Lucky Bones Backwater Grille

A Cape May, NJ Restaurant Review

Lucky Bones Backwater Grille

Lucky Bones Backwater Grille
1200 Route 109 South
Cape May, NJ

Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  Eclectic - American

Price:  Moderate

One of the top family, casual restaurants in Cape May

Serves one of the top burgers in south Jersey

Does not take reservations. Can be a long wait during the peak Summer season

Value:  Excellent

Noise Level:  Moderate - High

Dress:  Very casual

Recommended For:  Diners who enjoy fresh, healthy, low fat food served in a casual family setting.

Not Recommended For:  Diners who prefer more complex eclectic dishes with a more upscale, trendy ambiance.

Recommended Dishes:  When available,The Lucky Bones Burger, grilled with 10 oz. choice ground beef, bacon, mushrooms, and onions The Cuban Spiced Rubbed Pork Chop with Whipped sweet potato and red wine jus; and Lil’s Three Cheese Mediterranean Seafood Pasta with Italian Artisan penne pasta, Shrimp,scallops, kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, capers, Feta, Jack & parmesan and fresh herbs.

Alcohol : Full service bar. Bar scene is vibrant.

Restaurant Review

Few restaurants wear the Jersey Shore's casual spirit as well as Lucky Bone's Backwater Grille.

This very popular family restaurant, owned by Michael and David Craig, a popular Cape May restaurant family, is a departure from the many pricey Cape May fine dining restaurants as they specialize in serving up good quality, innovative dishes, that are well prepared with fresh ingredients ----- at a very modest price.

It's the best family restaurant in Cape May; serving up quality food that appeals to all ages at a reasonable price.

The decor is bright and airy with contemporary styling, and the atmosphere is energetic and often noisy.

The restaurant is known for serving up healthy dishes with 0 trans fat, with their soups, sauces, and desserts made on the premises to preserve the flavor and control over the unhealthy fat content.

They are open for lunch with a lighter fare and features a variety of burgers and sandwiches; grilled veggie burger with herb mayonnaise, as well as a number of tasty salads. The shrimp salad sandwich is the best in Cape May.

It is very family and child friendly.

During the peak hours the restaurant can be noisy.

Lucky Bones is open year round for Lunch & Dinner

(updated: May, 2016)

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