C View Inn
1380 Washington Street, Cape May
Hours: Daily, 11 am–11 pm (midnight on weekends).
Style: Old-time tavern just across the Intracoastal bridge and away from the bustle of downtown Cape May. Here, all ages and all walks of life enjoy standard pub grub in an upbeat, friendly atmosphere. Not exactly a tourist attraction; you get the sense everyone knows everyone else.
Don’t Miss: Regulars swear by the wings. Order 10 pieces for $7.95; try them hot or with a tangy barbecue sauce; you won’t be disappointed either way. Others cite the Baja fish tacos ($8.50) as the top draw. Another house specialty: the prime rib sandwich ($10.75), thinly sliced beef topped with grilled mushrooms and onions with a horseradish cream sauce. The California Cobb salad ($11.95) is a fresh twist on an old favorite, featuring an ample pile of grilled shrimp. For the heartiest appetites, try a full rack of baby-back ribs ($19.50). Other time-honored staples include pizza and burgers. Call ahead for specialty-night details, including the popular Wing Night (every Wednesday).
Heads Up: C View Inn is near the bay, not the beach. In fact, there’s absolutely no “C” to be viewed here. Instead, multiple flat-screen televisions, a cozy-on-up bar, packed tavern tables and a lively crowd give it a neighborhood sports-bar atmosphere.
The Scoop: Locals of all stripes enjoy the casual, no-fuss atmosphere and consistent fare. Weekends can be busy; expect to wait for a table during the dinner rush.
What's a Quick Bite? Short takes on casual, affordable dining.