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106 Decatur St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1415
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Ranked #30 of 108 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Cape May, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We made reservations for closing-night of the season. We'll miss this restaurant 'till they re -open in the Spring. Hubby loves to watch the bartender make a martini; it's like watching an artist at work. We didn't mind waiting for a table, since the bar area always has a congenial atmosphere. A plus is the live piano in the bar... More 

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Blairstown, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I really enjoyed the food and great location. Prime rib was very well prepared. My husband didnt care for his dish and they removed it from the bill without even asking. The other couple we went with loved their meals as well (filet mignon and a seafood dish).

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had Christmas eve dinner, the INN had a 4-course special menu. The variety to select was amazing, champagne toast with chef hors d'oeuvres, apprtizer I had shrimp cocktail dipping sauce on a bed of tomato and avocado salsa, wife had wild mushroom feuillete in puff pastry great, entrees out of this world - pan seared cape may scallops and... More 

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Kinnelon, New Jersey
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The fixed price Christmas dinner is a wonderful way to spend the holiday. The entree selection is broad and wide and the lobster & crab imperial is particularly outstanding. While the wait staff was a bit stressed by the crowded dining room, they were cheerful throughout the evening. A complimentary picture and a cd of Christmas music from the in-house... More 

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Cape May Point NJ
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We just returned from Christmas dinner at the Merion Inn and we won't be going back. And we are locals! We had to wait about 40 minutes for our reserved table. Once seated we had to almost tackle the waiter to order. They were way too understaffed and he was very stressed. All the servers were running around like crazy.... More 

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The Merion Inn is lovely. We especially enjoy stopping in for an after dinner drink and listening to the piano player. Very relaxing atmosphere.

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Cape May
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Our handsome waiter, Robert, couldn't have been better! A great smile and great service. He was very professional and informative. The food was outstanding! I had the surf and turf. Best filet mignon I've ever had! My husband had seafood risotto and loved every drop of it. The portion sizes are just right. The atmosphere is great and the building... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have dined at the Merion Inn many times over the past 25 years and always enjoy the experence. A stop at the bar is fun and you need reservations because the seating is limited but very romantic.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We just had an amazing meal here. Atmosphere fabulous, bar and server service amazing. The ambience was so contagious we were talking to other diners all happy and excited to share meal tips. I had prime rib- perfect for thanksgiving. We had a terrible meal at the Lobster House. The manager needs to have a meal here. The owners are... More 

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E Bridgewater, Ma.
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This was a nice dinner. We went on a Sunday night off-season and they still had a piano player. We did not have a reservation but still got seated in a nice section right away, We had the Express Dinner which comes all together. Your salad. entrée and dessert come all at once. When my wife told me that I... More 

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Additional Information about The Merion Inn

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

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