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411 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204-1408
609-884-4424
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Ranked #65 of 108 Restaurants in Cape May
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Bar, Family Fare
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I went for the early bird special advertised on their sandwich board because it seemed reasonable. Unfortunately, the staff didn't seem interested in serving me - I asked to order a certain item on their menu and my server said she'd check if they had it. Fifteen minutes later, she hadn't gone to the kitchen and was still chatting with... More 

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Somers Point, NJ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The fish was fresh and hot. The fries were room temperature and the $9 cosmo tasted like powered drink mix. Carney's wasn't bad, but there are other places I would rather have dined at.

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Atlantic County, NJ
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Stopped at Carney's the Saturday before Christmas as a stop on a bar crawl with a large group of friends. Nice little crowd around the bar for a December night; we were able to grab the tables in front of the live band to eat, drink, and dance. We ordered a bunch of appetizers to share: crab balls, margherita flatbread,... More 

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Pasadena
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89 reviews 89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I ordered the margarita flat bread. This was a generously portioned appetizer but it lacked flavor. My friend ordered the clams and they we so tiny she didn't event think they would be "legal" in her home state of RI.

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Clinton, Maryland
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

My husband and I dined at Carney's while in Cape May in September 2014. We were a little hesitant after reading the mixed reviews but we decided to give it a try. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was relaxing, and the prices were reasonable. Our waiter (Matt) did an outstanding job of attending to us throughout our meal (Thanks... More 

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My wife and I stopped here for a quick lunch on a cold windy early November day. Nice bar restaurant with a nice lunch menu. We were looking for a quick warming lunch and decided to have two bowels of New England Clam Chowder and an order of bay fries. The soup was good, hot and rich with small pieces... More 

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New Tripoli, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I have been to Carneys on several occasions while in Cape May for business. It is one of our favorite stops. The food is reasonably priced, the waitresses very friendly and helpful. Great place to grab a bite after work.

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Joppa, MD
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47 reviews 47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We came here after walking out of the Blue Pig Tavern due to lack of a proper hostess. We were greeted warmly, shown our table and the waitress was there within minutes. Wow, just like a real restaurant!!! The fare was basic family/pub food but the prices were in line with what you were getting, and that's OK too. My... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It is a reasonable place. Located on the Ocean Av of Cape May it is one of the cheapest places around. No (wannabe) fanciness to it, but the service was quite good and the food was tasty. The food selection is more oriented for a pub, but it definitely serves the purpose.

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Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Had the early bird which included dessert. Well prepared and delicious.... Will go again. We had Amanda a sweet and excellent waitress!

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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, Hamburgers, Bar, Family Fare

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