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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Bar
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“2 restaurant in one place. Lobster House is a sit-down restaurant. Fish Market (huge outdoor deck with plenty of outdoor seating overlooking the marina). You will order from the counter (cooked menu or raw) where they sell their day’s catch. So be prepared for the raw fish smell when you order your food. Then you pick up your food behind the fish market. The outdoor area is big space. They have a raw bar (clams, etc) and a regular bar - as you wait for for food. You can take back to Grandview or find a seat and enjoy the experience. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Outdoor mall, pedestrians only! Dining, shopping, and sightseeing. Try the Peace Pies!”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This is a family favorite that has terrific food and local (and non-local) beers on tap. BBQ southern flair to american food.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Good food all day, from morning pancakes to happy hour Bayberry Wings! A go to for your mimosa and Sundays are open mic!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Spa
“Congress Hall is a hotel. They do a wonderful Christmas scene! It does get crowded though. Definitely a must visit! They have a few establishments inside the hotel for refreshments and dining. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Locals love this place - hidden gem. CASH ONLY. Small place - like a diner. My local contacts say they have great dinners (I have not tried). They are BYOB. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
“Everything from vintage seltzer bottles to coffee tables to cutting boards is available at this fun-to-browse marketplace. Great for a rainy day, and the savory scones and donuts at the cafe next door are terrific.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Casual restaurant and bar. Definitely gives you the beach side feel. Food is ok. They have a great set-up outside during summer. If you don't decide to eat here, just stop by and check-out their outdoor area. They also have live music in the inside bar. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Hotel
“Great place for evening cocktails and live music. Also a limited bar menu that is quite good.”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great Breakfast and Coffee. Try the Crab Benedict, if you love seafood. Local fresh eggs, great berries and yogurt.... Fire place for colder days . You can eat in a colonial tavern room, sunny glassed in porch or lovely umbrella-ed patio. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Route
“Great shopping and restaurants, you can stroll this street closed off to cars.”
  • 8 locals recommend
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Pharmacy
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Happy hour on friday nights is wonderful. "5 for 5" offers 5 unique appetizers and a nice red and white wine- all for 5 each. Also, $1 oysters. Busy, small, charming bar area which is sometimes too crowded but worth the wait. The restaurant is also excellent.”
  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This is actually hotel/restaurant and bar with an upscale atmosphere, piano bar on weekends, cozy, happening place. Has a nice porch bar. Unfortunately, the food has often been disappointing in spite of being very expensive. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Arts & Entertainment
“Cape May’s only Victorian house museum which dates back to 1879. Designed by renowned architect Frank Furness, it has been fully restored and offers guided and self-guided tours. Non-flash photography is allowed, children are welcome. You can also book a combo ticket with a local trolley tour.”
  • 7 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great breakfast and lunch. Close to the bungalow. We have not tried dinner here yet.”
  • 6 locals recommend