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Carney's

American, Bar, Hamburgers, Pub, Family Fare
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411 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204-1408
609-884-4424
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Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Hot Spot on the Beach

Carney's is now a Cape May institution as it has been serving delicious meals for 35+ years. Located on the beach, kick back for dinner with some tasty seafood and steak entrees. Lunchtime is superb as well with their great soups and salads in addition to some amazing burgers and hand cut fries... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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English first
Carroll Valley, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

I ordered the seaside burger which was absolutely the best burger I ever had! My boyfriend ordered the fish tacos and those too were great! Service was super! Definitely an excellent experience!

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Scotia, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Not sure where to get your first meal when you've just arrived and need to just unwind from your trip? Carney's has been in the past and continues to give you great meal. Family pub style on one side and later in the evening Carney's II provides some great entertainment..later in the evening..so give it a try..although service was spotty... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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10 reviews 10 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

My wife and I went there for dinner during our Memorial Day weekend, food was great. We both got soups and loved both the clam chowder and spicy Maryland crab. The chicken quesadillas and shrimp tacos were also excellent. The prices were reasonable for Cape May, would definitely return.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I found this place after a pong drive, it was not crowded at 9pm. We decided to grab a bite. First, dont drink the beer! I had a blue moon and my boyfriend had a summer shandy - both tasted horrible, something wrong with the tap system. Food was good (lobster grilled cheese and crab cake sandwich).... More 

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My wife and some friends had dinner at Carney's last week. If you like pub food and a friendly atmosphere this is the place for you. The menu is classic pub food, good chowder, good fish and chips, food burgers. we spoke with one of the owners. It has been a family place forever. We will be back in the... More 

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New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Carney's is now a Cape May institution as it has been serving delicious meals for 35+ years. Located on the beach, kick back for dinner with some tasty seafood and steak entrees. Lunchtime is superb as well with their great soups and salads in addition to some amazing burgers and hand cut fries. Good drink specials and you'll enjoy the... More 

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Ho Ho Kus, New Jersey
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106 reviews 106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

It might not be the most glamorous venue in this town known for rather toney eating establishments, but there are times when simple flavorful food fills the bill. My suggestion is the Carney's Early Bird Special. It's a 3 course dinner freshly prepared and includes salad,entree and dessert. At $15 a head-you can't beat it. I mean how much rack... More 

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Phiadelphia, PA
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Right across from beach awesome location. Very friendly family place I would take my kids in just had a few beers and some snacks at bar very reasonable good stop

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Middleburg, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The food was very good and served quickly. Being off season the place was not very crowded but I imagine during the Season it can become very crowded and noisy. Would definitely stop by there again.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We went here for lunch and had a really good meal. Good variety on the menu, typical bar food. The California BLT was pretty good. Service was okay, a little slow, but we got our food in a descent amount of time.

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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, Hamburgers, Pub, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?