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About Peter Shields Inn

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.

1301 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Jan - March - Open Thursday thru Sunday / April - December Open 7 Nights

Cross Street:
Trenton Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 884-9090

Website:
http://www.petershieldsinn.com/

Entertainment:
Kahlil Gunther and Doug Williams pianists.

Parking Details:
Street parking, no meters.

Executive Chef:
Carl Messick

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View

Specials

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $40.00

Sundays - Fridays from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Specials

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $40.00

Sundays - Fridays from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Details

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $40.00. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 29, 2017 - Dec 29, 2017 on Sundays - Fridays from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Peter Shields Inn Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.5

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97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (187)
Special Occasion (172)
Good for Anniversaries (162)
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Good for a Date (136)
Creative Cuisine (103)
Scenic View (100)
Worth the Drive (100)
Waterfront (99)
Quiet Conversation (97)
Fit for Foodies (91)
Good for Birthdays (77)
Cozy (75)
Local Ingredients (55)
Neighborhood Gem (51)
Tasting Menu (48)
Authentic (47)
Live Music (40)
Great for Outdoor Dining (35)
Seasonal (29)
Good for Groups (23)
Casual (14)
Business Meals (13)
Healthy (12)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Afternoon Tea (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Fun (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
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Comfort Food (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
People Watching (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Organic (3)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Four of us enjoyed a lovely evening at Peter Shields. The ambiance was lovely, a piano playing softly in the background. The food and service were both outstanding. It was our pleasure to dine at Peter Shields. From appetizer to dessert, we all smiled with delight. We will enjoy recommending Peter Shields to our friends, and look forward to dining here again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Authentic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 2 days ago

The ambiance is beautiful and all dressed up in holiday splendor. Our table was near the amazing fireplace as requested, and the food was delicious. We started with the fresh greens salad with beet, goat cheese and walnuts in a vinegarette dressing....it was tasty. I enjoyed the grilled tenderloin which was melt in your mouth perfect. A lovely holiday dinner enjoyed by all.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Consistently excellent food and exceptional service. Best meal in Cape May!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Probably the best Jersey shore restaurant meal! My husband had a sea bass risotto and butternut squash soup and I ordered the beef tenderloin cooked to perfection..
All we’re excellent.. would highly recommend and will most definitely be returning! The ambiance was a low key, but elegant atmosphere.. was beautifully decorated for Christmas!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Live Music
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·Dined 3 days ago

I took my wife here for the very first time food was excellent service was impeccable.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined 3 days ago

An absolutely beautiful way to spend an anniversary or special occasion! We were so lucky, because we went on a night when the snow was gently falling and the inn was decked out for Christmas. Our waiter, Petar was fantastic, as was Tom, who first seated us. So friendly and genuine! They even brought over flutes of champagne for us! We were seated by the fire which really was wonderful! I ordered the Salmon and my husband, the Sea Bass. Each dish was incredible with so many surprise flavors...and the butternut squash soup with smoked trout was out of this world. The dessert was stupendous, fig pudding cake with homemade vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce! Mmm mmm! Thank you Peter Shields Inn for a memorable evening..couldn't have been more perfect!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Scenic View, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

The food is always outstanding. The service is very attentive. The hostess station and greeters are not very friendly and welcoming.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Peter Shields is one of our favorite restaurants in Cape May. We love visiting Cape May often and often eat at Peter Shields. The Inn and restaurant was decorated tastefully and the food, as always, was superb. We ordered from the early bird price-fixed 3 course menu for $40 per person. Each course was not only beautiful to look at, but delicious as well. We look forward to our next trip to Cape May and Peter Shields.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 5 days ago

Duo tartare appetizer was excellent - black bass and scallop entrees were good - pudding was a little dry.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Lovely venue. Food was delicious as was the stellar service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

A wonderful meal in a beautiful restaurant. Service was on point and friendly.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent excellent excellent. Definitely some of the best, if not the best food in Cape May.
Only complaint is that last two times dining there I was freezing! Once we sat in a back porch area, and this last time we were very close to the front door, so every time it opened we felt a rush of freezing cold air (since it was actually cold in cape may that day!) not enjoyable to be shivering and trying to enjoy your dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Outstanding... Again.
Two of celebrated our December birthdays early one recent Sunday. Since there were only two, we sat on an enclosed porch, it was lovely. The meal was consistently excellent, soup to dessert. Their cappuccino is better than many coffee shops.
The Inn was thoughtful enough to send over a cup of homemade chocolate ice cream with some birthday candles.
Sean was our server and we just loved him.
We went to use the restrooms before the trek home and ended up watching the Eagles with some Inn guests. What a perfect evening.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Such an amazing overall dining experience. From the ambience, to the service and culinary delights. The best filet mignon I've had in quite some time. Highly recommend

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food and service were impeccable. Our server Peter was wonderful! Will go back time and time again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Seasonal
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Wonderful place for anniversary dinner. We go every year.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Have not been here for a couple of years and we forgot what we missed! Such a superior restaurant in every aspect. We will be back, hopefully many, many more times.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

We were there on our trip to Cape May for the Victorian Christmas. We enjoyed the experience very much. Lovely decorations, wait staff was excellent, food was fantastic, loved the butternut squash, it was best I ever had. I would definitely recommend The Phillip Shield Inn.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

The restaurant & inn was something not to be missed! Food was awesome along with the service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

By far one of the best restaurants in Cape May! My only suggestion is that their menu could use a make over.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

On Sunday,December 3rd,Peter Shields kitchen had an electrical problem in their stove hoods,and couldn't cook for early reservations. They offered us free wine,crackers,and cheese,in front of the fireplace downstairs,as repairs were being made. The hostess was very sweet and accommodating. Dinner started an hour late,but as Always,an outstanding meal!! Our compliments to the chef.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Unfortunately I can not review this restaurant. When we arrived in Cape May that evening at 4pm they called me to say my reservation had been cancel due to some sort of emergency. This left us with no place to eat as we scrambled for a reservation some place else. Cape May was having their annual Christmas parade in addition to the house tour that we went to see.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Cape May! We've always enjoyed our meals there!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Cape May and really anywhere. Fabulous oysters, tuna tartare and the venison was superb.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 1, 2017

There is no better dinning experience in Cape May. Food is superb and dinning room is elegant.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent in every way. The restaurant far surpasses any restaurant that we have eaten in in Cape May. Great service, great food and a very pleasant and helpful hostess.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

What an excellent choice - the service and the food were just awesome!! My wife and I both chose the Pork Chop and it was one of the finest I’ve ever had...I don’t say this lightly but it was! If your looking for an unforgettable location and meal, Peter Shields is it!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We had an amazing dinner at The Peter Shields Inn this past Wednesday night! It was the final night of our three day Cape May getaway, and we wanted to save the best for last. Our dining experience was 5 stars all the way! Our table for two on the lovely side porch was so romantic, R.J. our server, was very arrentive, helpful, and pleasant (service could not have been better), and the honey glazed pork chop over sweet potato purée and kale with pancetta that I ordered was the best I ever tasted! My husband had venison and said it was excellent, done perfectly at chef-recommended medium rare. This is truly one of our favorite restaurants in Cape May. We look forward to returning in the spring.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

This was my husband's birthday dinner. The restaurant was already in full Christmas decor with white and gold. Very romantic setting, quiet back ground music, polite and well mannered wait staff who knew their food very well.
No loud guests and everyone came dressed up for the occasion.
Menu might sound a bit pricy, yet, BYOB helps the final bill.
It was worth 2 hour drive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

We absolutely love this restaurant! Ambiance, service, and food are all amazing!

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Casual, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Greeted with a smile as always. Our table was ready for us prior to us showing up (a few minutes early). Food was excellent as always. Chris was an accommodating pro and had all the right suggestions based upon our wine. Be sure to get the ice cream with your dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was my husband's birthday. PSI is a gem in Cape May. The value was outstanding for the off season. It's also BYOB. Gourmet food, superior dining.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

1st Anniversary

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fabulous food, service, and the building itself was stunning! Wish they served beer and cocktails, but otherswise it was an amazing time!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Went for our one year anniversary and they brought two glasses of champagne to our table and wished us a happy anniversary. From there it only got better. I asked the piano player to play our wedding first dance song and he was happy to oblige. Everything about this restaurant is first class from the ambiance to the service and the food was spectacular. Because it's BYOB you don't need to take a second mortgage for the check and if you forget to bring wine (like we did) you can purchase local Cape May wines for a very reasonable price.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Atmosphere, food and service top-notch at this elegant restaurant. The only thing you bring to the table is yourself and a bottle of wine. Highly recommend this eatery!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Somewhat more formal atmosphere than usual for Cape May lends a touch of elegance to the dining experience. Excellent menu and service; local (white) wines available were up to the task as a match to the dinner selections.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Son's 18th Birthday

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The atmosphere in the Peter Shields Inn was quiet, elegant, and sophisticated, with muted conversation, and an ambiance of a world gone by: Time slowed down; the staff--especially Chris--respected us and were attentive to our needs; and our meals were prepared to our satisfaction. Briefly, it was elegant dining, perhaps the best we have enjoyed in Cape May.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Live Music, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion
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