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Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant

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1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2726
+1 609-884-9090
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2726
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful porch setting of a Victorian inn right on beach front of Cape May. Friendly service, good, but pricey food. Have byob service but will sell you bottles of their local label wine. Wine lovers should bring your own bottle. Nicer then restaurants other restaurants...More

Thank Cheryl Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again we were delighted with our meal at Peter Shields! This beautiful inn has an outstanding restaurant that has become our favorite for a truly special meal in Cape May. First of all, take note that it is a BYOB. I started my dinner...More

Thank 35Travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food and service best I've seen here in Cape May plus the Inn itself is beautiful. Limited menu but everything is delicious and its BYOB. I will defiantly recommend this place to anyone coming to this area...

Thank Robert N
Reviewed March 31, 2018

True BYO. Haute cuisine. I've had better on the East Coast at Restaurant Bouchard in Newport Rhode Island for the price but PSI is very good. The service is truly 5 stars but the staff isn't relaxed enough. We had dinner at Washington Inn and...More

Thank Carnaval72
Reviewed March 25, 2018

Peter Shields Inn (restaurant) delivered, as advertised. The duck breast I had was the most perfectly cooked and tasty I've ever had. And the portion was generous enough to have for breakfast the next morning (if only I had some duck eggs from Beach Plum...More

Thank Hammerabi
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Food was excellent! Byob is great and they also offer wine from local winery for purchase. Service was great too:)

Thank KCScalzo
Reviewed March 17, 2018

We had the 3 course pref-fix menu celebrating St. Patricks days. The food was absolutely stunning both visually and taste. We loved everything. Service was exceptional, I'd say world class. Fast, professional, always available without being over bearing. This is BYOB for wine/beer. We bought...More

1  Thank GGWD
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely delicious food in a charming setting with very good service. In March, a winter Prix Fix meal was offered at $33. Quite a terrific deal but not what we chose. My husband had a huge rib eye with risotto & vegetables, he said it...More

1  Thank Shigeru-Charlie
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful restaurant. The service was great and the food was delicious. I had the braised short rib & beef with mashed potatoes. Best I’d ever had! Shared the lava cake for dessert and it was scrumptious. I loved the BYOB. It enabled us...More

1  Thank CookieNap
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

A fine dining place in Cape May,New Jersey. Excellent atmosphere, great food, great service and always pleases.

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March 8, 2018|
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Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
The $33 Three Course Winter Prix Fixe offer is good through March 29, 2018... Available Thursday, Sunday and Monday evenings.
August 3, 2017|
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Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
BYOB and local wines available from Cape May Winery. Dressy summer casual.
Shara M
July 11, 2017|
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Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
Yes, there is some porch dining, enclosed with an awning.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $65
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2726
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-9090
  • E-mail
The Peter Shields Inn quality cuisine bursts with freshness and creativity. The Peter Shields offers a la carte dining along with a four course chef’s tasting menu. Also expect to find weekly menu additions that incorporate fresh and innovative ingredients. The magnificent ocean views are the perfect scenery to celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy a memorable dining experience. In the summer months, outdoor dining is available on porches overlooking the ocean. The Inn also specializes in both casual & elegant ocean front weddings. For the absolute finest local and seasonal fare, Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant is a favorite of residents and visitors to Cape May alike. Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room.
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