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Washington Inn

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801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651 (Jefferson)
+1 609-884-5697
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful atmosphere, attentive staff, and delicious food. Lobster was excellent and steak tender and flavorful. Our waitress Kat made our meal enjoyable and she was knowledgeable in many areas. She overheard that my wife's birthday was earlier in December and had a "Happy Birthday" message on our bananas foster dessert. Highly recommended.

Thank Linda R
Aston, PA, USA
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four people had dinner here recently. Service was attentive and worked with each diner to modify orders to suit our specific requests. All meals were delicious. This is not a tourist stop but a wonderful oasis at a tourist destination. It is also expensive but worth every penny.

1 Thank Madelyn B
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying near Cape May for the weekend and wanted to check out a new restaurant. Being the offseason many places were closed, but the Washington Inn was open and didn't disappoint. I had the Seafood Cioppino and recommend it to anyone who enjoys seafood. Great flavor and a great amount of different shrimp, clams, mussels, fish in the... More 

1 Thank Jim H
New Jersey
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service, food and the sting was incredible. We had a party of 6 for New Years Eve. Sat by the fireplace. 4 of us had the rack of lamb which was phenomenal, 8 ribs cooked perfectly. The other 2 people had the tuna which they said was great. The appetizers and dessert were fabulous too. I had not been there... More 

1 Thank Kathy K
Madison, New Jersey
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started with amazing scallops well seasoned with tarragon and a great risotto. The octopus with purple potatoes was perfect. Same were the Key West Oysters. All was served with a variety of home baked bread. Great fish soup as an entree and grilled branzini. Weakest dish eas the lamp chank which needed a good sauce. Similarly great were the... More 

2 Thank Georg S
Middletown, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Elegant, excellent food and the service was impeccable- they remembered our anniversary. Outstanding.

1 Thank Carole T
Easton, PA
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I cannot say one negative thing about my meal and the meals of the others in my party, nor can I say a negative thing about the service we received, that was all excellent. The only thing that ruined our otherwise wonderful meal was a screaming baby that did not stop for nearly the entire 2 hours we were there.... More 

1 Thank Cheryl H
Mineral, VA
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We had Thanksgiving dinner here and found the experience thoroughly enjoyable. From the young man who valet parked our car, to the hostess to the bartender in the cocktail lounge, everyone was genuinely friendly. We had a cocktail while we waited for our table and enjoyed chatting with the young barkeep and other patrons. As for the food, we had... More 

Thank Bschaeff
Aldan, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant wonderfully decorated for the Christmas season 🎄🎅🏽 One of the best meals we've had in a long time. Our waiter Ed was the nicest guy and very knowledgeable about the menu and the very extensive wine list 🍷 We will definitely dine here again ❤️

Thank Lucille G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

We had a very nice dinner this past Saturday. The restaurant was crushed with diners due to the town's Christmas festivities. The tiny foyer and small bar made the wait to be seated uncomfortable but once we were (seated), the night improved. The restaurant is beautiful with a nice menu and a surprisingly reasonable wine list. Service was clearly stretched... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?