I spent last week at the Jersey Shore, mostly in the Wildwoods, but with a quick trip down to Cape May for half a day or so. As suggested by Serious Eater Mydree here, I tried The Lobster House for lunch. And, as Serious Eater GoodbyeOhio suggested, I did the take-out window and ate on the dock instead of doing sit-down service inside the restaurant.
I'd never had a fried soft-shell crab sandwich before, but this one hit the spot. It was light-seeming despite the frying and just meaty enough. Served on a squishy white hamburger bun with a cool lettuce leaf and a couple thinly sliced tomatoes, it was worth the cab ride from the bus station. And it was a nice antidote to the heavier boardwalk food I'd been eating in Wildwood.
Thanks for the tips, Eaters! And I'm sorry I didn't get to Uries, Maui's Dog House, Max's, Beach Creek, or the Windmill, which were also suggested. Next time!
The Lobster House
Address: Fisherman's Wharf, Cape May NJ 08204