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The Merion Inn

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106 Decatur St, Corner of Columbia Avenue and Decatur Street, Cape May, NJ 08204-1415
+1 609-884-8363
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015

Why wouldn't you visit lovely Victorian Cape May without dining at one of the more quality Restaurants emphasizing that classic style with an excellent Menu, with a focus on specialty Seafood cuisines along with many other well-made meals!

1 Thank Jerry D
Cape May, New Jersey
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

We made reservations for closing-night of the season. We'll miss this restaurant 'till they re -open in the Spring. Hubby loves to watch the bartender make a martini; it's like watching an artist at work. We didn't mind waiting for a table, since the bar area always has a congenial atmosphere. A plus is the live piano in the bar... More 

2 Thank kathryn752
Blairstown, New Jersey
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

I really enjoyed the food and great location. Prime rib was very well prepared. My husband didnt care for his dish and they removed it from the bill without even asking. The other couple we went with loved their meals as well (filet mignon and a seafood dish).

1 Thank maction9
Calabash, North Carolina
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014

We had Christmas eve dinner, the INN had a 4-course special menu. The variety to select was amazing, champagne toast with chef hors d'oeuvres, apprtizer I had shrimp cocktail dipping sauce on a bed of tomato and avocado salsa, wife had wild mushroom feuillete in puff pastry great, entrees out of this world - pan seared cape may scallops and... More 

3 Thank Miçhael J
Kinnelon, New Jersey
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014

The fixed price Christmas dinner is a wonderful way to spend the holiday. The entree selection is broad and wide and the lobster & crab imperial is particularly outstanding. While the wait staff was a bit stressed by the crowded dining room, they were cheerful throughout the evening. A complimentary picture and a cd of Christmas music from the in-house... More 

2 Thank kroepoek7
Cape May Point NJ
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014

We just returned from Christmas dinner at the Merion Inn and we won't be going back. And we are locals! We had to wait about 40 minutes for our reserved table. Once seated we had to almost tackle the waiter to order. They were way too understaffed and he was very stressed. All the servers were running around like crazy.... More 

1 Thank fniet
Eatontown, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014

The Merion Inn is lovely. We especially enjoy stopping in for an after dinner drink and listening to the piano player. Very relaxing atmosphere.

Thank luvtotravel7491
Cape May
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014 via mobile

Our handsome waiter, Robert, couldn't have been better! A great smile and great service. He was very professional and informative. The food was outstanding! I had the surf and turf. Best filet mignon I've ever had! My husband had seafood risotto and loved every drop of it. The portion sizes are just right. The atmosphere is great and the building... More 

2 Thank Beautbeck
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

We have dined at the Merion Inn many times over the past 25 years and always enjoy the experence. A stop at the bar is fun and you need reservations because the seating is limited but very romantic.

2 Thank John G
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014 via mobile

We just had an amazing meal here. Atmosphere fabulous, bar and server service amazing. The ambience was so contagious we were talking to other diners all happy and excited to share meal tips. I had prime rib- perfect for thanksgiving. We had a terrible meal at the Lobster House. The manager needs to have a meal here. The owners are... More 

1 Thank jactravels1013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Decatur St, Corner of Columbia Avenue and Decatur Street, Cape May, NJ 08204-1415
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-8363

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?