Stowaways Bar & Restaurant Now Open at Cape May Ferry Terminal

June 28, 2024

Stowaways Bar & Restaurant Now Open at Cape May Ferry Terminal

Grand opening event on Saturday, June 29 at 3 p.m. will feature live music, happy hour specials, giveaways, and prizes

Cape May, NJ —The Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) and Cape May-Lewes Ferry (CMLF) officials are excited to announce the grand opening of Stowaways, a brand-new multi-concept dining destination with panoramic views of the Delaware Bay at the Cape May, New Jersey Ferry Terminal.

Stowaways includes three primary food and beverage locations within the terminal building at 1200 Lincoln Boulevard: Stowaways Bar & Restaurant; Stowaways Café; and The Overlook at Stowaways, a dedicated catering space for private events and functions. 

“Stowaways offers locals and visitors an exciting opportunity to enjoy delicious food in a beautiful waterfront setting,” said Heath Gehrke, Director of Ferry Operations at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. “Led by a passionate and experienced culinary team, Stowaways promises a memorable dining experience—one that captures coastal flavors and the essence of Cape May.  We’re confident in their vision to improve upon what has been done here and to take the customer experience to the next level.”

Executive Chef and Cape May resident, Amy Salcedo, and the talented team at Stowaways Bar & Restaurant have meticulously crafted an extensive menu that celebrates fresh, locally sourced ingredients. From shareables and handhelds to pan pizzas, soups, and salads, Stowaways offers a diverse range of flavors, including a special section with dishes from Philadelphia-based Chickie’s & Pete’s. 

Stowaways outside bar

But it’s not just about the food—the restaurant’s digital QR-code menu system ensures a seamless dining experience with swift, on-demand ordering for ferry-goers and local guests. Stowaways even boasts a sizeable drink menu, featuring draft beers, handcrafted cocktails, and signature crushes in refreshing orange, grapefruit, and key lime flavors. Happy hour specials will be offered Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

The bar and restaurant’s design seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor spaces. Guests can choose between expansive outdoor dining areas or cozy indoor seating. Two large bars provide the perfect vantage point to watch the Ferry glide in and out of the terminal, while the sunsets paint the sky in breathtaking hues. And for those who crave relaxation, Stowaways offers a spacious lawn right next to the water—ideal for catching up with friends or playing lawn games.

Throughout the season, live performances will add a touch of magic, making Stowaways a must-visit destination for anyone seeking exceptional food, scenic views, and unforgettable moments.
Stowaways Bar & Restaurant is open Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Stowaways Café invites guests to indulge in a selection of La Colombe coffee options. Whether you crave a classic drip coffee, a velvety macchiato, or a frothy latte, the café’s skilled baristas are ready to serve. Assorted teas and craft tea beverages are also available. Ferry-goers who are tight on time can conveniently visit the “Grab + Stow” section of the café where they’ll discover additional beverage options and a variety of snacks. 
Stowaways Gelato, a full-service gelato counter within the café, will be available to visitors and families to indulge in a sweet treat, whether they’re on the move or taking in the relaxing water views. 
The café will also sell signature Stowaways merchandise featuring “play-on-words” like “Dock it Like It’s Hot” and “Give Into Pier Pressure.”  Stowaways Café is open Monday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

Perched above the Bar & Restaurant, The Overlook at Stowaways offers breathtaking ocean views. The venue can hold up to 95 guests and provides a stunning backdrop for special events including small wedding ceremonies, receptions, showers, birthday celebrations, family reunions, or corporate events. For additional details or to book an event, visit the Stowaways Event Inquiry page.

Stowaways will host its official grand opening event on Saturday, June 29 at 3 p.m. with live music, happy hour specials, retail giveaways, and prizes. 

“As Executive Chef at Stowaways Bar & Restaurant, I extend a warm welcome to guests traveling on the Ferry and those who call Cape May home,” said Salcedo. “The atmosphere, dishes, and flavors offered at Stowaways are meant to celebrate our beloved shore town and deliver a memorable experience. Whether you’re a visitor or a local, my team invites you to savor the essence of our coastal community with every bite.”

View Stowaways’ menus at and follow along on Instagram and Facebook @StowawaysCapeMay.

About the Cape May-Lewes Ferry 
Owned and operated by the Delaware River and Bay Authority, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry is open year-round and has carried more than 50 million passengers since its inception on July 1, 1964. As an integral transportation system connecting the communities and economies on both sides of the Delaware Bay, the Ferry service is a significant catalyst for economic growth and regional tourism activity in New Jersey and Delaware. Its operations sustain over 4,000 jobs while generating tens of millions of dollars in local taxes and hundreds of millions in regional economic activity. For schedules and rates, please visit or call 800-643-3779.

Media Contacts:
Sheena Weinstein, (Stowaways)
James Salmon, (DRBA)