Nestled far from the busy summer crowd in Cape May, away from the hustle and the bustle of Washington Street, sequestered from the throngs of humanity on Beach Avenue lay a favorite of the locals, denoted only by an easily-missed sign on Lafayette Street.
Mayer’s Tavern. Long a fixture as a “dive bar” in the area, it had been closed for several years before the lauded Laudeman family snatched it up. Longtime owners of The Lobster House, the newest Laudeman restaurant sits across the street and back one block at 894 3rd Ave.
We got together with owner and head chef Alex Laudeman to get the lowdown on this diamond in the rough.