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Peter Shields Inn, Cape May, NJ
Peter Shields Inn, Cape May, NJ
Peter Shields Inn, Cape May, NJ
Peter Shields Inn, Cape May, NJ
Peter Shields Inn, Cape May, NJ

Peter Shields Inn

4.8
4.8
6412 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (609) 884-9090
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Keith Mitchell
  • Private party facilities
    Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant can host private events for all occasions! These celebrations can be for groups as intimate as 10 guests to as large as 100 people.
  • Private party contact
    Amy Gotthardt: (609) 884-9090
  • Neighborhood
    Cape May
  • Cross street
    Trenton Avenue
  • Parking details
    There is free, unmetered street parking on both sides of Beach Avenue directly in front of PSI. There is metered parking available on our cross street, Trenton Avenue. The meters on Trenton Avenue are active from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Entertainment
    Kahlil Gunther pianist.
  • Additional
    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View

Experiences

  • PSI Game Dinner: A Feast of Wild Flavors

    $110.00 per person

    Mar 21, 2024 only
    Join us for a culinary journey that is guaranteed to delight and inspire as we proudly present our upcoming Wild Game Dinner! Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or simply craving something new, this five-course experience is sure to satisfy your appetite for adventure. Prepare your palate for a symphony of wild flavors expertly curated by our Executive Chef, Keith Mitchell. Complementing our delicious game dishes, Cape May Winery will be providing a selection of their local wines, enhancing every bite with perfectly matched notes and enhancing the overall dining experience. Limited Reservations Available – Reserve your table now! Make your reservation today and prepare to join us on a wild culinary journey like to other!
    PSI Game Dinner:  A Feast of Wild Flavors Photo

What 6,412 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey

    Best Ambiance

  • New Jersey

    Romantic

  • New Jersey

    Good for special occasions

  • New Jersey

    American

  • Cape May

    Best Ambiance

  • Cape May

    Romantic

  • Cape May

    Great for scenic views

  • Cape May

    Good for special occasions

  • Cape May

    American

  • Cape May

    Most Booked

6,412 Reviews
  1. Cookemaa

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great to revisit long-time favorite PSI with our server Chris still making it a memorable dining experience. The menu seems revitalized, with interesting flavor combinations (butternut squash risotto) and beautifully presented dishes. Can’t wait for porch season!

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  2. JohnD

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great total dining experience. Great food, excellent service.

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  3. UGarcia

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good was amazingly good, service was exceptional, highly recommend it

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  4. RonT

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charming, classic, neighborhood gem that overlooks the ocean in Cape May. Wonderful food, service and atmosphere. Perfect setting for quality time with someone special.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner. My strip steak was one of the best I’ve ever eaten, and my lamb appetizer was fantastic. Great job top to bottom. The wait staff was also excellent!

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  6. KateM

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner at Peter Shields. Food and service were amazing. They accommodated my preference for where we were seated. Piano player on Saturday nights is awesome!

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  7. RobertT

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have stayed and enjoyed the ambiance and food at the inn many times . My wife and I have never been disappointed.. the creativity of the kitchen is amazing and the menu is always changing . Best food in the Cape May area

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  8. RobertF

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, outstanding food and piano provided perfect ambience.

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  9. Ladybug

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, food and atmosphere all consistently outstanding. The piano player sets this establishment apart from other higher end restaurants in Cape May. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Peter Shields...

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  10. Tricia

    Philadelphia

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was outstanding! Food was very good. It did take a while to get our meal, but it was busy.

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  11. TroyL

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food not great, my ny strip steak might have been the worst I have ever had. I had high expectations from what I have seen in reviews and have heard in the past about PSI. I would not go back

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  12. MDB3

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal enhanced by our server , Christopher!

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  13. WalterW

    New York City

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    it was my fiancée's birthday and we drove 100 miles and it was worth it.

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  14. CadeG

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great- wish the portions were slightly larger though. Service was excellent. Nice place in a great location

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  15. SD1966

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. Amazing service. Our compliments to the chef

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  16. Bobc

    Atlantic City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit after hearing years and years of positive reviews. We were impressed with 90% of our experience. Service, ambience, menu and overall evening were all excellent. My wife ordered the Venison which is a challenging dish to say the least. She was given an "extra sharp" knife which unfortunately was a requirement. We will definitely go back but stay away from this entree.

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  17. JeffreyB

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good as was the service. Seated by the fireplace which added to the ambience.

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  18. DianeK

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite restaurants! The food is always amazing and the service is second to none!

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  19. edm444

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the finest restaurants in a city that has many. The food is always excellent and the service is just right.

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  20. JoeB

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was excellent all the way around! Dinner was excellent and the service and ambience were great!

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  21. NancyG

    New York City

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Really appreciated the champagne while we were waiting for a table. Classy place! O

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  22. MARGARET

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely fabulous. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and very gracious and kind. The restaurant itself is a fine establishment.

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  23. mckwestside

    Phoenix

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. Our server Dylan was wonderful.

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  24. SpfldPa

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    3rd time dining at PSI, first time rating less than a 5. Chris the waiter was excellent. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and very attentive. Atmosphere was enjoyable as the piano player took requests via text and texted back to let you know that your song was coming up. Only disappointment was that the beef barley soup was heavy on the salt, and the Amish stuffed chicken was overdone resulting in the chicken and stuffing being dry.

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  25. MichaelS

    Atlantic City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night all around Food was perfect and piano player was a nice touch

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  26. carolhuck

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dinner from start to finish. Barley soup excellent, meatballs with polenta appetizer was delicious, lobster and lamb dinners excellent. Chris was a fantastic waiter.

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  27. ChristinaW

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Peter Shields is my go to for fine dining in Cape May. Venison was amazing.

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  28. PaulC

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So many restaurants are no longer places for eating fine meals in peace and quiet. Thankfully, we were able completely enjoy our delicious meal without listening to loud patrons taking over the atmosphere.

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  29. NCcapemay

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hard to get in, but worth the wait. The food is excellent, although very expensive.

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  30. lulubelle

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This dinner was the centerpiece of a romantic weekend getaway, and it did not disappoint! Even though we would have slightly preferred a later dining time slot, that was minor. We were seated with a view of the ocean, a real treat. Our service was perfect, food delicious. We especially enjoyed the fresh oysters!

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  31. GregRugg

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Class, elegance, Professional Service. Food was off the Charts.

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  32. OliviaG

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot! Our meal was delicious and service was excellent.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Not the restaurant’s fault, but a fellow diner was taking pictures and posting them to Facebook as we ate, including my husband in the picture. Overall poor manners but it detracted from the ambiance of our Valentine’s celebration.

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  34. PatM

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spectacular ambience and wait staff along with delicious food

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  35. TheCFO

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent 45th-anniversary dinner choice for us. Short rib and Lobster Thermador for dinners for us, nice sized portions and delicious. We saved room for apple dessert, perfect service, and ambiance.

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  36. suep

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding always we go at least 20 times a year

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  37. syr11

    New York City

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh, delicious food. Great, attentive service! Beautiful ambiance. We love our meals at Peter Shields.

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  38. Desiree

    Tampa

    159 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable service and great food. I just wish they took a few dollars off my steak entree because I could not eat king crab bearnaise sauce (shellfish allergy) and I know it’s a bit pricey to make. They make a wonderful mango sorbet for dessert!

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  39. Louie

    Coastal Georgia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Last evening was beyond perfect!! We have always loved the restaurant and ambiance.. and the food was top shelf! I had foie gras to start and the lobster thermador as my entree .. both were absolutely delicious! The foie gras portion was a bit scant however, compared to the base it was served on. The lobster was beautiful tho very rich … so my husband assisted:) He had the beef tartare… and entree of steak which was very tasty but a bit tough… a very generous portion! Creme Brûlée was amazing! Met lovely people on both sides of us.. Piano background was delightful! We will return again and again! Service impeccable and hostess was lovely!❤️

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  40. Mari

    Philadelphia

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal. Fine dining at its best. Kudos to Kim our server.

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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 6412 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Peter Shields Inn

1301 Beach Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Trenton Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Cape May
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    There is free, unmetered street parking on both sides of Beach Avenue directly in front of PSI. There is metered parking available on our cross street, Trenton Avenue. The meters on Trenton Avenue are active from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Keith Mitchell
  • Entertainment
    Kahlil Gunther pianist.
  • Additional
    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View
  • Phone number
    (609) 884-9090
  • Private party facilities
    Peter Shields Inn & Restaurant can host private events for all occasions! These celebrations can be for groups as intimate as 10 guests to as large as 100 people.
  • Private party contact
    Amy Gotthardt: (609) 884-9090
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