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Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant
American Restaurant$$$
Today 5:30 – 9:00 pm
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The restaurant is now open at 5:00pm.  Also, parking is free on both sides of Beach Ave in front of PSI.
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1301 Beach Ave Cape May, NJ 08204
1301 Beach AvenueUSNew JerseyCape May08204
$$$American RestaurantToday 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 – 8:30 pmTuesday 5:30 – 8:30 pmWednesday 5:30 – 8:30 pmThursday 5:30 – 8:30 pmFriday 5:30 – 9:00 pmSaturday 5:30 – 9:00 pmSunday 5:30 – 8:30 pm
The Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant is a romantic seaside getaway on Cape May's Beach Avenue, offering unique accommodations, excellent service and fine dining. Step right across the street to the idyllic, unspoiled beach!
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Views abound at this romantic eatery serving American fare in an elegant 1907 beachfront mansion.- Google
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Derek Miller
2 months ago
The Peter Shields Inn is perfect for a romantic dinner. I took my girlfriend there for Valentine's Dinner and we were impressed from the minute we arrived. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. They had rose petals all along the window sills with roses on the table and they had a piano player playing their grand piano in the main lobby. We started off with ordering the Butternut Squash with Smoked Trout and it was unbelievable. For our main course we had their Tenderloin and Scallops and both were out of this world. Their desserts were a nice ending to our meal. The sorbet is house made and delicious and their creme brule was just as good. The whole time it felt like we had four waiters as we never had to ask for fill ups on our water or wine. From start to finish this is one of the best restaurants to go to in Cape May. We will be going here again the next time we are Cape May!
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viktoriya zaslavskaya
8 months ago
The service and food was outstanding. My steak was over done, they brought out another one cooked perfectly and took it off the bill.
Max Ryan
a year ago
BAD!!! We arrived at 2PM in hopes of takinga quiet nap in Cape May before attending wedding down the road. Turns out the whole first floor is host to a wedding here. I mean the check in desk is literally the DJ booth. I put my bags down next to wedding parties table by the front door. Wedding parties don't fit in here (literally) Thats all okay but the music and DJ are so loud its almost comical. As we sit in bed I feel like Im in the same room. Can't sleep through this. My advice to the owner, if you host a wedding you should at least fill the rooms with guests of the wedding. Its NOT appropriate to literally mix the public in with the wedding. I mean the dance floor is at the bottom of the only public stairs. Max
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Al Lurie
2 years ago
gorgous old mansion faces the atlantic. would be a great experience as an inn with restaurant, but somehow it doesn't work as a restaurant. the servers are loud bossy bulgarians. byo is a plus to hold down costs. lost its luster.
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Justin Abrams
10 months ago
Simply Extraordinary! We had our wedding at the Peter Shields Inn this past weekend. They graciously accommodated 100+ of our guests and provided extraordinarily professional service, extreme quality gourmet food, a scenic overlook that cannot be beat, and a feeling of home that cannot be matched. We are absolutely ecstatic with the outcome of the event.
Alicia Vitelli
a year ago
Romantic ambiance and delicious food! Loved the pianist playing indoors, or if you want to sit overlooking the beach outside that option is great too. Attentive service; loved the summer corn soup, butternut squash bisque, hangar steak, and filet mignon with mushrooms and balsamic onions. Husband enjoyed the Tuna & Salmon duo as well. Probably the most gorgeous restaurant in Cape May; very expensive but worth it.
Response from the owner - a year ago
I love that you mentioned our pianist, Alicia! I definitely think it adds something special to the experience. We truly appreciate the feedback, and we hope to spend another wonderful evening with you and your husband in the near future. All the best, Carl Messick – Executive Chef, Peter Shields Inn
Gerald Goldstein
2 years ago
The ambience is excellent. The decor is well done and the tables are spread out so the noise is at a minimum. The food and service were wonderful. We had a appetizer from the nightly special list which was Ceviche. This was light and tasty. My wife had the Halibut and I had the special fish, both dishes were excellent. She had the Creme Brulee for dessert and that also was excellent.
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Fran Crocco
4 years ago
Gorgeous setting with wonderful food and relaxed but efficient service. Ask for a table with a view of the ocean. We were back on April 9 2011, and were not disappointed. It was rather crowded due to the Jass Festival weekend but thanks to the separate small dining rooms, the quiet, intimate feel was maintained.