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Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant

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1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2726
+1 609-884-9090
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17:30 - 20:30
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Thu - Sun 17:30 - 20:30
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Medford
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This was the place I proposed to my wife, so i wanted to take her back here for our anniversary. I mentioned to them when I made the reservsation that it was our Anniversary and everyone that greeted us welcomed us with a Happy Anniversary greeting from the hostess, to the waitess to the busboy. They gave us a nice... More 

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Beacon, New York
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely, very pretty. Convenient location to beach which directly across the street. Food is excellent including the service. Would surely come again.

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New Jersey
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102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I was last at PSI over 15 years ago, and we were blown away then at how good this place was. We we returned again this summer and we were blown away with just how good it still is. We were initially disappointed that we could not get a front porch seat - even with a reservation, But this turned... More 

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Very disappointed was just average. Very nice place and sat out on the porch but food just average. Had the corn soup with jalapeños and tasted like cream corn soup, no zip at all, for my meal had their arugula salad with peaches, prosciutto, goat cheese and it was very plain and tuna tartare that was the best thing I... More 

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Metro DC
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We booked this restaurant well in advance to make sure we could get a table. We were pleased we did. I had the crab salad appetizer. Awesome. For the main course, I had the halibut. Very well prepared. For dessert we shared the compressed fruit and the Date Pudding. Well worth the calories. The whole meal was worth the price... More 

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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We are locals. We found this place on the recommendation of a friend when we were just vacationers to this area. It has become our go to place whenever we want a quiet, romantic night out with excellent food or just a night with excellent food. We love this place. In the height of the tourist season, it is not... More 

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NJ
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

As we have read on many reviews, the food was outstanding. We did get the $100 special dinner for 2 and it was very good. I had the crabmeat salad and Halibut for dinner. Everything was great including my husband's dinner and our desserts. Our only complaint was that our server did not turn on the little light (she came... More 

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1 Thank M A
New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Interesting and varied menu, top notch service, byob. Beautifully appointed interiors, outdoor porch to sit and enjoy the view.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

The meal was great and the wine was "adequate." I missed my Martini and a better bottle of wine, but they don't have a liquor license, which i did not know. We sat by a window, and it got hot with the sun on our backs. The air conditioning wasn't making it, and I was sweating throughout the meal.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We all know that the Peter Shields Inn is one of the best restaurants in Cape May. That 's not a secret. We eat there every year and usually make reservations for 7pm. Last night (Monday), we had early reservations at 6pm because we were going to see a show at the Convention Center later that night and got there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$55
Cuisine
American, Seafood, International
Meals
Dinner
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 20:30
Thursday
17:30 - 20:30
Friday
17:30 - 20:30
Saturday
17:30 - 20:30
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
Description
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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