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Where to eat in Cape May

Where to Eat? Always the question of the day in Cape May.

Eat in Cape MayThere are lots of new choices for this year in Cape May – as well as our existing favorites. On Carpenter’s Lane in the Carpenter’s Square building, a new Mexican Restaurant called La Doňa is opening – and the owner, Lucy Corvino, is from Oaxaca, so we have high hopes.

Another new restaurant is Asian Legends, in the Acme supermarket area. Suzie and I have eaten there four times already and I can testify that it’s the best Chinese food in south Jersey, and would be really good restaurant in New York. Coming from me, that is high praise indeed. I’ve had broccoli with hot garlic sauce and Szechuan spicy beef and loved them both. Suzie had mackerel sushi and sushi rolls and loved them both also. Last week, we ate here, then drove Eat in Cape Mayto New York and ate Szechuan food again. Asian Legends was just as good.

Come visit us at Leith Hall bed and breakfast and have great dinners in addition to Elan’s breakfasts and afternoon teas.

Eat in Cape May



Prepare to Feast

restaurants, Cape May, dining

Prepare to Feast in Cape May

This Spring, prepare to feast at some new restaurants in Cape May. We know that many of our guests come to visit primarily to eat well, and this year will see some changes in the Cape May Restaurant scene. I’ll set some of those changes out here, and update the restaurants part of the website soon.

First, Cucina Rosa is no more. Their space will be filled by another Italian restaurant called That’s Amore. So if the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie – That’s Amore will open in April. (I realize that if you are younger than I am, you won’t know that That’s Amore was a pop song in the 1950s)

Gecko’s is moving and changing, but not going away. You may know it from the location on Carpenter’s Street, right behind the mall and in front of SoMa Gallery. This April, it will be taking over the space formerly know as Higher Grounds, on Perry Street in West Cape May. It sounds like the menu will be a little less Mexican, but still feature several Southwestern items. I think that it will be more of a soup, salad, and sandwich restaurant, but I’m not sure. It will open in April and stay open all year.

The space formerly knows as Gecko’s will now be Yozu Sushi, which has been located in North Cape May for several years. They have a great reputation, and it will be nice to have a sushi restaurant so convenient to the Mall.

restaurants, dining, Cape May
restaurants, Cape May, dining


Purely as a scientific study, and for your sake, not mine, I’ll have to visit all of these this Spring and report back later. Or, come visit us this Spring and do your own taste-test and comment on this blog!


EAT DRINK AND BE MERRY –For Tomorrow we Diet

Eat Drink and be Merry!

eat drink and be merry Restaurant week
Cucina Rosa

Forgive the bad old joke, but this should be the motto of Cape May’s restaurant week, starting today, June 2, through June 9th. Many of Cape May’s great restaurants are participating, like 410 Bank Street, with Cajun and Creole food, the Ebbit Room at the Virginia Hotel – with “New American” cuisine, and the Sea Salt Restaurant – Cape May’s newest gourmet restaurant.

Some of our guests favorites, like Tisha’s on the Mall, Union

eat drink and be merry Reataurant Week
The Ebbitt Room at the Virginia Hotel

Park in the Macomber hotel, and the Washington Inn, will also be included.  The special prix fixe Restaurant Week menus let you dine in the most wonderful restaurants for much less than usual prices.

eat drink and be merry Reataurant Week
Martini Beach

Come stay with us at Leith Hall and sample Elan’s breakfasts and teatime goodies, saving room for a dinnertime drink and be merry Reastaurant Week If you stay two nights midweek, (June 2-June 9) you’ll get 30% off the second night! (subject to availability and cannot be combined with other offers) Click on the Specials and Packages tab on our website