Harbor View, Cape May, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Harbor View, Cape May, NJ:
Harbor View Restaurant
954 Ocean Dr
Cape May, NJ

Harbor View: Restaurant Highlights

Fare: American - Seafood

Price: Moderate

Food Quality: Decent, in line with other Jersey Shore eateries. Neither ingredients or food preparation stand out above the pack.

Service: Can use improvement. Friendly, though slow and unprofessional, especially during busy periods.

Noise Level: Moderate - High (loud with live entertainment)

Noise Level:  Moderate - High (with live entertainment)

Recommended For:  For budget conscious diners who enjoy traditional American Breakfast, Lunches & Dinner with scenic waterfront views.

Not Recommended For:  Diners who prefer an eclectic menu with fine dining amenities.

Recommended Dishes:  When available, The Flounder stuffed with imperial crab, The lump meat crab cakes, The Seafood Fra Diavolo. Other favorites include Capt. Fred's New Jersey Clam Chowder; and the Lobster Roll

Alcohol:  Full serve bar.

Restaurant Review

The Harbor View restaurant located just north over the Cape May Canal Bridge, is a casual dining spot, located on a marina with tables having access to excellent waterfront & scenic sunset views.

It is a popular place with the locals and serves basic seafood and traditional American fare at a reasonable price. 

They offer a good variety of fresh seafood entrees in addition to chicken, pasta, steaks and veal dishes other options include vegetarian dishes, and sushi.

Luncheon favorites include the crab cake sandwich, and the spicy fish filet sandwich with battered fries and a side of homemade coleslaw. and good burgers.

Their popular breakfast menu includes most of the traditional favorites with a few offerings of creative omelets and French Toast. One of the popular breakfast items is the Walnut Cranberry French Toast with orange glaze sauce.

In the warmer summer months, beginning Memorial Day, you can dine on the outdoor deck with scenic marina views across the bay to the US coast Guard training station in Cape May.

The inside dining menu offers a large variety of entrees and comfort food, while the deck dining menu is smaller, and doesn't contain the entrees.

The Outside Deck includes a full four-sided bar surrounded on three sides by water.

Free on-site parking is available in addition to free boat docking for restaurant visitors. 

Child friendly with a kids menu

During the summer month there is live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights from 8pm-12pm, and on Sunday from 2pm - 6pm

The Harbor View restaurant is open year-round. During the winter they are open Thursday through Sunday for Lunch and Dinner, and for Breakfast around on Saturday and Sunday's 8 - 11:30.

During the summer months they are open seven days/week for Lunch & Dinner, and for Breakfast Saturday & Sunday

The deck is open weekends beginning in May and every day from Memorial Day till the end of September.

(Updated: July 2021)

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