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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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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We go here every year and it's one of our favorite spots. A relaxed atmosphere that's perfect for special occasions. They made last minute accommodations for us. Nice people, great food (get the clams casino) and charming decor make this place special. And the piano player kicks it up a notch!!

Thank cgcgkgml
Broomall, Pennsylvania, United States
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Atmosphere was old and dark... not friendly at ALL.... food was just average more diner than fine dining... never returning.. sorry

Thank eschenes
Staten Island, New York
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439 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have been visiting Cape May for over 15 years. We had visited the Merion multiple times in the past and the service and food were no more than average. We were out to dinner with three other couples and had made reservations for dinner here on Parade Weekend. I was apprehensive, but did not want to hold the group... More 

1 Thank bbbob84
Glens Falls, New York
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to this restaurant was for thanksgiving. The place was jammed, yet we were seated fairly timely. Our table was in a lovely alcove, where we never felt like we were there on their busiest day of the year. We both choose the traditional Turkey dinner. It was so good, our experience so lovely, that we returned the... More 

2 Thank lbg073
New Paltz, New York
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

going out on a holiday can be chancy. places do not have enough staff working, enough food purchased to take care of the crowd. over book etc. well the Merion Inn to say the least had everything covered. first the place was packed and when er got there for our reservation our table was ready. our server was prompt and... More 

2 Thank frank1101987
Fletcher, Vermont
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

after trying a lot of restaurants in Cape May over many years this is the top one for us. Lovely ambience, great food, music and great service. It's a hidden gem I guess as we just discovered it this year but we'll be back. Great relaxed dining experience as it should be, great drink, delicious food, and music to dine... More 

1 Thank yo5catma
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is always amazing, have.had consistent good food every time. Service is average, the servers aren't as attentive as I would expect in a place like this. There is also always a wait, even if you have reservations. Overall though, the quality of food and portion size makes it worth it. Every time we have gone here they... More 

Thank sorcia88
Piscataway, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We've been to the Merion many times because the food is wonderful. The staff is excellent. The restaurant is pretty and charming. We had a drink at the bar and our table was ready right on time. We go for the early bird because we like to eat early and then have time to walk around Cape May in the... More 

1 Thank Theresa B
Richboro, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Return trip with a group and not disappointed whatsoever. Great piano player, great food, very friendly and helpful staff and the ONLY place of the historical restaurants that put in a handicapped entrance.

Thank samuelp966
Brooklyn, New York
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great Great Great. Very special place. Piano playing, beautiful bar. Upbeat, food is to die for for...A Must

Thank suziec207

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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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?