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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%
Travellers talk about
“date pudding” (38 reviews)
“halibut” (73 reviews)
“hanger steak” (65 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1301 Beach Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204-2726
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Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

First time and loved it. Went with another couple which were locals. The crab appetizer was the best I have had. Special for the night was Tile fish over lobster flavored Rosota. It was spectacular. The Inn is worth the visit by itself. Pricey but...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This bed and breakfast is so quaint. We absolutely loved it!!!! The staff was pleasant and very helpful. It's very clean and each room is different. I'm not gonna lie it's expensive it was $200 a night (off season) but for an occasion or an...More

Thank Cpiglet322
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Always a treat! Fantastic service and superb food as always... I had the Halibut which was exceptional and my friend had the salmon which she said was great as well. One of these times I will have to try staying at the Inn as the...More

Thank slj65
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We dine here at least once a year and are never disappointed. We dined early due to dining with elderly family members. The Prix Fixe is a wonderful deal with great menu options. Be sure to experience the Terres Major steak if it is an...More

1  Thank 110vivian
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Very classy beach style restaurant. BYOB and the servers set up all your wine or beer. Good selection of food and was all very well prepared. Service was perfect.

Thank JLMB1202
Reviewed 19 June 2017

One of the best meals I have had in a long time.Great food, friendly servers . Little pricey but you get what you pay for. Found most people dining there were friendly and willing to chat.It is a BYOB which we liked but found it...More

Thank joe m
Reviewed 19 June 2017

You guys run don't walk...yes it can be pricey, but that special dinner, romantic night or just because...this place never fails us. The crab salad (cocktail) amazing the steak to dye for, service OMG, and BYOB! Next time at Cape may I just may stay...More

Thank liz c
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We couldn't have asked for better. The staff were all very well trained, the tables were not overcrowded and we were treated and seated immediately. Great first impression huh! I forgot to say that the front of the Inn is very tasteful. It's a pricy,...More

Thank bunny560
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Beautiful restaurant with several dining rooms, including seating on the enclosed porch with ocean views. Large menu, with early bird fixed price menu offered as well. Meat and seafood selections. Service was excellent and prices in keeping with area upscale restaurants. BYOB, or choose from...More

Thank SuzyQu15
Reviewed 15 June 2017

I was excited to dine at Peter Shields and was most pleased by the food. It was simply delicious. Sadly, the staff's desire to create an grand atmosphere, leaves one feeling uncomfortable. They are working to create a posh air, but fall short. Instead, one...More

Thank Susan O
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3 August 2017|
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Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
BYOB and local wines available from Cape May Winery. Dressy summer casual.
Shara M
12 July 2017|
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Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
Yes, there is some porch dining, enclosed with an awning.
25 March 2017|
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Response from ArrowheadAgency | Property representative |
Hello Joanne... I've sent your message to Amy. The $33 prix fixe is our winter deal available January through March. Thank 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
View, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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