Many people visit the Jersey Shore during off-season for a special event, a winter getaway or a day-trip, and others are here because they call it home. Regardless of what brings you to the shore during the colder months, there are plenty of places still open for you to grab a bite to eat!
For fabulous food and cool cocktails in a casual pub atmosphere, visit 5 West Pub in North Cape May. 5 West Pub serves lunch and dinner seven days a week, and features Happy Hour Monday through Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. and all day Sunday. Every Friday grab the girls and get a bottle of wine for half price, and every Sunday grab the guys and enjoy half price wings and $2 Bud Light pints from 4 to 8 p.m.
Visit Ireland’s corner pub in your own backyard! Anglesea Pub in North Wildwood offers lunch, dinner and late night bites seven days a week, with different dinner specials each night. An extra-long Happy Hour Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. features $1 domestic drafts, $2 domestic bottles and $3 well drinks. For the ladies out there, Thursday is “Ladies’ Day,” featuring $2.50 glasses of wine and $2 well drinks. If you want to catch the game, all day Sunday during NFL games Anglesea Pub offers $2 domestic pints, $2.50 bottles and food specials.
Meet me at the CCT! Enjoy a great pub style menu, frosty cold drinks and live entertainment at Country Club Tavern in Cape May Court House. Happy Hour is every day from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and all day Sunday, featuring $1 off all mixed drinks and $1 Coors Light drafts. CCT offers different food specials every night from 4 to 8 p.m., such as Fiesta Night on Tuesdays and Wings N’ Yuengs on Wednesdays!
Enjoy good food, good drinks and good friends at Dogtooth Bar & Grill in Wildwood. Open seven days a week, Dogtooth offers different food and drink special daily, plus live entertainment on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights. All day Sunday, enjoy drink specials featuring $2 domestic pints, $3.50 Yards Philly Pale Ale and $3 Flying Fish pints. Happy Hour is Monday through Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. On Friday, Happy Hour is extended to 7 p.m. at the bar, and reverse Happy Hour is from 11 p.m. to midnight.
Open Friday and Saturday serving lunch and dinner, Flip Flopz Bar & Grill in North Wildwood offers winter dinner specials and discounted prices during sports games. Happy Hour on Friday and Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. includes $5 appetizers, $2 sliders, $2 tacos and $5 flatbreads. Come by for great food at great prices!
For breakfast, lunch or dinner with a view, visit Harbor View Restaurant and Bar in Cape May from Thursday to Sunday. Harbor View offers a different dinner special each night, like Shrimp Stravaganza on Friday and Burgermania on Sunday. Enjoy Happy Hour specials on Thursday and Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday until 11:30 a.m.
For casual family dining with homemade soups and fresh seafood, visit Jake’s Bar & Grill in Villas seven days a week. Enjoy lunch, dinner, live entertainment, daily specials and $1 domestic drafts Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Daily specials include meatloaf on Mondays, pork chops on Tuesdays and more!
For an all-day Happy Hour, visit Owen’s Pub in North Wildwood. From 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the bar, enjoy $1 domestic drafts, $2.75 import and craft drafts, $1.75 domestic bottles, $2.75 import bottles and $2 mixed drinks. In addition, from3 to 6 p.m. at the bar, all appetizers are half off. Open seven days a week year round, Owen’s offers different food specials each day of the week.
Rio Station in Rio Grande is keeping it RIO for lunch, dinner and late night! Open seven days a week, Rio Station offers daily specials like Mexy Mondays and Tapa Tuesdays. Enjoy $5 appetizers and various drink specials during Happy Hour on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Friday from 4 to 9 p.m., and Reverse Happy Hour on Tuesday from 7 to 11 p.m.
It’s always Happy Hour at Ship n’ Shore! Ship n’ Shore in Wildwood features Happy Hour prices all day, every day, seven days, year round. All day long Monday through Thursday, get different bar bites such as cheesesteaks, fries or wings for just a couple of bucks. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, enjoy fabulous dinner specials for only $12.50.
Come join the good times at Tuckahoe Inn in Beesley’s Point. Serving lunch, dinner, cocktails and Sunday breakfast, the restaurant and tavern is open year round every day. Happy Hour is Monday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. featuring $1 off well drinks and a small buffet for Happy Hour guests. In addition, Tuckahoe Inn offers different dinner specials every night.
Westy’s Irish Pub in North Wildwood is open Tuesday through Sunday throughout the winter serving lunch, dinner and late night. Tuesday through Thursday, Westy’s offers different food specials each day along with early bird specials. Happy Hour is Tuesday through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. featuring $5 select appetizers, $2 domestics, $3.50 well drinks and 1 oz. steamers for $6.99. Enjoy live entertainment Thursday through Saturday, and more food and drink specials on Sunday Funday.
Asian Palace in North Cape May is open year round offering Chinese, Japanese sushi and Thai cuisine. All sushi rolls are buy one, get one 50 percent off (not including lunch specials). Eat in or take out, or have your meal delivered for free!
Also open year round, Cheng’s Buffet in Rio Grande offers an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet or a take-out Chinese buffet, both for under $11. Check out Cheng’s for weekly specials!
Open every day until late night, Dragon House in Wildwood offers Chinese food for eat-in, take-out or free delivery. Until 3 p.m., get a lunch special with pork fried rice or white rice for just $5.95!
For a fun night out with family or friends, visit Momiji in Rio Grande and get a Japanese hibachi show. Or, experience the art of sushi at Momiji’s sushi bar. Enjoy lunch and dinner seven days a week.
Murasaki in Cape May Court House also offers Japanese hibachi, and if hibachi isn’t your thing, sushi and Thai cuisine are also available. Visit Murasaki for lunch and dinner seven days a week.
Experience unique southwestern and Mexican dining at Red Sky Cafe in Seaville. The cafe is open seven days a week serving dinner from 5 p.m. daily and lunch from 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Dine in and bring your own bottle or take out and enjoy your meal from home.
For a diverse menu full of superior Japanese cuisine, visit Tokyo in Rio Grande. Serving sushi, teriyaki, sashimi and tempura, Tokyo is open all year seven days a week until late. Eat in or take out!
For more Japanese cuisine, visit Yozu in North Cape May. Open seven days a week, Yozu features hibachi, sushi, teriyaki, tempura and Udon noodles. Eat in or take out, and be sure to take advantage of Yozu’s winter special – buy one get your second sushi or hibachi at half price!
Fly on in to the Flight Deck Diner at the Cape May Airport and enjoy breakfast from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. For just $2.99, you can get two eggs, home fries, toast and coffee! The diner features different breakfast specials daily, such as specialty waffles and omelets. Flight Deck Diner also offers lunch starting at 11:30 a.m.
The unique Star Diner in North Wildwood reflects an art deco design inspired by the trendy South Beach scene in Florida. Open Friday through Sunday in the winter, the diner not only offers breakfast and lunch, but also full course dinners with early bird and blackboard specials.
When you’re hungry, don’t think twice – a slice is nice! At Circle Pizza in Avalon, baking great pizza is a family tradition. Circle Pizza serves up delicious specialty pizzas made with the best and freshest ingredients. Circle Pizza also offers burgers and sandwiches, and is open seven days a week year round for lunch, dinner, eat-in, take-out and delivery!
Nino’s Family Restaurant in Cape May Court House serves the finest veal, steak, seafood, pasta and Italian specialties. Serving lunch and dinner year round, the restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday. Be sure to take advantage of early bird specials from 3 to 5:30pm!
Enjoy authentic Neapolitan brick oven pizza and other signature Italian sandwiches and dishes at Poppi’s Brick Oven Pizza & Kitchen in Wildwood. Poppi’s offers lunch specials Monday through Friday for just $6.95, plus $5 weekly pizza specials. Pair your meal with local wine from Hawk Haven Winery, or bring your own bottle. Open seven days a week, year round!
Experience a taste of Italy at Vincenzo’s Little Italy II in North Cape May. Dine in the family restaurant for an inviting and fun dinner, walk into the pizzeria for a quick bite for lunch or take-out so you can enjoy our food on your couch. Lunch and early bird specials are available.
SAX at the Reeds in Stone Harbor offers every day dining with a relaxed, coastal vibe. The restaurant is now featuring its signature cornbread, an extensive appetizer collection and flatbreads. Lunch and dinner is served daily, and weekly specials are offered.
Check out the Do The Shore section for more places to dine during off-season at the shore!