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801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
609-884-5697
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Ranked #12 of 108 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Jefferson
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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339 reviews 339 reviews
241 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Ate here with my husband and two friends last weekend. Two of us had the filet, which was honestly tasteless and the potatoes were flat. Good wine and good service. The restaurant was half empty because it was severely cold outside and Cape May is pretty deserted in January. But we expected a great meal and it just wasn't. My... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went to the wine bar with friends and had a wonderful meal and a great wine thanks to Michael Craig's recommendation. Now that they are open Friday and Saturday nights through the winter we will be back a lot

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NY
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My husband and I have had several meals at The Washington Inn over the years. We have never been disappointed. The service is top-notched. The menu is perfect and the food is pure perfection. We went there New Year's Day to start the year off deliciously and we were not disappointed. I want to especially thank the chef for making... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Food is good but not exceptional. Expect a pricey bill. Beautifully located on the tree lined street of Washington Avenue close to town.

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Delmar, New York
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260 reviews 260 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We visited Cape May, New Jersey in March. We have had the pleasure of dining at the Washington Inn for many years (in fact most times when we visit). It is a lovely restaurant with very professional staff. The atmosphere alone is worth making a reservation here. Very polished but charming interior. In my mind the best formal dining experience... More 

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new jersey
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137 reviews 137 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We had the pleasure of enjoying Thanksgiving dinner at the Washington Inn this year. Our holiday could not have been nicer. Our table, atmosphere, service and food were beyond compare. We had the traditional turkey dinner, but it was perfectly prepared and the turkey was so moist and tasty along with the potatoes and vegetables. The cream spinach delightful. The... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The washington Inn is the best formal dining in Cape May. We haved dined there many times and have always had a perfect meal and service.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We have eaten at this restaurant for many years. It is charming and a lovely atmosphere. The food and wine is wonderful. In high season, I recommend reservations weeks ahead.

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New Jersey
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64 reviews 64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

If you want fine dining in Cape May this is your spot. They have a great bar too. Make a reservation! There are many small dining rooms to sit in. Every meal I ever had was wonderful here. At times they have BYOB Sunday which is nice if you enjoy your wine! Saves you money too.

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Owings Mills, Maryland
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315 reviews 315 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Reading all the “excellent” reviews on TA, we thought this would be a slam dunk of a good restaurant. After having Saturday night dinner here, we thought we must have been at another Washington Inn because the experience we had could not be farther from excellent! First, we arrived a bit early for our 6:30pm reservation (6:15). The young hostess... More 

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Additional Information about Washington Inn

Address: 801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
Phone Number: 609-884-5697
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American, French

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