Cape May hasn't had a barbeque restaurant so it was with great anticipation that my husband and I tried them out last Tuesday, June 18th. It was such a disappointment.
What do you say about a restaurant that serves you corn bread so dry it makes you think of the beach two blocks away? It was dry, crumbly, thrown in a paper dish and served with nothing, not butter, or jam, or honey. It went in the trash.
The menu was so inviting. Unfortunately, ninety percent of what we ordered was unavailable, no collards, no beans, no vegetables of any kind except cole slaw which was tasteless and underseasoned. From the meager choices left, we chose mac and cheese which was, surprise, dry and tasteless. Ditto for the supposed potato salad, which although touted as homemade, tasted like it came out of a pre-made commercial tub.
We wanted lemonade, none of that either. We wound up with warm bottled water from the case.
So how about the proteins? We ordered chicken and ribs. I'll give them credit for bountiful portions. This is Memphis-style barbeque, so no sauce. The rub was nondescript. The chicken was moist (finally something that was moist besides the bottle of water!) However, the ribs were, yes, DRY and tough!
The staff was friendly, but not particularly helpful. The tiny restaurant is not inviting, with only a few tables. There also needs to be directions, a sign perhaps that reads, ORDER HERE! When you enter you have no idea whether to sit down and wait for table service or order at the counter. It's the latter.
So I'll make my own ribs and chicken for the time being. It's not worth throwing money away at this restaurant.
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