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Best of Cape May 2014

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This year marked the 10th annual Best of Cape May. How have we been doing this for a decade already? We had a record-setting number of votes for this year’s survey, and there were a couple major upsets in categories where we haven’t seen a new winner in years. Plus, we added a handful of new food and shopping categories so you can make the most of your next visit. So, here we go:

Best Places to Stay

Bed & Breakfast: The Queen Victoria

Runner up: The Carroll Villa

Guest House: Antoinette’s

Runner up: TIE: 931 Beach House & The Columbia House

Hotel: Congress Hall

Runner up: La Mer

Campground: Beachcomber

Runner up: Depot Travel Park

Couples Friendly: The Queen Victoria

Runner up: Congress Hall

Pet Friendly: The Billmae

Runner up: Marquis de Lafayette

Family Friendly: Victorian Motel

Runner up: The Grand Hotel

Best Swimming Pool: Congress Hall

Runner up: The Grand Hotel

Best Places to Shop

Women’s Clothing: Cotton Co.

Runner up: Pink

Men’s Clothing: Galvanic

Runner up: Great White Shark

Flip Flops / Sandals: Casales

Runner up: Dellas 5 & 10

Jewelry: Whale’s Tale

Runner up: Henry’s

Accessories: Whale’s Tale

Runner up: SeaWeeds

Swimwear: Pete Smith’s Surf Shop

Runner up: 3-way TIE: South End Surf Shop, Summer Sun, Separately Swimwear

Candy & Fudge: The Original Fudge Kitchen

Runner up: TIE: Fralinger’s & Morrow’s Nut House

Souvenirs: The Whale’s Tale

Runner up: Sunset Beach

Home Decor: West End Garage

Runner up: Swede Things in America

Art: Cape May Artists’ Co Op

Runner up: SOMA NewArt Gallery

Furniture: Cape May Wicker

Runner up: Wanderlust

Antiques: West End Garage

Runner up: Treehouse Antiques

Best Places to Eat

Coffee: Magic Brain

Runner up: Coffee Tyme

Pancakes: Uncle Bill’s Pancake House

Runner up: The Mad Batter

Brunch: The Mad Batter

Runner up: George’s Place

Hot Dogs: Hot Dog Tommy’s

Runner up: Stewart’s

Tacos: Key West Tacos

Runner up: Gecko’s

Wings: The C-View

Runner up: The Mad Batter

Kid-friendly: The Rusty Nail

Runner up: Lucky Bones

Takeout: The Depot Market

Runner up: The Lobster House

Burgers: Ugly Mug

Runner up: Lucky Bones

Fish Tacos: The Rusty Nail

Runner up: Key West Tacos

Pizza: Louie’s

Runner up: Mario’s

Sushi: Cape Orient

Runner up: Yozu

Outdoor Seating: The Rusty Nail

Runner up: The Lobster House

Place for a date: The Washington Inn

Runner up: Tisha’s

Seafood: The Lobster House

Runner up: Tisha’s

Raw Bar: The Lobster House

Runner up: M’Ocean

Crabcakes: Freda’s

Runner up: The Lobster House

Ice cream, custard or gelato: Bliss

Runner up: Kohr Bros.

Worth the splurge: The Washington Inn

Runner up: Peter Shield’s Inn

Cocktail :The Brown Room at Congress Hall

Runner up: The Mad Batter

Place to hear a live band: The Rusty Nail

Runner up: Carney’s

Outdoor bar: The Rusty Nail

Runner up: Harry’s

Happy hour: The Mad Batter

Runner up: The Rusty Nail

Best Things to Do

On a rainy day: Cape May Food Tours

Runner up: Shopping

With kids: Cape May County Zoo

Runner up: Beach

Spa or Massage: Cape May Day Spa

Runner up: Sea Spa at Congress Hall

Festival or Parade: West Cape May Christmas Parade

Runner up: West Cape May Lima Bean Festival

Birding Spot: Cape May Point State Park / Lighthouse

Runner up: Higbee Beach

Golf Course: Cape May National Golf Club

Runner up: Avalon Golf Club

Miniature Golf Course: Sunset Beach Mini Golf

Runner up: Stockton Mini Golf

Watersports Activity: Kayaking

Runner up: Parasailing

Ghost Tour: Ghosts of Cape May Trolley

Runner up: Elaine’s walking ghost tour

Water or boat tour: Cape May Whale Watcher

Runner up: Cape May-Lewes Ferry

Free or low-cost activity: Beach

Runner up: Cape May County Zoo

Must-do activity: Cape May Lighthouse

Runner up: Beach

Daytrip: Cape May County Zoo

Runner up: Cape May-Lewes Ferry to Delaware

Winery: Cape May Winery

Runner up: Willow Creek Winery

Favorite Victorian Building: The Queen Victoria

Runner up: Emlen Physick Estate


 

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