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“A Hidden Gem” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Backstreet Simply Delicious

Backstreet Simply Delicious
Ranked #10 of 24 Restaurants in West Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: House specialties include local seafood, steak and pasta. The special board is always loaded with local favorites like baby lamb chops, crab imperial and more. The bread is made fresh daily and desserts are made in house. We are BYOB.
Northfield
2 reviews
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“A Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2009

We recently stayed in Cape May and were guided to the Backstreet Cafe. Our dinner was the best we have experienced in the area. The food was so delicious that we ate at the backstreet for 2 of our 3 night dinner options. Not only was the food terrific but our server was delightful. She recommended a cobbler for desert stating that it was world reknown and after sharing 2 at our table I believe she was right...What a great overall experience.

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New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent. Fresh ingredients perfectly prepared. Unpretentious and friendly spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2009

I went to this restaurant several years ago and it was just so-so. But, a recent visit surprised me with a completely new experience. I'd rank this as one of the best meals I've had out in the Cape May in quite some time. The party I was with ordered a wide selection of entrees and all were flavorful and expertly prepared. I had the filet and it was wonderful. A great piece of meat cooked to perfection. An asparagus starter, which was sauteed in garlic and olive oil and nicely seasoned with pecorino romano cheese on was simple yet delicious. The peach cobbler (which must be ordered at the time of your entree) was great.

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Hoboken
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“Favorite Spot in Cape May AND West Cape May...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2009

I have been going to McGlade's Backstreet for years now, and everytime I go there's something new to try...and everytime it's wonderful. From the Pecan crusted fish that tastes like it was caught that day, to the grilled asparagus appetizer that's topped with mounds of the biggest lump crab meat iIve ever seen, this place is the best spot in Cape May county. If you wait to go until mid-July you might be lucky enough to get one of their amazing fresh fruit cobblers, served fresh from the oven and topped with ice cream. Peach is my favorite. If you go to Cape May, and don't go to McGlade's Backstreet, you're missing out on the best food you can ask for.

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manchester
2 reviews
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“fabolous food,wonderful staff:)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2009

This is one of the best restaurants in west cape may! The food was superb and the wait staff goes the extra mile. This is a winner!
D.G. Manchester,CT

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Thank sassybaron
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san francisco
1 review
“McGlade's Backstreet is the BEST place to eat in Cape May!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2009

Every time I come home for a visit, I eat here as much as possible. The staff is friendly, the atmosphere laid back but elegant, and the food is the tastiest I've ever had. No lie. It's definitely hard to choose, but my top entree recommendations are the panfried crab cakes, filet with garlic butter & blue cheese & the panfried fish. mmmmm...and if you're lucky enough to be there when the panfried tomatoes appetizer is on the specials board, do not pass them up!! For dessert, the oh so yummy banana's foster cannot be beat! AND it's bring your own booze. Can it get any better??? I think not. =) Love you Theresa & Tony!

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Thank dynamo11
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