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The Merion Inn

106 Decatur St, Corner of Columbia Avenue and Decatur Street, Cape May, NJ 08204-1415
+1 609-884-8363
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
106 Decatur St, Corner of Columbia Avenue and Decatur Street, Cape May, NJ 08204-1415
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice place although there was a bit of a hiccup at the start. Since there was live music we had asked for a quiet table. My sister even went to check about an hour before our booking and was shown a nice table in the...More

Thank Peter_and_Jane_York
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went there for the 5th time,used to love it UNTIL they refused to accept their Own coupon I bough on Their Own website and then Called the POLICE on us? The manager,Victoria gave some Lame excuse that she can't accept the bar code /confirmation on...More

Thank lennymazz2017
Reviewed 5 days ago

I found this place to be a little stuffy and old fashioned. It reminds me of the kind of place my parents, who are now in their 70s would visit for a really special occasion. My point is that folks in their 70s might really...More

Thank Dave W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Left after just one and went to another establishment. Bartender treated us like we were doing him a favor for sitting down at the bar. Ordered Manhattans which had neither vermouth or bitters (watched them being made). Wouldn't go back (at least for drinks).

Thank HoyaBAMD
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have a wonderful dinner with friends last night....live piano music, and wonderful food! Hostest was extremely attentive! Our waitress started our questionable...we worked on her, and she came around! Food was delicious and just the right portions! Salmon dinner (1st pic) was $26.00. Luve piano...More

Thank Suzanne G
Reviewed 1 week ago

$19 for express meal (smaller portion). My wife had salmon with salad and mouse dessert that was excellent. Also have fixed price meals @$25. I had swordfish with salad and key lime pie that was very good. My daughter had scallops that were large and...More

Thank George B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at the Merion Inn during restaurant week and it was fabulous. The Inn itself has such a great energy and decorated in Vintage Victorian. The service was perfectly paced we were not rushed. The food was excellent and for Restaurant week this was...More

Thank Carol Ann H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Merion Inn's new chef is knocking dinner out of the ball park! The swordfish over risotto was sublime. My husband raved about his chicken francaise Eleuthera jasmine rice. When it's in season, you MUST order the grilled asparagus. I did, however, miss the small...More

Thank foodieg982
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was told 2 years ago the Merion Inn was the absolute best restaurant in Cape May. So, I decided to try it. I disagree. Aside from the fact the place looks it's age, and not in a good way, I disliked much of my...More

Thank phillyGirl1221
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It seemed that many locals congregate here. Good food and service but noisy. Varied menu from chops to fish.

Thank emtdpw
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is your place a Byob?
29 December 2016|
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Response from RomanzaAmore | Reviewed this property |
They mix a great drink and have a wine list.
will you be open on New Year's eve and will there be a special menu?
16 November 2016|
Response from kittelek |
Sorry to be answering this so late. The Merion Inn will be New Years eve. There most likely will be a special menu. Come celebrate the new year with great music, food and our awesome staff. If you have anymore questions... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Decatur St, Corner of Columbia Avenue and Decatur Street, Cape May, NJ 08204-1415
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-8363
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