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“Lovely Atmosphere, Fabulous Presentation, Average Food” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant

Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 136 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $55
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining style: Fine Dining
Description: 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.
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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113 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Lovely Atmosphere, Fabulous Presentation, Average Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2012

Visited during Restaurant Week. We ordered from both menus. Haven't been here in over a year and looking forward to our visit.
As always the porch is a lovely venue for a meal. My husband always enjoyed the unique menu offerings (game, So African Lobster tails, etc) that the Restaurant offered. This time we were both disappointed with the choices.
My Calamari was very good, a nice choice, for appetizer
Husband didn't think Potato Leek soup was anything special (bland) and was cool. He likes hot soup!
I had the hangar steak and crab cake. Crab cake was bland and not sure why hangar steak is the beef of choice.
My husband had the grilled filet and he said that was tasteless as well.
Desserts were fine...We ate alot of bread...that was good.
Cost $150 for the 2 of us...Too much for average meal.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A perfect wedding venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2012

My family just celebrated my brother's wedding at Peter Shields. Bridget and the rest of the staff were absolutely fantastic. I don't think my brother and sister-in-law could have asked for a better day. We continue to receive compliments on the food, the perfect location, and the comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. Thank you!!

Visited June 2012
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Thank Jennifer M
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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Spectacular Dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2012

We have visited Peter Shields restaurant each year we stay in Cape May or Wildwood Crest, which has been over 5 years. Everyone in the family enjoys the selections and presentation of the food. The wait staff is very professional.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Muncie, Indiana
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2012

Excellent food and service.
Highly recommned this darling bed and breakfast

Visited May 2012
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Meager Portions”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012

We ate at the Peter Shields Restaurant with another couple. We found it to be very pricey and everything was ala carte. The portions were very small, my husband was still hungary after dinner. Would not go back.

Visited April 2012
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