Open May- December 2017, same great live entertainment and classic beach menu. 

“The Nail,” as it’s known by the locals, is the famed iconic surfer bar and restaurant that made a name for itself in the ‘70s. It's right here at the Beach Shack, just steps away from your room. Back in the day lifeguards, surfers  and beautiful beach bunnies gathered around the wood bar that was rumored to be the longest in all of Cape May. Now it’s your turn to join in the fun for breakfast, lunch, dinner or its famed happy hour. Now that the Beach Shack is open from May-December, so is The Nail, with the same great live entertainment and classic seaside menu. In the summer gather around the fire pit for a cold drink. When the weather starts to cool down, come on in and sit by the new indoor fireplace.  Kids’ meals are served on a souvenir Beach Shack Frisbee, giving you a fun after-dinner activity. Indoor spaces spill into outdoor seating, sand bar, fire pit and shuffleboard. Young, old and even four-legged friends are invited in from the beach for live entertainment and Rusty Nail’s beach blanket comfort food that can also be wrapped to go. The Rusty Nail was named one of Zagat's 10 Hottest Restaurants on the Jersey Shore, 2014.

Open Daily

Hours:

Breakfast: 7:30 AM - Noon
Lunch: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Dinner: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

 

 

Now Open

Renovated and now open through December

Jimmy’s Smokin’ Pig Roast

Mondays from 4pm All Summer Long!

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contact us

General Manager :

Charley Gaudio
cgaudio@caperesorts.com

Restaurant Manager:

Stephen Mannino
smannino@beachshack.com

Press/Media Inquiries:

Lisa Johnson (609) 788-8548
lisa@lisajohnsoncommunications.com

Rusty Nail:

(609) 884-0017

reach us by phone:

(609) 884-0017

Directions

The Rusty Nail

205 Beach Avenue

Cape May, New Jersey 08204

(609) 884-0017

IT'S EASY TO FIND US

Cape May is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry.

from google maps:

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from specific points

From the Garden State Parkway
approx. 10 minutes

Take the Parkway to the end, Exit "0", to 109 South, Follow Route 109 over a large then a small bridge. This becomes Lafayette Street. Follow Lafayette Street through two traffic lights to the end. Lafayette will end at Jackson Street where there is a green liquor store called "Colliers". Turn left onto Jackson Street. Turn right onto Beach Avenue.

From the Cape May Lewes Ferry
approx. 15 minutes

From the Ferry Terminal in North Cape May, follow the signs for Route 109 South and the Garden State Parkway. Take Route 109 South over the Cape May bridge onto Lafayette Street. Follow Lafayette Street approximately 1.5 miles until you dead end at Jackson Street. Turn left onto Jackson Street. Turn right onto Beach Avenue.

From New York
approx. 3 hours

Exit Manhattan to New Jersey Turnpike. Take the N.J. Turnpike South to Exit 11 for the Garden State Parkway. Take the G.S. Parkway to end, Exit "0", to 109 South, Follow Route 109 over the Cape May bridge onto Lafayette Street. Follow Lafayette Street approximately 1.5 miles until you dead end at Jackson Street. Turn left onto Jackson Street. Turn right onto Beach Avenue.

From Washington/Baltimore
approx. 3 hours

95 North to Delaware Memorial Bridge, take bridge to Route 40 East. Follow Route 40 to Route 55 South to end (at Route 47 South). Route 47 South to Garden State Parkway South. G.S. Parkway to end, Exit "0", to 109 South, Follow Route 109 over the Cape May bridge onto Lafayette Street. Follow Lafayette Street approximately 1.5 miles until you dead end at Jackson Street. Turn left onto Jackson Street. Turn right onto Beach Avenue.

From Philadelphia
approx. 1 hour 45 minutes

Walt Whitman Bridge to 42 South, to Atlantic City Expressway East. Take the A.C. Expressway to the Garden State Parkway south. G.S. Parkway to end, Exit "0", to 109 South, Follow Route 109 over the Cape May bridge onto Lafayette Street. Follow Lafayette Street approximately 1.5 miles until you dead end at Jackson Street. Turn left onto Jackson Street. Turn right onto Beach Avenue.

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