Peter Shields Inn

4.9
4050 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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thanksgiving is one of the most popular holidays to be celebrated at PSI! Our chef designs a three-course prix fixe menu for Thanksgiving dinner priced at $65 per adult and $35 per child. Please note: Guests will be charged in full for holiday cancellations made with less than 24 hours' notice.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

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Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and server. Great table location and not cramped.

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Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat to be at Peter Shields. Near the beach, pleasant service, extensive and varied menu.

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Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say, PSI was amazing. We had dinner there 2x while we stayed at the B&B. I can’t wait to go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was flavorless and over priced. The room were parties of 2 dine was uncomfortable. Service was with an attitude. Do not waste your time or money. Definitely does not deserve to be ranked the number 2 restaurant in Cape May.

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CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner! Service was impressive and the food was all delicious!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine at Peter Shields Inn!!!

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S
Philadelphia
302 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best

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TT
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our meal here! Enjoyed a nice bottle if Cape May wine and had shrimp and oysters and then I had a delicious duck for Main course. Desserts were perfect too. Music on a baby grand piano totally enjoyable. Wished the night was longer!

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OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Everything was great. The food at PSI was the best part of summer vacation.

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A
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service. Wonderful quaint atmosphere. Would definitely return.

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PG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful seaside ambiance wonderful food with a good selection and the service was great too. Dining at Peter Shields feels like a step back in time with a delicious menu with a slightly modern edge.

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W
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience as always! Our server Dillon did an outstanding job.

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L
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Elegant and Beautiful. A very special place. Doug playing the piano....... Chris serving the most amazing food.... Cant wait to have dinner there again tonight. Xo Xo

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DP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully prepared food and artfully plated. Professional service. Dining at its finest.
Highly recommended!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great overall on every level.

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NK
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!! The prixe fix dinner was sooo great! Server Kim was very personable. Loved it!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been coming to Cape May for 8 years for our family vacation. This was our first time at PSI. It was amazing and we will dine there ever time we visit Cape May. Outstanding!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Service was slow; we were seated for an hour before our first course arrived. Waitress was not trying at all to engage with us. I felt she was cold and a bit standoffish. Third course, the entree, was not hot for 3 of the four in our party. We did not complain bc we had already been there for almost 2 hours and did not want to prolong the dinner.

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P
New England
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sent my father to Peter Shields for his 83rd birthday. The food (halibut and duck), service and ambience exceeded his expectations. I was impressed with how easy it was to call ahead and make sure his dinner was charged to my credit card even though I couldn't be there. Clearly Peter Shields is class act and a great choice for a special occasion.

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LM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our food was wonderful, especially our tuna tartare appetizer. They also accommodated our seating request even though we ran a little late.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time dining at Peter Shields, an amazing experience. It was my dad’s 87 birthday and it seemed like a perfect way to honor him! He isn’t one for fancy restaurants but I have to tell you he absolutely loved it! He loved his dinner and the piano player played happy birthday!
So grateful , thank you!

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NB
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Not exactly the waterfront dining experience it’s hailed as-it’s across the street from the ocean, very hard to see the water from inside the restaurant. Standard fine dining experience, not particularly interesting if you’re a foodie. Bit of a tourist trap. More stuffy than romantic.

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A
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food .Small portions.
Not going back. Very expensive for portions that would fit in your hand

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Besides the food being excellent the service was better. The waiter (Dave)) was extremely polite and accommodating. Would definitely go back

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tremendous dinner. Great staff

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a 5.30 reservation which they repeatedly declined to for a later time. Eventually after many calls they agreed to a hour later. When arrived there were many tables empty only 25% occupied on the porch. I complained to the manager Amy to no satisfaction. It appears they were keeping tables open for walk ins.

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GR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We found the Peter Shields Inn on your website while staying in Wildwood Crest. The Inn is beautiful both inside and out. We especially loved the pianist who played throughout dinner with a very nice selection of music at a level you could still have a conversation without effort. The food was gorgeously presented, but a very full price for the portion sizes ( hence the 4 star) . We both had the Corn Chowder and the Scottish Salmon, which were delicious. Overall we loved the ambiance and would recommend it to friends. Next time, though, we'll go for the "Early Pris Fixe " between 5-5:30pm. Its location across from the beach, means a nice stroll along the water after dinner . BTW...people do dress-up for dining...no sloppy "beach wear" seen. Also, it's BYOB in case you want an alcoholic drink like beer or wine.

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KL
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

RJ BEST WAITER EVER . Food was great and the desert was outstanding.
A great place for a special occasion or just a nice romantic dinner .
My wife and I had a fantastic time . Our waiter was so attentive and recommended the perfect dishes .
I would highly recommend this restaurant and ask if you can have RJ as your waiter

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LR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our birthday celebration with four adults was outstanding! Two had the early bird dinners, pork and chicken where the mashed potatoes were to die for! One had the four course chef's dinner where the day boat scallops starred! I had the Wagyu flat iron steak over tasty risotto - asked for the steak cooked medium but was served medium rare. The summer corn soup appetizer was creamy and delicious - get this if it is on the menu. Service was outstanding, too. Water glasses filled promptly, attention from our waiter appropriate and pleasant. Our request to sit by a window was granted so we had a view of the Atlantic Ocean while dining - lovely.

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SK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was nice and service was amazing. The food was delicious however portions are on smaller side. Overall experience was great!

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W
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was superb and the staff was extremely accommodating to several food sensitivities in our party.

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ML
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual the Inn was perfect from the food to the service and this time to the outside table overlooking the beach. Does not get any better

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OD
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding!!!

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L
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here every Friday night this summer!! We can’t stay away!!! And I give the service 10 stars not 5 stars because we love our server Chris!! Food is a always perfect. And I’m obsessed with the man that plays the piano!! Xo

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B
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful dinner and evening. Food, service and ambiance were outstanding

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CR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent!!!

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KR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going for 17 years for our anniversary. Food, service, atmosphere great. Waitress congratulated couple next to us for their anniversary but NOT to us, we are usually offered a glass of complimentary champagne but none was given. Filet mignon not on menu, you can still get it off the tasting chef menu as an entree but it is smaller and not worth $52. Oysters are great but now they charge extra to get the caviar with it at $35. I hope they will reconsider putting filet as a regular menu item.

Love dinner on the patio looking at ocean and hearing piano music.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best dining in Cape May. Both the food and the service were flawless. The staff was friendly and efficient.

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BJ
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is one the finest restaurants one can go to. All food was unbelievable. We have had Dan the waiter for at least 4 years, and he is about the best professional we’ve experienced. If you’re not going for a special occasion, you’re wrong.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely perfect. We were celebrating a birthday and enjoyed exceptional service, food, music and ambiance. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed eating on the covered veranda overlooking the lawn and the ocean. Was a beautiful night all around and I will definitely be back time and time again.

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