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106 Decatur St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1415
609-884-8363
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 206
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner

Great fare, knowledgeable and candid barman. Spoke with new GM. He is a solid guy and a good listener. A good place to have a solid experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
DuffGear
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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411 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Munich, Germany
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Had the Ahi tuna for starters, followed by the plan surf & turf. All excellent choices! They also have very good wines that accompany the menu very well.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This was my first time to Cape May but not the first time for the party that I was with. I asked for a cranberry juice with no ice and our waitress brought a juice with ice. Secondly, we ordered rice as one of our sides and the rice was not cooked. It had the feel like it was in... More 

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Baltimore, MD
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

o. No. No. We just left (family of 4 for dinner) and will never return! Kathy was our waitress and she was just arrogant from the start. As soon as she saw that we were not ordering alcohol the service was sh##. I asked for some lime slices for my water and she came back with one dried up slice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Great fare, knowledgeable and candid barman. Spoke with new GM. He is a solid guy and a good listener. A good place to have a solid experience.

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

With the piano playing in the background, this is a step back to a more relaxing time. My husband has to get the prime rib every time with the potato cup, I try something different every time and I am always pleased.

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Cape May, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Old tasting rubbery potato pancake, extremely salty trout, very salty mashed potato. Good crab cake, very good green bean and carrot vegetable. Good service and excellent atmosphere.

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Ellington, CT
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We picked Merion's for dinner on our final evening in Cape May partly to try the menu, partly to enjoy some music, and we weren't disappointed on either count. Food-wise, the farm market salad (greens, asparagus, scallions, and pearl pasta) was almost a meal in itself; my wife's filet mignon was cooked perfectly and accompanied by a tasty au poivre... More 

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TOMS RIVER
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Went to the Merion Inn to have one of their famous Cape May Diamond martinis and was not disappointed, as usual. It was made by my favorite bartender, Carol. She is not only a great bartender, but a wonderful person as well. She is there on Friday nights, so if you want a great martini (or any drink for that... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is the first holiday meal I have ever had that was not prepared at home. It was outstanding. Hannah our server was attentive and friendly. This was not my first meal at the Merion Inn and it will not be the last.

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Princess Anne, Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Went there last Sunday, not too impressed for the price. Menu a little misleading. Their list of $18.99 meals also included one for $6.00 more. However, they did correct it on the bill. Had their country salad, very soggy, mushy. Also told them about it. Perhaps they wil correct the menu and salad, not likely to return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 106 Decatur St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1415
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-884-8363

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?