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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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1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2726
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were finally able to secure a reservation here-always booked! We had a beautiful table, the moon was full, and the food divine. What more could one ask for?

Thank Gloria C
Reviewed 1 week ago

From start to finish it was a fine dining experience. The service is top notch, the food is delicious and they cater to your every need from chilling your BYOB to serving you your plates all at the same time. Beautiful location, great piano player...More

Thank Ili8
Reviewed 1 week ago

Peter Shields Inn (PSI) is a true Cape May gem. Excellent food and service, beautiful decor. Unparalleled ocean views. Truly excellent in every sense. And it's BYO!!

Thank jmom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I just returned from Peter Shields. We went on our vacation last year and weren't happy. Tonight's visit more than made up for it. We had a beautiful table on the porch that I had requested on Open Table. We both had...More

Thank marilynken
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's the absolutely best for a get away and the most delicious dinner with the ultimate service. Staying at the Peter Shields makes you feel special from the way your treated to the breath taking views to the scrumptious dinner at their restaurant. It's everything...More

Thank Thelittles1549
Reviewed 1 week ago

The setting is beautiful, the staff was friendly and attentive but not on top of you, the food was delicious and the courses were well spaced out. 6 women in our group and everyone had nothing but amazing things to say about all 3 courses....More

Thank AMY17
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious food beautifully presented in a gracious surrounding There were for of us and we all found something different and delicious.

Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such an enjoyable weekend get-away for my husband and I... lovely room, delicious breakfast, complimentary bikes to ride on the boardwalk... close to EVERYTHING in Cape May- highly recommended!

Thank jenalisa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Peter Shields Inn never disappoints. It is by far one of our favorite restaurants of all time. The food is exquisite, as well as the ambience. Definitely be prepared to shell out some cash as it is not cheap, but worth every penny!

Thank Jennispiel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First night of our stay at the Peter Shields we ate at the highly rated restaurant. Cape May has some of the best. Not the first time we have eaten here but not for awhile. Excellent meal with great service from Dan, our waiter. Fantastic...More

Thank Dennis C
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4 August 2017|
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Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
BYOB and local wines available from Cape May Winery. Dressy summer casual.
Shara M
12 July 2017|
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Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
Yes, there is some porch dining, enclosed with an awning.
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.
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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
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
  • 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.
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