Cape May Is Top Shore Dining Destination

Seaside city sweeps in 12 categories; 4 Shore-area restaurants land on Top 30 list.

Photo courtesy of Blue Pig Tavern

Cape May is this year’s top dining destination down the Jersey Shore, according to the results of New Jersey Monthly’s 36th Annual Jersey Choice Restaurant Poll.

Restaurants in the idyllic seaside city received the most votes among South Jersey restaurants in 12 categories. Shore-area towns that closely followed: last year’s winner, Asbury Park (10 categories); Red Bank (nine) and Point Pleasant Beach (seven). 

Additionally, the editors of New Jersey Monthly named four Shore-area restaurants to the annual NJM Top 30Modine in Asbury Park, Nicholas in Red Bank, Poached Pear Bistro in Point Pleasant Beach and Red Store in Cape May Point. 

Among Cape May restaurants, 410 Bank Street emerged as a diverse favorite, triumphing in three categories: French, Latin American/Caribbean and the coveted “Best of the Best.” Washington Inn rose to the top, too (desserts; romantic; wine list). Other Cape May winners included Blue Pig Tavern (American/New American; lunch), Brown Room (bar scene), Mad Batter (brunch), George’s Place (Greek) and Lobster House (seafood). Six of these seven winners also appeared earlier this year on our roundup of the 22 Best Restaurants in Cape May.

Balloting for the Jersey Choice Restaurant Poll took place at throughout the month of February. The winning restaurant in each region (North, Central and South) received the most votes in its category.

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