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The Merion Inn

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106 Decatur St, Corner of Columbia Avenue and Decatur Street, Cape May, NJ 08204-1415
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Richboro, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really nice menu, great food but ........? After receiving tab for a large group, someone suspected something wasn't right and wanted to see the details and was met with attitude. After showing calculations to staff they still insisted nothing could be wrong with the attitude like who are you to question them? Turns out that after the 3rd or 4th... More 

Thank samuelp966
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Early bird special had a good selection and we had Cheezy grits with shrimp and swordfish with risotto. Both were great. Service was attentive and friendly. I had oysters, plump and sweet, Cape May Salts were great,

Thank bobalbano
Mt. Bethel, PA
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Seated promptly at 6;30, wait staff very attentive. ..wonderful dinner and enjoyed the live piano music very much. ..will definetly be back if we visit again and would highly recommend it. .

Thank Connie S
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice dinner out on Columbus Day Weekend. The New York Strip was good and cooked perfectly, but the glaze could have been better. The lobster tail was ok. Seemed a little soft, I had to remove it from the shell myself. I prefer the tail to be a consistent firm throughout, and this was not. We were not asked... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Charming restaurant converted from a Victorian house. We came late and food was ok but waitress was rushing and the final bill was given to us by someone else entirely. Coffee press for 2 was nice.

Thank Julie H
Jackson, New Jersey
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful food, wonderful service. Charming. We had a large party and we're all served at the same time. We'll return again and again. Great fun. Piano player was awesome. Bar area was a bit small. Could not stay to listen to the music after dinner on Saturday night.

Thank Mercedes D
Jackson, New Jersey
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed dinner here while in Cape May. We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was delicious.

Thank mntarfuso
Baltimore, Maryland
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56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have been coming to Cape May for 25 yrs together and have never eaten at the Merion Inn. What a mistake. From the moment you enter, it is welcoming and the staff are very attentive. The bar is the best in town. It takes you back to a much more civilized era. The food is second... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here one night during a short holiday break in Cape May. On Tuesdays they have jazz, and on this day a singer also. We were warned by our B&B host to make reservations for a table as it can be popular (it does not use Open Table but online reservations can be made on its website). As with... More 

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Brick NJ
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Merion Inn for dinner a couple of nights ago. There were 3 of us. I have to say that one of us had the lamb ragout and it was delicious. The other 2 meals were not as successful. I had the steak frite.....it was inedible except for the fries. I couldn't even chew the steak or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
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 - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Decatur St, Corner of Columbia Avenue and Decatur Street, Cape May, NJ 08204-1415
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-884-8363

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?