Eat & Drink

Cape May is a popular destination for dining and drinking, with a variety of options to choose from. Just a few of our favorites are below.

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Cape May Bars and Restaurants

Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille
Cape May’s only rooftop bar is located right next door to Mahalo Cape May! Enjoy dining with a view, plus great live entertainment.

The Rusty Nail Bar and Restaurant
This popular spot is located on Beach Avenue, and is known for its beachy atmosphere, live music, and outdoor seating. They serve up classic American fare like burgers, seafood, and salads. Known for its casual atmosphere and delicious seafood dishes, Rusty Nail is the perfect spot for a fun night out.

The Lobster House
Located at the southern end of town, The Lobster House is a seafood lover’s paradise. This seafood restaurant has an extensive menu featuring everything from shrimp and scallops to lobster and clams. They offer multiple dining options, including a raw bar, casual outdoor seating at a dockside cafe, and formal dining in the restaurant. They also have a fish market where you can buy fresh seafood to take home.

The Mad Batter
This popular restaurant is located on Jackson Street, and is known for its cozy atmosphere and creative cuisine. They offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and their menu includes dishes like crab cakes, duck breast, and vegetarian entrees.


The Brown Room
Located in the Congress Hall hotel, The Brown Room is an elegant spot for a nightcap or a pre-dinner drink. They offer classic cocktails, wine, and beer, as well as light bites.

The Ebbitt Room
This restaurant is known for its modern American cuisine using locally sourced ingredients. They also have an extensive wine list and a cozy atmosphere.

The Washington Inn
This upscale restaurant serves contemporary American dishes in an elegant setting. They also have a great selection of wines.

George’s Place
This Greek restaurant is known for its authentic cuisine and friendly service. They have a variety of dishes such as souvlaki, gyros, and spanakopita.

Sapore Italiano
If you’re in the mood for Italian cuisine, check out Sapore Italiano. This cozy eatery serves authentic Italian dishes, including homemade pasta and wood-fired pizza.


Diamond Beach Bars and Restaurants

Coastal Blue Oceanside Bar & Grill
Located at our sister property, ICONA Diamond Beach, Coastal Blue offer breakfast, lunch, dinner & drinks in an upscale casual setting. Coastal Blue’s food shines with unique, local flavors and is always prepared and served with love. Their commitment to locally sourced, high-quality produce and products elevates every dish they serve. We recommend trying Chef’s Crab Cakes!

The Star Beach Bar
Hop on the Mahalo Shuttle or drive 5 miles north to Diamond Beach to enjoy this one-of-a-kind beach bar! Walk down the iconic palm tree pathway and The Star Beach Bar sits right on the white sand beach. This lively beach bar offers appetizers, sandwiches, salads, and wood fired pizza plus plenty of beers, seltzers, and signature cocktails. Kids will love playing while parents kick back and relax. Stay to enjoy live music most nights of the summer from 4-8 pm.

Cape May Breweries, Wineries, & Distilleries

Cape May, New Jersey is home to several breweries, wineries, and distilleries that are worth visiting. Some of the popular ones include:

Cape May Brewing Company
This award-winning brewery is known for its diverse array of craft beers, including IPA’s and stouts. This is the largest brewery in Cape May, offering a wide range of craft beers. They have a taproom where you can enjoy their creations, as well as take a tour of the brewing facilities.

Cold Spring Brewery
This historic brewery, located within the Cold Spring Village historic district, offers tours and tastings of their craft beers, including an IPA and porter. This historic brewery dates back to the 1800s and has been restored to its former glory. Visitors can enjoy their beers in the taproom or take a tour of the brewery.

Nauti Spirits Distillery
This distillery produces handcrafted spirits made from locally sourced ingredients. This distillery specializes in small-batch craft spirits, including gin, vodka, and rum. They offer tours of their distillery and tastings of their products. Stay awhile to enjoy their craft cocktails in the tasting room or out in the farm yard – you might even get a chance to feed the roaming chickens or enjoy some live music!

Cape May Distillery
This distillery produces award-winning spirits, including bourbon, whiskey, and gin. They offer tours of their distillery and tastings of their products.


Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery
Hawk Haven is a family-run winery that uses eco-friendly and sustainable practices. This winery offers a variety of grapes grown on their 100-acre farm, and tours that allow visitors to see the wine-making process. Their most popular wines are the red blends and whites, with the Cabernet Franc being the standout variety.

Willow Creek Winery
Willow Creek Winery offers a fantastic tasting experience with an extensive range of wines. The Pinot Grigio, Albarino, and Merlot are their bestsellers. This winery offers a relaxing atmosphere, with a tasting room that overlooks the vineyard and a farm-to-table restaurant.

Cape May Winery & Vineyard
This winery has a beautiful vineyard and offers wine tasting, tours, and events. They specialize in red, white, and fruit wines, with their best varieties being the Merlot and Chardonnay.

Turdo Vineyards & Winery
Turdo Vineyards produces traditional Italian-style wines using estate-grown grapes. Their top-rated wines include the Sangiovese, Barbera, and Primitivo.

These are just a few of the many great breweries, wineries, and distilleries to visit in Cape May, New Jersey. Overall, Cape May has a vibrant craft beer and spirits scene, with something to suit every taste.