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Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant

1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2726
+1 609-884-9090
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2726
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Reviewed yesterday

We ate here celebrating our anniversary. It was a great a special meal! We made a reservation and actually moved it up the time to accommodate plans later in the evening. It is a BYOB so we brought a some wine, the hostess checked our...More

Thank andrew m
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stumbled upon this place on a visit in April when not a lot else was open. We were incredibly impressed, it is one of the best meals we have ever had and the service was outstanding!

Thank FloridaBeachBaby850
Reviewed 3 days ago

Delicious food, great service and gorgeous plates make the price worthwhile. It is a BYOB so that helps but be prepared to spend near NYC prices for dinner. I had the crabmeat salad and the hangar steak which were both excellent. My guest had the...More

Thank gdr124
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second time and it only gets better! The entirety of the experience was without exception wonderful! The Inn is lovely with a look to the turn of the Century, yet with lush linens, comfy king size beds and updated baths. The attention...More

Thank Juliesuebrian
Reviewed 1 week ago

Peter Shields Inn has been a staple our last three visits to Cape May. If you like upscale dining as opposed to the touristy, Washington Street mall restaurants, Peter Shields will not disappoint.

Thank MaD64
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for a family dinner while vacationing in Cape May. The restaurant is right across from the ocean, however in most cases you will not have an ocean view from your table -- this does not take away from the visit at all....More

Thank cmh01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My best friend and I stayed at the Peter Shields Inn during a girls trip to Cape May over July 4th weekend. We planned and booked our trip a bit late and Peter Shields Inn was one of the only places on Cape May that...More

Thank AndreaLea22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoy our dining experience at PSI. This time we were celebrating my wife's birthday. We arrived early and started out with having wine on the porch overlooking the ocean while wating for our table to be ready. The staff provided us glasses and...More

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a first-timer to Cape May, this place came highly recommended and did not disappoint. So often I find myself disappointed after dining at an upscale restaurant, most often because the food doesn't match the price. Peter Shields is expensive, but it was worth every...More

Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had an early dinner so we could head out to the beach and see the spectacular sunset, which Cape May seems to specialize in. Our server Lorraine was lovely, very knowledgeable, helpful, friendly. The rest of the service was aces. The...More

Thank MichaelB633
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Shara M
12 July 2017|
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Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
Yes, there is some porch dining, enclosed with an awning.
25 March 2017|
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Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
Hello Joanne... I've sent your message to Amy. The $33 prix fixe is our winter deal available January through March. Thank you.
Susan D
12 March 2017|
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Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
No Gratuity is not added.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$55
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
Business meetings, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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
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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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