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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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“duck breast” (20 reviews)
“crab cakes” (68 reviews)
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Italian, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had the grilled octopus appetizer which was outstanding. Perfectly cooked and on a bed of greens with veggies and a really yummy vinegarette. We were able to order off the menu for our 12 year old daughter who could not ding one thing to...More

Thank Jeanne B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Delicious and fresh meals prepared with grace and elegance. Crab cake entree was amazing. Duck was fabulous. Oysters melted in your mouth. Our waiter Godfrey was fantastic. We loved the valet parking option too. Beautiful ambience inside and out.

Thank chermar72
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After our carriage ride we had a bit of time before our dinner reservation at 410 Bank street. My husband recommended we try the bar at the Washington inn. Short walk in a beautiful part of town so off we went. I am glad we...More

Thank slonnie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We always have a great experience at The Washington Inn, today was no different. We arrived early and had a drink at the bar. The staff at the bar were very friendly. My wife loved the Peachy Keen Martini. We opted to take a later...More

Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 5 days ago

This restaurant is fantastic. Beginning with the valet service to everyone we dealt with inside - hostess, waiters, servers, the food - just excellent!

Thank maryluber1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For me, a visit to Cape May means dinner at the Washington Inn. Once again we made sure we had reservations because this place is in demand. I did, however, confirm the reservation a day in advance, and it's a good thing. When I called...More

Thank 35Travel
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am giving it 5 stars because the food is truly excellent. The service was great too!! However, I don't know who they have for a bartender...every one of us ordered drinks and all 4 were horrible!! Some had too much alcohol, others not enough....More

Thank jmom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I enjoyed our anniversary dinner at the Washington Inn on the advice of friends. It was our first time there, but will definitely not be our last! The dinner was excellent - I had bronzino and my husband had the flatiron steak....More

Thank Beach1613
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we lived in Northern NJ, Washington Inn was always on our list whenever we visited Cape May. Now that we live in New Orleans, it's been 8 years since we were able to visit Cape May. Washington Inn still has outstanding food, cocktails and...More

Thank VeraBlue
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner with another couple. Had the short ribs which were outstanding. Wives had the crab cakes which were fantastic. Friend had the steak which he loved. Split an excellent dessert. Wine list was impressive, atmosphere great!

Thank Bob M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 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, Romantic, Groups, 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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