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

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  • 46
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  • 25
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  • 31
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Surpringly good

We stopped in to get out of the sun for a while and grab a quick burger. We loved our server, he was awesome. My youngest wanted to know what country he came from because he spoke with an unfamiliar accent. We told him it was the far away country of surfer dude. The food was out to our table... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We stopped in to get out of the sun for a while and grab a quick burger. We loved our server, he was awesome. My youngest wanted to know what country he came from because he spoke with an unfamiliar accent. We told him it was the far away country of surfer dude. The food was out to our table... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The food is your average bar food...ribs were great! Soggy french fries but the service was perfect and the surprising entertainment was worth the visit. The desserts are huge!

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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The title says it all. We had a group of 7. Very good waitress-Michelle. Good food and the early bird special can't be beat! They also had very nice entertainment. We recommend this place. Our experience was excellent!

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We visited Carney with friends for lunch while on a day trip to Cape May. We arrived about 5 minutes before opening but they grudgingly seated us. The server was annoyed because the staff the previous night had not rolled silverware and left it all for her to do. I'm sure that was annoying but should not have affected her... More 

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Harrisburg, PA
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I have eaten here several times. The food and service is good and I have no complaints about it. I just had the fish tacos and they were stellar. They could, however, clean the tables better. Whatever is in the spray bottle that use to clean the tables, leaves them sticky.

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Southampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I'm from Massachusetts and needed to book a place for a rehearsal dinner in July for forty people.Several places told me thy couldn't do that during peak "season". Called Carneys and talked with Joe Carney. They not only accommodated us but did a great job with everything especially the food.It arrived on time,warm and delicious. I received compliments on my... More 

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Roxbury, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We made reservations for 10 people at 8:00 and upon arrival we told the hostess that we had a reservation for 10 and she said "10??? Do you want to sit together?" Unbelievable. The food in general was decent, they particularly enjoyed the tuna special and salmon salad. The service was ok, but on the forgetful side.

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Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

What a shame that a long time Cape May institution has sunk so low. The food has always been mediocre, but he last burger that I had was pitiful, overcooked, and overpriced. As far as going for drinks late night, what a joke. The place looks dirty, the bartenders ignore paying customers, and I witnessed a terrible event in which... More 

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Kew Gardens, New York
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Been to Carney's for dinner a couple of years ago and loved it. On this trip we just went to the bar for after dinner drinks. Well they had a live band that was doing cover sings and they were great. Drinks also were good. If you are looking for a fun time, go to Carney's.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

the early bird (seated before 6pm) is the best around. the food is always good. the menu is broad - something for everyone. friendly staff, great prices.

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Restaurant Details

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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