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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
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Outstanding food and service in a quiet Cape May neighborhood. Highly recommend and cannot wait to go back.

Thank Michael M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Washington Inn is unusual for Cape May - white tablecloths, attentive service, and an elegant menu. We were there for our thirtieth wedding anniversary, and the couple next to us were celebrating their 53rd. Even on a Wednesday evening, the place was quite crowded, but we were not rushed and the small rooms made for an intimate experience.

Thank Linda S
Warwick, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We've visited Cape May for years now and every year we plan a dinner at the Washington Inn. Reservations are smart because they are always crowded. This year the bar area was jammed and we learned they now have a happy hour with tappas, so check that out. The food is consistently good, flavorful, and memorable. If you have a... More 

Thank kathyyoko1624
Madison, South Dakota
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really beautiful inn. Would go see again. Shows you how the upper crust lived in those days! Has a gorgous view of the water

Thank jw7128jw
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Best fine dining in Cape May...over the best 20 years I've tried several different restaurants in Cape May and Washington Inn is by far the best that we have found. I had Sea Bass and my fiance had Duck, both had great presentation and flavors.Both entrees were exceptional in size for a fine dining establishment.

1 Thank Griff R
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We just wanted a cocktail and appetizer and it was perfect. The food was very good and the wait staff was too.

1 Thank Veronica D
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

on sept 15 i arrived at the washington inn with a confirmed reservation. after 45 minutes and numerous excuses from the restaurant staff, i left to eat elsewhere. several parties arriving after me were seated while i waited.

3 Thank joseph t
Bayonne, New Jersey
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been dining at the Washingtin Inn for more than twenty years and we were looking forward to dinner on Wednesday night. I'm sorry to say we were very disappointed. Our server was helpful and pleasant. The Washington Inn is known for their extensive wine selection but they had no Pinot Gregio on the menu. I thought the menue... More 

1 Thank Elaine C
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there for a romantic anniversary dinner. Place is quite busy but broken into smaller rooms that generally make it a little intimate. They have a full bar with a very complete wine list. Service was excellent and the waitress we had didn't hoover but was always there when needed and move things along at a perfect pace, She made... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a last minute change in plan and was a wise choice. Was recommended by our B and B and other couples staying there. Staff very attentive and the food was excellent - not to mention the cocktails. A great way to end your vacation

Thank rmm22

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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
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
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?