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Vote now in the 2018 Best of Cape May

Voting is now open in the 14th annual Best of Cape May, our annual survey that looks for the best restaurants, shops, activities, and places to stay in America’s first seaside resort.

The Best of Cape May takes about 10 minutes to complete. We’ll hand tally all of the votes at the end of the month and post the results here. Voting is open now through August 26. To vote, and for the complete list of rules, please use the link below.

Vote now in the 2018 Best of Cape May


Best of Cape May 2015

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Best Places to Stay

Bed & Breakfast: The Queen Victoria

Runner Up: The Carroll Villa

Guest House: The Highland House

Runner Up: Antoinettes

Hotel: Congress Hall

Runner Up: The Carroll Villa

Campground: Beachcomber

Runner Up: Holly Shores

Couples Friendly: The Queen Victoria

Runner Up: The Carroll Villa

Pet Friendly: The Highland House

Runner Up: Billmae

Family Friendly: The Victorian Motel

Runner Up: TIE Congress Hall and the Carroll Villa

Best Swimming Pool: TIE Congress Hall and the Victorian Motel


 

Best Places to Shop

Women’s Clothing: Cotton Company

Runner Up: Colors

Men’s Clothing: Galvanic

Runner Up: Pete Smith’s Surf Shop

Flip Flops/Sandals: Casale’s

Runner Up: Pete Smith’s Surf Shop

Jewelry: Whale’s Tale

Runner Up: Splash

Accessories: Whale’s Tale

Runner Up: West End Garage

Swimwear: South End Surf Shop

Runner Up: Pete Smith’s Surf Shop

Candy and Fudge: The Original Fudge Kitchen

Runner Up: Morrow’s Nut House

Souvenirs: Whale’s Tale

Runner Up: Sunset Beach Gift Shop

Home Decor: West End Garage

Runner Up: Cape May Wicker

Art: Cape May Artists Cooperative Gallery

Runner Up: SOMA Gallery

Furniture: Cape May Wicker

Runner Up: West End Garage

Antiques: West End Garage

Runner Up: Out of the Past Antiques


Best Places to Eat

Coffee: Coffee Tyme

Runner Up: Magic Brain

Pancakes: Uncle Bill’s Pancake House

Runner Up: The Mad Batter

Brunch: The Mad Batter

Runner Up: George’s Place

Hot Dog: Hot Dog Tommy’s (by a landslide; there was no runner up)

Taco: Key West Tacos

Runner Up: Big Wave Burrito

Wings: C-View Inn

Runner Up: The Mad Batter

Kid-Friendly: The Mad Batter

Runner Up: The Rusty Nail

Takeout: The Lobster House

Runner Up: Depot Market

Burger: Ugly Mug

Runner Up: Lucky Bones

Fish Tacos: Key West Tacos

Runner Up: The Rusty Nail

Pizza: Louie’s (still undefeated!)

Runner Up: Lucky Bones

Sushi: Yozu

Runner Up: Harbor View

Outdoor Dining: Lobster House

Runner Up: The Blue Pig and the Mad Batter

On a date: The Washington Inn

Runner Up: Tisha’s

Seafood: The Lobster House

Runner Up: Tisha’s

Raw Bar: Lobster House (there was no definitive runner-up in this category)

Crabcakes: Freda’s

Runner Up: The Mad Batter

Ice Cream, Custard & Gelato: Kohr Bros

Runner Up: Uncle Charley’s

Worth the Splurge: The Washington Inn

Runner Up: Peter Shields Inn


Night Life

Cocktail: Brown Room

Runner Up: The Ebbitt Room

Live Music: Cabanas

Runner Up: The Mad Batter

Outdoor Bar: The Rusty Nail

Runner Up: Harry’s Ocean Bar

Happy Hour: The Mad Batter

Runner Up: Cabanas


Best Things to Do

On a rainy day: Cape May Food Tours

Runner Up: Cape May Brewing Company

With Kids: Cape May County Park and Zoo

Runner Up: Cape May Lighthouse, miniature golf, beach

Best Spa: Cape May Day Spa

Runner Up: Sea Spa at Congress Hall

Festival: West Cape May Christmas Parade

Runner Up: West Cape May Lima Bean Festival

Birding Spot: Cape May Point

Runner Up: Lighthouse, Higbee Beach

Golf Course: Cape May National

Runner Up: Avalon Country Club

Miniature Golf: Sunset Beach

Runner Up: Stockton

Watersports: Kayaking

Runner Up: Stand-up paddleboarding

Ghost Tour: Ghosts of Cape May Trolley Tour

Water/Boat Ride: Cape May Whale Watcher

Free/low activity: Beach, Cape May County Zoo, Sunset Beach, Movies on the Beach

Must-Do Activity: Cape May Food Tours

Runner Up: The beach

Day trip: Cape May County Zoo

Runner Up: Ferry to Lewes, Delaware

Winery: Cape May Winery

Runner Up: Willow Creek

Favorite Victorian Building: The Queen Victoria

Runner Up: Emlen Physick Estate


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: