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Old 02-01-2013, 01:46 PM   #1
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Cape May Clambake or Ohana?

I'm waffling between these two. I've done Cape May for breakfast but not dinner and we've eaten at Ohana but with some dietary restrictions I'm leaning towards Cape May just for the variety and ease of getting green salads and sides without noodles and bread pudding tempting me.

Can anyone who has experienced the Clambake give me some insights?
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:19 PM   #2
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I think it's possible to eat healthily at Cape May and still be more than satisfied with your meal. Adult DS and I have eaten there twice and would absolutely go again. I really liked how varied the food choices were, something which can't be said about 'Ohana since everyone gets the exact same meal. We did try 'Ohana once, and while the food was tasty enough we're not dying to return.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:11 PM   #3
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Just what kind of dietary restrictions are you talking about? That'll help us to give you better advice.

If you're looking at an ADR for the March trip listed in your signature, I suspect that ADR availability will drive your decision. Good luck getting an 'Ohana dinner ADR.

I'd look over the menu and decide which has food that looks more appealing to your group. We like the food at both. If you're wanting to try something new and you've already eaten at 'Ohana then unless you've got people in your group who either won't or can't eat the food at CMC then book your ADR there.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:27 PM   #4
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Sorry. I should have been more clear. We tend to avoid starches and eat more lean proteins and greens. I'm a recently diagnosed diabetic and DH and DS are supportive in the way they eat for the most part. I knew that I could get my protein in at Ohana but honey corriander chicken wings, noodles, a sweet salad dressing and potstickers probably aren't the best options.

We have an Ohana reservation already but I'm contemplating changing it to Cape May because I think we may have better offerings that fit the way we eat. I just rarely see comments or reviews of the Clambake so I was wondering what folks had thought of it. Thanks for reading and your feedback.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:18 PM   #5
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You really can't get much more healthy protein than seafood, especially if you lay off dipping it in butter ( which I personally couldn't do, but hey to each their own) so I vote Cape May. We did both in January. I thought the meat at Ohana's was gross other than the chicken. The steamed seafood at Cape May, however was awesome.
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Cape May! We've had some great meals there.
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I am a fan of both restaurants but if I had to pick between the two, I would go with Cape May Clam Bake every time.


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Thanks all...I just let go of the Ohana ressie and moved it to Cape May's Clambake. Mmm...crab and shrimp. Works for me!
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:02 PM   #9
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We just had dinner at the clambake last week. It was absolutely our favorite meal of the entire trip!!!

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We loved it so much we'll be going twice next trip!!!

Salads were fresh & very good!
As were all the seafood offerings & there was lots of fruit.

I can't believe we've never eaten there before!!!

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Old 02-01-2013, 08:09 PM   #10
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I agree with the Cape May ate there for the first time last year and it was the best meal of our whole trip
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:03 PM   #11
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We love both places. Cape May Cafe is a great time. The crab legs, shrimp & clams &other food is delicious. There is salad, lots of veggie side dishes, pizza, fish, soup. lots of stuff. You will love it.Here is the menu from allears. I love their website for the menus.http://allears.net/menu/menu_cmc.htm
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In looking at the menu it appears crab legs and all the real good stuff is only on Sundayand Friday.

Am I misreading that?
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:22 AM   #13
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In looking at the menu it appears crab legs and all the real good stuff is only on Sundayand Friday.

Am I misreading that?
Where did you check? The menu might not be clear, but they definitely have crab legs, clams, muscles, shrimp, etc. every night.

I think they do a rotation with calamari, cod and fried shrimp.

The steamed shrimp is always there.
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:22 AM   #14
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When did the peel and eat
steamed shrimp come back? I think it was last may we were there and they had shrimp in some sort of salad where the steam shrimp was and the waitress we had said they didn't have the steamed shrimp anymore.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:33 AM   #15
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steamed shrimp come back? I think it was last may we were there and they had shrimp in some sort of salad where the steam shrimp was and the waitress we had said they didn't have the steamed shrimp anymore.
That might be what I'm talking about... They weren't peel and eat, but I don't remember them having anything with them. They were right beside some in a salad (that I hated, but DH loved). I had some of the plain ones. They were cold, but I didn't have to peel them. I only ate a couple because I was focused on the crab. DH probably had 2 pounds of shrimp!!!

We were there last Thursday, I think. Calamari night - which was surprisingly good! I didn't expect it to be good on a buffet.

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