205 BEACH AVENUE, CAPE MAY, NJ 08204(877) SHACK-07

Cape May's Iconic Surfer Bar & Restaurant

“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 or dinner. 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.
learn more Call: (609) 884-0017

hours

Open Daily

7:30 am - 12:30 am

The Seventh Annual

Rusty Nail Doggie Pageant

Saturday, September 14th

Get waggin' to the Rusty Nail on Saturday, September 14th for the seventh annual Rusty Nail Doggie Pageant! Join us to watch some talented pups in action as they compete to be the official 2020 Rusty Nail Dog Mascot.
Think your pooch has what it takes to claim the title? Enter them to win! The champ will have their photo on the official Rusty Nail Doggie Ale (beer for dogs!), and their owners will take home a $250 Beach Shack/Rusty Nail gift certificate.
Click here to enter

Dining Specials

Rusty Nail Pig Roasts

Every Monday at 4:00pm

Head to the Nail on Mondays this summer for Chef Jimmy's famous Pig Roasts. We're cooking up delicious Berkshire Hog raised locally at Beach Plum Farm in West Cape May. Featuring fire-grilled piggy platters with delicious sides, cornbread and all the fixin's, our Rusty Nail Pig Roasts are a BBQ highlight of the summer season.

Pig Roast Menu

PIGGY SANDWICH 18
Pulled pork sandwich served with baked beans and Cole slaw

PIGGY PLATTER 26
Pulled pork, corn on the cob, baked beans, Cole slaw & corn bread

Military Discount

Available with Valid Military ID

15% Off Food

Bring family and friends! Enjoy a 15% discount for your entire party seated at the table.

Must present a Valid Military ID in order to receive the discount. Discount is applicable to food items only. Not valid with other offers or discounts.

The Rusty Nail is proud to be a Travel & Leisure Pick for One of America's Top 10 Beach Bars.

The Rusty Nail
205 Beach Avenue
Cape May, New Jersey 08204

it’s easy to find us

Cape May is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. The Rusty Nail is located on Beach Avenue at the Beach Shack Hotel.

Parking is available in the spaces directly in front of the restaurant.
Parking is first-come, first-serve. Metered parking is available along Beach Avenue.

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From Specific Points

From The Garden State Parkway | From The Cape May Lewes Ferry | From New York | From Washington/Baltimore | From Philadelphia