Is Dinner at Cape May Cafe Worth It With Menu Modifications?

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Cape May cafe booths

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Cape May Café is a much-beloved restaurant tucked inside Disney’s Beach Club Resort. I recently got a chance to eat at Cape May Café for dinner with my family and experience the new offerings firsthand.

When Cape May Café reopened it did so with heavy modifications to the menu alongside changes to the dining experience. So, is it still worth it?

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Pictured below: Lobster Macaroni & Cheese

Cape May Cafe
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I am recounting my own experience and thoughts based on a meal with my family. You may have a different experience or opinion when you visit Cape May Café and I would love to hear about it in the comments below!

No More Buffet

Cape May Café pre-pandemic was a seafood-focused all you care to eat buffet that also offered character breakfast. Since the restaurant reopened the characters are gone from breakfast, and the food is brought to your table in place of the buffet. Food is still all you care to enjoy though, so there is plenty to go around!

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Pictured below: The Turf Platter

Cape May Cafe
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Cape May Café New Menu

Dinner is $42 for adults and $25 for the kiddos and includes plenty of food and flavors for everyone in your party.

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Dinner starts with what Disney is calling, “Breads and Spreads” — Parker House Rolls and cornbread accompanied by three different flavor butter spreads. You also get a salad that has an amazing citrus-vanilla vinaigrette. These two starters were the stars of the show for my family! We had to order more salad and enjoyed trying the different butter spreads.

Since dinner at Cape May is still all you care to eat, your server will bring you more of any item you like.

Pictured below: Seafood Boil

Cape MAy Cafe
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There are three dished included for the main course, a seafood boil, lobster mac & cheese, and a turf platter. You have the option of adding crab legs or lobster for an additional fee, and there is a vegetarian option.

The main dishes were bland and didn’t live up to the previous flavorful food that was found on the buffet before Cape May Cafe closed. The dessert plate was fine, nothing too exciting.

So, was it worth eating at Cape May given the new modifications in place?

Pictured below: Dessert Plate

Cape May Cafe
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Nope. Now again, this is just my opinion, but the food overall was just not tasty enough to justify the price tag. Hopefully, Cape May Café will return to its previous menu as Disney’s Beach Club Resort continues the reopening process.

In summary, the bread and salad were the highlights of the meal while the main dishes fell flat. In my experience, it’s not worth the cost when compared to the previous menu offered at Cape May Café.

Have you eaten at Cape May Café since it reopened? Did you have an enjoyable meal? Let me know in the comments!

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