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“Outstanding Experience”

Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 137 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $55
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
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.
New Hope
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Outstanding Experience”
Reviewed January 23, 2014

Every thing about Peter Shields was perfect!!! that is a hard one to pull off!! Food, Decor, View and Service. Can't wait to go back to this great BYOB.

  • Visited January 2014
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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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2 reviews
“The dinner was excellent and rivaled many center city favorites.”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

Our stay was made a pleasure by the staff. They could not seem to do enough for us. We were with many other couples that had been there over the preceding Holidays. A very nice way to charge up for the hustle and bustle in the week to come.

  • Visited December 2013
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Mays Landing, New Jersey
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Romantic and Elegant New Years Eve!”
Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Checked in to room 3 on New Year's Eve. Dinner was elegant, service impeccable and the decorations were gorgeous. Woke up to sun streaming in, ocean view and fire in grate. What's not to love????? We could not have asked for a better way to bring in the new year. Brunch was phenomenal-especially the cape may salt oysters with frozen champagne and caviar. Thank you to chefs, servers, staff for a splendid celebration.

Visited December 2013
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Westchester, New York
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“The food was memorable, the entire experience was not”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

We had intended this to be our special anniversary dinner which is why we chose the #1 Trip Advisor rated restaurant in Cape May. Our entire dining experience lasted about 45 minutes. The food came out very quickly, one course after the next with no time in between. The food was exquisite and the atmosphere was very lovely but it was served like we were in a fast food restaurant trying to quickly turn the table. We walked out feeling disappointed about the whole experience and with very mixed feelings. We would not go back. Please note - The restaurant doesn't have a liquor license so can only sell local Cape May wine by the bottle. Wine by the glass was not an option. We didn't bring our own wine and didn't want to spend an exorbitant amount for a bottle of unknown local wine. We should have paid better attention to other reviews and brought our own wine.

  • Visited October 2013
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NJ
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186 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and beautiful presentation”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

After a previous visit to Cape May, we thought there were no good restaurants to be had. I am so glad I did the research and made reservations at the Peter Shield Inn this time!

Service and presentation of the food were excellent, as was the food itself. I had the early dinner, which came with a tasty butternut squash bisque before my main course of salmon. Husband ordered the more pricey Chef's Tasting menu and we both shared for some variety. Both of us liked all the courses - definitely putting this one on our list if we return to Cape May.

Visited October 2013
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