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Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant

) #2 of 84 Restaurants in Cape May $$$$, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2726
+1 609-884-9090
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2726
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Reviewed 3 days ago

First-rate food, service, and ambiance. The menu had many things I wanted to try, ended up choosing their special tasting menu. Every course was delicious. The beef dish that was one of the courses was slightly overcooked, our server happily took it back and soon...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fair, had high expectations, having considered it for a Second Wedding venue 4 years earlier, but chose the Southern Mansion instead. So, off we went with high hopes but left disappointed in the food. The ambiance is outstanding, without question, but the food was mediocre,...More

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 5 days ago

Delicious meal, with 3 courses and great selection of choices. Server Peter was top notch, Eggs benedict with crabmeat was excellent, as was cheese plate, tuna tartare, asparagus salad. They treated everyone like royalty, was a lovely day. Owner Jeff stopped by table, is a...More

Thank Martha S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the closest you will get to city quality fine dining (all elements - plenty of excellent food in Cape May, but mostly more casual in their service/decor - which is OK, it's a vacation town). Very refined, but not stuffy. Best bet for a...More

Thank Snakesdonteatpeople
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food, correct service, lovely location, A1. Beautiful soup, fish cooked properly, not overcooked. BYOB. Not cheap.

Thank job l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After not having dined at Peter Shields in a number of years, we took our daughter to PS to celebrate her birthday. That experience was so wonderful, my husband and daughter later took me to PS to celebrate my birthday. Again, it could not have...More

Thank janiceg70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was delicious, but it wasn't cheap. Splurge if its a special occasion. We did manage to get in early enough for the prix fix dinner, which provided a relatively excellent value.

Thank NJ_traveller57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Halibut with gnocchi was excellent. Lamb Stew consisted of lamb shanks simmered with mushrooms and enough other herbs to give it a deep earthy taste hardly ever found but perfect. Pork bellies with scallop were the only part of the meal just okay. Have had...More

Thank Virginia L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our kids gave us a gift certificate for Christmas. We've visited Cape May over the years, but never stayed or ate here. Now, I wonder why... because it was the best lodging/dining experience we've ever had in Cape May. The Inn was incredibly comfortable and...More

Thank kevinprzystup
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We truly enjoyed our evening at Peter Shields. The service was excellent and all of the staff, from the hostess to the server and waiter, were friendly and attentive. Our waiter, Chris, was great and told us the history of the 1907 house. We tried...More

Thank John J
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Hi Amy, I would like to host a rehearsal dinner for a party of 26 on September 22, 2017. Is the private room available and could we have the Prix Fix menu of $33.00 that is being offered at this time? Looks good. Thanks, Joanne Alfieri Mother of the Groom
25 March 2017|
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Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
Hello Joanne... I've sent your message to Amy. The $33 prix fixe is our winter deal available January through March. Thank you.
Susan D
Is tip included on a large party?
12 March 2017|
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Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
No Gratuity is not added.
Do they have a room to seat 30 people for a rehearsal dinner? Is there a separate menu for that?
26 January 2017|
Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
We do have a private space for rehearsal dinners that can comfortably seat up to 34 guests. In regards to the menu, our staff assists in designing a three-course prix fixe menu for our rehearsal dinners. This menu is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$55
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2726
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-9090
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The Peter Shields Inn quality cuisine bursts with freshness and creativity. The Peter Shields offers a la carte dining along with a four course chef’s tasting menu. Also expect to find weekly menu additions that incorporate fresh and innovative ingredients. The magnificent ocean views are the perfect scenery to celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy a memorable dining experience. In the summer months, outdoor dining is available on porches overlooking the ocean. The Inn also specializes in both casual & elegant ocean front weddings. For the absolute finest local and seasonal fare, Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant is a favorite of residents and visitors to Cape May alike. Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room.