At any given time, there’s a lot going on at Rusty Nail. From the bar inside to the huge sandlot out back to the nightly live music, it’s a lot to take in. But for a casual dinner-and-a-beer situation in Cape May, there aren’t many better places you can go to. Start with a plate of barbecue at a table surrounded by Adirondack chairs, and then hang out by the fire pit until the bartender reminds you that all the people you came with left hours ago.
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The Red Store
The Red Store is a general store with a restaurant attached to it that serves an excellent $65 per person tasting menu.
George’s is a Greek-ish diner where you can get some of the best breakfast and lunch dishes in Cape May.
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The Center City location of Davio’s is the original one, and it’s a mix between a fancy Italian restaurant and a kitschy steakhouse.
The Love in Rittenhouse feels like a nicer version of a mall restaurant, but their pastas and fried chicken are some of the best around.
Vetri is expensive, completely over the top, and possibly the best restaurant in Philadelphia.
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Mack’s is a boardwalk pizza place in Wildwood where there’s almost always a line (but you should wait in it).
Beach Plum Farm
Beach Plum Farm in Cape May hosts weekly dinners where everything you eat comes directly from the land that the farm sits on.
H&H is really just a shack on the side of the road in Cape May with a big deck where you can get fresh, steamed seafood caught that day.
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