Here in Cape May Independence Day is a week-long affair. At Harry’s it doesn’t get any better than celebrating 4th of July with good food and good friends. We serve delicious apps, entrees and cocktails all day long and well into the night.

Planning to host your own BBQ with close friends and family? Here are our top recipes from around the web to serve this year.

Soups and Salads

Gazpacho

This cold soup is a great make-ahead meal. Puree all of the fresh ingredients in a blender and chill before serving with a topping of diced cucumbers.

Get the Recipe: Gazpacho

Ina’s Potato Salad

The Barefoot Contessa’s fan-favorite take on this cookout classic is packed with flavor: lots of mayo, mustard and fresh dill — how potato salad was meant to taste.

Get the Recipe: Potato Salad

Tomato and Watermelon Salad

We’ve been told this salad is best when made without refrigerating the tomatoes but with the watermelon cold from the fridge. The contrast of temperatures will give the salad an extra-fresh taste.

Get the Recipe: Tomato and Watermelon Salad

Sides and Mains

Grilled Veggie Couscous Salad

Your BBQ could use some green. Don’t worry, we didn’t forget the cheese.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Veggie Couscous Salad

Grilled Corn with Lime Butter

Soak corn in water before putting cobs on a hot grill. The corn is done when it feels soft to the touch. Take the corn off the grill and carefully peel back the husks and remove the silks. Tie each husk in a knot so you can hold on to it like a handle. Then, roll each cob in lime butter and queso fresco. Finish with homemade Ancho Chile Rub.

Get the Recipe: Grilled Corn on the Cob with Lime Butter

Open-Faced Tomato Grilled Cheese

This is our favorite. Adults and kids will be fighting for a bite of these savory grilled cheese sandwiches made with tomatoes, garlic and provolone cheese, melted to perfection on the grill.

Get the Recipe: Open-Faced Tomato Grilled Cheese

Dessert

Funnel Cake

This fried dessert is as much fun to eat as it is to make.

Get the Recipe: Funnel Cake

Easy Peach Cobbler

Use canned peaches for this easy cobbler because they’re softer. If fresh peaches are available, you can use them, but don’t let the seasons get in the way of trying this terrific dish.

Get the Recipe: Easy Peach Cobbler

Drinks and Cocktails

Raspberry Lemonade

There’s nothing better than taking lemonade to another level by adding raspberries. You can use fresh or frozen berries to make this any time of year.

Get the Recipe: Raspberry Lemonade

Red, White and Blue Cocktails

It wouldn’t be 4th of July without a little red, white and blue. Turn summer drinks into firecrackers by coating the glass rims with Pop Rocks. Just dampen with lemon juice, then dip the rims in the candies on a plate.

Get the Recipe: Red-White-and-Blue Cocktails

Now you have everything you need to host an unbeatable 4th of July BBQ. Later, be sure to visit Harry’s for more delicious cocktails and the E-Street Shuffle. They’ll be playing from 5pm to 9pm, just before the fireworks.