At any given time, there’s a lot going on at Rusty Nail. From the bar inside to the huge sandlot out back to the nightly live music, it’s a lot to take in. But for a casual dinner-and-a-beer situation in Cape May, there aren’t many better places you can go to. Start with a plate of barbecue at a table surrounded by Adirondack chairs, and then hang out by the fire pit until the bartender reminds you that all the people you came with left hours ago.
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George’s is a Greek-ish diner where you can get some of the best breakfast and lunch dishes in Cape May.
The Red Store
The Red Store is a general store with a restaurant attached to it that serves an excellent $65 per person tasting menu.
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Cry Baby Pasta
Cry Baby Pasta is a nice-looking pasta spot in Queen Village that’s good for a casual dinner with friends.
The Center City location of Davio’s is the original one, and it’s a mix between a fancy Italian restaurant and a kitschy steakhouse.
Barbuzzo Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar
Barbuzzo is a great place to escape Center City for a low-key date, or any other time you want some charcuterie and pasta.
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Mack’s is a boardwalk pizza place in Wildwood where there’s almost always a line (but you should wait in it).
Beach Plum Farm
Beach Plum Farm in Cape May hosts weekly dinners where everything you eat comes directly from the land that the farm sits on.
H&H is really just a shack on the side of the road in Cape May with a big deck where you can get fresh, steamed seafood caught that day.
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