Peter Shields Inn

4.8
5068 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant features a seasonally driven menu bursting with creativity. A favorite of Cape May locals and visitors alike, PSI is a BYOB establishment offering a la carte dining along with a variety of seasonal tasting menus throughout the year. The magnificent ocean views offer the perfect setting to celebrate a special occasion or simply enjoy a memorable dining experience in beautiful Cape May. During the summer months outdoor dining is available on the front porch overlooking the ocean, and several fireplaces keep the restaurant feeling cozy throughout the winter. Live piano music can be enjoyed at the restaurant all year long. PSI also specializes in hosting elegant ocean front weddings throughout the year, making this the perfect location for special celebrations. The dress code at PSI is Smart Casual.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipProdigiousapp
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So elegant, like being in a charming, private home. Staff is knowledgable, professional, and pleasant. Pianist is a lovely touch

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just fabulous! A great dining experience top to bottom

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PhillyFoodie
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant that we have been coming to for almost 30 years. Great service, great kitchen, but loud, loud, loud.....Going to have to rethink coming here during the holiday season

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NICOLEJ
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time celebrating my husbands birthday. We tried almost half the menu and everything was delicious!

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PeaceOut
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual! This is one of our go to restaurants year round. It had a great seasonal vibe both in the food choices and decor. We like to share an appetizer and they always serve it conveniently on 2 separate plates. We had the halibut and a red snapper (substituted for the salmon that evening) and both were great in taste and presentation. The only thing lacking at this restaurant are the dessert choices, which were not that impressive. We tried the seasonal bread pudding and were not a fan. It came with a flavored ice cream which was good but was a very small scoop at best. Service was great and we also love that this is a BYO.

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vipCARLR
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday dinner for your little girls 48th.

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capfoodie1
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have dined here several times and are always happy! We especially love that they offer a special menu for their guests!

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MichaelH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambiance and piano player all exceptional. Great place for special occasion and BYOB or you can enjoy a bottle of Cape May wine.

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PaulP
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the BEST dining experience in Cape May, be sure to visit Peter Shields. You will not be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service!

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MelC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We have always loved PSI. Our appetizers were great and the desserts, as always, were fabulous. The turkey dinner entree was a huge disappointment. The turkey came in cut slabs, was over cooked and dry. Then it looked like they threw the potatoes, cranberries, stuffing and green beans in a big heap all mixed together on the plate. Very unappetizing. Not up to their usual high standards.

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VickieS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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MeredithR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Cape May. Hands down! Loved it.

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vipMikeF
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special occasion at PSI. This time we had the tasting menu, we enjoyed all courses, each had its own unique flair.

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vipdebbieY
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a Birthday at PSI~ food and service was excellent!

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peabo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were early and they sat right down. Waiter was attentive and knowledgeable Food was great atmosphere was upscale would reccomend

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the dining room,table, atmosphere, waiter and the food was more than a 5 star rating. It was our anniversary and everyone from the receptionist to the wait staff wished us a happy anniversary. Thank you to the entire wait staff at Peter Shields Inn

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. One of our favorites and a must every time we visit Cape May.

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

The fish was undercooked both the salmon and the Halibut. Everything else was delicious and amazing place to eat and stay. The breakfast was delicious and just the right portion !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is one of a kind. Tried the chefs tasting, and it was a perfect decision. Unique twists on classic dishes. Simply comfort food at its finest!

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Mick
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisitely prepared selections to choose from. A truly superior Dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was able to be seated earlier than the reservations we made which was great. Always great friendly and experienced service. Lovely date night!

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vipjaag
Fort Lauderdale
26 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PSI has to be the most elegant dining venue in beautiful Cape May. Diners can expect consistently high standards found in the varied and creative menu; in the beautiful presentations of well-executed dishes; and in the well-trained and professional staff. While you might come for a memorable meal, you leave with memories of lighted candles, of the flickering fireplace, and of artful fingers filling the air with delightful notes on the grand piano that sits center stage in the grand foyer.

There are many very fine restaurants in this Victorian town, and we have dined at, and enjoyed them all. In our estimation, Peter Shields tops the “Best of the Best” list. Bon appetite!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful in every way! Delicious food and fabulous service!!!

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vipcarolhuck
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last night dinner was excellent. I had the pork chops , husband had the monk fish and daughter the salmon. We tasted each other meals and agreed they were all very delicious. We started off dinner with the butternut soup and finished with the bread
pudding and creme brulee. Again, it was so good. Our waiter was Dillon and made the night so much fun and thanks goes out to Amy the manager.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very good dinner, the menus is alittle limited, service was excellent.

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Juste
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful time dining here. The food was sooooooo good here and the service was excellent. The squash bisque was smoothe and flavorful, the oysters were decadent and delish and then the steak was just heavenly and cooked perfectly. We subbed the potatoe purée for the mushroom risotto and that was everything we hoped it would be.
Our server Peter was a good time, he was attentive, informative, funny and it seemed as though he could read our mindd and knew what would work for us. The host Marshall (sp) was also fun to talk to and the other staff members were equally attentive and friendly. The atmosphere might seem a bit stuffy and tense at first, but we chose to be ourselves and not care about what anyone else was doing and the evening turned out great. We would definitely return when we are in town again.

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MilaE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always! Great staff, master chef, culinary and overall experience delight.

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vip2eaty
Philadelphia
183 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Swordfish and Salmon tasted really good. Beet salad was awesome. You can’t go wrong here. Looking forward to the gamey dishes like venison coming soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Great food, intimate ambiance, only our server was unfortunate and took away from the dining experience. If you get lucky with a good server, this would be a wonderful place to enjoy a very good meal. We loved the tuna tartare and the burrata with beets to start and the bacon wrapped monkfish and pork chop as our mains. Dessert was seasonal bread pudding which would have been better without the overpowering sweet caramel all over it.

We may give it another chance next time we’re in town but a restaurant that wants to be considered fine dining needs to make sure that the waitstaff is appropriately trained and doesn’t show up with an attitude.

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vipRichW
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience. Great service all around. The appetizer of the tuna was excellent, and the pork chop and monk fish diners were cooked to perfection. Topped off with crème bruele. Great night out.

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JoeK
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to celebrate occasions. Never disappointed.

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Dani
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, quiet so you can easily have a conversation, tables spaced farther apart than most restaurants, patrons seemed like regular locals who have been there before.Our waiter offered excellent service, was accommodating to special requests, and very attentive to our table, food was outstanding! Our table had the Beet and Burrata Salad, Butternut Squash soup, Monkfish, Ribeye, Scottish Salmon, Pork Chop, Bread Pudding, Toffee Pudding (don’t miss this dessert!). Love that it’s a BYOB and you can bring your favorite wine.

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JosephP
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star cuisine with exceptional service in a romantic beach front establishment that exemplifies the Victorian ambience of Cape May. Not to be missed!

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vipKarenT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining here and will definitely be coming back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner celebrating our anniversary. Food was delicious and service was impeccable!

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DebYo
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dining experience was perfect. We really enjoyed our food, service , and historic surroundings.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service best meak of 2021

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RoyD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic gourmet dining in an upscale restaurant. Family friendly right by the ocea. The establishment is the crown jewel of Cape May

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tonyg
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great time..........................................

FAQs

Peter Shields Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 884-9090.

Peter Shields Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 5068 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.