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Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant

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1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2726
+1 609-884-9090
17:30 - 20:30
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Northvale, New Jersey
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Eaten there many times, Every time we visit Cape May it is a must on our to do list. You will not be disappointed.

Thank SherriLyn0721
Monroe, New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the location to the ambience to the staff to the food - everything is top notch. Lobster salad app was excellent as was the steak. Sean (sp?) did an excellent job of conveying preferences and explaining menu items. Make sure to order the chocolate chip and banana bread pudding. Highly recommend PSI if you are looking for a nice,... More 

Thank maseppi
Avalon, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Peter Shields is one of the best restaurants in Cape May. The ambience is lovely and the food is excellent. Service is first rate too. It's BYOB.

Thank jean1588
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351 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

PSI is truly one of the finest dining experiences. Our server, Kim, set the stage for a wonderful evening. We choose the pri fixe dinner and we were completely delighted. My sea bass (Kim steered me to this) was perfect. My bride's pork was excellent. The decor and atmosphere is truly unforgettable. A gem in Cape May.

Thank appetitetogo
North Wildwood, New Jersey
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I recently dined at the Peter Shields Inn. It was, in a word, "tired". It is a lovely Inn that evokes memories of days gone by, elegant and quiet. But the food... The menu looked great, however I always prefer specials as they are fresh and show the chef's creativity. Alas there were no specials and it... More 

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

Hello Mrs. "Jcm408", I am sorry you did not find anything that would make you give us more than just one star. I do see that you have either hate or love scale for your chosen places to eat and it`s a shame that we fell into the hate place. We try to make sure that all our product is... More 

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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I came off season for a 3 night stay and love to try and find the best chef and restaurant in an area we have not visited. PSI, was good enough to go on back to back nights! Ask for Sean as a waiter and general source of knowledge. The food was excellent and cooked to perfection.... More 

Thank Bernard G
Devon, CT
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our third visit to Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant for a celebratory dinner. It is a special place. You can bring your own wine; they will chill and serve it. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal choice. My food was amazing, the best tenderloin I've ever had! The crab appetizer was so tasty. There was piano music... More 

Thank Emar55
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another Valentine's meal at PSI. Outstanding menu and special atmosphere for every special occassion

Thank Antny P
Amsterdam, New York
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited PSI the night after Valentine's day. My wife and I both ordered off of the Prix Fixe menu. She had the roasted beet salad, pork tenderloin and banana bread pudding with hazelnut ice creme. I had the seafood chowder which was loaded with clam, shrimp, scallops, crab & bacon; roasted salmon with wild mushroom risotto and the apple... More 

Thank Richard D
Baltimore, Maryland
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 promenade. We ate in the restaurant, and I think this was one of the best... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 55
American, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
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, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?