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Thanksgiving in Cape May 2008

Posted November 17, 2008
by Sandy D'Shor

Cape May, NJ - Cape May is the perfect backdrop for celebrating Thanksgiving in style.

The air is crisp, the ocean sparkles and streets are lined with autumn’s last blaze of color. The summer throngs have faded and taking a walk through town gives you the feeling that there’s plenty to be thankful for.

If you don't want to cook your own turkey dinner, Cape May offers some quality spots to get a decent T-day meal - as long as you make your reservations ahead of time.

There are several local restaurants offering bountiful Thanksgiving Dinners.

These down the shore celebrations still feature the traditional menu of turkey, sweet or mashed potatoes (preferably both) cranberry sauce and the ubiquitous green bean casserole.

But you might see some seafood creeping in, as well. Clams Casino, Shrimp Cocktail or Oysters Rockefeller anyone?

The Peter Shields Inn is serving a limited menu featuring lobster, prime rib and traditional turkey and trimmings from 2 until 7PM. It's $43 for adults and $15 for kids.

The Blue Pig is serving a pre-fixe meal from 1 through 7PM that includes appetizer, soup or salad, an entrée and dessert for $38 and half price for children.

The Ebbit Room is also offering a pre-fixe 4 course holiday dinner from 2 to 7PM for $70 and half price for children.

Union Park invites you to their Thanksgiving special three course dinner at $37 per person.

An ala carte menu is offered by The Washington Inn featuring some special holiday dinners, starting at 5PM.

And, if you really love leftovers, you can dine at Aletheas. Their dinner from 2 to 7PM includes a full turkey for each table. All the leftovers go home with you!!

Dining In

One recent holiday trend has entire families renting a house in Cape May for the long holiday weekend and making their turkey dinners at the shore.

Instead of spending the day cooped up at Grandma and Grandpa's house, family members can take a walk or run on the beach before dinner. Later, they can head out to see Cape May's newly lit Christmas tree.

Have a great Cape May Thanksgiving, wherever you celebrate it!

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