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Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant

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1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2726
+1 609-884-9090
17:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Galloway, New Jersey, USA
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 better in NYC. Pork belly a bit dry but still flavorful. Scallop was cooked perfectly.... More 

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Brick, New Jersey
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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 relaxing. The restaurant deserves 5+ stars... extraordinary food, service and price! Thank you this wonderful... More 

Thank kevinprzystup
Dallas, Texas
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145 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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 the early dinner fixed priced menu and the Chef's Tasting menu. All of the food... More 

Thank John J
Middletown, New Jersey
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first time at Peter Shields and it was one of the best restaurants we've eaten at. When we first arrive the hostesses took our coats to check in and carried our wine to the table. Its BYOB! We had a nice table next to the window which overlooks the ocean. We had a reservation for 5:30 and... More 

Thank NL917
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I made the reservation early in the week. They were able to accommodate the six of us even though they were very busy. We have been to Peter Shields on many occasions. It's one of our favorite restaurants in Cape May. We arrived at 8 and were promptly seated. The restaurant was fully booked. The wait staff is very professional... More 

Thank Joseph C
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We've been to the Peter Shields many times and couldn't ask for a better dining experience. Similar to our last visit, we made early reservations to enjoy the $40 prix fixe 3-course menu. Everything was delicious from the salad appetizers and the yellowfin tuna poke (would have eaten this as an entree if it were bigger) to the hanger steak... More 

Thank CurlyCueGirl
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Peter Shields is truly a special place. Food is fantastic. Service impeccable and ambiance is beautiful. This is a must for dining in Cape May. Glorious!

Thank Carole B
Brick, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 March 2017

This ambience was wonderful and the food was gorgeous. Well worth the price. Can't wait to eat here again on our next trip in April.

Thank ampaxton
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We have been visiting Cape May for 25 years and have owned 2 homes there. We have tried almost every restaurant in Cape May but for some reason always overlooked Peter Shields Inn. We decided to go for our anniversary and it was worth the wait. The ambiance is so romantic and offer great views of the ocean. The service... More 

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Sewell, New Jersey
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208 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Went with another couple from Virginia for their first PSI experience! Had the mushroom bisque, which was great! Some had the beef, some had the chicken, and I had monkfish wrapped in bacon (WOW!). Friends and wife split a great dessert while I had an excellent dish of homemade ice cream.

Thank Bob M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$55
American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?