoYesNo609-884-59708am - 10pm19 Jackson St.
Panico's BistroYesYesYesYesYes609-884-71705pm - 8pm (Thur-Sun)422 Broadway
Rusty NailYesYes - CallNoYesNo609-884-0017Daily, 4pm-8pm205 Beach Ave.
Ugly MugYesNoNoYesNo609-884-3459Daily, 11am-8pm426 Washington St.
Viggianos on SunsetYesYesYesYesNo609-435-50265-9:30pm (Tues-Sat); 4-8pm (Sun)109 Sunset Blvd.
YBYesNoYesYesNo609-898-2009Daily, Noon - 9pm314 Beach Ave.
Homestyle To GoNoNoNoYesNo609-600-2084Noon-7pm (Thur-Mon)102 Sunset Blvd.
Ocean View DinerYesNoYesYesNo609-884-3772Daily, 9am-8pm235 Beach Ave
Harry'sYesYes - for downstairsNoYesYes609-884-2779Daily, 11am-8pm1025 Beach Ave
Oyster BayYesNoNoYesNo609-884-21114pm-8pm (Wed-Mon)615 Lafayette Street
Sapore ItalianoYesYesYesYesNo609-600-1422Daily, 11am-8pm416 S Broadway
Aleathea'sYesNoNoYesNo609-884-55553pm-7:30pm (Fri - Sun)7 Ocean Street
Westside MarketNoNoNoYesNo609-884-3061Daily, 9am-3pm517 Broadway
Willow Creek WineryYesYes - Only for 6 or moreNoYesNo609-770-878212 - 9pm (Fri & Sat); 12- 6pm (Sun)160-168 Stevens St.
Fins Bar & GrilleYesNoNoYesNo(609) 884-3449Daily, 11am - 8 pm142 Decatur St
Hot Dog Tommy'sNoNoNoYesYes609-884-83889:57am - 6:01pm (Fri-Sun)319 Beach Ave.
Uncle Bill's Pancake HouseYesNoNoYesYes609-884-7199Daily, 7am-2pm261 Beach Ave.
Mario's PizzaYesNoNoYesYes609-884-008511am - 9 pm (Fri-Sun)315 Ocean St
Quincy's Lobster RollsNoNoNoYesNo609-305-437911am-8pm (Fri-Sun)320 Washington Street
Godmother'sNoNoYesYesNo609-884-45435pm-8pm (Thurs-Mon)413 South Broadway
Peter Shield's InnYesYesYesYesNo609-884-9090Order from 9am-6:30pm (Thurs-Sun)1301 Beach Ave.
Taco Caballito TequileriaYesNoNoYesNo609-884-4800Daily, Noon-8pm429 Beach Ave.
H&H SeafoodYesNoYesYesNo609-884-4555Daily, 9am-8pm956A Ocean Drive
Tisha'sYesYes - Same Day by Phone OnlyYesYesNo609-884-9119Daily, 11am-2:30pm; 4:30pm-9:30pm322 Washington Street
Iccara Italian BistroNoNoYesYesNo609-884-02004pm-9pm (Thurs-Sun)311 Mansion Street
Merion InnYesYes - CallNoYesNo609-884-8363Daily, 11am-8pm106 Decatur Street
PrawnYesNoYesYesNo609-408-70703pm-8pm (Tues-Sun); Closed Mon409 Elmira Street
Lucky BonesNoNoNoYesYes609-408-2663Daily, 4pm-8pm1200 NJ 109
Freda's CafeYesNoYesYesNo609-884-78874pm-8pm (Fri-Sun)210 Ocean Street
Lobster House Fish Market/Dockside DiningYesNoNoYesNo609-884-8296Daily, 9am-7pm906 Schellengers Landing Rd
A Ca MiaYesNoYesYesYes609-884-6661Call to check524 Washington Street
Backstreet Simply DeliciousNoNoYesYesNo609-884-7660Wed-Sun (Call Noon to 6 pm to order)600 Park Blvd.
Magnolia RoomYesYes - CallNoYesYes609-884-84098:30am-11am; 5:30pm-9pm301 Howard Street
The Washington InnNoNoNoYesNo609-884-5697Fri-Sun (Call Noon to 4 pm to order)801 Washington Street
Hemmingway'sYesYesNoYesNo609-884-5611 x550Daily, 8am-9pm1045 Beach Ave.
410 Bank StreetYesYesYesYesNo609-884-21274pm-8pm (Thurs-Sun)410 Bank Street
Harbor ViewYesNoNoYesNo609-884-5444Daily, 11:30am-10pm954 Ocean Drive
Seasalt RestaurantYesNoNoYesNo609-884-7000Daily, 8am-9pm1035 Beach Ave.
La Doña Restaurante MexicanoYesYesYesYesNo609-884-5503Daily, 11am-3pm, 4pm-10pm31 Perry Street
The Grille at Sunset BeachYesNoNoYesNo609-884-0008Daily, 8am-8pm502 Sunset Blvd.
Saltwater CafeYesYes - CallYesYesNo609-884-2403Opening June 191231 Route 109
Delaney'sYesNoNoYesNo609-770-8559Daily, 11am-8pm400 Washington Street
Beach Plum Farm - Dinner SeriesYesYesYesYesNo609-602-0128Weekly Dinner - See Website140 Stevens Street
Congress Hall's "Grand Lawn"YesYesNoYesNo609-884-1816Opening June 18200 Congress Place
Ebbitt Room GardenYesYes - only for 5 or lessNoYesNo609-884-5700Daily - See Website25 Jackson Street
McGlades on the PierYesNoYesYesNo609-884-26148am-2:30pm; 5 pm-8:30pm722 Beach Ave
Vintage (at the Physick Estate)YesNoYesYesNo609-884-6088Daily, 5pm-8pm1048 Washington Street
Louisa's CafeNoNoYesYes - June 26 (Dinner)No609-884-5882Daily, 11am-5pm (Salads Only)104 Jackson Street
Dry Dock Ice Cream Bar & GrillYesNoNoYesNo609-884-34344-9pm (Wed-Fri): 11:30am-8pm (Sat/Sun)1440 Texas Ave.
Elaine'sYesYesNoYesNo609-884-4358Daily, 4pm-10pm513 Lafayette Street
Pier HouseYesYes - Call ahead 4-8pmNoYesNo609-898-22448am-9pm1317 Beach Ave.
Stewart's Root BeerYesNoNoYesYes609-849-925511am-9pm502 Washington Street
Carney'sYesNoNoYesNo609-884-442411am-6pm411 Beach Ave.
Mayer's TavernYesNoNoYesNo609-435-50784pm-10pm (Wed-Mon); Closed Tues.894 3rd Ave.
Blue Pig TavernYesYes - CallNoYesNo609-884-65007:30am-2pm; 5pm-9pm200 Congress Place
Black DuckYesYes - CallYesYesNo609-898-0100Daily, 5pm-9pm1 Sunset Blvd.
Cove Restaurant and Seaside DeckYesNoNoYesNo609-884-5159Daily, 7am-3pm405 S. Beach Ave.
Union ParkYesYes - CallYesYesNo609-884-8811Daily, 5pm-9pm727 Beach Ave.
Cape May Fish MarketYesNoNoYesNo609-770-3790Daily, 11am-8pm426 Washington Street
The Red StoreYesNoYesYesNo609-884-57577:30am-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? Thankfully, a few local places are open for take-out and curbside delivery to help satisfy your caffeine and sweet tooth cravings.

Business NameAddressPhoneHours
Peace Pie326 Carpenters Lane609-435-5321Daily, 3pm - 9pm
Fine Fellows Ice Cream313 Beach Ave.609-854-49342pm - 7pm (Fri-Sun)
Dry Dock Ice Cream1440 Texas Ave.609-884-34344pm - 7:30pm (Fri-Sun)
Chez Michele600 Park Blvd.609-435-59828am - 2pm (Fri-Sun)
Ostara's Coffee House600 Park Blvd.609-770-7718Daily, 8 am - Noon
Coffee Tyme414 Washington Street Mall609-435-56478 am to 5 pm (Sat - Mon)
Out There Coffee315 Ocean StreetNA7am-5pm (Tues-Sun)
Bagel Time Cafe727 Beach Ave.609-408-75967am-3pm (Fri-Sun)
Avalon Coffee7 Gurney Street609-898-80887am-1pm (Fri-Mon)

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. Between May 28 and June 22, these accommodations can operate at 60% capacity. After June 22, they can operate 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 now open for outdoor seating, curbside pick-up and/or local delivery. Be sure to call ahead to place your order.

Restaurant NameAddressPhone NumberHoursPickupLocal Delivery
Cape May Brewing Company1288 Hornet Rd.609-849-9933Noon - 7pmYesYes
Cold Spring Brewery733 Seashore Rd.609-854-3077Noon-6pm (Fri & Sat)YesNo
Gusto Brewing Company3860 Bayshore Rd.609-849-8620Daily, 2pm - 6pmYesNo
Cape May Winery711 Townbank Rd.609-884-1169Daily, 10am - 3 pmYesYes
Willow Creek Winery160-168 Stevens St.609-770-8782Daily, Noon- 4pmYesNo
Nauti Spirits Distillery916 Shunpike Rd.609-770-3381Daily, Noon - 5 pmYesNo
Turdo Vineyards & Winery3911 Bayshore Rd.609-884-5591Daily, 10 am - 5 pmYesNo
Hawk Haven Winery600 South Railroad Ave.609-846-7347Daily, 10am - 5pmYesNo

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