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All 108 Cape May Restaurants

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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English first
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 NEW

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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Pleasant Gap, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

My wife and I dined at the Merion Inn on a recommendation. What a great one. Dinner was wonderful with attentive service and great food. The place was very busy so very glad we made reservations. Will be back on our next visit to Beautiful Cape May.

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Chalfont, PA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I don't know what happened to the quality of the food. It seemed it changed after the fire. We have been going here for 15+ years but after our most recent experience we will never go back. I sent back the raw ( not under cooked- raw!) swordfish to only be replaced with rubbery chicken. Of course, I was never... More

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New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The rooms are nice, but the atmosphere is loud and busy. Food was ok, but you can certainly do better. Got the feeling if you weren't a "local" or regular, you didn't get as much attention. I had a reservation, arrived early and was still seated 20 mins. late. Service was good. Green beans under cooked, meats lacked flavor. With... More

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Cape May Court House
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

As someone who previously vacationed in Cape May and now resides, I can honestly say that the Merion is a favorite of many locals. It has survived disaster. The food is consistently good. Atmosphere is calm and mature. Please, leave the kids home when you come here! The food, ambiance and service are best experienced when folks leave kids out... More

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TOMS RIVER
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We ate at the Merion Inn in Cape May. It was a pleasant place to eat. The food was good and the atmosphere even greater. The piano music only added to the night. Our server was very knowledgable and the food was served hot and in a timely manner. The seafood was fresh and cooked to perfection. Wouldn't hesitate to... More

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Lakeland, Florida
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149 reviews 149 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

one expects to pay tourist prices in a tourist town, and cape may is as about touristy as it gets. merion has an express menu for $ v18, overpriced --but it all relative. the 3 fried oysters entree were good, as was the 2 prime rib sliders. bread good dessert fair, overall a nice meal on a quiet sunday evening.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

If you're in Cape May during October, do yourself a favor and order the sauer braten dinner. This fork-tender marinated beef was served with red cabbage and a crisp potato pancake. How nice to have an Oktoberfest menu at a restaurant that's not necessarily known for taking culinary risks. Debbie, our waitress, was cheerful and accommodating. The piano music contributed... More

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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307 reviews 307 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Seated near the beautiful bar and closer to the piano and we loved it! The food was outstanding, service was excellent. We will definitely be back this winter. Great filet mignon, scallops, and stuffed shrimp (three different entrees for 3 people).

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Ringwood, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I dined at the Merion Inn on 09-27-14 and we were thrilled with the food, service, and excellent entertainment. My wife had the flounder francese and I had medallions of beef. Both dishes were delicious. the service was prompt and efficient. we highly recommend this fine establishment!

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