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Black Duck on Sunset

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American, Contemporary
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1 Sunset Blvd, West Cape May, Cape May, NJ 08204
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Bridgeton, North Carolina
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

With the food, service and ambience. The Stilton salad is our favorite and the crab cakes are to die for! The Early Dining option is the best value around! Servers are professional in their service and knowledge of the menu. Ambience is always welcoming and elegant even for early diners.

Thank 110vivian
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Return visit to a highly regarded cape may fine dining restaurant. The food was excellent but the service was average at best. There was confusion about the reservation but fortunately we were seated. The restaurant was not busy yet we were seated near the front hostess station by the front door. The bus boy failed to clear dishes promptly and... More 

Thank Richard S
Granite Springs, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

All of the wait staff were smiling and helpful from the door to the table creating a relaxing atmosphere. Our server, Michael, was knowledgeable about the details of each dish and explained how the dish could be modified for our tastes. The food arrived in a timely fashion with no rushing. the salads were Very Large and the main course... More 

Thank dandiane2
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a phenomenal meal. Michael, our server, was excellent. Went with some friends who live in the area and it was a night to remember. I rarely get excited about a meal that I don't prepare myself, but this was spectacular. We were blown away.

Thank lovemybicycle
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When I want something very good to eat last minute and don't want to fight for a parking spot I go to The Black Duck and hope I can get a seat. Today I had their special soup and salad. Their soup special was a cold corn soup with tarragon and big chunks of crab. It was wonderful! Their salad... More 

Thank Susie W
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

so, yes, i am just a summer tourist, i shouldn't expect much, but just, i would say, 2 years ago, a summer tourist could make a reservation and enter nirvana. Nirvana is gone, there is a good, borderline overpriced restaurant.

Thank Alla S
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we are in Cape May we have dinner at the Black Duck and it never disappoints. Menu does not change much yearly, but how do you change perfection. Bright atmosphere and upbeat staff.

Thank MVO1989
West Cape May, New Jersey
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have enjoyed many meals at the Black Duck over the last 10 years. As a BYOB facility you can bring your own favorite wine to enjoy with the meal. Also, the early bird specials a real treat, with a choice of several entrees, often including local seafood. Overall a great value and excellent service.

Thank Alan M
Ramsey, New Jersey
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73 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the food and the atmosphere at the Black Duck and have been coming here for years. We had an early reservation this time and took advantage of the early bird menu! We started with the tasty orange almond salads and for our entrees, we ordered the crab cakes and the salmon, which were both superbly cooked. For our... More 

Thank JaneyJune19
Philadelphia, PA
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so excited to have dinner at the Black Duck. We had guests from abroad and from Cape May. The hostess who we thought might be the owner was rude. For example the table where we were seated was in front of a window air conditioner going full blast. We asked politely if it could be turned down or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Sunset Blvd, West Cape May, Cape May, NJ 08204
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May  >  West Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-898-0100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?