Quick Bite

In North Cape May, a Perfect Spot for Sunset Dining

Head to Harpoons 
on the Bay for local seafood, kid-friendly options and a delightfully casual vibe.

Style: “Proper attire not required!” That sign speaks volumes about this Delaware Bay eatery, perfect for sunset dining.

The scoop: Formerly Harpoon Henry’s, this perpetually popular spot was sold to locals Brady Schoenrock and Jeff Raiczyk in 2016. They’ve expanded the tiki bar and menu of local seafood.

The menu: Start with a New England clam chowder or Maryland crab soup. Proceed to conch fritters or U-Peel shrimp (above). Don’t miss the panko-crusted onion rings stacked on a wooden dowel. Entrées include broiled Cape May scallops, house-made crab cakes, grilled Faroe Islands salmon, seafood pasta, a generous broiled seafood sampler, and chicken or meat options. Entrée salads can be topped with chicken, shrimp or salmon. There are five burgers and an inviting list of sandwiches. Sweet potato fries and cole slaw are winners. Seven dinner options for kids.

Heads up: Harpoons is packed most summer nights (no reservations). Arrive early. Expect a wait, especially for a patio table with sunset view. Dogs welcome on the deck.

What are Quick Bites? Short takes on casual, affordable dining.

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