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Washington Inn

801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
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Ranked #8 of 110 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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88% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

First let me start off by saying this is the first time I have ever taken the time to write a review after many years of traveling with a family up and down the east coast. We are visiting Cape May, New Jersey for the first time after many years at other shore resorts. We have absolutely adored this town... More

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Ocean View, NJ
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I always have a great meal here! Never disappointed. There are always special depending on the season. Great seafood and fish as well as steaks, lamb and duck. And don't forget the chocolate tower! Great place for a special occasion or just having a great dinner! And great wine list. The new wine bar is intimate and cozy.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This resturaunt was truly delightful. Our waiter was very attentive and polite. The food was delicious...must try seafood cioppono. The dull lighting adds a very cozy feel and the variety of cocktails and wines are impressive and delicious.

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1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We recently dined at the Washington Inn. The atmosphere was pleasant and the wait staff very attentive. However, I was very disappointed with my meal. I ordered the fresh fig appetizer. The figs were tasty but they were served on raisin bread spread with cheese. The raisin bread was the same variety that came in our bread basket. My entree... More

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New Jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stayed at the Queen Victoria and they have a 3 course wine pairing package that can't be beat! The braised lamb and cavatelli, Meyers steak, and Seafood Cioppino were awesome...not to mention the Mousse Tower for dessert! The service from Victoria was incredible and will not be forgotten!

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Westfield, NJ
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Our family reserved the wine cellar room for a family reunion and 60th anniversary celebration. The staff could not have been more gracious. The food was superb. I had the rack of lamb. My daughter had the pork chop. Both were incredible! From the bread to the appetizer to the entree (we had dessert plans somewhere else), there was such... More

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed our dinner here but we weren't "wow'ed" by it. We had heard really good things so we had high expectations. The decor us nice and everything was good, including the service. But, we felt the menu and food were average.

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place is great. Mostly enjoy sitting at the Wine Bar. TJ is the best. The most genuine, friendly person I've come across. Makes you feel welcome and is always on top of service. Then comes the food...it is fantastic!! Personal favorites are the happy hr $1 oysters, then the crab cake and braised lamb cavatelli...wow!! Wine flights are a... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The Washington Inn, in the heart historic Cape May, has a lot of competition. The city has had a restaurant renaissance in the past 30 years that doesn't show signs of waning. But, in my book, the Washington Inn comes out on top year after year. Happy hour, every day from 5 - 7 features buck-a-shuck local oysters and quite... More

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Cranbury, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

While skeptical that fine dining could really be truly fine, at Cape May - I was pleasantly surprised. The staff was attentive, the ambiance was charming, the food was superb, and the overall experience was nothing short of excellent. As far room for improvement, I am not sure their wine menu is priced on par with value, and it's almost... More

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