Breakfast at the Mooring is the main event, according to most of our guests. We serve breakfast at tables for two in our dining room and outdoors on our front porch (weather permitting) at 8:30 and 9:30 each morning. Coffee and tea are available in the dining room beginning at 7:30 for those who get up a bit earlier.
We rework our breakfast menu each season, retaining tried-and-true favorites but also introducing a new selection or two. Each morning guests have their choice of a sweet or a savory entrée, cooked to order by Leslie and served, restaurant-style, by Vince. Leslie’s Coconut Crumb French Toast may take the prize for the longest-running favorite in the sweet category, while her spin on Tex-Mex Migas (eggs scrambled with tortilla chips, fresh pico de gallo, cheddar cheese and cilantro) is the savory favorite. Plain scrambled eggs are always offered for those less adventurous eaters (or perhaps less hungry ones!).
Our daily self-serve buffet offers orange-pineapple juice, cranberry juice, and ice water; bread for toasting, butter, and jelly; muffins, scones or a sweet bread; and a beautiful platter of freshly cut fruit. A breakfast highlight is the Greek Yogurt Parfait, which can be ordered as an “appetizer” or a “main”. Creamy Greek yogurt is layered with fresh fruit, homemade granola, and a drizzle of local honey … simple and delicious!
Guests have use of a small kitchen just off the dining room. There are no cooking facilities, but there is a microwave for reheating leftovers. A large refrigerator is available, and there’s ice in the freezer. We don’t have an ice-maker, so ask that guests be courteous and refill the ice cube trays as they are emptied so we don’t run out.
Coffee and hot water are available 24/7, and sugar, sweeteners, and cream are provided. A supply of coffee mugs, glasses, plates, bowls, flatware, corkscrews, and bottle openers are also available in the guest kitchen.
We have a second refrigerator in the 3rd floor hallway which guests are also welcome to use; please note there is no ice available in that freezer.
Cape May has a wealth of fine restaurants. The dilemma here is not where to find a good meal, but how to choose between all the options! Everyone's taste differs, and so the following "recommendations" should be considered merely as an introduction; the restaurants listed are just a fraction of what's available. Please click on the restaurant name to be directed to each restaurant's website where you can view menu selections and also get a feel for each establishment's individual style.
609-884-5700 / Full Bar
Small and elegant dining room in the Virginia Hotel. Intimate bar and lounge featuring live piano on weekends.
609-884-9090 / BYO
609-884-8811 / BYO
Right across the street, in the Macomber Hotel. Porch dining available in season.
609-884-5697 / Full Bar
Considered the granddaddy of Cape May fine dining. Extensive wine list. Elegant atmosphere, attentive service. A personal favorite!
Black Duck on Sunset
609-898-0100 / BYO
Asian-influenced menu; sesame-crusted tuna and honey roasted duck are the specialties.
609-884-5970 / Full Bar
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in season. Porch dining overlooking Jackson Street.
Oyster Bay Steak and Seafood
609-884-2111 / Full Bar
Dining room as well as more casual seating in the large bar (with a separate bar menu). A personal favorite!
410 Bank Street
609-884-2127 / BYO
Legendary Cape May Cajun/Creole/Caribbean restaurant. Try the Blackened Prime Rib! A personal favorite!
609-884-5882 / BYO
Young owners continuing the tradition of Doug and Louisa, who arguably had the first farm-to-table restaurant in Cape May. Wonderful fish and vegetarian options, everything fresh and freshly made.
609-898-2009 / BYO
YB is short for "younger brother" and Chef Pete's older brother owns George's Place, just down the street. Try the Triple-D Turkey, as featured on TV's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, or the Swordfish Tacos.