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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
+1 609-884-8363
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was in for dinner bc with my family this past Saturday. My bc husband raved about the pork special, even though I ate half of his polenta which was fabulous. My salmon dinner was great as well. Nice cozy atmosphere, attentive service. We will definitely be back. Kudos to the chef.

Thank sharonbc1956
Fairfax, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The service took almost 2 hours, the food was not prepared as detailed on the menu, instant mashed potatos were substituted for creole rice, and the staff was rude. Several tables around us were given their meal free of charge due to the shortcomings.

1 Thank William C
MerionInn, Owner at The Merion Inn, responded to this review

Dear William C, Please let me again apologize profusely for your dining experience on Easter Sunday. I am honored that you and your wife chose to dine with us for your anniversary getaway, and we are all so very sorry that we let you down. We wanted to make it memorable--in a GOOD way--starting with Jon the piano player serenading... More 

New City, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Thursday evening and enjoyed listening to live jazz music. They only have two beers on tap so be prepared to drink either Stella or Peroni if you like draft beer. We did not dine there.

Thank app1nag
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a bar with some live music and ambience and discovered the Merion Inn had a trio playing later in the evening. When we got there, there was one seat wedged between 2 very large men (I can't call them gentlemen) who didn't even have the courtesy to make a little space. One actually moved his bar... More 

Thank CurlyCueGirl
MerionInn, Owner at The Merion Inn, responded to this review

Hi CurlyCueGirl! I'm sorry that you gave our bar one star, but I think that your review will be very helpful to others who are looking for a bar like the Boiler Room (which I love, by the way). We are definitely not a "bar scene"--the Merion is really about the music, and our classic cocktails and ambiance. We have... More 

Jersey City, New Jersey
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the finest dining experiences anyone can have in Cape May.. the food, the service is amazing.. we love the Crabmeat Imperial, and the homemade strawberry shortcake is amazing.. never a disappointing meal..

1 Thank boopie2015
Williamstown, New Jersey
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place, always accommodates us, always has a great menu, always has great food, always delivers great service.

Thank David R
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife had a birthday coming up and I thought it would be great to get away and celebrate.We stayed at one of our favorite B&B in a suite. I made reservations at places she had wanted to eat ate during our stay in Cape May. We started with cocktails while waiting on our table. We started with clams and... More 

1 Thank Doyle S
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you are staying in Cape May and are looking for some place to dine that is extremely far better than a diner or sandwich shop, then this is your fine dining experience. An excellent top of the line American cuisine with some seafood dishes. It's great dining in a wonderful extravagant atmosphere that I felt underdressed not wearing a... More 

1 Thank BillD5853338
Easton, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

we ate at this here on 12/30, even though it was a holiday week both the service and the food was very good. enjoyed the piano player. would go back and recommend this restaurant.

1 Thank katy m
Cape May, New Jersey
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The service by Kathy was excellent, menu selections were also great Clams casino, Filet mignon,Caesar salad and an excellent choice of wine and Martinis Can't wait until spring when they reopen Enjoy the best of Cape May here.

1 Thank steenerb

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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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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: +1 609-884-8363

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?