Top Cape May Things to do for Foodies 

Cape May is THE culinary capital of New Jersey. Here, you’ll find world-class restaurants, local farms, and special events dedicated to state favorites like strawberries, Blue Crab, and the lowly lima bean. For foodies, Cape May really is an ideal vacation destination. There’s no shortage of fine establishments at which to dine and fun events to attend. Here are just a few suggestions and upcoming events perfect for foodies in Cape May.   

Dine at Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille.

 

Date Specific Cape May Events 

Harvest Dinner | September 25 

Celebrate the season of abundance this fall with a delicious four-course dinner featuring a bounty of seasonal favorites at Vintage BYOB on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate. Included is a wine tasting of specially selected wines from Cape May Winery. This event is limited and reservations are required. 

 

West Cape May Lima Bean Festival | October 9 

Join in on the fun at the West Cape May Lima Bean Festival – the only festival to honor everyone’s favorite little green bean. The little green legume takes center stage with food, crafts, and gift items. All proceeds benefit the WCM Shade Tree Commission in its endeavor to maintain the beauty of Wilbraham Park. 

 

Taste of Cape May Kitchen Tour | October 16 

See where family chefs perfect homemade dishes inside magnificent Cape May homes. These elaborately designed kitchens will dazzle, amaze, and inspire you. The tour also features a delicious tasting at each location from courtesy of the area’s great commercial kitchens. 

 

 

On-going Cape May Events 

Dinner and Live Music at Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille 

At Harry’s Ocean Bar & Grille, enjoy renditions of your favorite tunes plus originals by several talented local artists. Relax and unwind over dinner with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean while sipping outstanding summer cocktails, plus delicious apps and entrees.

 

Magic & Mystery House Tour and Dinner and Vintage 

Enjoy dinner at Vintage on the grounds of the Emlen Physick Estate followed by a Magic & Mystery House tour where you’ll learn about the Victorians’ fascination with magic, illusion, the mysterious, and the odd. 

 

Beach Plum’s Fall Farm-to-Table Dinner Series & Campfire Dinners 

Immerse yourself in the beauty and farm-fresh flavors of Beach Plum Farm’s Farm-to-Table Dinner Series. These dinners are a celebration of Beach Plum Farm’s seasonal harvest, featuring our farm-raised meats, organic produce, and garden herbs. 

 

Murder Mystery Dinner Cast in Costumes 

At this four-course dinner, watch as the mystery and drama unfold during “The Trouble with Silver Spoons,” an original mystery written by Jacklyn Fazio. Isabella Duffield had everything handed to her. Now, that includes the family estate and large fortune as well. Can she learn how to play nice with others, or will her spoiled attitude land her in hot water? Limited event. 

 

More fun things to do for foodies in Cape May can be found at Cape May MAC.  

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