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The Merion Inn

106 Decatur St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1415
609-884-8363
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Ranked #34 of 110 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Bar
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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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Ottawa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My husband and I had dinner at the Merion Inn twice during our holiday in Cape May. The service was friendly and efficient. The food was fantastic and the entertainment really good (they have a piano player every evening after 5:30 pm). There is live jazz on Tuesday nights and an great early bird special (an appetizer, entrée and dessert... More

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Vienna, West Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We dined at the Merion Inn while visiting Cape May with extended family. Since we have always had wonderful experiences here in the past, we decided to save this for our last night together, a very special occasion. We made a reservation in advance, which is highly recommended, especially for larger groups. Once again, we had an awesome dining experience.... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Fine Dining experience. Menu choices were excellent, I had the filet with the shrimp scampi... dee-licious. Live piano music in the bar made the dining very romantic. Service was 5 star, our waitress was very personable and accomodating. Highly recommend for couples.

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Brooklyn, New York
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85 reviews 85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Our last nite in Cape May and we wanted something special. The atmosphere was lovely, although I was a little turned off at first by the host who took our name for a table when the restaurant was almost completely empty. We decided to have a drink at the bar and wait for a table, and finally we made the... More

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Avalon, NJ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The food is always good here and it's a nice place for music and a bar scene. Good place to meet up with friends.

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morris plains, nj
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Merion Inn – Best bar in Cape May – always crowded with live piano or jazz most nights. Historical venue that fits right into the Cape May scene. Been coming here for years – always order the crab imperial, the best presentation of a Cape May classic dish anywhere on the cape. We ordered clams casino and onion soup appetizers... More

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fl
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the food, ambiance, piano player and service. My wife and I have owned a home in Cape May for years and The Merion Inn has always been our favorite. It never disappoints us and we look forward to going there. Their early seating menu is not to be missed. Price and selection is the best value in Cape... More

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Clifton, New Jersey
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62 reviews 62 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is our second time here.. They have a very nice old fashion type bar which is a great place to start and enjoy a drink before your dinner... We had red wine and a cosmo.. For dinner we had lobster tail dinner and the salmon with wasabi mashed potatoes.. Both dishes were delicious.. The atmosphere is very nice like... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We've been coming to Cape May for decades and somehow had not tried the Merion Inn, so when we saw a glowing write-up in "Cool Cape May" we decided to go to this local institution. My wife and I had dinner on Monday July 28th and we were disappointed from start to finish. The Kir Royale my wife ordered was... More

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Belle Mead, NJ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Had a wonderful dinner with my husband and adult daughter. The lobster caserole was outstanding, prime rib with horseradish cream sauce was excellent, and NY strip steak was exactly the way we ordered it. Wonderful atmosphere, the piano player was great. Friends stayed longer and loved the jazz music in the bar area. This is a place for adult night... More

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