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Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant

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, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2726
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We dine here at least once a year and are never disappointed. We dined early due to dining with elderly family members. The Prix Fixe is a wonderful deal with great menu options. Be sure to experience the Terres Major steak if it is an...More

Thank 110vivian
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very classy beach style restaurant. BYOB and the servers set up all your wine or beer. Good selection of food and was all very well prepared. Service was perfect.

Thank JLMB1202
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best meals I have had in a long time.Great food, friendly servers . Little pricey but you get what you pay for. Found most people dining there were friendly and willing to chat.It is a BYOB which we liked but found it...More

Thank joe m
Reviewed 1 week ago

You guys run don't walk...yes it can be pricey, but that special dinner, romantic night or just because...this place never fails us. The crab salad (cocktail) amazing the steak to dye for, service OMG, and BYOB! Next time at Cape may I just may stay...More

Thank liz c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We couldn't have asked for better. The staff were all very well trained, the tables were not overcrowded and we were treated and seated immediately. Great first impression huh! I forgot to say that the front of the Inn is very tasteful. It's a pricy,...More

Thank bunny560
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful restaurant with several dining rooms, including seating on the enclosed porch with ocean views. Large menu, with early bird fixed price menu offered as well. Meat and seafood selections. Service was excellent and prices in keeping with area upscale restaurants. BYOB, or choose from...More

Thank SuzyQu15
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was excited to dine at Peter Shields and was most pleased by the food. It was simply delicious. Sadly, the staff's desire to create an grand atmosphere, leaves one feeling uncomfortable. They are working to create a posh air, but fall short. Instead, one...More

Thank Susan O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ambiance! Food! Service! I cannot say anything but GREAT things about PSI! We have dined here before and were pleased to see participating in restaurant week and could not wait to come back....and boy were we glad we did. Apps tuna tartare and potatoe leek...More

Thank hydrofam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I cannot say enough about our experience at the P. S. I. From the curb appeal of the Inn, to all of the staff, to the atmosphere and ambience but above all else the great looking and mouth watering food. The portions were more than...More

Thank Frank E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time here! Perfect accommodations, friendly and helpful staff, and very relaxing. Room 1 is well appointed with a beautiful bathroom. Breakfast was delicious: yogurt, fruit, coffee and menu selections, a very peaceful and healthy start to each day. Dinner was fabulous, a...More

1  Thank le0cham1
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Hi Amy, I would like to host a rehearsal dinner for a party of 26 on September 22, 2017. Is the private room available and could we have the Prix Fix menu of $33.00 that is being offered at this time? Looks good. Thanks, Joanne Alfieri Mother of the Groom
March 25, 2017|
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Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
Hello Joanne... I've sent your message to Amy. The $33 prix fixe is our winter deal available January through March. Thank you.
Susan D
Is tip included on a large party?
March 12, 2017|
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Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
No Gratuity is not added.
Do they have a room to seat 30 people for a rehearsal dinner? Is there a separate menu for that?
January 26, 2017|
Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
We do have a private space for rehearsal dinners that can comfortably seat up to 34 guests. In regards to the menu, our staff assists in designing a three-course prix fixe menu for our rehearsal dinners. This menu is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $55
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 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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