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Washington Inn

801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
+1 609-884-5697
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for an early dinner during the Cape May Jazz Festival. They were busy but handled the crowd effectively. We loved the swordfish and the short ribs. Miles, our server, was fantastic.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to dine here to celebrate our wedding anniversary while vacationing in Cape May. This restaurant provides excellent service, ambience, drinks and food. They have vallet service as parking is difficult, however it is a short walk from the Washington Street Mall. We both...More

Thank PVonthemove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful restaurant in Cape May. The ambiance is perfect and the service was excellent. The food was also yummy and the prices were reasonable.

Thank MissMadeline_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Reserved the Dinner and a show package for East Lynn Players. Good 3 course meal with 2 glasses of wine and a theater ticket. Enjoyed the meal. Nice atmosphere on the porch, Good deal.

Thank kathy r
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant sits in a beautiful old section of Cape May, NJ. It has many rooms and a full bar. The food is very delicious and prepared to order. There are nightly specials above the menu and this place is well worth your trip. You...More

1  Thank Alfred L
Reviewed October 9, 2018

The food is out of this world! The specials are always a bit out of the ordinary, seasonal and absolutely delicious. The only complaint that we had was the close (and I mean close) proximity of the table to one another. I don't know how...More

Thank Y8202SXthomass
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We can't say enough good things about the quality of the food, service and drinks served at the bar. Robyn is exceptional and we so appreciate her positive attitude and expertise. Kathleen and Jim

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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We have been coming to Cape May for 15 years. It was our anniversary and I ordered a meal because it has a cream sauce. 1) it came without the sauce 2)duck was overdone - when we tried to ask for the duck to be...More

1  Thank warrentravelor
Reviewed October 1, 2018

we live close and this is our go-to. Great specials at the Wine Bar, fantastic friendly service, good food. Can't go wrong!

Thank annehassel
Reviewed September 30, 2018

This was a group luncheon, in a separate dining room. Food was well presented and portions were large (vegetables were not seasoned and barely cooked). Tables were beautifully set, servers removed used items promptly; however, service was very slow to get started, and stretched out...More

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Jane R
July 8, 2018|
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Response from Brad P | Reviewed this property |
You can call for reservation for an early time
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Not on Fridays!!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $50
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 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: +1 609-884-5697
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Built in 1840, this former Cape May plantation residence is now home to the acclaimed Washington Inn and Wine Bar. The Craig Family has carefully preserved the beauty & essence of this distinctive treasure without undertaking major alterations to its original form. The Inns welcoming facade overlooks tree-lined Washington Street in the seaside communitys Historic District. The Washington Inn offers six unique dining areas, from a summer patio to cozy fireside tables. Cocktails are a must in the Wine Bar, where the passing Cape May scene can be best appreciated. Often described as romantic, our easy-going elegance will satisfy anyones craving for fine dining. Our enticing menu offers the best of American cuisine, but with an inventive, upscale edge. Food, Service, Ambiance, the essential ingredients for dining excellence, are all deftly blended here at The Washington Inn. We are what "eating out" used to be.
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