fudge samples lined up on a tasting board

Iconic Eats

Savory Or Sweet, You Can't Go Wrong With These Eats! 

Rolling waves, sandcastles on the beach,  boardwalk strolls—all are the stuff of the sweetest seashore memories. And so are these treats. 

Cape May County

Original Fudge Kitchen

With 19 flavors to choose from at the Original Fudge Kitchen, you may find yourself buying more than one box!


  • Cape May: 513 Washington St., 738 Beach Drive (on the Boardwalk), 513 Washington Mall
  • Wildwood: 4120 Boardwalk
  • North Wildwood: Boardwalk and 22nd Street
  • Stone Harbor: 254 96th St.
  • Ocean City: 800 Boardwalk

Info: (800) 23-FUDGE, fudgekitchens.com

Fralinger's Original and James Candy Company

For more than 130 years, the fudge and saltwater taffy at Fralinger’s Original and James Candy Company have been synonymous with the Jersey Shore—and the souvenirs of choice for countless visitors.


  • Cape May: 326 Washington Street Mall 
  • Wildwood: 2714 and 3400 Boardwalk

Info: (609) 884-5695

Laura's Fudge

Creamy slices of sweet bliss are made by hand at Laura’s Fudge, just as they’ve been for years.

Location: 357 E. Wildwood Ave., Wildwood, 
Info: (609) 729-1555, shop.laurasfudge.com

Cape May Popcorn Factory

At Cape May Popcorn Factory, over 20 varieties are made fresh daily.

Location: ​7 Gurney St., Suite E, Cape May
Info: (609) 780-0503.

Kohr Bros. Frozen Custard

Take a tip from the regulars and get yourself a two-flavor twisted cone or cup at Kohr Bros. Frozen Custard, where the family recipe dates back to 1919.

New Jersey: 

  • North Wildwood: 26th Street, 2518 Boardwalk.
  • Wildwood: 3014 Boardwalk, 3500 Boardwalk, 4001 Boardwalk, 305 E. Rio Grande Ave. 
  • Stone Harbor: 274 96th St.
  • Cape May: Washington Mall Corridor, 512 Washington Mall


  • Rehoboth Beach: #5 Rehoboth Ave., 46A Rehoboth Ave., 111 S. Boardwalk
  • Bethany Beach: 101 Garfield Pkwy

Info: kohrbros.com

Mack's Pizza

Grab a slice (or a whole pie) at Mack’s Pizza, a Shore fixture for over 65 years. 

Location & Info:

  • 3218 Boardwalk, (609) 622-6166
  • 4200 Boardwalk, (609) 729-0244

Sussex County

Candy Kitchen

Holy Hash! That’s just one of the 35 fudge flavors made at Candy Kitchen, a Delaware beach tradition since 1937. You can also get your saltwater taffy fix here.

Locations & Info:
Rehoboth Beach:

  • 1 S. Boardwalk, (302) 227-9200
  • 102 Rehoboth Ave., (302) 227-7195
  • Midway Shopping Center, 18627 Route 1, (302) 645-4769

Info: candykitchen.com

Dolles Candylandy-Ibachs Candy by the Sea 

Delaware’s oldest candy maker, Dolles Candyland–Ibachs Candy by the Sea has been cooking up original family recipes for saltwater taffy, fudge, caramel corn, brittle and hand-coated chocolates since 1927. 

Rehoboth Beach

Location: 9 Rehoboth Ave., Rehoboth Beach 
Info: (302) 227-0757, dolles-ibachs.com

King's Homemade Ice Cream Shops

The third-generation family-owned King’s Homemade Ice Cream Shops makes close to 30 flavors of ice cream, frozen yogurt and sherbet from its circa-1972 recipes, plus new innovations.

Location: 201 Second St., Lewes
Info: (302) 645-9425, kingshomemadeicecream.com

Thrasher's French Fries

Founded in 1929, Thrasher’s French Fries are made from fresh-cut potatoes—and they’re so tasty the stands don’t even offer ketchup. Buy them by the cup or bucket.

Rehoboth Beach: 

  • 7 Rehoboth Ave
  • 26 Rehoboth Ave
  • 101 S. Boardwalk

Info: (302) 227-7366; thrashersrehoboth.com 

Fisher's Popcorn

The sweet and savory Old Bay crab spice seasoned caramel variety is a signature product at Fisher’s Popcorn. All flavors are handmade in small batches.

Fisher's Popcorn tub


  • Rehoboth Beach: 44 Rehoboth Ave
  • Bethany Beach: 108 Garfield Pkwy

Info: fishers-popcorn.com

This listing originally appears in the Summer/Fall 2021 edition of Twin Capes Traveller, a joint travel digest produced by Today Media, Today Media Custom Communications and the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Referenced places, facilities, and opportunities can change year over year, and items noted were available at time of print publication. When on board or at any of our terminals, make sure to pick up the latest edition to see more ideas of places to go and things to do while in the Delaware Bay region. 

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