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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, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2726
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Reviewed yesterday

The service was was excellent. The food was excellent ....It must have been the Piano players night off. The salmon duo is a great choice to start if you are ordering dinner from the " a la carte " menu and you could not go...More

Thank ntirish
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely one if not The Best Meal Overall in Cape May! From the friendly greetings at the door, lovely piano player, attentive and knowledgeable service, beautiful ambience and unparalleled courses from beginning to end. We love coming here!!!

Thank Rosie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary here in December. It was a snowy winter evening and when we walked up the stairs to the Inn, it was magical. Everything was decorated for Christmas and the atmosphere was beautiful with twinkling lights and...More

1  Thank sistersharon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food, ambiance and service and location ( you get to look at the ocean from a great viewpoint) were all deserving of their ranking as one of the top restaurants in Cape May. Super fresh fish, well decorated rooms lovely piano background music. I...More

1  Thank dobarann
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With so many outstanding restaurants available in Cape May, it’s difficult to choose; but Peter Shields is truly one1 of the finest I’ve ever experienced. The raw oysters drizzled with champagne were unique and remarkable; the thick filet was tender and cooked to perfection. My...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite fine dining restaurant in Cape May. The food is wonderful and so it the service and ambiance. Experience it once and you will return again and again. Perfect for romantic occasions or with other couples!

Thank BlooBerri
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent. Service perfect. Really enjoyed our dinner. Will be returning soon. Ambiance was very nice. The views out front where very nice. BYOB is a big plus

Thank I6885TUmichaelc
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have had many great meals here in the past but this one was bad. There is no other way of describing it. When I got to the restaurant they told me they did not have my reservation. They called me earlier in the day...More

Thank ntirish
Reviewed 2 October 2018

You will have a difficult time choosing your courses. Not only do they have a la carte menu, but a 4 or 7 course tasting menu. I did the 4 course and it was phenomenal. Appetizers to chose was a tough choice. We all got...More

1  Thank canesfan66
Reviewed 2 October 2018

What a lovely place and superb quality restaurant. From the moment we walked in we were treated with uncrushed courtesy and in a highly professional manner. Our waiter was mannerly, skilled and unobtrusive. All the staff went about their work quietly, efficiently and professionally. Rare...More

Thank teep1
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Questions & Answers
27 October 2018|
Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
Yes but filling up quickly so call (609) 884-9090 for reservations
jan w
2 August 2018|
Response from FinsCapeMay | Property representative |
The Fixed price menu is sun-fri from 5-530. Its $40 for three courses. Looking forward to having you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
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
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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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