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Washington Inn

801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
609-884-5697
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Ranked #5 of 110 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
Morristown, New Jersey, USA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I have been visiting the Washington Inn for years and have always been impressed with their menus, wine list, and service. The prices are high but you get what you pay for - until my recent visit last week. My first disappointment was the new configuration of the bar/waiting area. What used to be a pleasant seating area has now... More

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Suffield, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Best wine selection around.. Wonderful atmosphere for fine dining. Great waitress who was very knowledgeable about wine.

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Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I have enjoyed this restaurant on every visit. The moment you pull up you feel like you are transported to the old cape may. The atmosphere is upscale but still seaside casual (think linen pants and summer dresses). Wine list is the best in the area. Oysters, seafood specials and well cooked meat dishes. The duck is always great. Their... More

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Suffern, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A very nice place for good food and atmosphere, but quite pricey for what you get. They have children's menu and good food for the kids

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Medford, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The Washington Inn has a price fixed Dinner and a Show. We got a gift card and invited another couple to join us. Having enjoyed the Washington Inn presentation and excellent food preparation we were excited to eat there. Wife picked the Stage Fish and I order Stage pork. The appetizers, entrée and dessert were to all very good. Service... More

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Midland Park, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were very disappointed with our visit to the Washington Inn. The atmosphere is nice. The wait staff and host were very snobby. The food was just so so. It is very expensive which would be ok, if not for the rude people. We will never eat there again, nor would we recommend it.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Dinner at the Washington Inn is truly a Cape May experience. Our waiter, George, could not have been more friendly and attentive to our needs. Crab Cakes were delicious as well as the Sea Bass. The atmosphere is very Cape May. We were seated on the porch but there really is no "bad place to sit" in this restaurant. Very... More

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Landenberg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

One of our favorite restaurants at the shore. The atmosphere is great and food even better. The service was excellent. lobster, crab bisque is the best around. Our entrees included the chioppino which was very tasty and the crab cakes which are loaded with crab, no filler. The chocolate mousse tower for desert was delicious. Thanks for a wonderful night... More

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south jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Had a good meal June 29th... it was a good night to dine since it wasn't crowded, the hostess sat us at a table overlooking the patio with guests eating just below our view out the open window. There was a table next to it that didn't overlook other guest dining, so we requested that table since the dining room... More

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Where to begin ... cocktails and oysters at their lovely and quiet Victorian bar. Very casual feeling, yet elegant! We were seated in the Garden Room, a lovely space with an indoor garden, beautiful!!! James, our server, came highly recommended and we were not disappointed. He chose an amazing Shiraz for us to have with our dinner. We split the... More

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