Peter Shields Inn

4.8
5124 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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JNOz
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spot-on cooking and service in a building that oozes history and charm, in a town that can take-you-back-in-time.

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TomB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impressed. Dorothy our server was outstanding.

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CathyW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our anniversary & truly enjoyed the experience ❤️

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vipAnneO
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining at PSI and it was wonderful! Our server Kim was fantastic! We will ge back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent! We sat in the sun porch area…a bit chilly was our only complaint, being a very cold night. Piano playing taking requests by text, really nice accompaniment and listening pleasure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service!!! Fantastic!

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vipBAB0817
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful and service was perfect. Welcoming atmosphere! Loved our corner table.

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heldog58
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Expertly prepared. Service was great. Our waiter Sean was the best.

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viprebecca
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love PSI!
It truly is always dependable with fabulous food, presentation and flavors; staff, delightful and engaged (thanks, Sean!); and overall ambiance.
We felt quite safe during this age of Covid in the dining room of four tables where we were clearly separated by six feet or more from other diners.
Thanks for the perfect anniversary celebration restaurant especially when we both hesitate to dine out at all.
As always, we’ll be back!

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VinceS
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was made very special by our waiter Peter.
He went above and beyond to make it amazing.
He made so many nice touches to our experience it will be very memorable for years to come
The staff was so friendly and polite. They would stop what they’re doing to talk with you and make sure your dining experience was sublime.
Will be back! ☺️

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DavidM
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,!outstanding service you can’t ask for more! A go to place for any occasion

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vipMike
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous evening to celebrate a milestone birthday with unparalled service led by Chris and the team!

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JoelR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant reliably serves delicious dishes with a nice presentation in a quiet atmosphere. Servers are attentive and pleasant. It is the perfect place for that special occasion.

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vipStepsite
Philadelphia
346 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic. Tables are always well spaced even in mid-summer, you won’t be sitting on top of someone if that is of concern to you. Food and staff are consistently worth returning.

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vipNaomi
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful building. Wonderful service and excellent food. BYOB. My first time there. Hope to go again.

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vipMicheleF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter Sheilds is the perfect place to spend New Years Eve! We won’t go anywhere else!

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vipMDB3
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A superb 5 course dinner as good as it gets!
Christopher our server made it even more special with his excellent service and attention. A memorable NYE evening.

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vipSusanM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is the BEST restaurant at the Jersey Shore…Amazing food atmosphere and the unbelievable pianist

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ShelleyB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience - the food, service and ambiance were superb!

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JenniferB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Way too expensive for what you got!!! 5 course meal and second course you had an option, but we weren’t told the one option cost a lot more, we only heard about it when the waitress was telling the table next to us. Not cool!!! Not happy!!!! Not ever going back again!!!
Over $400 for 2 people!!!!!
Not worth it!!!!

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MichelleL
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love it there!! Certainly one of the best restaurants in Cape May!!

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DoubleTrouble
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Five years running coming to PS for dinner on new years eve, eve. They never disappoint.
The tuna tartare and foie gras appetizers were amazing. The hangar steak and halibut entrees were fabulous.
Service was very good. No rushing. Nicely decorated as you would expect for the holidays.
Love ,love love this place.

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Billy
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Great Service !!!!! Great Wait Staff. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Got the tasting menu. Outstanding! One of the top 5 dinners I’ve ever had.

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MikeC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was outstanding. Service was outstanding - never rushed, but always attentive.

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vipKelly
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience1

We have a place in Cape May Point and frequent PSI I had a 60th. birthday dinner for my brother there in September for a large party and it was amazing. it’s a family tradition to enjoy a typically amazing holiday meal during the Christmas holiday. This year however we were seated in a room with 2 very loud parties. The first were seated when we arrived and were loud but tolerable. But a 4 top was seated after we ordered and were clearly already intoxicated and incredibly loud. Also not seated 6 feet away from us during the Omicron phase of COVID. They literally screamed at each other for our entire meal I did mention this to the hostess who said “you didn’t request a specific room” she said I can try to move you but it will be difficult. Meanwhile a party of 6 also in the loud room was moved after being seated for 20 minutes. The food as always was delicious. The waitstaff was attentive and personable. I didn’t push the issue. But I have to admit it was not the magical experience we have enjoyed in the past. The hostess should have moved us without question. Disappointing experience particularly given the amount of money we spent.

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vipCindaSaid
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both ordered the Chef’s tasting menu and loved every bite with each surprise. The staff and service was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice meal to celebrate our anniversary!

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vipMichaelR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard to know what to expect on a Monday evening during the last week of the year but everything at the PSI was absolutely top-notch starting with being greeted courteously and seated promptly running through the water and bread service. We dine there several times a year and this occasion was enjoyable, as usual. Our server (Christophe) was friendly, attentive and efficient. This man knows his business! Special requests were gladly accommodated. We opted for what might seem like mundane meals but they were excellent, starting with the Autumn green salad. It was fresh and quite tasty. The sliced poached pears were a great addition to the salad. We both had the halibut and the night's preparation included a mushroom risotto, asparagus and truffle soubise. The halibut itself was at the perfect internal temperature. It was one of the best dishes I have enjoyed anywhere all year. For dessert, we had the maple cinnamon creme brûlée and the chocolate (not often offered!) panna cotta. From start to finish, it was a wonderful evening - tremendous food, friendly staff, great atmosphere. This is a top-flight dining experience in Cape May.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch establishment! The venison is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a favorite! There is always a culinary surprise in Venison with homemade gnocchi in a Cherry Jus..amazing!

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GeneA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Chef's tasting menu (Autumn 2021) started with a refreshing amuse bouche centered on a single slice of cucumber with a tasty dollop of... something tasty. Seafood stew, pork belly, branzino, duck, and a creme brulee rounded out the 5-course dinner (unless you count the amuse bouche, in which case it would be 6.) All cooked to perfection; would definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting for romance

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Laserdave
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully decorated outside and inside. Chris was terrific and just the right amount of attention. Always a special evening at PSI.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday mom and son dinner

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AnitaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous menu and inn. Plan to return next December, already booked the inn and will definitely have dinner.

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vipJudy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Servers did not wear masks and leaned in very close when speaking. The room was drafty and other guests were seated too close

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Mybulgarianrose69
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter Shields Inn,
The food, service and ambiance is great . Our server Chris was fabulous, professional and new the menu. Highly recommended “PSI”❤️

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GinnyL
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Have had some outstanding meals at Peter Shields in the past. This time not quite as good. Late reservation- only one available, although when we arrived it seemed pretty empty. Two large, loud parties nearby made the noise level a bit higher than normal.
Unfortunately, the entree two out of the four at our table would have chosen was sold out. Branzino was excellent, salmon cooked to perfection. Pork chops rather bland.

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 5124 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.