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Washington Inn

801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
+1 609-884-5697
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“braised lamb” (13 reviews)
“crab cakes” (73 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 yesterday

Went to Washington Inn last night and love sitting in the bar area. Dave had the short ribs and said they are th best in Cape May. I had two app special which were very good except the shrimp app special was a bit salty...More

Thank Susie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first night in and we were looking for a good place to eat near our BnB. Was this ever a wonderful place. I had the shrimp mofongo and salad with a wonderful Puerto Rican dessert. They were fund raising for the Puerto Rican hurricane...More

Thank Ed B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very good dinner here. Restaurant week was great, 3 course meal for $35. Also had oysters which were awesome. Service was very good. Recommend going!

Thank Justin Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love everything about this restaurant. Starting with the valet service, before dinner drinks at the friendly bar, the dinner in the beautiful restaurant with excellent service. Always a special evening that never disappoints.

Thank travelinggirl08204
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Cape May for Our Anniversary and we were meeting another couple. They recommended a "Fine Dining Experience" at The Washington Inn and we were WOWED!! We sat exactly on our reservation time...which is always nice. First, We were impressed with the Bread...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a whim, my wife and I decided to head to Cape May for the weekend. During planning the weekend, we found out it was restaurant weekend in Cape May. As an avid TripAdvisor user, I really wanted to dine at Washington Inn. I had...More

Thank NJTH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated our Anniversary here. The food and service was excellent. I would recommend this to every one.

Thank armandg448
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a special restaurant to celebrate this is the place. The wait staff are so professional but friendly. The food choices were plentiful and delicious. We received our dessert on a "Happy Anniversary" plate with a candle, which added a nice...More

Thank Elaine_In_Jersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautifully and elegantly adorned inside and out. Professional and polite service. Soups, crab cake, and steaks outstanding. Chocolate mousse attractively presented and excellent. Good choice for a special occasion or just for a great dinner. Valet parking was offered and appreciated. Free street parking is...More

Thank JimmB30
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend for service, atmosphere (check out the ladies room), service and quality of food. Very enjoyable dinner.

Thank MomRock
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
We are currently open every day of the week, reservations beginning 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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