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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
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This was our second visit to PS - previously 2 yrs ago - and it never fails to excell. The Corn soup was truly the best thing I've ever tasted for an appetizer - just exactly like buttered corn on the cob! The heirloom tomato salad was also excellent. I had the hangar steak which arrived done exactly as I... More 

Thank blessedtravelers
Woodbury, New Jersey
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Located across the street from Cape May beaches, we had a table on the porch overlooking that view with a nice breeze. Since it was our anniversary, we were seated and greeted by our waiter Dan who immediately brought us two complimentary glasses of champagne and wished us Happy Anniversary. Dan explained the specials as well as highlights of the... More 

Thank DMBoyd61
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful restaurant in quaint setting in a hotel/inn. Fantastic food and service. Definitely order the pre fixe menu. Delicious summer soup and scallops and strip steak main course. Ordered melon instead of the chocolate lacks cake because of diet concerns. Service was attentive and excellent. We will definitely return to this venue.

Thank Carole B
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We were a party of 4. We arrived early and were seated promptly. Tonight I had the tasting menu. Others in my party had the regular menu. I started with corn soup. Second course was scallops. Third course was Strip steak followed by chocolate lava cake. Every course was delicious. Others in my party had burrata, crab salad followed by... More 

Thank Joseph C
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132 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We loved this restaurant. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Worthy of it's top billing in Cape May. Definitely recommend.

Thank FF-one
Atco, New Jersey
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130 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is a first class restaurant. From the moment you walk in til you leave you will feel special. The food is outstanding and extremely well prepared. I had the Corn soup and the halibut last night. Both were top notch. We did bring a nice bottle of champagne and split a dessert. Reservations are highly recommended. Make you reservation... More 

Thank John NJ H
Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Our dinner at Peter Shields was a very enjoyable evening. The restaurant was full, and there was a nice atmosphere in the dining room. Our group of 6 had a nice round table in one of the front dining areas. There are a number of rooms and each fits a limited number of tables, so you may have a loud... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

When asking around for where we should eat for the best meal in Cape May we kept hearing Peter Shields. It was nice. The property is gorgeous. The interior is decorated nicely. The menu was ok and the food was good. Nothing really inventive or unusual but it was all prepared well. I was hoping for something more unique to... More 

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Rahway, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner last summer vacation at Peter Shields and were looking forward to our dinner tonight. We saved it for the last night of our vacation. We had a reservation for 7. Another couple whose reservation was 7:15 were seated immediately after us and got a much better table. We were seated right next to the... More 

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

Hello Mrs. Pukavich, I sincerely apologize about your dinner experience at Peter Shields Restaurant on Thursday. After an array of missed steps on our part I can see why you were disappointed. This is not the standard we want to represent because we try to bring an experience that you will remember, in a positive way. We always try to... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with my family for my wife's birthday. Menu offered many choices, everyone was able to find something. Food was good, but not great. Wait staff was very good, friendly and attentive. Ambiance was lacking. Table cloths would have really improved the tables. Overall it was good for a group with a variety of tastes. Had to bring birthday... More 

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PSI_Staff, Owner at Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

This review is fraudulent. Werkendoc has never dined at Peter Shields because if he did he would know that all our tables always have double white linen tablecloths. Other claims about ambiance, menu, etc are suspect. It is sad that people find the necessity to post reviews for questionable motives. Werendoc was contacted privately but never responded. He is still... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
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
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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