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About Peter Shields Inn

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.

1301 Beach Avenue
Cape May, NJ 08204
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Jan - March - Open Thursday thru Sunday / April - December Open 7 Nights

Cross Street:
Trenton Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 884-9090

Website:
http://www.petershieldsinn.com/

Entertainment:
Kahlil Gunther and Doug Williams pianists.

Parking Details:
Street parking, no meters.

Executive Chef:
Carl Messick

Additional:
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Peter Shields is the perfect romantic spot to celebrate love with your other half. Cozy dining rooms, victorian decor, delicious cuisine and we are BYOB. We are open every day for Valentines Week to welcome our guests.

Peter Shields Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

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4.5

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97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (137)
Good for Anniversaries (126)
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Good for a Date (104)
Quiet Conversation (75)
Worth the Drive (73)
Fit for Foodies (71)
Creative Cuisine (70)
Cozy (69)
Waterfront (66)
Scenic View (60)
Good for Birthdays (60)
Neighborhood Gem (33)
Authentic (33)
Tasting Menu (32)
Local Ingredients (31)
Seasonal (22)
Live Music (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Good for Groups (18)
Healthy (11)
Casual (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Business Meals (8)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Fun (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

GREAT RESTAURANT IN A VICTORIAN INN. GREAT FOOD AND GOOD SERVICE

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2018

You can't go wrong at PSI. The food and service are both excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

A delightful place for a family get-together! We entertained our out-of-town family on Sunday evening. We enjoyed the prix fixe menu, and it received rave reviews from everyone!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Everything about Peter Shields Inn from the greeting by the hostess to the end of our meal was outstanding. With the piano player in the lobby and the fireplaces blazing , it was the perfect evening on a cold night.

Tags: Seasonal, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

The Peter Shields Inn lived up to its five star rating in every way.
The romantic, yet laid back ambiance; the attentive and friendly service; the incredible and delicious food deserve every one of those five stars. It was well worth every penny, and we will return again!

Tags: Waterfront, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 12, 2018

This is a consistently excellent restaurant in Cape May. Having it be a BYOB destination makes it very affordable with stellar ambiance.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

excellent.took friends along and they all want to come back

Tags: Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great nye dinner in cape May!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Party of 4...Third year in a row for NYE weekend. Disappointed in the surf and turf entree...scallops over salted and inedible. Salmon sausage patty was dry and over cooked with little flavor. Appetizers (soup) were excellent (oysters wonderful). One entree originally removed from bill. Took persistence to finally have both taken off the menu. Offer of dessert (head hostess) on the House was nice, but the original offer should have been to take the two surf and turf entrees off our bill. After a warm welcome and banter throughout our meal, our waiter seemed perturbed at the end. By the way, we tipped on the entire bill (including the two entrees removed). This was a kitchen problem. Not in service. After always loving PSI (was there for dinner in September), we left feeling awkward and a bit shamed. Sigh.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything first class. Excellent service culinary offerings.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I had one if the best meals of my life at the Peter Shields Inn. We chose it for its location, walking distance from our hotel, and expected a typical high-end beach resort meal. The food was spectacular in its preparation and ingredients, the service was polite and appropriately timed for a leisurely meal. They brought dessert with a birthday candle and instead of the usual waitstaff singing, the pianist just segued into "Happy Birthday ". Classy. We will definitely return for special occasions.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I had such a wonderful Halibut (my absolute favorite) dinner at the Peter Shields Inn in Nov celebrating my friend's birthday that I decided to do the same for mine in Dec. Only this time I also brought my fiance. He had the NY, I had the fillet and my friend had the salmon. It was all superb. They both raved about the tartar appetizer which I tasted and also loved particularly the tuna. I also very much enjoyed my salad and especially the chocolate lava cake for dessert. The service and ambiance were also both excellent. Thank you for making both of our birthdays very special.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Waterfront, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

New years weekend, but not the eve as was the previous diner.Great food, good service and the setting on the porch for an intimate dinner for two couldnt be better

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

We had a wonderful dining experience! Ambience, service, and food were all spectacular. Will definitely return.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We haven't been here in years. My Daughter gave us a gift certificate for Christmas as our anniversary is a few days later. Walking up to PSI you are taken aback by its beauty. Decorated for Christmas was a bonus. Inside it is warm, inviting and stunning. The employees were all very nice and professional. The food was fantastic. It was better than I remembered. Dessert and after dinner hot drinks were great as it was very cold outside. Great place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

PSI is always our first choice for dining in Cape May. My husband and I have never been disappointed and the food is fresh, beautifully presented and creatively prepared. In a word our meal is always delicious! The bisque with trout has such a mixture of texture and taste and is outstanding. The salmon was perfect and of course the panne cotta with pistachio ice cream on the side should not be missed. Love PSI and will always frequent it on our quarterly visits to our favorite place no matter the season! Thank you to RJ - his service was perfect!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was delicious and our waiter was very friendly, great service. The restaurant itself is so cute and beautifully decorated for Christmas, lovely experience and highly recommended!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We are repeat customers because we enjoy PSI for many reasons.
I had hoped that there would have been a chef special seafood offering as the menu is limited.
Service,timing and quality excellent.
Expect to return in February to stay at the Inn and likely to dine there to celebrate my husband ‘s birthday.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was excellent. The atmosphere pleasant and upbeat. Service attentive and friendly. Everyone loved their meal and we all had a great time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Always amazing experience to dine there!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Cape May. Delicious and innovative food, attentive service, and a lovely setting for dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Romantic, Good for a Date, Live Music, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Server was friendly and very attentive. Tasting menu was very good. Smoked trout was a great addition to first course soup. Shrimp were extremely large and perfectly seasoned. Lamb chops were beautiful, almost too rare but just perfect. Open Table requests were honored to a "T". Pianist added to the evening.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Evening before Christmas Eve

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Peter Shields is my go-to place for special meals . It is well worth the drive and always gives us a fantastic meal .

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Why didn’t I get Open Table Points??? Why didn’t I get points?

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Wonderful evening, the atmosphere is quite and romantic. The service is warm, friendly and knowledgeable, from the greeting at the door, to our server Chris describing each dish with mouth watering precision, everyone at PSI makes each visit special.
The meal, fabulous. The new oyster presentation wonderful, a squash bisque with smoked trout outstanding, the pork belly and cannellini beans superb, the venison and beef tenderloin exceptional. Paired with one of the best red wines from my cellar a memorable dinning experience.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We chose the Peter Shields Inn for our anniversary dinner, and took advantage of their Prix Fixe menu. The salmon was cooked perfectly to order, and the butternut squash soup was excellent. We were greeted warmly with a wish of "Happy Anniversary" and complementary glasses of champagne. This was definitely a perfect choice for celebrating a special occasion. R.J. was a very attentive, but not intrusive server. The BYOB policy and the Prix Fixe menu made it more affordable for those on a budget. Overall a 5 star experience. We will return!

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We were celebrating a 20 year anniversary and our experience was made extra special. Our waiter was excellent and we were given a champagne toast. Very special atmosphere and extra special treatment made our experience extra special.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Amazing food and service way beyond our expectations!
Fixe Prix dinner was plentiful and delicious. What a find!
RJ was a great waiter.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We have dined at Peter Shields every time we are in Cape May. Always a great experience. BYOB is a real plus. This visit had scallops & pork belly, amazing! Our favorite dessert here is toffee pudding, so good. The Christmas decorations just added to the romantic atmosphere!

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Wow! We were looking for a great restaurant to celebrate the Christmas season with our neighbors and we definitely found it! Beautifully decorated...nice fire in the fire place...and the service and food were unmatched!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Lovely, comfortable setting. Wait staff very nice. Food very good, especially the soup. Only pork chop a little tough. But local fish very good

Tags: Organic, Scenic View, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We have been to PSI many times and it honestly one of our favorite meals. We normally go for the pre-fix or the chef's tasting and they NEVER disappoint! Every plate is beautifully crafted and always delicious. The flavor combinations are always slight unexpected but surprisingly amazing! We always request to have Amy as our server and she is the BEST! So accommodating & knowledgable about the food! We always recommend PSI to any visitors coming to Cape May whether its for a day or a week, in any season. The always evolving menu is something everyone should try at least once!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Four of us enjoyed a lovely evening at Peter Shields. The ambiance was lovely, a piano playing softly in the background. The food and service were both outstanding. It was our pleasure to dine at Peter Shields. From appetizer to dessert, we all smiled with delight. We will enjoy recommending Peter Shields to our friends, and look forward to dining here again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Authentic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The ambiance is beautiful and all dressed up in holiday splendor. Our table was near the amazing fireplace as requested, and the food was delicious. We started with the fresh greens salad with beet, goat cheese and walnuts in a vinegarette dressing....it was tasty. I enjoyed the grilled tenderloin which was melt in your mouth perfect. A lovely holiday dinner enjoyed by all.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had a wonderful evening. RJ was a great server, the food as terrific and the atmosphere top shelf. Thanks

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Consistently excellent food and exceptional service. Best meal in Cape May!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Probably the best Jersey shore restaurant meal! My husband had a sea bass risotto and butternut squash soup and I ordered the beef tenderloin cooked to perfection..
All we’re excellent.. would highly recommend and will most definitely be returning! The ambiance was a low key, but elegant atmosphere.. was beautifully decorated for Christmas!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Live Music
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

I took my wife here for the very first time food was excellent service was impeccable.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

An absolutely beautiful way to spend an anniversary or special occasion! We were so lucky, because we went on a night when the snow was gently falling and the inn was decked out for Christmas. Our waiter, Petar was fantastic, as was Tom, who first seated us. So friendly and genuine! They even brought over flutes of champagne for us! We were seated by the fire which really was wonderful! I ordered the Salmon and my husband, the Sea Bass. Each dish was incredible with so many surprise flavors...and the butternut squash soup with smoked trout was out of this world. The dessert was stupendous, fig pudding cake with homemade vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce! Mmm mmm! Thank you Peter Shields Inn for a memorable evening..couldn't have been more perfect!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Scenic View, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront
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