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Washington Inn

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French, American, Wine Bar
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801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651 (Jefferson)
609-884-5697
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Hours:
Fri - Sun 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 363
    Excellent
  • 122
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 19
    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
Must visit !!!!

My wife and I just love the atmosphere at the Washington Inn. We have eaten there many times and are never disappointed. The food is outstanding and the services is always wonderful. We love having dinner in the patio.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Gary C
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Pittston, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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552 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Pittston, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and I just love the atmosphere at the Washington Inn. We have eaten there many times and are never disappointed. The food is outstanding and the services is always wonderful. We love having dinner in the patio.

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Cape May
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42 reviews 42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Washington Inn used to be decent, but it's gone the way of many restaurants that have been around a long time and take their customer base for granted. The last time I was at Washington Inn, the servers looked sloppy (wrinkled shirts, hair that looked uncombed, etc.) and reached over us to serve others at the table their dishes. The... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Chef Mimi is a true talent! Our meal was absolutely mouth watering! She prepared a special meal for my husband & I for our anniversary. It was a 8oz filet, sprimp risotto, carrots & asparagus, mashed potato for each of us & she split a 16oz lobster. OMG steak & lobster just melted in our mouths. Thanks Barbara (our waitress)... More 

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The food and service was above expectations , the martinis in the bar were great and good size. The service was great . Only complaint i have is that the take home containers are cardboard and any juice or gravy is asorbed by the container other then that i would give this place an A+

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Schenectady, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We had a great lunch there.The food was excellent.The decor was Victorian, service was very good everything thing was just perfect.I would highly recommended it to anyone visiting Cape May.We really enjoyed our visit there.

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Ewing, New Jersey
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I had the most wonderful dinner and experience on Mother's Day at the Washington Inn. Everything was just perfect, very attentive and pleasant waitress, refreshing cocktail and delicious dinner. I had the Alaskan Halibut...cooked to perfection followed by a to die for dessert..a triple chocolate masterpiece. They offer valet parking which we did not have to utilize, but in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

By far, the Best example of Top Notch everything! From the atomsphere to the servers and especially to the Food! You're treated very special and the food is absolutely amazing. Wouldn't think of staying in cape may and not dining at the Washington Inn. It's a must for the finest food and service!!!

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Middleburg, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The food and drinks were very good. Although the place was a bit crowded. I can understand why everyone wants to be there. The valet parking came in very handy in their location. Definitely the place to be for a taste of Old Cape May :)

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columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Had the opportunity to again have dinner at the inn and it was nothing short of spectacular ! We have never had a bad meal here and all of the staff are friendly and attentive your needs. If you are in the are for the first time you must visit this inn for dinner !

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Iselin, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I have been going to The Washington Inn for many, many years. I've NEVER had a bad meal or poor service. They pay attention to every detail. They have one of the best wine cellars I've ever seen. Even their bartender, Marty, is as classic as they come. Always a pleasure.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
    (Jefferson)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-884-5697

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, American, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday
5:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday
5:00 am - 10:00 am

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