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The Y.B.

Certificate of Excellence
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314 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-1472
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119 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've lived in Diamond Beach for the past 21 years, and never heard of this restaurant, but saw it on Open Table and decided to try it. We found out they have been there for 6 years. Who knew! The place is small and a little dark inside, which gave a cold stark atmosphere. I would prefer a little more... More 

Thank ConnieB1135
Cape May, New Jersey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is simply one of the best Cape May has to offer! The pesto is simply a dream! The food is different and extremely cooked to perfection! Highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank PeriwinkleInnHotel
Springfield, Virginia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had crab cakes at several restaurants and these were the best. Only disadvantage was that they do not accept credit cards. The service was gracious.

Thank fufkedog
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

We have walked by this place more than we should have...its close to where we were staying..shore front..no reservations after 8pm...we were seated within 5 minutes. Our server was very pleasant & attentive. The menu is not large but offers enough diversity. Our dinners were DELICIOUS! Greek salad was terrific! The toasted pita is a must! In my opinion...the dishes... More 

Thank Luv M
Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Four of us went here for dinner. I'm a vegetarian, so it was pretty difficult to find a restaurant that could accommodate my diet that wasn't completely booked on a Saturday night in the summer. We stayed at Congress Hall and this restaurant was a one minute walk from the hotel. The menu was excellent and provided both vegetarian options,... More 

2 Thank Lauren L
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Was looking for a nice quiet place for breakfast on a Monday morning while on vacation in Cape May. Found this place with a nice short menu. Got the blueberry pancakes with a side of crispy bacon. Everything was cooked to perfection even the coffee was brewed to perfection. Thanks for a wonderful meal, I will be back soon for... More 

1 Thank Cassie S
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

The staff is helpful and accommodating..We arrived with no reservation, but luckily got a table. We couldn't decide on one appetizer so we chose two and shared an entree. What fun, and delicious too! A small but quiet space we really enjoyed our dinner! We will be sure to return.

1 Thank CGG326
Wilmington, Delaware
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106 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

We returned to the YB for another great dinner. The service was very pleasant and attentive; the food was great. We enjoyed the chorizo flatbread as a starter-it was delicious and was a perfect size for our party of 4 to share. Entrees included repeats of the salmon and crab cakes, both served with pesto cous cous. Both were hits... More 

1 Thank Sheryl K
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

First time visit for us. The food and service was great. The menu seemed a bit small at first, but it really had everything for everyone's taste.

1 Thank Inna G
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

We first went to this restaurant when it just opened. The food was very good, the service inconsistent but friendly. Today, however, marked the last time I tried to go there. I had made a reservation for 6 pm. Even though it was way too early for us, we decided to go in the hope that the dinner would actually... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $19
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 314 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-1472
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-898-2009
Located on the Beachfront Between Perry and Jackson Street

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