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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

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $40.00

Sundays - Fridays from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Specials

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $40.00

Sundays - Fridays from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Details

Three Course Prix Fixe Meal for $40.00. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 29, 2017 - Dec 29, 2017 on Sundays - Fridays from 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

Peter Shields Inn Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

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food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.8

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

97% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (186)
Special Occasion (177)
Good for Anniversaries (166)
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Good for a Date (137)
Worth the Drive (108)
Creative Cuisine (107)
Scenic View (106)
Waterfront (102)
Fit for Foodies (96)
Quiet Conversation (96)
Good for Birthdays (77)
Cozy (76)
Local Ingredients (54)
Neighborhood Gem (51)
Tasting Menu (50)
Authentic (42)
Live Music (42)
Great for Outdoor Dining (37)
Seasonal (31)
Good for Groups (21)
Casual (17)
Healthy (13)
Business Meals (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Fun (10)
Afternoon Tea (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Comfort Food (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
People Watching (5)
Organic (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Lunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

The food and service were impeccable. Our server Peter was wonderful! Will go back time and time again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Seasonal
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful place for anniversary dinner. We go every year.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

Have not been here for a couple of years and we forgot what we missed! Such a superior restaurant in every aspect. We will be back, hopefully many, many more times.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Romantic, Authentic
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·Dined 5 days ago

We were there on our trip to Cape May for the Victorian Christmas. We enjoyed the experience very much. Lovely decorations, wait staff was excellent, food was fantastic, loved the butternut squash, it was best I ever had. I would definitely recommend The Phillip Shield Inn.

Tags: Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant & inn was something not to be missed! Food was awesome along with the service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

By far one of the best restaurants in Cape May! My only suggestion is that their menu could use a make over.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 3, 2017

On Sunday,December 3rd,Peter Shields kitchen had an electrical problem in their stove hoods,and couldn't cook for early reservations. They offered us free wine,crackers,and cheese,in front of the fireplace downstairs,as repairs were being made. The hostess was very sweet and accommodating. Dinner started an hour late,but as Always,an outstanding meal!! Our compliments to the chef.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Unfortunately I can not review this restaurant. When we arrived in Cape May that evening at 4pm they called me to say my reservation had been cancel due to some sort of emergency. This left us with no place to eat as we scrambled for a reservation some place else. Cape May was having their annual Christmas parade in addition to the house tour that we went to see.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

One of the best restaurants in Cape May! We've always enjoyed our meals there!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Cape May and really anywhere. Fabulous oysters, tuna tartare and the venison was superb.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 1, 2017

There is no better dinning experience in Cape May. Food is superb and dinning room is elegant.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent in every way. The restaurant far surpasses any restaurant that we have eaten in in Cape May. Great service, great food and a very pleasant and helpful hostess.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

What an excellent choice - the service and the food were just awesome!! My wife and I both chose the Pork Chop and it was one of the finest I’ve ever had...I don’t say this lightly but it was! If your looking for an unforgettable location and meal, Peter Shields is it!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We had an amazing dinner at The Peter Shields Inn this past Wednesday night! It was the final night of our three day Cape May getaway, and we wanted to save the best for last. Our dining experience was 5 stars all the way! Our table for two on the lovely side porch was so romantic, R.J. our server, was very arrentive, helpful, and pleasant (service could not have been better), and the honey glazed pork chop over sweet potato purée and kale with pancetta that I ordered was the best I ever tasted! My husband had venison and said it was excellent, done perfectly at chef-recommended medium rare. This is truly one of our favorite restaurants in Cape May. We look forward to returning in the spring.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

This was my husband's birthday dinner. The restaurant was already in full Christmas decor with white and gold. Very romantic setting, quiet back ground music, polite and well mannered wait staff who knew their food very well.
No loud guests and everyone came dressed up for the occasion.
Menu might sound a bit pricy, yet, BYOB helps the final bill.
It was worth 2 hour drive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on November 27, 2017

We absolutely love this restaurant! Ambiance, service, and food are all amazing!

Tags: Seasonal, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Casual, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Greeted with a smile as always. Our table was ready for us prior to us showing up (a few minutes early). Food was excellent as always. Chris was an accommodating pro and had all the right suggestions based upon our wine. Be sure to get the ice cream with your dessert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was my husband's birthday. PSI is a gem in Cape May. The value was outstanding for the off season. It's also BYOB. Gourmet food, superior dining.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

1st Anniversary

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fabulous food, service, and the building itself was stunning! Wish they served beer and cocktails, but otherswise it was an amazing time!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Went for our one year anniversary and they brought two glasses of champagne to our table and wished us a happy anniversary. From there it only got better. I asked the piano player to play our wedding first dance song and he was happy to oblige. Everything about this restaurant is first class from the ambiance to the service and the food was spectacular. Because it's BYOB you don't need to take a second mortgage for the check and if you forget to bring wine (like we did) you can purchase local Cape May wines for a very reasonable price.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Atmosphere, food and service top-notch at this elegant restaurant. The only thing you bring to the table is yourself and a bottle of wine. Highly recommend this eatery!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Somewhat more formal atmosphere than usual for Cape May lends a touch of elegance to the dining experience. Excellent menu and service; local (white) wines available were up to the task as a match to the dinner selections.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Son's 18th Birthday

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

The atmosphere in the Peter Shields Inn was quiet, elegant, and sophisticated, with muted conversation, and an ambiance of a world gone by: Time slowed down; the staff--especially Chris--respected us and were attentive to our needs; and our meals were prepared to our satisfaction. Briefly, it was elegant dining, perhaps the best we have enjoyed in Cape May.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Live Music, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving meal service was excellent. I had ordered the steak seemed mass produced and dry. Food options were limited. 3 course dinner for $55.00 with limited selection seemed a bit overpriced. Otherwise, good setting and good dinner music.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was the best Thanksgiving dinner we’ve had in recent memory, typical of how this restaurant operates all year long. We will be back during the Christmas season, as is our custom.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We love Peter Shields. Went there with my family for Thanksgiving Dinner for the 3rd year in a row. and had a wonderful meal every time. Does not disappoint.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was excellent in every way. Even though we arrived a day early (my reservation mistake) the staff was very accommodating. Highly recommend and look forward to returning.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Always a favorite of ours whenever we come to Cape May!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 21, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary. An evening of dinning pleasures and an attentive staff made the occasion quite memorable. We highly recommend PSI...best meal we had this year and we dine out every weekend in Cape May, Stone Harbor, Avalon and Somers Point.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Top notch dining with excellent menu. My husband had the pork chop and I had Beef Tenderloin. Wonderful taste with local farm to table preparations and sides.

Tags: Healthy, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Peter Shields never disappoints.

I can’t give it a higher recommendation. Every dish is well thought out.

Perhaps my favorite restaurant in the Philadelphia/South Jersey region.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

PSI is ostensibly one of the more upscale restaurants in Cape May, NJ> We were seated in a room with several other large, boisterous, obnoxious parties. Our party of four had to scream across the table to be heard. IF PSI wants to continue to charge premium prices for an upscale dining experience, then management needs to ensure all patrons' dining experiences are equally enjoyable. Will not return in the foreseeable future

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Even a superior restaurant has an off night now and again. This just happened to be one of those nights.

We are big fans of PSI and one slightly less than perfect dinner won’t change our opinion. My wife’s pork belly appetizer was tough and stringy. Her beef entree was so salty she couldn’t finish it.

As always, our server, Petar was great and the ambiance was wonderful we will be back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Without DOUBT THE BEST RESTAURANT WE HAVE EATEN AT,'WE WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TO EVERYONE INTERESTED IN GOOD FOOD AND A REMARKABLE FRIENDLY PLACE. IT WAS THE QUIETEST PLACE WE HAVE EATEN IN SINCE HOME.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual, Paleo Friendly, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food was delicious, however my rack of lamb was quite fatty. I enjoy a little bit of fat but I did not think the lack of actual lamb meat justified the steep price tag. Also, on an adjacent table, I watched a busser drop a clean knife on the floor while setting a table....he picked it back up and put it on the table. That should not be happening in any restaurant, let alone a high end one. I'm not sure if we would go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

This is 3rd time we have dined at the Peter Shields Inn. As with our previous dining experiences, this was perfect. Our server RJ couldn't have been more friendly and accommodating. Our meals were cooked to perfection. 'We were not rushed, rather, we were encouraged to relax and enjoy the evening. Our future trips to Cape May will definitely include dining at the Peter Shields Inn.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

It was our first time at Peter Shields inn . It was our anniversary and it was the perfect atmosphere for our celebration. The food and service were wonderful. I like the fact that we could also bring in our favorite bottle of wine!! We’ll be back

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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