8 New Places for Main Liners to Dine at the Shore This Summer

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Check out these tasty new additions, all just a short drive from the Main Line region, to the shore dining scene this summer.

The shore points close to the Main Line have added to their eating scene this summer. Check out these fresh spots during your seasonal getaways.

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CAFE 64Cafe 64’s Hot Chick wrap. Photo courtesy of Exit Zero


Begin or end your voyage on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry with gourmet coffee and a sandwich at this grab-and-go spot in the terminal. Don’t miss the signature Hot Chick wrap.
$3.25-$7.75. 1200 Lincoln Blvd. (609) 551-4209, visitferrypark.com.


Among a spate of new waterfront eateries at the rejuvenated Cape May ferry terminal, Boat Drinks overlooks the water and offers casual fare ranging from soups, salads and Delaware Bay oysters to a creative selection of bowls filled with fresh greens, seafood and signature sauces.
Starting at $10. 1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May, (609) 551-4209, visitferrypark.com.

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The Exit Zero Filling Station in West Cape May is known for its inviting ambiance and innovative fare. Its sibling on the other side of the bridge offers some of the same favorites, including the Hot Chick sandwich, cauliflower bites, mega tots and Thai shrimp soup. Among the new items: volcano shrimp, bang-bang mussels and Vietnamese banh mi.
$10-$34. 1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May, (609) 551-4209, visitferrypark.com.


Take a seat on the second-floor patio of the Cape May terminal and sip a handcrafted cocktail while enjoying the sunset. Land and sea are well represented on a diverse menu featuring classics like creamy lobster bisque, crab cakes, lobster tail, steaks and a full raw bar.
$14-$100. 1200 Lincoln Blvd., North Cape May, (609) 551-4209, visitferrypark.com.


Completely renovated and expanded, this casual eatery features out-of-the-ordinary snacks like fries with jumbo lump crabmeat in spicy red crab gravy, plus boozy peanut butter or salted caramel milkshakes. Larger plates include island shrimp and Seafood Donna (shrimp, scallops and jumbo lump crab in a spinach and sun-dried tomato scampi over pasta).
$6-$23. 301 New York Ave., North Wildwood, (609) 551-4112, thenorthshorebar.com.

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The ocean views are as stunning as the food at this chic new BYOB. The extensive steak menu ranges from a six-ounce filet to a 32-ounce tomahawk ribeye.
$20-$125. 406 Beach Ave., Cape May, (609) 408-1933, primalcapemay.com.

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Photo courtesy of Provence
Photo courtesy of Provence


Beautiful food, prepared using classic French and modern techniques, served in a historic 1854 mansion. Three- and five-course prix-fixe tasting menus recently featured filet of venison au poivre, speck-wrapped monkfish and a duet of duck.
$64-$95. 2 N. Main St., Cape May Court House, (609) 884-4948, provencecapemay.com.

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Chef Gus Zimmerman brings a fresh sensibility to Jersey Shore dining at this BYOB in the former site of the Amish market. Small plates include a fried bay scallop roll with Thai mayo, Hatteras seafood chowder, and charred cauliflower with crispy garbanzo beans. For bigger appetites, there’s crab and shrimp cakes, grilled meatloaf, and a dry-aged picanha steak with blue cheese butter.
$14-$39. 700 New Jersey Ave., North Wildwood, (609) 796-2446, triow.com.

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