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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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Cape May, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food better atmosphere and even better BYOB.! Intimate table spacing hard to find in Cape May. Very good service also.

Thank Rita M
North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recently attended a small wedding at the Peter Shields Inn and can happily say everything was wonderful. The staff was informed ahead of time that I had an onion allergy and adjustments were made without sacrificing any quality or flavor. Cocktail hour was a lovely with service on the front porch. The hors d'oeuvres were plentiful and delicious, a mushroom... More 

Thank cassandranmb
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We received our dinner as a gift, We can tell you what a gift it was! From the moment we opened the door we were greeted and treated the way you expect at a high end restaurant. We had a beautiful view of the ocean at our table. The chiefs tasting was on the menu and we both chose it... More 

Thank Maria-Bob16
Wilmington, Delaware
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 brought me a perfectly cooked replacement. Everyone at our table ordered different things, and all... More 

Thank Rick S
Malvern, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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, but we're foodies. The portions are generous. The sea bass was overdone, very hot and... More 

Thank Mark L
PSI_Staff, Manager at Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for you feedback Mr. Lashendock. We appreciate any sort of feedback and we value our customers opinion. Our Chefs and Staff works hard to make sure all guests meet their expectations and beyond. I am sorry we failed in your case. Your review was a bit confusing with one star rating only - you loved the ambiance, you... More 

Wayne, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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 lovely man.

Thank Martha S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks 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 special occasion meal, in my opinion.

Thank Snakesdonteatpeople
Penllyn, Pennsylvania
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104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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
Ocean View, New Jersey
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 been any better. Service is highly polished and knowledgeable, the atmosphere is warm and romantic,... More 

Thank janiceg70
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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

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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
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
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?