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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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American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2726
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I made our second visit to Peter Shields. The last time, the restaurant was not open, since it was February, but this time it was, for Valentine's Day. Our rooms were very comfortable; ours had a view of the ocean and the...More

1  Thank GreenShrubs
Reviewed 5 February 2017

WE have eaten here before and this time we were just as thrilled as before - the food is top-notch and so is the service - cannot wait to go again

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We went on a Thursday night in January for the $33 three course prix fixe dinner and it was absolutely delicious! You could order another prix fixe Chef's Tasting menu for $70, and you could order a la carte from the menu as well. If...More

1  Thank happyfeet51
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is quaint and romantic. The food is spectacularly delicious. The wait staff was appropriately attentive. Did I mention how delicious dinner was? This is a perfect spot for a special dinner out to "get to know each other better".

Thank COPhilly
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Outstanding service and excellent food. All courses were equally good and we VERY much enjoyed our dinner. It is terrific, frankly to have a restaurant of this quality also be BYOB.

Thank Weism
Reviewed 10 January 2017

This was our best meal in Cape May on our Christmas getaway. We sat across from fire place and the food was amazing, so flavorful and voted one of the top 100 restaurants in the US. I will definitely come back to this restaurant when...More

Thank JoAnn C
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We had dinner there with a rather late reservation...so, I can't attest to the view or setting. However, I can attest to the wonderful food and wait staff! I had several "requests " and our server, Dan, was very helpful and understanding. As advertised the...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 30 December 2016

My husband and I had dinner here for our anniversary. A beautiful setting and a delicious meal. Excellent service, too!

Thank btravaline
Reviewed 30 December 2016

The atmosphere and food at the Peter Shields Restaurant is wonderful. It is a great place for a special occasion.

Thank MarieBelleMead_NJ
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We stayed at The Peter Shields Inn the week before Labor Day. This is a nice looking B&B that takes you back in time to the old days of Cape May. I was not impressed with the hotel and posted a separate review covering that...More

Thank Michael M
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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, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
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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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