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The Merion Inn

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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 48
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  • 32
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  • 29
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great family dinner

Our group had a nice time at this restaurant. The sound of jazz in the background is nice. Food was good. We stop back in each year for the crab cakes. Rochelle was our waitress and my family loved her.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
kristenm917
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Blauvelt
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Pomona, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Fabulous food, prices, staff atmosphere. Everything perfect about this restraunt including a beautiful piano player's music.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent and so was the service. Environment was wonderful with the live music and great service. While the cost was high, we did not mind as the meal was worth it. Great meal and great desserts. Loved it.

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South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Leaving the little ones with a sitter, we had a wonderful meal at the Merion Inn. The service was excellent. However, the food was superior. We had steaks , chicken, and seafood. Portions were great. Definitely will be back on the next visit to Cape May.

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Furlong, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My wife and I have been visiting Cape May for the past twenty years. We always go to the Merion Inn for the excellent food, drinks, service and company. We visited again in early August, 2015 and the Merion Inn was still as good as ever.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Highly recommended! We had a lovely dinner. The food and ambiance was great. My husband discovered while running around the neighborhood and went in. They were very friendly and told him to come in that night since he was going to tell me about. We decided to give them a try and it was just perfect. They were super busy... More 

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Blauvelt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Our group had a nice time at this restaurant. The sound of jazz in the background is nice. Food was good. We stop back in each year for the crab cakes. Rochelle was our waitress and my family loved her.

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Wayne, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Both my husband and I were disappointed. We ordered different entrees but complained about our dinners. My steak was dried, could barely cut it and the vegetables were not cooked. He said the same think about his seafood dish - overcooked and rhe vegetables were almost raw. The presentation of the servers were more like waitresses who were employed in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Nice place for a higher end family dinner. I was very impressed with the soy glazed salmon - perfectly cooked, and the wasabi mashed potatoes were nice. My sister in law had the same entree, but from the express menu - the size of the salmon was very small, so I recmmend if you order this dish, to order it... More 

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Cherry Hill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

After not going to the Merion Inn for years we finally decided to try their early bird special - 3 course meal. We were so happy that we did. We had an excellent salad to start our meal filled with goat cheese and candied walnuts - delightful. The grouper was our choice for the main entree - fish was flaky... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We have been going to the Merion Inn for over 30 years. I felt that in the past few years it had started to slip (thankfully the apple butter has returned) but it is now the Merion Inn I remember. Can't beat the early bird specials - our glazed salmon and chicken franchese with potato cups were just delicious. I... More 

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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, Pub

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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