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411 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204-1408
609-884-4424
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Early Bird Value across from the ocean!

We were wandering around Cape May and looking for dinner. We stumbled upon Carney's. They were offering a $15 early-bird special. You got a tossed salad or tomato bisque, an entree (one of 8) and either chocolate mousse or plain cheesecake. I got the Salmon, rice and green beans and my son got the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
TravelinMomof2
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Upstate New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon Carney's and decided to try it. Our server, Joe, was extremely friendly and made our experience great (I am a fellow server and this guy was great!). We had 2 kids and they shared the kids pizza - HUGE and the kids loved it! The tomato bisque was so delicious. My husband had a lobster sandwich that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

The food was really great. We took advantage of the $15 early bird special. You get soup or salad, a choice of about 8 different entrees, and either cheesecake or chocolate mousse for desert. Can't beat the deal and like I said the food was great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were wandering around Cape May and looking for dinner. We stumbled upon Carney's. They were offering a $15 early-bird special. You got a tossed salad or tomato bisque, an entree (one of 8) and either chocolate mousse or plain cheesecake. I got the Salmon, rice and green beans and my son got the Chicken French, mashed potatoes and green... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Come to Carney's if you are looking for something to do. Their food is very good. They always serve cold beverages. The music is never too loud. The service is very good. Not a bad place for kids.

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Smithtown, New York
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

On vacation and tried the early bird special: steak frites, chicken francaise, tomato bisque, and cheesecake. Absolutely no complaints. For $15, you will not find a better meal. Service was good but we were there at 5. The place got busier between 5:30 and 6:00. Sat near the front windows and had a great view of the beach. Happy hour... More 

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Wilkes-Barre, PA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Friday night at 5:15 pm is not an overly busy time for dining. Menu here is ok. Enough to choose from. I selected Calamari app and my dinner partner selected nachos. Both were good, but having a food runner come out with a tray and begin to ask who gets what.... Between 2 different tables..... Is just wrong. Our server... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had a lot of miscommunication with the server I asked for Asian glazed wings then he came out with spicy buffalo wings I told him we ordered the sweet wings he said "oh ok" then comes out some time later with the right ones. Then I asked for shrimp instead of the chicken on my cobb salad he said that... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We stopped into Carney's for an early dinner on a Saturday night. The bar/restaurant has a casual vibe and a friendly staff. The food is good, but not great. It's more like a step-up bar food. It is filling and very satisfying. The prices are awesome though. The $15 early bird dinner is a great value.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

The electric happened to be out the night we had dinner here but it didn't matter. The service was excellent. The lobster sauce on the crab cake was the best I have ever had. My daughter who is two got the kids pizza that was huge and very good she loved it. We really liked this place and will eat... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We stopped here for some apps after being on the beach all day. The price was good but the food just ok. If you are younger this is probably the place for you. It reminds of college bar.

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Address: 411 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204-1408
Phone Number: 609-884-4424
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
Cuisine: American, Bar, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 411 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204-1408
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-884-4424

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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