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Washington Inn

801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
+1 609-884-5697
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“braised lamb” (13 reviews)
“crab cakes” (73 reviews)
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Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ok, this place seems to be a classic from the reviews and what we hear. But, our experience was overall not what we had been hoping for. Despite letting them know we had a special evening (my wife’s b-day- a big one) they tried to...More

Thank levh01
Reviewed 4 days ago

We have dined at Washington Inn many time and are never disappointed . They have an outstanding wine list with many affordable options. This time my select was out of stock . When the sommelier broke the bad news that my wine was out of...More

Thank rad1963
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner at the Washington Inn is a must whenever we stay in Cape May. We had a reservation for Saturday, December 2nd at 8:15. Unfortunately, we waited an hour before being seated. My understanding is the Christmas parade ran late which backed up reservations. That...More

Thank LSanchez59
Reviewed 1 week ago

This second visit to the Inn was disappointing. Sadly, that could have been changed if the staff was just upfront with us, and all of the other guests who were inconvenienced when tables weren't ready at reservation time. It seemed to be a perfect restaurant...More

Thank Joetzz191
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended their Holiday Wine School to learn about sparkling wine and holiday sparklers. For $40 per person, we tasted and discussed generous pours of six wines, along with a tasty plate of cheeses, fruitand nuts. We were also given the opportunity to purchase the wine...More

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in Cape May this past weekend, my friend and I wanted to try some place different for dinner. Having never been to the Washington Inn, we decided to go for it. First off, the parking. There is free valet parking, but it's so unorganized,...More

Thank RealPegster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Washington Inn last night and love sitting in the bar area. Dave had the short ribs and said they are th best in Cape May. I had two app special which were very good except the shrimp app special was a bit salty...More

Thank Susie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first night in and we were looking for a good place to eat near our BnB. Was this ever a wonderful place. I had the shrimp mofongo and salad with a wonderful Puerto Rican dessert. They were fund raising for the Puerto Rican hurricane...More

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very good dinner here. Restaurant week was great, 3 course meal for $35. Also had oysters which were awesome. Service was very good. Recommend going!

Thank Justin Y
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love everything about this restaurant. Starting with the valet service, before dinner drinks at the friendly bar, the dinner in the beautiful restaurant with excellent service. Always a special evening that never disappoints.

Thank travelinggirl08204
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Not on Fridays!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-5697
  • E-mail
We are currently open every day of the week, reservations beginning at 5 PM. Our Wine Bar opens at 4:30 PM. Our hours are seasonal. Please see our website for details.
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