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Black Duck on Sunset

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Contemporary
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1 Sunset Blvd, West Cape May, Cape May, NJ 08204
609-898-0100
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 189
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent and sophisticated food!

It was a pleasure to dine at The Black Duck! All dishes were superbly prepared and the presentation excellent. The menu had enough choices and each course we enjoyed was a hit! Educated and friendly staff and a cosy atmosphere made the dining a joy!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Niklas H
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It was a pleasure to dine at The Black Duck! All dishes were superbly prepared and the presentation excellent. The menu had enough choices and each course we enjoyed was a hit! Educated and friendly staff and a cosy atmosphere made the dining a joy!

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Black Duck was highly recommended but my husband and I were disappointed. We went to the early bird dinner. My husband had the salmon which was a very small portion and it sat on very little mashed potatoes and a forkful of string beans. I was planning on ordering scallops which I saw on the menu on-line, but when we... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Went to the Black Duck this past Sunday night. Had a reservation and was seated right away! Service was great! Food was great!! The only issue that i had with this restaurant was that we were in and out of there in one hour!!!! Now, don't get me wrong i don't want to spend all night there. But, when you... More 

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Lafayette, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Black Duck restaurant is our favorite restaurant. The atmosphere is sophisticated and the service is first class. The food is gourmet, without being pretentious. We travel from Sussex county to visit this restaurant. It is well worth the drive!

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

From the appetizers to desserts, the food at the Black Duck was superb. It may sound strange, but I can tell the quality of a restaurant immediately once the bread arrives at the table. If it's fresh and comes out warm, I know that the attention to detail of the restaurant is high. The Black Duck didn't disappoint. The level... More 

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Binghamton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Started with shrimp toast app, it was excellent. Main courses at the table were crab cakes (filled with crab meat not breading filler) and a special of cornmeal dusted flounder over lobster and heirloom tomato scampi that was excellent. Great service. Have dined in many restaurants in Cape May, this one will become a regular.

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Summit, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have been coming to Cape May with 3 other couples for 15 years and this restaurant is always top on our list for our annual visit. All 8 of us enjoy eating here, the food is eclectic, delicious and the meal is always totally enjoyed!

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Excellent dinner, crab cakes and duck. There is no liquor license which we didn't realize but the waitress advised us that there was a wine shop across the street and held our table until we returned with our wine. Incidentally, the wine shop has an extensive selection and was open until 10pm.

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Somerville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

It's difficult to stand out in Cape May but Black Duck on Sunset succeeds. Generous portions abound and our party loved the chilled tomato crab soup, pu pu platter and arugula salad followed by well prepared sesame crusted tuna, soft shell crab, sautéed crab cake, honey roasted duck and hangar steak. The Creme brûlée got rave reviews and the blueberry... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We showed up to Black Duck on Sunset, last minute without knowing what to expect. The host was extremely nice and accomodated us with open arms. We were sat right away and put in or appetizer order. Before I continue, I want to let you know that I never say this, but I had one of the best things in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Sunset Blvd, West Cape May, Cape May, NJ 08204
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May  >  West Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-898-0100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?