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

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 33
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Sports Bar

Food was very good, fast and efficient service, very nice atmosphere and very quiet for a sports bar...however, take note my visit is in the off season. However, my issue with this place is I had a watered down Arnold Palmer with more ice than drink...I wasn't happy paying $9 for ice... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
Andy B
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New Jersey
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Medford, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

We had the best time at Carney's! We expected your standard "bar food" and were pleasantly surprised that all the apps were delicious. Especially, the nachos. The music, service, drinks and food were all great. We can't wait to go back. If you are in Cape May you should definitely give Carney's a try - You won't regret it!

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Thank kacyang
Cape May, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Being locals of Cape May our entire lives, we decided to use Carney's for our dinner celebration. I cannot begin to count the number of our guests who complimented the food, service and overall great atmosphere at Carney's. The Chicken Francaise, Crab Cakes with lobster sauce, and blackened swordfish were absolutely delicious. Also, the best asparagus I've had in a... More 

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Thank Kelly K
Cape May, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We have always have had great food there, it is excellent ,family restaurant with great prices. Joe Carney and his staff are the best . Many of his employees have been with him from 10 to 22 years that should tell you something. We live here 7 months of the year so we know where to go.

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Thank Mary P
New Jersey
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98 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Food was very good, fast and efficient service, very nice atmosphere and very quiet for a sports bar...however, take note my visit is in the off season. However, my issue with this place is I had a watered down Arnold Palmer with more ice than drink...I wasn't happy paying $9 for ice water...Overall, still a very good restaurant...maybe next time... More 

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Thank Andy B
Lake Winola, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Always enjoy a quick bite at Carneys and watch some sports on the big screen TV's....cold beers and delicious drinks are a must!

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Thank Julie W
South Plainfield, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Awful - from the food (after waiting way too long) to the staff (not particularly interested in your dining experience) to even the iced tea, which was undrinkable...just awful

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Thank Kelly S
West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Our last evening in Cape May we stopped into Carney's from the suggestion of our hotel manager. My mixed drink was DELICIOUS! I had ordered the filet and the volcano shrimp and both were simply outstanding! My fiancé ordered a sea food pasta dish and loved every bite! Our waiter was super friendly and very helpful with drink and food... More 

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Thank Amy M
Cape May, New Jersey
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86 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Carney's is one of the best restaurants in Cape May for a comfortable, pleasant evening out this Fall. The service is always great -- kudos to the wait staff. The food is amazing and the early bird is outstanding and a great value. Say "hi" to Sean. He is a creative and hard working addition to the wonderful crew at... More 

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Thank markhellinger
Maryland
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

My husband and I have visited Cape May many times and always dine at Carneys at least once.They have a fantastic Early BIrd special from 4-6pm that is an amazing value for the money.You can get a three-course meal for only $15! That is a cheap meal by any restaurant's standards,but especially for Cape May where dining is always so... More 

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Thank powerscrapper
Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Delicious food, great location, casual dining. Can't beat the early bird specials! Must sit at the bar to take advantage of happy hour drink prices.

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Thank Ann H

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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, Families with children

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