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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 6 days ago

A gorgeous older inn with history and beauty-and a lovely view of Cape May beach. Imagine a restaurant on the beach that has ambiance inside as well as outside and where the food is outstanding? So many restaurants with this kind of view have substandard...More

Thank amy s
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did need to wait 30 minutes past our reservation, for outside covered seating, but there is a nice covered area to the right of the entrance with comfortable chairs which made the wait ok. Suggest staff update guests on timing. BYO Wine, so that...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time at the Peter Shields in, food was great and so was the service. I had the chefs tasting menu which was excellent. The first course was a tuna tartare, something that I wouldn’t ordinarily order but it turned out to be the highlight...More

Thank QueensMarine
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I dined here recently and found the food to be well prepared and presented. I felt the service was adequate, but should have more closely matched the ambiance. I'm not sure I would return if we are again in Cape May.

Thank Twentyfifteen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I dined there tonight for our anniversary. It was everything we expected based on reviews we read on trip advisor. We live close to Philadelphia and dine there often. We also frequent many suburban restaurants. Tonight we wanted something special. Last year...More

Thank Mike M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bring your own bottle restaurant with the best white table food and service in Cape May. Beautiful home front location with on street parking with no parking meters.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful ocean front restaurants in a lovely old mansion. Bring your own wine and enjoy a drink on the porch before dinner. The ambiance is romantic, the service is top notch and the food superb. It's pricey but worth it and it's BYOB so that...More

Thank califan15
PSI_Staff, Manager at Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank You so much for your review with 5 stars. We highly appreciate it. To the addition of our Early Bird Menu we are participating in a Restaurant Week this November and We offer our Winter Prix Fixe for $33 per person in the winter...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated my wife's 70th birthday here. From the initial greeting to the end of the meal, every aspect of the dinner was excellent. Our server Dan was observant to every need, especially my wife's need for water. She is a heavy drinker. The filets...More

Thank Louis A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cape May does not suffer from a lack of restaurant choices but if you are looking for the best overall dining experience, I highly recommend the Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant (PSI). PSI staff make you feel welcome from the moment you are greeted until...More

Thank Robin A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Peter Shields many times, and the food is always outstanding. On our two most recent visits, the service has been a bit unfriendly and snooty. One waiter banged into my dinner partner and did not even apologize. Surprising. We will still...More

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3 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.
25 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
US$ 30 - US$ 65
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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