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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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Open Now
5:00 PM - 8:30 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2726
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

Recently attended a small wedding at the Peter Shields Inn and can happily say everything was wonderful. The staff was informed ahead of time that I had an onion allergy and adjustments were made without sacrificing any quality or flavor. Cocktail hour was a lovely...More

Thank cassandranmb
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We received our dinner as a gift, We can tell you what a gift it was! From the moment we opened the door we were greeted and treated the way you expect at a high end restaurant. We had a beautiful view of the ocean...More

Thank Maria-Bob16
Reviewed 19 May 2017

First-rate food, service, and ambiance. The menu had many things I wanted to try, ended up choosing their special tasting menu. Every course was delicious. The beef dish that was one of the courses was slightly overcooked, our server happily took it back and soon...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Fair, had high expectations, having considered it for a Second Wedding venue 4 years earlier, but chose the Southern Mansion instead. So, off we went with high hopes but left disappointed in the food. The ambiance is outstanding, without question, but the food was mediocre,...More

Thank Mark L
PSI_Staff, Manager at Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for you feedback Mr. Lashendock. We appreciate any sort of feedback and we value our customers opinion. Our Chefs and Staff works hard to make sure all guests meet their expectations and beyond. I am sorry we failed in your case. Your review...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Delicious meal, with 3 courses and great selection of choices. Server Peter was top notch, Eggs benedict with crabmeat was excellent, as was cheese plate, tuna tartare, asparagus salad. They treated everyone like royalty, was a lovely day. Owner Jeff stopped by table, is a...More

Thank Martha S
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Probably the closest you will get to city quality fine dining (all elements - plenty of excellent food in Cape May, but mostly more casual in their service/decor - which is OK, it's a vacation town). Very refined, but not stuffy. Best bet for a...More

Thank Snakesdonteatpeople
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Very good food, correct service, lovely location, A1. Beautiful soup, fish cooked properly, not overcooked. BYOB. Not cheap.

Thank job l
Reviewed 7 May 2017

After not having dined at Peter Shields in a number of years, we took our daughter to PS to celebrate her birthday. That experience was so wonderful, my husband and daughter later took me to PS to celebrate my birthday. Again, it could not have...More

Thank janiceg70
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Everything was delicious, but it wasn't cheap. Splurge if its a special occasion. We did manage to get in early enough for the prix fix dinner, which provided a relatively excellent value.

Thank NJ_traveller57
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Halibut with gnocchi was excellent. Lamb Stew consisted of lamb shanks simmered with mushrooms and enough other herbs to give it a deep earthy taste hardly ever found but perfect. Pork bellies with scallop were the only part of the meal just okay. Have had...More

Thank Virginia L
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Questions & Answers
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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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