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The Merion Inn

106 Decatur St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1415
609-884-8363
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Ranked #35 of 108 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
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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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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E Bridgewater, Ma.
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72 reviews 72 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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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Providence, RI
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

After driving around Cape May for a long while trying to find a good restaurant that was open on a Monday night, off-season, we were delighted to find the Merion not only open, but utterly delightful. The place is charming, warm and inviting, a pianist playing while we ate. The fall special - $35 for a 3-course meal - was... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had dinner here on a Saturday night. It was restaurant week and I had the 3-course special. My wife had one of the small-portion meals. Now that's a great idea. We were seated in a corner but not far from the piano player, who provided a romantic backdrop to our meal. Our service was fine, and I happily left... More

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NJ, USA
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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Went to Merion Inn for the first time since the fire, and was amazed that the food was the same. Everything was delicious! Especially, the potato cup. Service was very good. Will definitely eat there again.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I was very impressed with this resturant. The food was excellent and the service. The atmosphere was lovely. Has a great bar and piano player. You fell like you stepped back in time Beautiful place . I would recommend and I will go back.

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Bucks County
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Old world ambiance, attentive service, consistently fresh and high quality delicious food! The best!

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Brielle, New Jersey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The Inn atmosphere was cozy and charming , with fine food and drink. We went on a Thursday night because we were told that there was a jazz quartet from 8 P.M. on. The jazz was fantastic! An incredible surprise, as Cape May is so far from a big city where great musicians might be. Just proves that talent in... More

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Toms River, NJ
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed dinner here on a Saturday night after reading reviews on Tripadvisor and speaking with the receptionist of our hotel. We were able to book a reservation on line a few days before, and enjoyed frosty martinis at the bar while waiting to be seated. We chose the clams casino and fried Chesapeake bay oysters... More

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Marion, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We had dinner at the Merion Inn on our only night in Cape May. Wasn't bad ... just wasn't great either. (For example, my salad was so overdressed I could barely eat it -- and I am a big salad dressing fan.) Service was average to less than average. We wouldn't choose this restaurant again.

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Charleston, West Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

The restaurant is in an older, elegant home. There are a number of smaller rooms for dining that gives it a warm, cozy feeling. The food is excellent; I'd suggest the Crab Imperial!

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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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