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Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant

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1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2726
+1 609-884-9090
17:30 - 20:30
Closed now
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Sun - Fri 17:30 - 20:30
Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Plainfield, New Jersey
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A most elegant setting for an equally elegantly prepared dinner. We started with appetizers of butternut squash bisque with sprinkling of smoked trout and microgreens, oysters on the half shell with paddlefish roe and frozen, shaved champagne, awesome foie gras. Our entrees were the evening's special, rack of lamb, and halibut served over melted leeks and gnocchi. Desserts were the... More 

Thank Sandra S
Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment you arrive you fall in love with the place. Across from beach and the inn itself is beautiful. The food is the best of the best ,BYOB so plan ahead. We got married in front on the beach and held dinner for all here,since than we go back every year as much as we can (10 years)... More 

Thank William S
Brooklyn, New York
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is breathtaking and the food is great. We had my Fathers 65 birthday here. My daughter had her wedding rehearsal dinner here. We (my) family eat her often....We go many many times every year. It's a "Special Place"

Thank suziec207
Richboro, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with a group this time and was awestruck over how they served us. We had to preselect a menu but our people still had 3 choices in apps, 3 in entrees, 3 in desserts to pick from. They came from the main menu and 1 or 2 exceptions were allowed. When it came time to serve out table in... More 

Thank samuelp966
New Jersey
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Planned a first ever trip to Cape May to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Choosing from among the many well reviewed restaurants was not easy. Chose TA # 2 Peter Shields Inn for the b’day celebration, and left that evening feeling that there was nothing in Cape May to top this restaurant. Superb in every way – ambiance, service, food creativity... More 

Thank LB-likes2travel
Bonita Springs, Florida
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had an excellent dinner in this restaurant. It is located in a beautiful old Victorian home right across the street from the ocean. The service, atmosphere and food were top notch.

Thank BulletBob19
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This is a meal that I will remember for a long time. A beautiful location facing the ocean and an exquisite Inn & beautiful restaurant. this meal is well worth the money with the best tasting ingredients used. I look forward to coming back and eating here again.

Thank Carol A
Hartford, CT
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108 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Comfortable rooms, a beautiful front porch looking out at the ocean, a second floor balcony with even better views, an attentive staff, wonderful choices for breakfast, convenient location and a restaurant to die for. Not sure there is any place better in Cape May. A don't miss experience.

Thank pebblebeach
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We dined on a Friday night. We were promptly seated for our 8P reservation. The hostess showed us two available tables and allowed us to pick. Our waiter Daniel proffered menus and explained the specials. Service was excellent by Daniel through out the entire evening. All four entrees ordered were considered outstanding by each diner. The presentation was spectacular. The... More 

Thank g1921skiier
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We went here to celebrate our 5th anniversary. The place is lovely & perfect for a special occasion. The food was amazing. Their menu has unusual offerings. We loved everything we ate & left fully stuffed. We will return again. A little pricey but well worth it.

Thank Meryl K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$55
American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
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, Business meetings, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
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?