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“Great easy going place”
Review of The Rusty Nail

The Rusty Nail
Ranked #37 of 141 Restaurants in Cape May
Price range: $7 - $38
Cuisines: American, Bar, Grill
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery
Description: "The Nail," as it's known by the locals, is the famed iconic surfer bar and restaurant that made a name for itself in the '70s. And it's right here at the Beach Shack, just steps away from your room. From lifeguards and surfers to beautiful beach bunnies, they all gathered around the wood bar that was rumored to be the longest in all of Cape May. Now it's your turn to join in the fun for breakfast, lunch, dinner or its famed happy hour. Kids' meals are served on a souvenir Beach Shack Frisbee, giving you a fun after-dinner activity. Indoor spaces spill into outdoor seating, sand bar, fire pit and shuffleboard. Young, old and even four-legged friends are invited in from the beach for live entertainment and Rusty Nail's beach blanket comfort food that can also be wrapped to go.
Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

We had a mini vacation at cape may and stopped at this bar/restaurant on Monday. $1 Miller lights all day special, great bartenders and awesome food. Everything we tryed was delish. Crab cake salad was great( lamp crab meat), fried calamari, any cones were just great food. Margaritas was strong !!!

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Thank Iryna120
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Reviewed September 11, 2012

So glad We were so close to go too. Outside our door. Night time there was a large burning pit U could sit around&good food too. Service inside&out. Can hardly wait until We go again.

1  Thank Diane G
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

One of the coolest places in Cape May. We usually hop around to a few bars, but then wrap the evening up at the Rusty Nail. Great vibe next to the fire pit and they usually have live music, great place to end a great summer day.

Thank Shelly D
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

Great atmosphere for after beach beers and burgers, the conch fritters,with spicy jelly are
A good starter. Friday Afternoon to evening, Carl Behrens provides the music via a solo guitar
and a fantastic party attitude. So drop by after the beach,for a cold one and some apps.

Breakfast (eggs,sausage, toast, and hash browns) you know the kind of breakfast you can't eat every day of the week but woth the indulgance after a god morning walk along the beach.
I've stooped by numerous times hoping for improvement buts its always been unremarkable, good but does not qualify as great and worth the extra calories.

Service except for the bar tenders is ok but not great, pretty uncoordinated, and they don't seem to be into it.
I rate it very good just for the post beach party atmosphere,the music and burgers. Fair Winds and Safe Travels Captain Rob

Thank CaptRobsPortsofCall
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

There are three different places to register your name to get a table and each seemed indifferent if you got a table or not. There's a fire pit outside and a bar, picnic tables outside with umbrellas and patio seating. There was also guitar player that Wednesday night that might have sounded great with less volume and bass but as it was just sounding like low noise.
There's also a bar inside with 4 or 5 TV's and tables in a dining where it's exclusively for dining.
Most items were $20-30, portions were fair if the price was about $10 less. Nice selection of beers.
One problem, of our party found a long hair in the sandwich which absolutely destroyed the evening. They didn't charge but it should never have happened.

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Thank Bill M
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