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Washington Inn

801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
+1 609-884-5697
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck breast” (19 reviews)
“crab cakes” (67 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

One of the best meals I can remember. The highlight was the heirloom tomato salad (tomatoes were promised to have been grown in the proprietor's garden). Not only were they delicious, but the olives, arugula, onions, and feta perfectly complemented them. On, my black bass,...More

Thank Tom X
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here last night, 1 had the Scottish salmon, 1 had the short ribs & I had the New York steak. All cooked to perfection, an expensive place but your paying for the quality and service. See you soon

Thank Colin1963
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to the Washington Inn for over 25 years. I have never been disappointed. The food, drinks, service, ambiance couldn't be better. Truly one of the best restaurants in NJ - not just Cape May.

Thank JoAnne P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was excited to take my party of 8 here. Made a reservation for 8pm and arrived on time. Restaurant was noisy and overcrowded with very small spaces between tables. We were told it would be about 10 minutes before they could seat us. We...More

Thank TripTips88
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like dining out, excellent service, a nice menu fairly prices, great specials and a good wine list - well, thats only a pert of the equation. Next, add valet parking, and a beautiful dining room and you have it all. Do you have...More

Thank Lighthouse725
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent restaurant in every measurable way. Staff was friendly, grounds were well kept, and the food was amazing. It was a bit pricey but you really do get what you pay for. I highly recommend this restaurant for a top notch dining experience.

Thank jwkeebs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for oysters and wine. Stayed for crab cakes and more oysters. The seafood was superb and at happy hour you can have $1.00 oysters served in a beautiful quaint setting. A must!

Thank Joanna332
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved everything about our experience at the Washington Inn! The ambiance and service can't be beat. Our server, Godfrey, was super attentive and friendly. We had the lamb cavatelli appetizer, which was absolutely amazing. The filet and crab cakes were the best we've ever...More

Thank trevakilpatrick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The venue is beautiful. We enjoyed the complementary valet parking. The restaurant building is Cape-May-stylish and it must be a pure delight to be seated by one of the relaxing-looking porch tables. We joined our group on lower level near the wine cellar. The food...More

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I ate at this restaurant on our son's recommendation. It was terrific! The ambiance, food, and service couldn't be beat. We loved sitting on the enclosed front porch, eating our dinners and sipping our drinks. When we return to Cape May this...More

Thank jscw6
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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