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Cabanas On The Beach

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429 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-1408
609-884-4800
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Dining options: Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Crab balls and great music!

We were in the mood for some surf and turf. My wife wanted something with crab meat and I was looking for a really good burger. The answer? Cabanas in Cape May, NJ. We stopped by for a late dinner and ordered the crab balls. These were real crab meat with little to no filler and they tasted... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Princeton, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Forked River, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Discovered this locals bar on the beach over 5 years ago. Great food and beer. Carries craft beer from Dogfish and Cape May. Prices are good. Happy Hour specials. Live Music.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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60 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We were in the mood for some surf and turf. My wife wanted something with crab meat and I was looking for a really good burger. The answer? Cabanas in Cape May, NJ. We stopped by for a late dinner and ordered the crab balls. These were real crab meat with little to no filler and they tasted amazing! I... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

If you are looking for a chill bar on the beach with good drinks, this is your place. If you are looking for good food, you might want to go elsewhere. They are right one the beach and have huge windows that open up so that is a major plus, live music at 3pm as well for happy hour. Now... More 

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White Haven, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Cabanas is the only bar with outside drinking on a beach. I like it there because I can walk around the corner and get a bloody mary for breakfast after drinking their all night. just saying hair of the dog works for me.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Stopped in for a burger and beer this past Thursday night. The service was excellent and the burger was delicious. Great location--perfect to hang out and watch sports.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Off season visit the place is a lovely atmosphere good social bar. Services was great and very friendly

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Weatherly, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We were in town off season for the dog show in Wildwood. Friends suggested we eat here but we were skeptical due to some reviews. Glad we gave it a try. Service was fast and friendly. We were busy chatting instead of making our menu choices and it didn't matter to our waitress. She was awesome!! When we finally got... More 

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CabanasCapeMay, Guest Relations Manager at Cabanas On The Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, we appreciate you taking the time to let us know of your experience at Cabanas. We will be sure to show this to our staff as they work very hard to make every customers experience an enjoyable one. We look forward to having you back to Cabanas in the near future, and... More 

Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

great food, live music, fun and not overpriced! best burgers and fries around. Directly across from the beach, casual dining in an open-air atmosphere. Did I mention the fries? yummy. A must-visit eatery.

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CabanasCapeMay, Guest Relations Manager at Cabanas On The Beach, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review, we really appreciate it! Please be sure to introduce yourself on the next visit to one of the managers as we love to meet new customers. Thanks again and we look forward to having you return with us. Sincerely, The Staff at Cabanas More 

Cape May, New Jersey
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Have been on a search to find a hot crab dip served in baked bread bowl. This is the place! Warm, soft-baked bread bowl filled with a luscious, chunky, creamy crab dip. Had a good cheese flavor melted into it, too. After digging out the crab with the pita chips, the bread was so good soaked with crab sauce. Had... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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166 reviews 166 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had lunch here on a gorgeous mid October day. The window was open and the breeze delightful. My biggest complaint is that the music was constant and loud...got to be irritating! Maybe it is set at a certain level and because there were few customers, it was louder than usual. My husband and I had a cup of soup... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 429 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-1408
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-884-4800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Caribbean, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

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