Peter Shields Inn

4.8
3793 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.
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Detroit
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A delightful Easter brunch with two
Perfect fish dishes, starting my roasted trout.

Just PLEASE change your music selection!!!

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OT
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always.

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MB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was terrific!!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

Unfortunately it was way too loud so I couldn’t really enjoy the wonderful meal.

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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service!! Octopus & day scallops and homemade pasta were delicious. Halibut not the best I’ve had. A must visit if ever in Cape May!

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GG
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the prix fixed dinner, selection was very good. The atmosphere was very nice. The food was excellent and the waiter and service were excellent as well. Looking forward to returning.

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DK
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was beautiful and very welcoming. The piano play was awesome not too loud just a perfect music for the Perfect romantic setting. Our waitress was very friendly, attentive and very profession. We shared the steak for 2 which was done perfectly and there was a lot of food that we even had enough to take home - well done and very tasty. The lava cake it was great and the chocolate ice cream was to die fo, best ice cream ever. Had a wonderful time with my husband celebrating our belated Valentine's Day this was the perfect end to a perfect day.

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JO
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was perfect and accommodating, We split a 2nd course Orecchiette with Lobster, Bacon, Spinach Basil Cream & Grana Padano. This was best of all. My Chargrilled Spanish Octopus with Sunchoke Puree, onions and English Peas Pancetta, was very good, but I prefer Octopus a bit crispier. The Crispy Long Island Duck Breast with Charred Carrot Puree, Onions and Warm Barley Salad was excellent.
For Dessert, my PSI Lemon “Bar,” with Graham Crumb, Vanilla Blueberry Purée, Strawberries that was even better.
If you like Oysters, do get the Local Sweet Amalia Oysters topped with Marinated Cucumber & Basil. That was her 1st course, and it too was great. We shared a bit of food, so I can also recommend the Alaskan Halibut with Flageolet Beans, Carrots, & English Pea Salad. I will return.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Home made tagliatelle mushroom starter - like being in Italy!! Pork medallions dish and duck dish -both amazing!! Service slightly rushed. Sat by fireplace, so nice. Hope to return soon!! Thank you Peter Shields

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GN
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very satisfied with all, waiter was very good, answered my questions about the Inn, the waffle/ice cream desert,soooo good!! Dinner was excellent., you will see us again

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JL
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. The food was outstanding and the service was fantastic. Definitely will come again and will recommend to friends and family.

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JA
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had heard so many great things about Peter Shields Inn for many years and had never gone there, eastlier this year we went with family and was very impressed. We decided to celebrate our 38th Anniversary there, they did not let us down. Great location, romantic, great food, great service, Dylan was our waiter very attentive to our every need,

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B
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My bride and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here and were not disappointed. We were a little put off when the light on the first table we were seated didn’t work, and my bride’s back was too close to a doorway. We mentioned both of these things and were quickly moved. Bravo! Our waiter was very attentive and lighthearted. Our meals were delicious and prepared quickly and delivered hot. We highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion.

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MB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was exceptional: flavors were mixed to perfection on each and every course.

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DW
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have lived part time in South Jersey for 62 years and can conclude that PSI is the best restaurant in South Jersey. The long shuttered Christian Admiral in Cape May came close and Steve and Cookies in Margate City also comes close. Chef Vola, Docks, and the Knife and Fork in AC fall short of PSI and the casino restaurants cannot compare.
I started with the mushroom soup which was richly exquisite. I then had the seared duck breast on carrot puree which was excellent. Other dishes I have enjoyed at PSI have been their many seafood preparations, with the best being their Halibut.

Dru White

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JM
San Diego
75 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly excellent restaurant with amazing food and first class service - highly recommended

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MA
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We would highly recommend Peter Shields. Everything about this place says elegance and quality. Or waiter, Chris, was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was amazing! Certainly not your 'run of the mill' menu. Forces you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new. Looking forward to a return visit.

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HS
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always! We have become regulars over the last couple years. It is always a great experience,great food,great atmosphere! What more could you ask for? Oh, I know how bout some frequent flyer miles, lol.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!! Waiter (Christoff) was amazing! Our favorite place in Cape May by far! You must try the pastas!! Unbelievable! Great food with great friends #priceless

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. Will definitely go back!

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MH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Cape May!! Highly recommended

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RS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Best duck I ever had. Service was top notch. Definitely be back when in Cape May.

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S
Philadelphia
295 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just one of the best restaurants in S. Jersey. Great ingredients masterfully prepared but not over shadowed served with elegance that can be enjoyed by all.

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DM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the staff to the ambiance to the food, Peter Shields always provides a 5-star experience.

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c
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location and food is amazing! Thank you!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Anniversary

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was lovely! Already looking forward to coming back.

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WS
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Came here for several years and it has always been good. Apparently they changed the menu and decided to go with one of those really different menus. I wound up getting the Arctic Char because I couldn't find anything else. It came with fingerling potatoes and carrots. The portion was laughable, maybe 8 forks full. I also got the mushroom soup as an appetizer which was good. Then I got desert, warm waffle and ice cream. The waffle came cold and tasted like a store bought waffle. I am not a big eater but I can tell you I was far from full when I left. I was really disappointed because it was always a special place for us.

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GS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated a birthday here, and we are locals. Thanks for another memorable time.

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J
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! Our server Chris is terrific- always makes you feel welcome!

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CC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We count on this restaurant for quality, inventive, and well prepared meals. I was astonished therefor when the cheese plate I ordered arrived bearing only two, nearly invisible slices of mediocre cheese. Honestly, I thought perhaps the sous chef had forgotten something! My partner and I had a good chuckle that along with the delicious micro greeen the kitchen likes to use as garnish, they apparently also prefer to serve micro cheese plates.

In other words, unless you are dieting, go for the other two desserts on the prix fixe!!!

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A
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is how fine dining is supposed to be...relaxing and having the expert preparedness excite the palet with each plate served.

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J
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always! Chris our server is excellent! Always makes you feel at home!!

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husband’s birthday.
The food was delicious especially the grilled octopus OMG.
And RJ was a great waiter/server. He was very pleasant.
Everything was very good. We had a wonderful time!

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MK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

just all around great food, service and ambiance made for a really enjoyable experience

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J
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice ambience. Service outstanding. Pricier than most.

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JM
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Peter Shield's but not our last. My mother-in-law would love it here except there is no handicap access and she will not be able to tackle all the stairs involved. Maybe that will change in the future?:

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D
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A magical return evening at Peter Shields. Last year we visited and had a wonderful meal. This second go round even topped the first. Top notch food and service in an elegant seaside community. We sat on the porch and enjoyed the afternoon sun and water views while catching a listen to the piano being played in an adjacent room. . This has become one of our favorite spots! Can't wait to go back.

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AM
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I always enjoy dining at PSI. This time we were celebrating a family member's birthday. RJ was our server for our party of four; service was attentive and spot on, each course was served in a timely, and cheerful manner. The restaurant was quite busy for a rainy, windy Thursday evening; however, once we were seated, the dining area near a fireplace provided a warm, inviting setting.
We each enjoyed our first-course selection that consisted of (3) chargrilled Spanish octopus, mixed green salad w/Ricotta Salata, candied peppers cherry tomatoes, pistachios, walnut aioli; all were a great introduction to the menu items to come.
For the second-course two guests enjoyed the potato gnocchi with Swiss chard, cippolini onions haricot verts, Sauce Soubise, I requested, and thoroughly enjoyed the truffle carnaroli risotto, wild mushrooms, Burgundy snails, and squash puree, the fourth guest requested the orecchiette with Maine lobster, apple smoked bacon, spinach basil cream, and Grana Padano, which he commented was outstanding.
For the third course, two guests enjoyed the pan-roasted local day boat scallops, with beluga lentils, kale, pancetta, lemongrass aioli, the third guest enjoyed the rare yellowfin tuna, with creamy polenta, bok choy seared foie gras, red wine. My slow-roasted Long Island duck breast, with parsnip puree, apple smoked bacon, brussels sprouts, duck jus was roasted to perfection.
To celebrate the birthday, we topped off our dinners with a shared chocolate lava-cake plus a couple of cappuccinos and then called it a night. Thanks, PSI for always delivering an outstanding dining experience.

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JB
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second visit this month for the 'three courses for $33' prix fixe menu. The choices were interesting, and everything we had was excellent. the chicken with asparagus was really good. the deal ends soon - go to try it now!

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