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Peter Shields Inn

4.8
3131 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
The Peter Shields Inn quality cuisine bursts with freshness and creativity. The PSI is a BYOB establishment that 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 the porch 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. Dress Code is Smart Casual.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Jan - March - Open Thursday thru Sunday / April - December Open 7 Nights
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Phone number
(609) 884-9090
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Carl Messick
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Trenton Avenue
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Parking details
Street parking, no meters.
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Entertainment
Kahlil Gunther and Doug Williams pianists.
Additional
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Peter Shields is our #1 favorite restaurant at the shore. Carl Messick is just an extraordinary chef, and his menu never fails to delight. It was the first visit for our son and his friend, and they were both in awe of Carl's food. From the beet and burrata salad to the charcuterie plate, our starters were superb. Then three fish (2 branzino and one scallops) and one meat (lamb) -- each dish was prepared perfectly, with appropriate and delicious sides. We sat on the outside porch with a view of the beach, and even didn't mind the Cape May wine! Desserts -- lava cake for 2, date pudding cake for 2 -- was the perfect topper, and then my son decided to add 3 cheeses as well. While the meal was on the expensive side, it was well worth it, and the service was every bit as perfect as the food. Thank you, Carl Messick, for another perfect meal!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Birthday/Anniversary

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Lovely dinner, beautifully prepared and presented. Costly but excellent quality.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Very nice our first time there we will return. It was our 1st anniversary celebration and they made it memorable

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Very well prepared food in an elegant setting. Good service too, other than the server who plopped the bread and butter onto the table so ineptly we laughed about it, and with accumulating dirty plates that were never completely cleared away. However, these minor sins were far outweighed by the otherwise attentive service and the first class food and atmosphere - this is a gem of a restaurant!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Anniversary

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

First time here and everything was excellent from the hostesses to the Wait staff. Very engaged from start to finish .

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Lovely atmosphere, amazing food, professional staff! Great dining experience!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Wonderful food and ambience. Great service. We were celebrating our anniversary and were given a table for two in the Zebra Room. We both had the halibut and it was the best we’ve ever had. So delicious!

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went for Mother’s Day brunch. Had always wanted to try PSI because of it’s reputation. Maybe my expectations were too high. Eggs Benedict with truffle hollandaise was marginal at best. Not an actual truffle in sight just a heavy handed dose of truffle oil. Appetizers and desserts were excellent however.
Carpets were dirty and I am told that the bathroom left much to be desired as well
And one petty peeve... I was the only woman in the restaurant who wasn’t given a Mother’s Day rose. Minor detail I agree. Just seems like a consistent lack of attention to details.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

PSI never disappoints. Wonderful experience as always!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Peter Shields never disappoints! We all had seafood specials for dinner. The local sea bass was delicious and the scallops were excellent as well.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The food and service was absolutely phenomenal. The 1st course was easily the best soup I’ve ever had and the main course chicken was so tender and juicy.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Service was excellent

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Terrific as usual. The facade of this restaurant may give the appearance that it is uppity but once in the doors one is met by a wonderfully professional staff that is down to earth and happy to be serving the great food the kitchen produces. Although the prices may seem high, it is a BYOB and the savings far exceed that of restaurants with liquor licenses. That is before the quality of the ingredients and wonderful job the kitchen does preparing them is weighed in. This is a great restaurant that we return to at least monthly.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

We celebrated my husband's birthday and everything was Perfect. The food, ambiance, and service were wonderful. Appetizer , dinner, and dessert were superb ! Chris, our waiter, was requested by us. He is always so attentive and helps to make the experience of dining here very special. Thank You , Chris. Hope to come back in the near future.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants for special occasions. The food is fabulous, and place is very classy!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Peter was our server... He was fantastic!!! The food was to die for!! Definitely recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Excellent waiter service. Tables are not spaced close together so its quiet and our table of 4 could converse easily. Well maintained grounds and very inviting as you go up the front walk. The four of us had different entrees that were all outstanding.

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Always a pleasant experience. love the porch even on a cool day. food healthly and fresh. Service exceptional.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

40th Wedding Anniversary
Everything was outstanding, a truly memorable evening.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Entire staff was great. Our waiter made good recommendations for our dinner. My husband really loved the yellow fin tuna crudo appetizer. The roasted beet and burrata salad was wonderful. Both fish dishes were cooked perfectly and the side of house made gnocchi with truffle was exceptional. Definitely will go back.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Peter Shield’s never falters in terms of providing a memorable dining experience. This wonderful restaurant easily ranks A+ in all categories: food, service, and ambiance. The chef is masterful in providing fresh, creative cuisine that always pleases. The servers are knowledgeable and polished, and the elegant ambiance includes a grand piano whose accompanying artist skillfully fills the air with soothing background music that still allows for quiet conversation. The Zebra room gets high marks for its secluded, romantic atmosphere. This is easily one of the best restaurants in South Jersey.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Peter Shields Inn is a unique dining experience. The inn is beachfront in Cape may, NJ. The menu was diverse and offered a variety of selections. I had the Chef's special tilefish which was nicely presented and had excellent flavor. My wife had the surf and turf which was outstanding and done as she requested. The pace of dinner is slow and it allows time for conversation. The inn is historic and has a great ambiance.

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

PSI is a super cute place for a date or a nice family dinner. Unfortunately the food had a lot more to be desired. The fois gras was practically tasteless and lacking of its normal true rich flavor. We ordered the expensive dry aged steak medium rare and not only was it overcooked and more of a medium doneness, the steak had absolutely no flavor and tasted like rubber. For a $68 steak you gotta be kidding me. Go to Peter Luger and for a little bit more you'll get almost perfection. The scallops and risotto were good.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Service is always a 10 plus!!!! Chris is my favorite server anywhere. Food is always perfect. Honestly, might of been my favorite dinner ever. So pretty, so classy and elegant. I love it here.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Wonderful food and service. Every time we ate there it was outstanding. wonderful ambiance too. this is a very special place.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

From the moment you are greeted at the door through your last bite of dessert, the PSI experience is outstanding. Cuisine is excellent - creative and fresh, delicious, beautiful. The wait staff are professionals in every detail. We came to celebrate our anniversary and can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

We have visited PSI in May of the last few years (it's a convention thing). Always a treat. This year, we had an early dinner so we were delighted that (a) it was a prix fixe 3-course and (b) the venue was quiet. (Note: it can get noisy as folks come in, especially if they are celebrating something!). Excellent service and very good food. The strawberry sorbet was exceptional and I recommended it to several people!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Fabulous food, terrific service and lovely ambiance. I would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Fabulous setting, service and food. We all were completely thrilled it’s each course we had from the early bird $40 three course meal. And it’s BYOB, so the bill was incredibly low for such a great dinner. Will definitely return again!

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

We have never been to this restaurant and wanted something very nice for our 52nd
wedding anniversary. Excellent food, good service and a beautiful view of the ocean.
A very good restaurant of a special occasion. Did not feel rushed.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Another delightful evening at Peter Shields. Dorothy gave us great service and the meal was outstanding as usual.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

One of our very best meals ever. Truly exceptional.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Always wonderful food and friendly staff

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The $40.00 price fix meals were delicious. We had a beautiful time for our anniversary. Thanks Open Table.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Where is " elegant ambiance" on that check list of descriptive adjectives? This lovely restaurant/inn is a beauty to behold and perfectly delivers in top notch fashion.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Fantastic meal with great ambiance. Have dined here on multiple occasions and have never been disappointed!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

One of the top restaurants in New Jersey. Impeccable service, gourmet menu with options for all tastes and a beautiful setting. Peter Shields Inn is our go to when we are looking for a special meal.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Very good—but note, they do not have a liquid license. You can order bottles of excellent local wines they distribute for your dinner or BYOB. Great service and fine dining.

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