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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant; excellent food; everything we had was delicious: chipotle grilled shrimp with guacamole, Fuji apple salad: NY strip & Flat Iron steak. The drink menu was a nice complement to our dinner.

Thank Wanda C
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was delicious and the staff was extremely accommodating and nice! There was a little bit of a wait but the food made up for it !

Thank Nicole P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Charming and very efficient staff members. Delicious menu options. Lovely decor and soft music. Valet parking is a plus!

Thank Anita N
Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I work in Hospitality locally, and have the pleasure of working with Lindsay from time to time reserving our motor coach groups visiting the 'Jersey Shore' generally motor coach groups carry a stigma down at 'The Jersey Cape' and are not always treated as you would like your guests treated, however at 'The Washington Inn' this is not the case,... More 

Thank JaneatSuncoast1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They were closed and opened up to cater to our family after a funeral. Food was excellent, staff was amazing.

Thank Joyce S
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What ended up being my error in booking an online reservation for dinner, turned into a very nice evening and very generous gesture by ownership. When ownership learned of the misscommunic

Thank Michael M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

By poor I mean none. Crowded lounge area but one had to push through the bar crowd to order a drink and then push your way back to the table.We were fortunate enough to have a corner two top but the main dining room was crowded and noisy. Service was good but but not particularly attentive. Prices were modest by... More 

Thank jemdc35
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

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

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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
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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?