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“SHOCKINGLY GOOD! (those who live here KNOW what I mean)”
Review of Main Street Cafe - CLOSED

Main Street Cafe
Price range: $25 - $40
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Main Street Cafe is a fine dining experience. Located in Historic Cape May Court House, minutes from Avalon and Stone Harbor. Serving the finest fresh seafood and meats plus local grown seasonal produce. Open 7 nights a week Summer 2014 We are a BYOB
Cape May, New Jersey
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“SHOCKINGLY GOOD! (those who live here KNOW what I mean)”
Reviewed October 5, 2011

The ocean and our beautiful beachs are just across the causeways, but those of us who live here know what a culinary desert this is, particularly off season (a good 2/3 of the year for those who don't know).

But don't dispair! There is somewhere shockingly good to go to right here in CMCH. No drive to Cape May or (ugh) Atlantic City! Free parking!

But those aren't even its best features. The ambiance is just plain lovely and relaxing. It is small (in a very good way). It is BYOB (who likes paying way too much for a wine you don't even really want?). There are so many wonderful options on the menu that it is hard to decide what to have. WARNING WILL ROGERS! Do not agree to share the Thai mussels with anyone. So what if you can't finish your main course? You're going to eat again tomorrow, right? And...there is Michael, who along with the talent in the kitchen, will take very, very good care of you, pacing the meal perfectly...remember you are DINING, not having supper. Enjoy.

ENJOY.

  • Visited August 2011
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West Cape May, New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Always great!”
Reviewed October 5, 2011

I travel " all the way" from cape may for the sandwiches here! They are soo good. I think its the bread!

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Binghamton, New York
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Oh my Gosh! Who knew? Can't wait to return!!!”
Reviewed August 27, 2011

Actually can't think of a better restaurant I've been to in years, and I travel and eat out quite a lot. Unpretentious exterior, went in on a whim on a Wed night, was seated immediately, and had one of the best Italian seafood meals ever! Great friendly but not over-solicitous service. Superior creme brulee, and a complimentary to-die-for cookie baked by the gentleman who served me, and has catering business, I believe. Wish we lived closer -- we'd be 'regulars,' but will never stay in that area w/out making sure to eat at Main St Cafe!

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank sparrow50
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent, Excellent, Excellent”
Reviewed July 8, 2011

Going out to eat at the shore has typically been disappointing for us. Usually over-priced, crowded and so/so food. Not so at Main Street Cafe! Bring your own wine and you can be confident that anything you order here will be spectacularly prepared and delicious to eat, without breaking your wallet. We travelled twice to this restaurant from Ocean City during our vacation last year - that's how good it was. The chef/proprietor takes obvious pride in delighting his diners with a great dining experience.

  • Visited August 2010
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Thank kawdkjd
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Cheshire, England
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“BYOB Excellence”
Reviewed June 16, 2011

Having been directed to this "cafe" by our B & B owners we delighted to find such a gem so much so we went twice in the four days we were in Cape May Court House.
Food is excellent with a european style set in clean crisp decor. Attentive and pleasant host.
It appears the effort goes into the food leaving you to provide your own wine.

  • Visited May 2011
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Thank sunban
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