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Washington Inn

801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
+1 609-884-5697
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck breast” (20 reviews)
“crab cakes” (69 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 yesterday

We have been coming to this fine dining restaurant for years to celebrate special events but Sunday night was such a disappointment. The food was very good as always, but the room we were seated in was so loud the four of us could barely...More

Thank beknigh11
Reviewed yesterday

We first dined at the Washington Inn in 2005. It was a great experience; food was excellent, drinks were great. The next year we went and our experience was that the food and drinks were not as good as the year before. Since then we've...More

Thank Renee M
Reviewed 2 days ago

We go to very nice restaurants all the time and this wasn't one of them. The food arrived room temperature and the service left a lot to be desired. The next time we're in Cape May I don't think we'll be eating here.

Thank armandoandangeline
Reviewed 2 days ago

Three of us had dinner. The food was excellent - we had the beef short ribs and the crab cakes, Both were delicious and came with excellent sides. Despite the restaurant being full, service was good. If I have one complaint, it is that the...More

Thank rasmith174
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a bigger more bustling restaurant than some of teh smaller B&Bs (e.g. Blue Rose) but the food is inventive and well made.

Thank Vince41
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the grilled octopus appetizer which was outstanding. Perfectly cooked and on a bed of greens with veggies and a really yummy vinegarette. We were able to order off the menu for our 12 year old daughter who could not ding one thing to...More

Thank Jeanne B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious and fresh meals prepared with grace and elegance. Crab cake entree was amazing. Duck was fabulous. Oysters melted in your mouth. Our waiter Godfrey was fantastic. We loved the valet parking option too. Beautiful ambience inside and out.

Thank chermar72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After our carriage ride we had a bit of time before our dinner reservation at 410 Bank street. My husband recommended we try the bar at the Washington inn. Short walk in a beautiful part of town so off we went. I am glad we...More

Thank slonnie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always have a great experience at The Washington Inn, today was no different. We arrived early and had a drink at the bar. The staff at the bar were very friendly. My wife loved the Peachy Keen Martini. We opted to take a later...More

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is fantastic. Beginning with the valet service to everyone we dealt with inside - hostess, waiters, servers, the food - just excellent!

Thank maryluber1
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.47 km away
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Nearby Attractions
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.61 km away
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.59 km away
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.28 km away
The Colonial House
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.17 km away
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
  • 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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