Easter in Cape May
With Easter approaching on Sunday, it’s time to start planning your meals — and brunch and dinner should be on the menu.
So, we’ve done your research for you! Not only do these stellar Cape May restaurants have great brunches and dinners scheduled, but you’ll be able to find Cape May brews on tap at each of them.
You know, the ferry is much, much more than a means of transportation: the terminals on either side of the Delaware Bay are cultural hubs for the towns they service.
And you can find Cape May IPA on the ferry. Can’t beat that!
This Saturday, on both sides of the Bay, you’ll get a meet-and-greet with the season’s leporine mascot, the Easter Bunny himself! With seatings at 9:00 and 10:30am, you’ll be treated to a buffet breakfast, Easter egg hunt, and prizes handed out by the Easter Bunny.
For more information, see their website.
The Washington Inn is one the largest jewels in Cape May’s dining crown. Consistently rated near the top of every dining list that matters, the Washington Inn has been delighting visitors to Cape May since the late 19th century.
They’ll be hosting brunch on Easter Sunday from 10am to 2pm. Their breakfast buffet boasts eggs benedict, bananas foster French toast, eggs florentine ciabatta breakfast sandwiches, a carving station with honey mustard glazed ham and roasted turkey breast, pineapple stuffing, cheddar scallion crisps, andouille and paprika smoked shrimp, and a host of bread and pastries.
For Easter dinner, beginning at 4pm, they’ll have their usual award-winning menu with selected Easter specials, including their rack of lamb — which would be delicious with the Cape May IPA they have on tap!
At the moment, their brunch is fully-booked, but you can get on their waitlist by calling (609) 884-5697.
Congress Hall is unparalleled when it comes to holiday celebrations — their Christmas celebrations are the talk of the town, and Easter is no different.
On Easter Sunday, Congress Hall has a full slate of activities with the Easter Bunny and his sidekick, Blue the Pig. You’ll dine on a delectable Easter Brunch in the Congress Hall Ballroom, including an omelet station, freshly-baked pastries, Belgian waffles, a salad station with charcuterie, a carving station with maple-glazed ham and slow-roasted prime rib, and hot entrees such as baked Scottish salmon and roasted chicken breast.
They’ve got three Easter Egg Hunts scheduled at 10:30, 11:30, and 12:30; family lawn games like bocce ball, giant Jenga, and cornhole; an Easter Egg Roll at 3pm; and train rides all day long.
If you’d rather sit in one of their lawn chairs and spectate, you’ll be able to sip on a Cape May IPA or Always Ready!
For more information, see their website.
The Harbor View restaurant on Ocean Drive has some of the best views in town, and Easter Sunday will be no different.
They’ll be running their Easter sit-down breakfast on Sunday from 8am to 1pm with 11 types of eggs benedict in addition to their usual delectable breakfast menu.
Roast duck and Coastal Evacuation on tap sounds like a winning combination!
Call for reservations, (609) 884-5444.
Aleathea’s Restaurant at the Inn of Cape May
Beautiful ocean views and porch dining are on the menu at Aleathea’s Restaurant at the Inn of Cape May. With an assortment of fresh fish and steaks served in a Victorian setting, Easter Sunday will be particularly special.
In addition to their usual menu including tantalizing crab cakes, Thai bowl, and fruit del mar, for Easter Sunday, they’ll be adding baked sugar-glazed ham, roasted leg of spring lamb, and prime rib.
Choosing between IPA and Honey Porter may be difficult, but a pint of Honey Porter and some sugar-glazed ham will make this Easter one to remember.
Reservations are strongly suggested. Call (800) 582-5933.
Hemingway’s is a favorite casual eatery for locals and visitors, featuring a modern American cuisine with delectable steaks, fresh and locally-sourced seafood, and much more. The vibe is “classically casual, never stuffy,” making it the perfect place for a casual Easter Sunday.
They’ve got two buffets Sunday morning: a Breakfast Buffet and a Brunch Buffet.
Running from 8am to 11am, the Breakfast Buffet features an omelet station, eggs Benedict, cheese blintzes with fruit topping, waffles, and stuffed French toast with strawberries and cream cheese.
Beginning at 11:30am, the Brunch Buffet includes stuffed chicken, roasted leg of lamb, jumbo lump crab cakes, shrimp and scallop scampi, salmon with a lemon dill sauce, a carving station with prime rib and pineapple ham, as well as assorted desserts.
Salmon with lemon dill and Devil’s Reach on tap? Sign us up!
Reservations can be made by calling (609) 884-5611.
Be sure to check out one of these great spots for Easter. If you do, tell them you heard about it here!