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Harry's Ocean Bar & Grille

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1025 Beach Ave, The Montreal Inn, Cape May, NJ 08204
+1 609-884-2779
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Harry's is a casual restaurant with fantastic menu. Indoor and outdoor...
Harry's is a casual restaurant with fantastic menu. Indoor and outdoor seating plus a poolside bar. Great selection of food, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Food can be delivered to your room in adjacent Montreal Inn or to the beach right in front of the restaurant. You're gonna like Harry's. Everybody does! We make the best Bloody Mary in Cape May. Live music most weekends.
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Visitor rating
  • 81
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Can't beat the view

We love this place. The alfresco dining is perfect on a nice day. They have a nice menu selection and the food is good! I just had the hummus platter and the drunken clams. Hit the spot!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Grace C
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Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

food is always good. Service is suspect. Disappointed they moved the outdoor bar upstairs and didn't move the seating / tables with it. While the at has a better view. If you want to eat your lunch up there it's limited seating.

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Jonathan H, Manager at Harry's Ocean Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Thanks you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback. I'm sorry to hear that you didn't like the changes we made this year. During the winters, we don't hibernate. We are always trying to improve our product. If we don't, our customers will move on to the next place. The changes we made are directly reflective of... More 

Oak Ridge, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great bread and coffee are a sign of a quality restaurant. Win, win on both here! Loved the California omelette and the people watching. A must stop for breakfast!

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Jonathan H, Manager at Harry's Ocean Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback!!! We look forward to your next visit. More 

Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

A staple on every trip to Cape May! Great service, excellent food. Love the outdoor seating. Crab cake sliders are fabulous!

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Jonathan H, Manager at Harry's Ocean Bar & Grille, responded to this review

We are so happy you had a great time at Harry's. Its a Cape May favorite for us too!!!! We look forward to your return More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This was the first time we ate here. Service was just o.k. The food was delicious. The day their was an overcast but still enjoyed looking out over the beach.

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Jonathan H, Manager at Harry's Ocean Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with some feedback. Wish we could have done something about fog, luckily we have all summer to enjoy the sun. We thank you for your patronage and hope you'll return soon. Cheers!!!! More 

Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We love this place. The alfresco dining is perfect on a nice day. They have a nice menu selection and the food is good! I just had the hummus platter and the drunken clams. Hit the spot!!!

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Jonathan H, Manager at Harry's Ocean Bar & Grille, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your time at Harry's. We look forward to your next visit with us. Cheers!!! More 

Lincoln Park, New Jersey
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The food is great there. I love that you get to see the ocean. I was disappointed in some of the staff. My waitress was slow. She came over to welcome us and I asked if we could place our food order the same time as our drink order. We had been there the night before and we knew what... More 

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Jonathan H, Manager at Harry's Ocean Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. One of the tough things about a seasonal business is breaking certain habits/procedures that seasonal employees have developed at other operations. Sometimes it is instinct to revert back to what you feel comfortable with. Sadly, this affects the quality of service that one can give. Consistency is key in the restaurant industry... More 

Keyport, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We were actually taking a drive to check out beaches along the bay and found Harry's. It was easy to get to and had a very easy going vibe. There is plenty of outdoor deck space under cover or inside by the bar. A guitarist was setting up for music. It was right across from beach access and had a... More 

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Jonathan H, General Manager at Harry's Ocean Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for providing us with a great review.Our goal is to create an awesome dining and drinking experience. It is not only the food and drink, but the atmosphere and the ambiance/vibe. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to serving you again. More 

Fairfield County, CT
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

And I still have not, because I am too nice BUT I had the worst meal at Harry's the last week of Sept. I ordered crab cakes. I was served two of the most overdone crab cakes that resembled prepackaged frozen crab cakes. The outdoor bar was nice... but I will never go back. Sorry. Maybe it was off season,... More 

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Jonathan H, General Manager at Harry's Ocean Bar & Grille, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear about you dining experience. I can promise you that our crab cakes are not frozen. We are located next to one the best fishing ports in the county and it would be a travesty if we didn't take advantage of it. We do hope that you give us another opportunity and leave you a different... More 

Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We were staying at the Montreal, so we just walked down to Harry's for dinner. The food was delicious and moderately priced. My husband had the coconut crusted shrimp, which he said were the best he has ever had! And I selected the vegetable lasagne, also very good! The restaurant is small, but there is outdoor seating, weather permitting, and... More 

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Jonathan H, General Manager at Harry's Ocean Bar & Grille, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear about your dining experience at Harry's. We try to have something for everyone, whether you want to sit in a quieter setting inside or a lively, breezy outdoor patio. If you want a quick snack or a full dinner, or even a light breakfast. We try to accommodate to most, if not all tastes. Thank... More 

Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My wife ordered a wrap for lunch that boasted hummus which could not be found and I ordered a BLT which arrived without the world famous New Jersey tomatos

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Jonathan H, General Manager at Harry's Ocean Bar & Grille, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We are saddened to hear about your dining experience with us. I wish we were aware of the mistake while you were dining with us, for it would have been an easy situation to fix. We understand mistakes can be made, but we wish our guests would make... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1025 Beach Ave, The Montreal Inn, Cape May, NJ 08204
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-2779

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene

Description

Harry's is a casual restaurant with fantastic menu. Indoor and outdoor seating plus a poolside bar. Great selection of food, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Food can be delivered to your room in adjacent Montreal Inn or to the beach right in front of the restaurant. You're gonna like Harry's. Everybody does! We make the best Bloody Mary in Cape May. Live music most weekends.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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