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Washington Inn

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801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651 (Jefferson)
+1 609-884-5697
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I celebrated our 37th Anniversary at the Inn and they did not disappoint. They were welcoming and so friendly from beginning to end. The food was scrumptious. I had the duck breast and it was prepared perfectly. At the end of the dinner, the manager even came to the table and congratulated us. It made our dinner... More 

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Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Last Sunday my husband and I went to the Washington Inn as it was Sunday and you can BYOB without a corkage fee. I had noticed lamb chops on their web menu and was looking forward,to trying them. We sat out on the patio which is lovely. Gone are the days when we can eat huge meals so we both... More 

Thank Wenjack
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the pleasure of dining with friends at this charming restaurant last night. Wow! From the ambiance to the service to the food--everything was terrific! I chose the short rib and couldn't have been happier. The flavor was outstanding and the meat was so very tender. It was, however, a very big serving, so plan accordingly. For dessert I... More 

Thank 35Travel
Secaucus, New Jersey
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43 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is only kudos for this restaurant. Great food, wonderful service and a beautiful restaurant overall.

Thank Valjoy42
Brick, New Jersey
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Washington Inn on Friday night for their 5 for 5 Happy Hour in their wine bar. There were 5 of us and we ordered all 5 appetizers on menu along w/drinks. We enjoyed all 5 appetizers and had a second round of appetizers & drinks. Service was outstanding.

Thank Patt13_12
Redwood City, California
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place has an excellent reputation, and they deserve. The food was very good. The staff was friendly and attentive. It's not a cheap night out, but you should know that going in.

Thank Robert G
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food and wonderful atmosphere, make reservations, worth the visit. It's an old Inn with lots of charm.

Thank Christine G
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had our best meal in Cape May here. Elegant, great menu, wonderful cocktails. (Moscow Mule!) Everthing we had on the menu was excellent. Service top notch and sat us on time. Reservations a must.

Thank Jim H
Dallas, Texas
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145 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner here. Nice atmosphere (bar area looked fun, but no time this visit). Our server, Robin, was exceptional (friendly, helpful, attentive). Only advice is to let people know the price of the specials, so they don't need to ask, but these were no more than the normal entrees, so wasn't a big deal. We started with... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We've always wanted to try this restaurant & we're very pleased we did! Everything from service & food was great. If you've never been, try them out, you won't be disappointed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 50
Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?