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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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5:00 am - 10:00 am
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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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  • 384
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  • 129
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 20
    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
Nice place to celebrate a special occasion

When I made the reservation I mentioned it was our anniversary. The staff brought a rose to our table and wished us a happy anniversary. Our waitress, Rachel, was very informative and made some great menu recommendations which thankfully we listened to. We had the tuna dinner and Meyer steak... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
Goosemule
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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583 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

When I made the reservation I mentioned it was our anniversary. The staff brought a rose to our table and wished us a happy anniversary. Our waitress, Rachel, was very informative and made some great menu recommendations which thankfully we listened to. We had the tuna dinner and Meyer steak dinner, both dishes were wonderful. We decided to forego on... More 

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Bloomsbury, nj
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I celebrated our 30th anniversary here with a lovely meal. I had beef and he has seafood which was prepared deliciously. The waitstaff was very attentive even though it was a busy evening. The meal was a bit pricey but not unreasonable. I would certainly go back again. There are so many restaurants to choose from in... More 

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northeastern US
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I had been to this restaurant's bar for drinks and appetizers but had never had dinner in the dining room. It has a reputation for romance so my husband and I had our anniversary dinner there. While the food was well-prepared and of good quality, there was really nothing interesting or exciting about it. It seems to be a very... More 

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New Jersey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

we were there during restaurant week and the washington inn did not disappoint. service top notch, food excellent and dessert was mouth watering

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Cape May, New Jersey
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is up scale food in a comfortable setting. The food is well prepared and delicious. Prices are a little high but you get what you pay for; the quality is there.

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Pennsylvania
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I'm a Cape Mayer & for years felt left out that I never dined here. So this year I made it a point to finally have dinner here. The place is very quaint but parking is difficult although they do have valet service. The bar area is a wonderful place to begin your meal. The bartender was friendly & very... More 

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New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I went here with my husband and Father for restaurant week. The food was delicious! The restaurant is a bit noisy, but the food more than makes up for that. The service was attentive and friendly. I would recommend.

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ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

The scallops left alot to be desired. Returned them along with others sittig close by. Always had good food but very disappointing. They offered to redo the meal but could not eat it... The other specials on the menu were good according the surrounding patrons.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Food was delicious. Menu is limited, but we were both in the mood for steak, so it was fine. Fig appetizer was fantastic, both steaks perfectly cooked. Peach Crisp dessert was ok, nothing special.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

My wife and I decided to go to the Washington Inn for our anniversary dinner. It was recommended to me by a few friends when I asked about restaurants in Cape May. We had a great meal that started out with the Rock Shrimp and Lobster Bisque, probably the best soup that I have ever had. I had the grilled... 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
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: French, American, Wine Bar

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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, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business
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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