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Washington Inn

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801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651 (Jefferson)
+1 609-884-5697
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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North Wales, Pennsylvania
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341 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2014

I took my partner her for his birthday and was so glad that we did! The Washington Inn sits on a quite street away from the beach and the hustle and bustle of the town and all of the tourists. The bar is small, intimate and very beachy and relaxed. It was very crowded on a Saturday night in July... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

Extraordinary food and service. If you arrive before 6pm, a fixed price menu is available. Can't recommend it highly enough.

Thank Lynn K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

We always visit this place when at Cape May. Food and atmosphere is great. A must stop location when visiting.

Thank Nuria D
Wallkill, New York
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

We expected the Washington Inn to be a quiet, fine dining experience. Upon arriving, the bar was loaded with people drinking, talking, eating. While the waitress was wonderful/informative about the wine list, and the food was excellent, we were so surprised at how loud it was inside. I don't normally mind noise, but, we were seated next to a large... More 

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Marlboro, New York
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210 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had the crab cakes and the espresso rubbed duck. The crab cakes had no discernible spices, and the sauce was equally bland. The duck was tasty, but nowhere as tender as it should have been. We enjoyed the wine flights, a nice idea. But some of the wine samples had noticeably less than the 2 ounces that were supposed... More 

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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128 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Not sure what happened last weekend when we chose the Washington Inn for a romantic dinner for two. The food was good enough but we were rushed through our appetizers and still so full when our dinner arrived. No time to appreciate the first course. Plus the Inn looks like a romantic fine dining place on the outside but inside... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

Enjoyed our time at the Washington Inn - a little crowded, but upscale. Request a room "outside" - on the screened in porch.

Thank Vince41
Morristown, New Jersey, USA
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have been visiting the Washington Inn for years and have always been impressed with their menus, wine list, and service. The prices are high but you get what you pay for - until my recent visit last week. My first disappointment was the new configuration of the bar/waiting area. What used to be a pleasant seating area has now... More 

2 Thank Paul D
Suffield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

Best wine selection around.. Wonderful atmosphere for fine dining. Great waitress who was very knowledgeable about wine.

Thank gth89
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

I have enjoyed this restaurant on every visit. The moment you pull up you feel like you are transported to the old cape may. The atmosphere is upscale but still seaside casual (think linen pants and summer dresses). Wine list is the best in the area. Oysters, seafood specials and well cooked meat dishes. The duck is always great. Their... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $50
Italian, American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, 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: +1 609-884-5697
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?