We are just back from Wildwood Crest with our 2 children (7 and 9). We enjoyed the beach and most importantly the yummy seafood (since we live inland we crave it). We rented a condo so we usually went out for a lunch or dinner only.
First off, sad to say that Sharky's Feeding Frenzy (which had been highly rated on CH) has closed. :( We did try 3 other casual seafood "shacks". The best was Hooked Up Seafood in Wildwood. Best clam chowder of my life. The fish tacos and grilled tuna sandwich were delish as were the crispy onion rings and sweet Jersey corn. My girls liked sitting on the dock and watching the boats come in. Two other places we tried were Junior's (near Cape May Court House after a visit to the zoo) and H&H seafood. Good crab cakes and flounder at Junior's. I liked the steamed clams and blue and snow crab at H&H.
One lunch was at Lucky Bones in Cape May. It was ok but I thought it was a bit $. Service was nice and there was a good selection of beers. We had to try Maui's Dog House in North Wildwood after an afternoon on the piers with the kids. It was pretty fun (the kids liked eating out of the "dog bowls" and the fries were surprisingly good.
There seemed to be a lot of Italian-American restaurants in WW but we get a lot of that back home so we didn't try them. We had planned to try Mad Batter for lunch but our kayaking tour ran late.
Thanks for all your assistance, CH'ers!