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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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“date pudding” (40 reviews)
“halibut” (74 reviews)
“hanger steak” (66 reviews)
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2726
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Dinner with extended family to celebrate my parent's 50th wedding anniversary. Wonderful waitress, back by great staff. Food excellent. Highly recommend tomato salad with burrata as starter. Even though there were no vegan options on the menu for my vegan son, the waitress told us...More

Thank Deborah P
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had an early seating so we had the porch to ourselves for a while. Tom, at the desk seated us early and was great. Our waiter Dan was the perfect mix of friendly, knowledgeable and timely service. Then came the meal. Tuna tartare appetizer to...More

1  Thank chuckb1951
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband planned the dinner to celebrate my birthday. We were joined by my Brother and Sister - in - law. The food was suburb! The place is lovely inside. Staff very friendly and formal, so it made a very special night out. This is...More

1  Thank barbshannon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing meal here. It’s been a wish to come here for my anniversary. It is BYOB so bring wine. I have to recommend the scallops and summer corn chowder. The English date pudding was wonderful also and my husband loved the oysters...More

1  Thank Hawaiianskirt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first visit to Peter Shields despite frequent trips to Cape May. The ambience and service are excellent although the noise level was higher than I would expect in a restaurant like this. The food was very good but not good enough to justify the...More

Thank Aristotle2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just came home from a wonderful dinner at Peter Shields. The dinner was delicious. Service was spectacular! Steven, our waiter, was very attentive. We never miss a visit on our vacation!

1  Thank marilynken
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the halibut and not only was it barely warm it was not too tasty. Another person had the duck and enjoyed it. Bread was not fresh. The chocolate Panna Cotta was one of the best desserts I ever had. Worth the visit for that!!!!!!!

Thank Beverley1953
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner for four there on Monday Aug 6. The best restaurant experience in Cape May, from the hostess through the bus boy. The food was amazing. The tasting menu was a little overwhelming, so we went ala carte, and were not disappointed. Appetizers were...More

Thank William C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I want to start out with this place has great food. The amount of time waiting for it was slow 1 hour is long. The place was a bit smokey because they were having problems in the kitchen. Very pricey

Thank hockeydad792
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Peter Shields Inn has such a wonderful restaurant. We were there with my sister and her husband this past week. All dishes were terrific. Lump crab with smoked salmon appetizer, prime beef fillet mignon and a creme brûlée type dessert. All excellent and it’s a...More

1  Thank Michael D
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jan w
3 August 2018|
Response from FinsCapeMay | Property representative |
The Fixed price menu is sun-fri from 5-530. Its $40 for three courses. Looking forward to having you!
9 March 2018|
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Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
The $33 Three Course Winter Prix Fixe offer is good through March 29, 2018... Available Thursday, Sunday and Monday evenings.
3 August 2017|
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Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
BYOB and local wines available from Cape May Winery. Dressy summer casual.
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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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
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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