While you're trapped in traffic, take a short detour off a side road and enjoy a few moments of peace admiring the tidal flats and salt marshes. They are stinky, but beautiful. Keep your eyes peeled for wild life, especially hawks and Great Blue Herons, egrets and the like.
Your only choice in PE, but not a bad one! The Port of Call is a place where good American food is served in a casual setting and everyone in the family will find something they like. The menu consists of steak, pork chops, chicken and standard seafood offerings. People who live in landlocked areas will especially appreciate the seafood items on the menu. This isn't a "fine dining" experience, but they serve consistently good food for the family.
Seating is limited, the restaurant recommends reservations (but not required). BYOB.
Favorite Dish: Everyday the POC has a special, the local favorite is the Chicken Pot Pie. Here's the dinner menu daily special schedule:
Monday- BBQ and oysters
Tuesday- Clam Pie
Wednesday- Chicken Pot Pie
Friday, Saturday & Sunday- Prime Rib
Hours: Monday through Friday open for lunch and dinner- 11:00am to 9:00pm.
Saturday and Sunday open for breakfast, lunch and dinner- 8:00 am to 9:00pm
Sunday morning there is a breakfast buffet from 8:00am to 2:00pm.
Don't get so swept away by the natural beauty of the marshes and rivers along Route 47 that you have an accident. Route 47/Delsea Drive is notorious for being dangerous because it is congested, narrow and the only artery between this part of South Jersey and many shore points. During the summer, Route 47 is hopelessly congested and many tourists and locals alike are trapped for hours trying to get to their destination. Route 347 was constructed as an alternate Route to 47, but it eventually funnels the same traffic it diverted right back onto Route 47 when 347 ends, so it has solved none of our congestion problems.
PE has quite a few historic homes for such a small town. Several of them on Port Elizabeth-Cumberland Road have been beautifully restored.