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Washington Inn

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Italian, French, American, Wine Bar
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801 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651 (Jefferson)
16098845697
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5:00 am - 10:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 402
    Excellent
  • 132
    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
A quiet dinner with my husband

I have eaten here several times over a five year period. This restaurant has never disappointed me! The food is exquisitely prepared and the presentation is always pleasing to the eye.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Nancy E
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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English first
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here several times over a five year period. This restaurant has never disappointed me! The food is exquisitely prepared and the presentation is always pleasing to the eye.

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Went there with my wife for our anniversary and we had an amazing time at this classy establishment! Our waitress (Natalie) as well as the rest of the staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. The food was incredible (try the duck!) and cocktails were tasty. Atmosphere was lively with lots of outside light and good-natured customers. They even gave... More 

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Langhorne PA, United States
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent restaurant for what it is. Diners looking for funky, creative, ethnic (Asian fusion?), vegetarian, casual should go elsewhere. This is a dressy casual, white tablecloth destination---for us, a once-in-a-great-while, special occasion place, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The building is Victorian, beautifully restored and re-designed as a restaurant with several dining rooms and a lovely bar... More 

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Ronkonkoma, New York
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179 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Came here with my wife and we were just in the mood to sit at the bar and have a drink and food. We were told about this place while at another restaurant so we decided to check it out. This is a fine dining restaurant that doesn't sell itself short at the bar. The bar is nice and cozy... More 

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

By far the best in Cape May. We have been coming here for 15 years or more and always have a wonderful dining experience. The food is amazing, staff professional and attentive. Hats off to Chef Mimi and the staff. Got to have that braised lamb recipe!!!! See you all in October!

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Bronx, New York
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Took my dad and 26 year old son to the Washington Inn at 6pm on a Saturday. We were fortunate enough to get 3 seats at the bar. The Bartenders are professional and very entertaining. I can not say enough about eating and drinking at the BAR. The food, service, atmosphere and drinks are "the Best".

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We had an excellent dinner this past week at the Washington Inn. From the hostesses who were eager to please, to the bartenders, who all had smiles on their faces and a pleasant demeanor, to our waiter, James, who was just a delight, this was a meal to remember.. The dining room is nicely decorated. And the food was fabulous.... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

No complaints here. A great dinner along with great service. Not our favorite on this trip but still a Top 5 this year.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We went for our wedding anniversary in June. We went all out for the occasion, cocktails, wine after dinner liquers so was expensive but we had budgeted for that. You could have a more budget friendly meal cutting out the extras. Service was good and at a nice pace....we like time between courses and hate to feel rushed. We didn't... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Next to Tisha's, we recommend the Washington Inn. Excellent food and service, along with valet parking. Very upscale and should not be overlooked if planning a special night out with your spouse or family. Only disappointment, they are not a BYOB restaurant. .

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Additional Information about Washington Inn

Address: 801 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
Phone Number: 16098845697
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Monday 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Tuesday 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Wednesday 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Thursday 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Friday 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday 5:00 am - 10:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: Italian, French, American, Wine Bar

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 801 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
    (Jefferson)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 16098845697

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, American, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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Avalon, New Jersey
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?