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Washington Inn

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$$$$
Italian, French, American, Wine Bar
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801 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651 (Jefferson)
16098845697
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We are currently open every day of the week, reservations beginning at 5...
We are currently open every day of the week, reservations beginning at 5 PM. Our Wine Bar opens at 4:30 PM. Our hours are seasonal. Please see our website for details.
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  • 418
    Excellent
  • 135
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect Birthday Meal

Could not have asked for a better place to have a birthday dinner. The wait staff was great and so helpful to us who have a little one. The food was awesome and cooked to perfection. Save room for desert they are worth the splurge . Can't wait to bring friends back. We have been coming to Cape May... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Frank I
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Totowa, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Totowa, New Jersey
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Could not have asked for a better place to have a birthday dinner. The wait staff was great and so helpful to us who have a little one. The food was awesome and cooked to perfection. Save room for desert they are worth the splurge . Can't wait to bring friends back. We have been coming to Cape May for... More 

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New Jersey
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

One used to dress up for this wonderful place. Now people dress Jerseyish ...shorts even. No matter, food is still deserving of its reputation as best in Cape May, if not the state.

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Furlong, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My wife and I returned to Cape May after a fifteen year absence. Of course, our first dinner reservation was at Washington Inn. If anything, I believe this restaurant is even better now, then, we remember it from fifteen years ago. The food, drinks and service are the best in Cape May!

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My daughter took me to the Washington Inn for my birthday. It was a lovely place with friendly, attentive staff. Our meals were very good and beautifully presented. As a special treat, The staff presented me with a scoop of banana sorbet with fresh fruit and a candle. "Happy Birthday" was written on the plate in chocolate. What fun!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

For a first class restaurant the owners ( Craig family ) have neglected the upkeep regarding the entrance. Carpet is worn and torn. Bench needs to be painted and door sill is filthy. Not a very good first impression for guests about to have an expensive dinner. All other restaurants in Cape May do a good job in maintaining their... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Washington in is a great restaurant though it is not cheap! Everything we had there was first rate and the room we were in was comfortable and quiet. The waiter was very knowledgeable and his recommendations were excellent. If you want to splurge on a great dinner, you must check out the Washington Inn!

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Laval, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Excellent service, food was very good (not exceptional compared to what we can get in Montreal but still very good: top quality ingredients but the cooking was not exactly what was ordered... no big deal but not perfect) and the wine selection is vast. Went with my wife + 2 well behaved kids (6 & 8) and the staff was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I recently hosted a small wedding reception dinner here...absoulute perfection! Atmosphere, wait staff, food-deliciously prepared and hot, wine was yummy. Highly recommend for an intimate dinner or a large dinner party...whatever the event they will not disappoint. FABULOUS!!

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Brielle, New Jersey
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Seldom do I dine at a place that is an equally amazing experience with my wife at date night, or with my entire family (with the two sons), as is this place. excellent food, excellent service, great attention to detail. Service is indeed 'over the top; wonderful. To explain the level of service here I need only explain that once... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

It has taken me way too long to visit the Washington Inn. To start off we made reservations for 4, and wanted to change to 5 people after they were fully booked. We get a call within an hour saying they can accommodate us. The time was a little later than planned, but if we were there any earlier we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 801 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
    (Jefferson)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 16098845697

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, American, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

We are currently open every day of the week, reservations beginning at 5 PM. Our Wine Bar opens at 4:30 PM. Our hours are seasonal. Please see our website for details.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Elizabeth
1 month ago
Avalon, New Jersey
4 months ago

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?