We are so excited that the holiday season in Cape May is here and especially excited to welcome guests who will enjoy it with us. Of course, Cape May is the perfect New Jersey town in which to spend the season’s holidays, especially Thanksgiving. With several outstanding restaurants, there are plenty of menus to choose from. Here are just a few dining options you may consider this Thanksgiving in Cape May.


The Merion Inn | 106 Decatur Street

The Merion Inn – a Cape May classic – is serving a delicious Thanksgiving dinner this year. Entrees include roast turkey, penne with vegetables, tilapia with French green lentils, and prime rib with mushrooms, just to name a few. Entrees are served with a choice of two sides or choose a full-course dinner that comes with dessert!


The Ebbitt Room | 25 Jackson Street

Enjoy an exceptional Thanksgiving meal at one of Cape May’s finest restaurants. The Ebbitt Room, a Cape May favorite, is offering a 3-course menu (entrées include turkey, swordfish and duck) for $75 per person. Gather with loved ones and share a delicious holiday meal prepared with fresh ingredients from their very own Beach Plum Farm.


Peter Shields Inn | 1301 Beach Avenue

At Peter Shields, executive chef Carl Messick will prepare an elaborate three-course, price-fixed, Thanksgiving dinner. Entrees include wagyu, seabass, free-range turkey, and venison. Enjoy a lovely dinner with a beautiful ocean view. Visit the Peter Shields website for a full menu. Adults $65, children $35. Peter Shields offers a selection of wines from Cape May Winery & Vineyard in addition to being a BYO establishment.


The Blue Pig Tavern | 200 Congress Place

Tucked in the corner of Congress Hall, The Blue Pig Tavern is open this Thanksgiving and offering a three-course, fixed-price menu (appetizer, entree, and dessert) for $45 per person. Choose from turkey, crab, steak or risotto. For those that don’t know, the Blue Pig is an inviting establishment with a real farmhouse feel. For a full menu, visit their website.


Congress Hall | 200 Congress Place

Once again, Congress Hall will host its annual Thanksgiving Day buffet from 1 pm to 6 pm. The cost is $45 per person ($19 for children). Executive Chef Michael Greenstein has prepared a delectable menu featuring heritage turkey, buttery mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and more. Ingredients are sourced locally from Beach Plum Farm.


The Grand Hotel | Beach Avenue

A favorite casual eatery, The Grand Hotel offers modern American cuisine with a variety of delectable culinary creations. This Thanksgiving, enjoy an outstanding dinner in their oceanfront ballroom. Menu items include slow-roasted prime rib, roasted turkey, seafood scampi, salmon, plus a host of classic Thanksgiving sides. A full menu is posted on their Facebook page.


The Washington Inn 

The Washington Inn is one of the top-ranked and most visited restaurants in Cape May. And, this Thanksgiving, executive chef Mimi Wood, is serving an exceptional a la carte holiday dinner. Entrees include filet, oven-roasted turkey, and plant-based options. Appetizers start at $9, while entrees from $29.

As you can see, there are many great spots to enjoy Thanksgiving in Cape May this year. Wherever you choose to eat, if you’re visiting, we hope you’ll stay with us. Visit our Rooms page to view our accommodations and book today.


This is post has been revised from our 2018 Thanksgiving post to reflect 2019 dining options and menu selections. A special thanks to Jessica Leeberg at capemay.com for the great restaurant suggestions!