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Washington Inn

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801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651 (Jefferson)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sea Isle City, New Jersey
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our usual spot for special occasions. It's a Victorian mansion from the outside but with several nicely decorated dining areas inside. We've never had a disappointing meal, and have come to expect to spend a few extra dollars, but it's worth it. Highly recommended.

Thank Roj44
Chatham, New Jersey
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Washington Inn is a must when visiting Cape May. I swear every time i visit, it's even better than the last time. Our waiter was impeccable, with a dry sense of humor we enjoyed to the fullest. His wine pairing advice was stellar and the food followed suit. I chose Poached Pears and Fillet Mignon, and my companion had... More 

Thank CarolsPearls
West Cape May, New Jersey
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friend and I had a wonderful dining experience. The food was excellent , I am already excited about my next visit.

Thank Pearl C
Somers Point, New Jersey
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Weve had a busy day at work , short staff, and we stayed to help out, do what we need to do, and our Director was appreciative and thankful that nite, treated me and two coworkers to this awesome restaurant near hosp where we worked..food was awesome, so tasty and superdeliz, and dessert, wow! 5 star...worth all the hard work👍👍👍

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Avalon, New Jersey
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A small party of family and friends ate there in mid August to celebrate a birthday. We were instantly met by well mannered valets and comfortably ushered into the center hall. The charm of the historic home enveloped us immediately. Diverted to the authentically old bar for a few minutes, we enjoyed watching the seasoned pros mix up the patrons'... More 

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had an okay meal, but I was expecting something more special. We had a reservation later in the evening, but service was a little slow. Also, had to ask for water to be refilled. (Maybe I'm picky, but at this level of restaurant, I should not have to ask). I had crab cakes for dinner. They were okay, but... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Washington Inn is a class act. It's in a lovely house, with an elegant interior, a great wine cellar and multiple dining rooms that provide a variety of dining experiences. (If you value quiet, be careful - some spaces are on the loud side.) To start, we had the special corn soup and heirloom tomato salad with feta - both... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Elegant and quaint dining experience. We had an 8:00 reservation and were seated within a couple of minutes. The food was fabulous. I had the lamb chops and my husband had the duck. We split a crab cake for an appetizer and it was all lump crab meat-no bread fillers. My only negative comment - I originally called for a... More 

Thank Laura C
Harrisburg, PA
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried the Oysters Rockefeller this visit, and they were great! Overall, excellent food, service and atmosphere. Always a superb dining experience!

New York City, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful meal at the Washington Inn. We did have a wait for our table even though we had reservations. Godfrey was a terrific waiter-- lots of fun interacting with him. 14-ounce South African lobster tail was amazing, but yikes it was pricey! Had plenty to share with the others at our table. Drinks, appetizers, salads, main course,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $50
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-884-5697
We are currently open every day of the week, reservations beginning at 5 PM. Our Wine Bar opens at 4:30 PM. Our hours are seasonal. Please see our website for details.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?