Oyster Bay Restaurant & Bar,
Cape May, NJ: A Restaurant Review

Oyster Bay Restaurant & Bar,
Cape May
Oyster Bay Restaurant & Bar
615 Lafayette
Cape May, NJ

Oyster Bay Restaurant Highlights

Fare: Traditional American/Seafood

Price: Moderate - Expensive 

Food Quality: Decent, many of the dishes are over sauced, overwhelming the ingredients. A notch below the quality of food served at Cape May's top seafood restaurants restaurants

Service: Attentive, but inconsistent, depends on server.

Abiance/Decor: Seventies era steak house atmosphere with three nautical themed dining rooms and walls adorned with murals and photos.
Overall Rating: 2 Stars

Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Noise Level:  Moderate

Dress:  Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy traditional American food with "Old World" nautical ambiance

Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer more casual dining with large portion servings; or for diners who enjoy an eclectic menu.

Recommended dishes: When available, The Center Cut Filet Topped with Spiced Crawfish and Topped with Sauce Choron; The Andouille Crusted Grouper grouper filet, smoked andouille crust, over rice pilaf with a lemon chive beurre blanc; and The Blackended Swordfish topped with a crab and cucumber salad over basmati rice & herb oil.

Alcohol:  Full Bar Service, bar scene is vibrant

Restaurant Review

Oyster Bay Bar & Restaurant is a popular Cape May restaurant that serves up a mix of traditional American dishes with a well-stocked bar.

The decor is a seventies era steak house styled, with three nautical themed dining rooms and walls adorned with murals and photos. The bar area, recently remodeled, is vibrant with an excellent bar staff. They offer an excellent wine and Martini list.

The menu consists of traditional seafood, meat, and poultry dishes prepared with little creativity using standard, easily available ingredients.

The service is friendly and attentive, but can be inconsistent, or slow on busy summer evenings.

There is free on-site parking, though on busy summer evenings, it can quickly fill up. 

Reservations are suggested as they tend to be packed during the peak summer months. 

During the summer months, Oyster Bay is open six days/week for dinner. Closed on Monday

(Updated: May 2023)

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