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“Delicious scallops and creamy chowder”
Review of The Merion Inn

The Merion Inn
Ranked #21 of 142 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

The scallops here are worth having. Prepared three ways-fried, pan seared or grilled- cooked to right degree of doneness. Can also be prepared in combo with shrimp or on a fried fish platter. Potato cup side dish is a velvety mash potato in a cup which has been browned in the oven- almost a soufflé type presentation. Two sides included with meal. Creamy clam Chowder worth the extra price. Seating relatively cramped. Moderately high priced but worth it. Call for reservations and if wheelchair seating is needed. Not all of place is accessible and even what is accessible is a challenge to navigate without multiple requests for people to step aside. Expected being cramped in old inn setting.

1  Thank Marybeth K
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Located downtown within walking distance from Washington St. Reservations recommended. We ate early, had no reservations but were able to get a table in the bar (lounge). This was our second visit, there will be a third and so on.

Great menu, great decor, friendly staff. Piano music a nice touch.

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Thank Bob S
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Excellent service and food. Had a group of 12 and the restaurant was busy, but service was great. Stayed after at the bar to listen to Dean on piano. Complimentary valet was super.

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Thank Kimberly A
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

This is a great restaurant to go with the whole family.
They have a kids menu . The food is very good and music adds to the nice atmosphere . The service is very good as well ,try it you'll like it

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Thank AFJC32013
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Service here is poor. Once you accept that then you'll be fine. To begin with we were ignored by the person on the desk, who preferred to chat to her friend rather than attend to new customers. As we left, the man at the desk was playing with his cellphone and far too busy to say goodnight to paying guests. As we were seated the waitress, instead of saying "good evening" just said "two of yuz?" Yes, I know it's Joisey, but even so. The food comes in small portions, so it's best to have a snack beforehand to avoid disappointment. It was really the smallest Caesar salad I've ever seen, and do muffins really go with salad? They think so here. The Crab Imperial isn't very imperial and was small enough to be an appetiser. All this wouldn't matter but the Merion isn't cheap, even by Cape May standards. You can do better elsewhere: Peter Shields (where they really care about their customers), Blue Rose, Union Park etc etc. A real disappointment.

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1  Thank Paul A
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