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Behind the scenes at Ferry Park

The Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal. Photo credit: Aleksey Photography

Exciting news from North Cape May: The team at Exit Zero Hospitality is overhauling the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal to create Ferry Park, a collection of waterfront experiences set to open this spring. Included will be a gourmet sit-down restaurant, shopping, outdoor bar, casual seafood restaurant, and grab-and-go cafe. Next summer, they plan to introduce outdoor recreation spaces.

We got a peek at the menu for the upcoming sit-down restaurant The Lookout. The menu is seafood heavy, featuring a raw bar, crab and lobster enhancements for the steaks, and entrees starring ahi tuna, Scottish salmon (a favorite of Cape May chefs), lobster, and scallops. A significant number of items are gluten free. And if fish isn’t to your taste, they have you covered with steaks, duck, and a roasted vegetable dish.

The inside of the terminal. Photo credit: Aleksey Photography

We reached out to Jack Wright of Exit Zero for more about what you can expect!

Will Ferry Park be a year-round destination?

Jack: Absolutely. It will be open daily, year-round, from Cafe 64, which opens daily at 6am for the first ferry, to the restaurants, which will be serving till 10pm.

With the various experiences on-site, do you envision Ferry Park as a place where people will come to spend the whole afternoon?

Jack: There will be three distinct restaurants, plus the cafe/retail store. This fall we will begin work on the actual park, which will include bocce courts, outdoor ping pong and hammock groves. We are also building a little shopping village with at least eight cool sheds housing some of the best Cape May stores. Then we will be upgrading the mini golf and installing a pirate ship adventure playground. Between the food and beverage, shopping and recreational opps in the park, I would think a family day out (or for couples) would be a pretty cool thing.

What about dogs?

Jack: The park is a popular dog walking area now and will remain that. Exit Zero is a very dog-friendly place. Both Boat Drinks and Exit Zero Ferry Station outdoor spaces will be dog-friendly.

Ongoing construction in the terminal. Photo credit: Aleksey Photography

That’s what we know about the Ferry Park project for now. We’ll share more updates when we have them!