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Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant

1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2726
+1 609-884-9090
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  • Excellent77%
  • 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 via mobile

Great food better atmosphere and even better BYOB.! Intimate table spacing hard to find in Cape May. Very good service also.

Thank Rita M
Reviewed yesterday

Recently attended a small wedding at the Peter Shields Inn and can happily say everything was wonderful. The staff was informed ahead of time that I had an onion allergy and adjustments were made without sacrificing any quality or flavor. Cocktail hour was a lovely...More

Thank cassandranmb
Reviewed yesterday

We received our dinner as a gift, We can tell you what a gift it was! From the moment we opened the door we were greeted and treated the way you expect at a high end restaurant. We had a beautiful view of the ocean...More

Thank Maria-Bob16
Reviewed 4 days ago

First-rate food, service, and ambiance. The menu had many things I wanted to try, ended up choosing their special tasting menu. Every course was delicious. The beef dish that was one of the courses was slightly overcooked, our server happily took it back and soon...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fair, had high expectations, having considered it for a Second Wedding venue 4 years earlier, but chose the Southern Mansion instead. So, off we went with high hopes but left disappointed in the food. The ambiance is outstanding, without question, but the food was mediocre,...More

Thank Mark L
PSI_Staff, Manager at Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for you feedback Mr. Lashendock. We appreciate any sort of feedback and we value our customers opinion. Our Chefs and Staff works hard to make sure all guests meet their expectations and beyond. I am sorry we failed in your case. Your review...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Delicious meal, with 3 courses and great selection of choices. Server Peter was top notch, Eggs benedict with crabmeat was excellent, as was cheese plate, tuna tartare, asparagus salad. They treated everyone like royalty, was a lovely day. Owner Jeff stopped by table, is a...More

Thank Martha S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the closest you will get to city quality fine dining (all elements - plenty of excellent food in Cape May, but mostly more casual in their service/decor - which is OK, it's a vacation town). Very refined, but not stuffy. Best bet for a...More

Thank Snakesdonteatpeople
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good food, correct service, lovely location, A1. Beautiful soup, fish cooked properly, not overcooked. BYOB. Not cheap.

Thank job l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After not having dined at Peter Shields in a number of years, we took our daughter to PS to celebrate her birthday. That experience was so wonderful, my husband and daughter later took me to PS to celebrate my birthday. Again, it could not have...More

Thank janiceg70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was delicious, but it wasn't cheap. Splurge if its a special occasion. We did manage to get in early enough for the prix fix dinner, which provided a relatively excellent value.

Thank NJ_traveller57
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi Amy, I would like to host a rehearsal dinner for a party of 26 on September 22, 2017. Is the private room available and could we have the Prix Fix menu of $33.00 that is being offered at this time? Looks good. Thanks, Joanne Alfieri Mother of the Groom
26 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
Is tip included on a large party?
13 March 2017|
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Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
No Gratuity is not added.
Do they have a room to seat 30 people for a rehearsal dinner? Is there a separate menu for that?
27 January 2017|
Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
We do have a private space for rehearsal dinners that can comfortably seat up to 34 guests. In regards to the menu, our staff assists in designing a three-course prix fixe menu for our rehearsal dinners. This menu is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 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
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
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.