If there was ever a time to go out to eat in Cape May County, the beginning of June is it.
Cape May and Sea Isle City will have overlapping restaurant weeks, giving patrons plenty of choices over a 10-day span.
Cape May Restaurant Week will be held Sunday, June 3, through Sunday, June 10, and Restaurant Week in Sea Isle will last from Friday, June 1, through Friday, June 8.
In Cape May, patrons will have three choices when it comes to how they want to indulge during Restaurant Week.
There will be a three-course dinner for $35 at locations including Aleathea's, Hemingway's and The Lobster House.
There also will be a $25 three-course dinner at four select locations: Cucina Rosa, Carney's, Harry's Ocean Bar and Grille and The Pilot House. Six locations will offer a $15 two-course lunch option.
Union Park Dining Room, for example, is giving guests some options when it comes to its three-course dinner. Guests can have their choice of soup du jour, crab cake, Caesar salad or field greens salad to start; a choice between oven-roasted chicken breast over fresh vegetables and goat cheese, St. Laurent salmon with roasted fennel and herb potato cake or a hanger steak for their entree; and fruit tart, ice cream or chocolate cake for dessert.
Find out if your favorite Cape May restaurant is participating at www.cmrestaurantweek.com.
In Sea Isle, hosts are celebrating their second annual "Flavor of Sea Isle" Restaurant Week, and organizer Barbara Steele says there's "something for everyone" at this year's event.
"Last year was very successful, and we expect this year's Restaurant Week to be even better," Steele says. "Many specials will be offered ranging from lobster tail and filet mignon to pizza and burgers."
The event is set up much differently than Cape May's Restaurant Week. Each participating restaurant has a different special, option or giveaway. And some restaurants change the options for each day of the event.
At Braca Cafe, guests can enjoy a four-course dinner all week for $29. At Denunzio Brick Oven Pizza & Grille, every 10th table is free.
Other locations ask that you say a phrase to get your discount. At Steak-Out Restaurant, say "We love restaurant week" to receive 15 percent off your bill. If you say "SIC Restaurant Week makes me feel good" at Drifters Feel Good Food, you will receive free small fries with the purchase of two sliders.
Find out all of the individual options for participants in Sea Isle's restaurant week by going to www.seaislechamber.com and clicking on "Special Offers" at the bottom of the page.