Cape May

Outdoor Dining - Now Available

Farm-to-table cuisine in the fresh open air

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Summer Dining Events

Farm-to-table Dinners, Farm BBQs and more

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Cape May Restaurants

Flavors for every taste

Whether you're in the mood for casual beach fare or elegant original fine dining, there is a Cape May restaurant for every taste. Farm-to-table, fast and fresh, grab and go, you will find something to satisfy your every craving at one of our local restaurants.

Reservations Required

Due to the limited amount of seating available for outdoor dining in Cape May this season, we highly recommend our guests make reservations in advance — for restaurants at Cape Resorts and around town.

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Restaurants & Dining


Take-Out Dining


We've prepared a number of take-out dining options, each featuring eclectic menus of fresh farm-to-table fare. View Our Take-Out Dining Options

Updated June 2, 2020

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Outdoor Dining


Outdoor dining is available and open to the public. Reservations are required. View Our Outdoor Dining Options

Updated June 15, 2020

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In-Restaurant Dining

Coming Soon

We are working to create socially-distant indoor dining experiences in accordance with state and local guidelines. Please check back for updates. In the meantime, we have a range of outdoor dining options to enjoy.

Updated June 22, 2020

Outdoor Dining

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Congress Hall's

Grand Lawn & Veranda Bar

Introducing Congress Hall's new open-air dining destination: the Grand Lawn & Veranda Bar. Dine at reservation-only tables on the Grand Lawn with a menu that includes craft cocktails, a full raw bar, Boiler Room pizza and small bites for kids and adults.

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Outdoor Dining at the

Blue Pig Tavern

Reserve your table for breakfast, lunch or dinner and dine al fresco with the Tavern favorites of the Blue Pig, either on our breezy outdoor porch, or—new this year—on the beautiful Veranda of Congress Hall.
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The Garden At The Ebbitt Room

The Ebbitt Room is proud to debut a singular new dining experience: The Garden at the Ebbitt Room. Enjoy the award-winning cuisine and expertly-crafted cocktails of our Dining Room in the fresh ambiance of the Virginia’s outdoor courtyard.
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Outdoor Dining at

The Rusty Nail

Summer is here, and the Nail is ready for a season of tasty bites, cold cocktails and plenty of sun! Kick back at one of our outdoor picnic tables and enjoy our classic beach-inspired menu, plus plenty of new specials and twists from Chef Jimmy.
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Beach Plum Farm Kitchen

Tucked away in West Cape May, our 62-acre Beach Plum Farm grows over 100 varieties of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Join us for breakfast or lunch at the Kitchen and savor the bounty of the season.

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The Boiler Room & The Brown Room

The Boiler Room (Congress Hall's unique underground pizzeria and music club) and the Brown Room (Congress Hall's Prohibition-era bar and lounge) are currently closed per state and local guidelines. We miss you too!

Good news, though: the Boiler Room's famous brick-oven pizza, as well as a few of the Brown Room's signature cocktails, are available to order outside on our Grand Lawn & Veranda Bar.

Coffee & Quick Bites

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Beach Plum Bakery & Café

at West End Garage

The Beach Plum Bakery and Café at West End Garage is serving fresh, farm-to-table pastries and bakery items along with La Colombe coffee drinks—perfect for refueling after a little time spent shopping.

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Tommy’s Folly Café

Located by the Lobby in Congress Hall, Tommy's Folly Café is perfect for breakfast & lunch on-the-go. Enjoy La Colombe coffee as well as sandwiches and baked treats made with fresh farm ingredients.
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Take-Out Dining

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Rusty Nail To-Go

Available Daily

Cape May's iconic surfer bar and restaurant is serving up delicious beach blanket take-out every night of the week. Drive up and grab favorites like Chef Jimmy's famous fried chicken, fish tacos, boardwalk fries and much more. Plus, don't miss our daily specials!
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Beach Plum Farm

Summer Dinner Series

Gather in the greenery of Beach Plum Farm for our Summer Dinner Series. Join us as we celebrate our seasonal harvest with intimate meals that use ingredients plucked a few feet from your table. Our Dinners this summer will take full advantage of our wide-open spaces; we'll spread out individual tables to create a fresh, new open-air dining experience that, while intimate, is still rooted in Beach Plum's spirit of community.
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Farm-to-table Summer Dinners

Wednesday Evenings
at Beach Plum Farm
Indulge in one of our delicious Farm-to-Table Summer Dinners at Beach Plum Farm. We’ll serve sustainably-raised meats, pasture-raised poultry and fresh vegetables harvested from our adjacent farm fields.
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Farm & Fin Dinner Series

Friday & Saturday Evenings
at Beach Plum Farm
Join us in the farm-fresh air as we celebrate the bounty of Beach Plum Farm and local seafood at our Farm & Fin Dinners. We'll prepare a very special four-course, flame-cooked, family-style meal that showcases the farm-to-table and dock-to-dish connection on Cape Island.
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Farm Sunday BBQs

at Beach Plum Farm
Every Sunday through August 30th
3:00pm - 7:00pm
Beach Plum Farm Sunday BBQs are back! With great food, live music, lawn games, a craft cocktail bar and more, our Sunday BBQs are the perfect family events to get out and enjoy the fresh farm air.
No reservations required — just come and enjoy!

Please be advised that we’ll make every effort possible to accommodate dietary restrictions at our Farm Dinners. However, due to the availability of farm ingredients and the nature of the farm dinners, we cannot guarantee that every restriction for every course can be met.

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Join us this Fall & Winter For

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Reconnect at Beach Plum Farm this Fall and Winter with a completely interactive farm-to-fork cottage experience. For the first time ever, our farm will host structured culinary retreats focusing on nourishment, harvest, celebration and fellowship. We've named these escapes Rooted, with a goal to ground and restore the basic tenets of our relationship with nature and farm life.
For four days, you'll be immersed in our world, working personally with the Beach Plum team. Choose to join us for our Fall or Winter Harvests—our farmers will help you gather ingredients from our rows and paddocks, while Executive Chef Wes Thompson will guide you through seasonal recipes tailored to your hand-picked crops. Our beautiful cottage accommodations and gentle open spaces provide the perfect setting to explore, create, taste, and live in simple harmony with the land.

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Support our Neighbors

Our friends at have compiled a full list of local restaurants offering takeout and delivery options. To view the list, click here.