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Washington Inn

801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
+1 609-884-5697
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“braised lamb” (13 reviews)
“crab cakes” (75 reviews)
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Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was there for an after funeral special luncheon. A lovely buffet was served, coffee hot tea....the buffet had sliced roast beef, salmon, sliced pork, tossed salad greens, roasted carrots, roasted potatoes, grilled brussel sprouts. The dessert table had small cups of chocolate mouse, small...More

Thank Vicki S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a lovely dinner at fireside table in this gracious dining room on a cold winter's eve .The Craig family are wonderful hosts and have first rate establishment. I started with Spanish octopus and my husband ate the oysters Rockefeller. Our main courses were...More

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard of the Washington inn for many years and it was worth the wait dining here. The home is very elegant and was beautifully decorated for the holidays. The service was friendly without being stuffy and the food came out quite quickly. To...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Washington Inn did not disappoint. The service was spectacular. Natalie was our server. She was professional, very poised and so knowledgeable. We had the soup du jour and New England Clam chowder. Both were delicious. I had the crab cake dinner. I don’t hesitate...More

Thank Mary527
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first time in Cape May for the Christmas festivities and dinner here. The Oysters Rockefeller were amazing and the Ciopinno was excellent. My husband had the Romaine salad and the flat iron steak which were also very good. Our waiter, James, even...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Busy place with good food and attentive service. One of the better restaurants in Cape May.Relax and Enjoy

Thank FredFingerboard
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Ok, this place seems to be a classic from the reviews and what we hear. But, our experience was overall not what we had been hoping for. Despite letting them know we had a special evening (my wife’s b-day- a big one) they tried to...More

Thank levh01
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We have dined at Washington Inn many time and are never disappointed . They have an outstanding wine list with many affordable options. This time my select was out of stock . When the sommelier broke the bad news that my wine was out of...More

Thank rad1963
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Dinner at the Washington Inn is a must whenever we stay in Cape May. We had a reservation for Saturday, December 2nd at 8:15. Unfortunately, we waited an hour before being seated. My understanding is the Christmas parade ran late which backed up reservations. That...More

Thank LSanchez59
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This second visit to the Inn was disappointing. Sadly, that could have been changed if the staff was just upfront with us, and all of the other guests who were inconvenienced when tables weren't ready at reservation time. It seemed to be a perfect restaurant...More

Thank Joetzz191
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-5697
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We are currently open Saturday evenings serving dinner starting at 5 PM. Our Wine Bar opens at 4:30 PM. Our hours are seasonal. Please see our website for details.
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