Cape May is home to more than just a few exceptional eateries. In fact, the New York Times has called Cape May the culinary capital of New Jersey. Seafood is particularly fresh and delicious, as Cape May ranks number one on the list of East Coast commercial fisheries ahead of even Montauk, Boston, and Portland.  

Stay at The Queen Victoria in Summer 2021.

Please enjoy this short list of local restaurants of which we are especially fond. There are some tried-and-true favorites and a few new spots that are sure to impress. 

For our full list of recommendations, visit our Local Restaurants page. It’s by no means comprehensive, but it does include a number of acclaimed establishments we think all guests will adore.  


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 Italian seaside. Owned and operated by local restauranteur of 30+ years, Vincenzo Sanzone.

Iccara Italian Bistro Menu 



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. 

Tisha’s Cape May Menu 


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. 

Viggiano’s On Sunset Menu 


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. 

The Mad Batter Menu 


The Balck Duck on Sunset

About a 15-minute walk from the inn, The Black Duck on Sunset is one of the most distinctive restaurants in Cape May. It offers an airy atmosphere, creative menu, plus a great raw bar. Owned by Chris Hubert, a renowned local chef who also owns the restaurant Godmothers, The Black Duck is a must-try this summer.

The Black Duck on Sunset Menu


There you have – our shortlist of excellent restaurants to visit this summer during your stay with us at The Queen Victoria. 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!