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801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651 (Jefferson)
609-884-5697
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 353
    Excellent
  • 121
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 18
    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
Most recent review
Simply the Best!

From the welcome, service, food and wine, atmosphere, and neighborhood you cannot get any better on the Jersey Coast. Love walking home after a relaxing, sumptuous evening at Washington Inn.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
16Jefferson2L
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West Cape May, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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540 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
West Cape May, New Jersey
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

From the welcome, service, food and wine, atmosphere, and neighborhood you cannot get any better on the Jersey Coast. Love walking home after a relaxing, sumptuous evening at Washington Inn.

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New Jersey
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Over rated and pricey. They also act like they are the best place in town. Don't get me wrong, its now a bad place, and a must try at least once, but I have eaten here 4 times, and its 3 stars to me. Nothing great, nothing bad.

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Southampton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had been to the Washington Inn before only for a large party, which they did very well. We went for a family dinner & found it to be superb. I had a wild mushroom polenta appetizer which was one of the specials for the evening. Very creamy & delicious. The local swordfish dish was moist, tender, perfectly seasoned &... More 

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New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We go here evertime we visit Cape May. They never let us down and for years have had a consistently great menu.

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Columbia, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Wait staff was fast and very sharp. The restaurant was full and busy but never appeared to be crowded. The center cut rib steak was a little tough at medium well but the flavor was the best and the scallop dish was just right. It was a nice touch to have the owner stop by and introduce himself.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had dinner here last night and I must say our Valentine's Day couldn't have been any better! The restaurant is very classy, the food was fantastic, & the service was exceptional. Since it was our first time the waiter brought us this unbelievable appetizer on the house - Sardine paste with a watermelon radish over crostini bread. I has... More 

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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351 reviews 351 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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: American, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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