Updated on May 1, 2022. 

Wondering where to eat in cape may this summer? Well, we’ve got some recommendations for you. In celebration of the return of Cape May Restaurant Week (June 5 through 12), we’re highlighting several participating restaurants we think you’ll adore. Elevate your tastebuds this summer at these fantastic establishments.  

Cape May is home to more than just a few exceptional eateries. In fact, The New York Times named Cape May the culinary capital of New Jersey. Our seafood is particularly fresh as Cape May ranks first on the list of east coast commercial seafood landings ahead of even Montauk, Boston, and Portland.  

Please enjoy this list of restaurant recommendations in Cape May. Included are some tried-and-true favorites plus a few new spots that are sure to impress. 

Stay at The Queen Victoria in Summer 2022.


410 Bank Street 

One of our favorite restaurants, 410 Bank Street serves exotic New Orleans cuisine in a vine-covered 1840s carriage house with tropical garden. Voted “Best of the Best” by NJ Monthly, 410 Bank is a sophisticated, Zagat-rated, establishment with a terrific menu. 


The Ebbitt Room 

We can’t say enough about The Ebbitt Room. Enjoy amazing farm-to-table and farm-to-glass dining made with the freshest ingredients from Beach Plum Farm. Inviting and welcoming, Chef Jason Hanin’s exquisite cuisine is available every day starting at 5pm. 


The Pier House 

Enjoy delectable coastal delights at this iconic Cape May restaurant. Offering an exceptional menu which includes seafood caught right off our coast, these culinary experts use only the freshest ingredients. Try all-time favorites like Crispy Calamari and Pecan Crusted Alaskan Halibut.  


Carney’s on the Beach 

A landmark restaurant in Cape May for over five decades, Carney’s on the Beach offers a fun and vibrant atmosphere complete with live entertainment, delicious food, and mouthwatering drinks. Carney’s menu items are generously portioned and made from the highest quality ingredients.


Peter Shield’s 

Boasting an impressive menu plus excellent service, Peter Shield’s executive chef prepares traditional and contemporary seasonal selections with only the finest ingredients. PSI offers a selection of wines from Cape May Winery & Vineyard in addition to being a “BYO” venue. 


Mayer’s Tavern 

Mayer’s Tavern is a lively bar and tavern that serves local seafood and fresh cocktails. It first opened in the 1940s as a family-run operation with lodging upstairs. Now, it’s a Cape May staple that occupies a special place in the Cape May community. 


Iccara Italian Bistro 

Located in the heart of Cape May, NJ, just steps from the Washington Street Mall, Iccara Italian Bistro & Seafood brings you the fresh, unique flavors of Italy in a charming, welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy delicious food inspired by the charming Italian seaside.  



A trip to Cape May would not be complete without dinner at Tisha’s. Conveniently located on the Washington street mall, this year Tisha’s celebrates 30 years in business and is considered a must try among the restaurant community. Their New American cuisine is sure to please even the most sophisticated palates. Offering both indoor and al fresco dining for lunch and dinner. 


Viggiano’s On Sunset 

At Viggiano’s you’ll feel like you’re in old-world Italy sharing food and conversation around a large kitchen table. Enjoy exceptional hospitality and authentic Italian cuisine, in a family-style dining atmosphere. 


The Mad Batter 

Though our guests don’t often try their famous brunches, the Mad Batter is a lovely destination for either Lunch or Dinner. We particularly enjoy dining on the front porch, watching folks stroll down scenic Jackson Street and savoring any of the fine entrees offered. The Mad Batter was awarded the 2006 New Jersey Tourism “Diamond” award in recognition of the role it plays in making Cape May the restaurant capital of New Jersey. 


For a full list of The Queen Victoria restaurant recommendations, visit our Dining page. It’s by no means comprehensive, but we have included several establishments we know our guests will love. 

There you have – where to eat in Cape May this summer. For our long list of dining options in Cape May, visit our restaurant page. We’re so excited to welcome you back to Cape May this season!