Peter Shields Inn

4.8
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4589 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
We are now offering takeout with PSI@Home - visit www.petershieldsinn.com for details!

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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Jaybirds
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything but the salad was outstanding. The salad seemed old and we felt that iceberg lettuce was used as a filler, considering the price of the salad and the quality ingredients used in other courses we were disappointingly surprised.

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Larry
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Peter Shields is one of go to restaurants in Cape May. We are never dissatisfied. Our meals and service by Chris was fantastic!

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vipCoachjdk
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding dining experience

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CarolF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening the food was delicious the service terrific! Would definitely dine there again!!

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KarenY
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It as great as usual. Delicious food, impeccable service, and view of the ocean.

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vipSteveW
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. BYOB is a plus. The early menu is the best in town!

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HarryE
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been coming to the Peter Shields since it first opened. My favorite restaurant. No one comes close.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Night

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vipGreat
Aberdeen
49 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were guests at the Inn but clearly there were other people dining. Lovely setting and excellent service. Menu a bit confusing and in the end we ordered too much food. Heirloom tomato burrata salad very nice. The flank steak was well cooked and came with a flavorful sauce and potato stack. The portion size was generous. Desserts ok but not outstanding as were the earlier courses. It’s BYOB and they are happy to serve your wine otherwise you are limited to wines from the local NJ winery. I’d go back again but order fewer courses

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Diane
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal with courteous staff and quaint setting. Never disappointed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PSI did not disappoint! The meal was perfection from the appetizer to the dessert. We will return again and again...

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I ate there on Saturday, Feb 29th. The food was delicious and the server very helpful. We each ordered appetizers and decided to split an entree. It was a good decision because the entree was large and easily split by two. Highly recommend this restaurant for a special celebration or a romantic dinner out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful meal at PSI. Outstanding service, a warm greeting from everyone from the moment of arrival. To hope to see you again. Our meals were excellent innovative presentation top quality ingredients cooked perfectly. We not only had a memorable meal but a memorable time.

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Deedee
Poconos
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I was very excited to try Peter Shields hearing such great reviews. We love Cape May and the dining opportunities. We were very disappointed with Peter Shields. I had the Leek Soup which was tasteless. I had to add pepper just to give it flavor. My aunt had the duck. It was awful. Dry and tasted like perfume. I had the pasta which was better than the soup and duck but wouldn't order again. The atmosphere was very nice but the food was sub-par

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vipArose
Atlantic City
32 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always we enjoyed our dinner and the service of our waiter Chris . The porch seating was perfect for our Saturday evening date night .

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CharlesG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Peter Shield Inn was excellent as always. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable and the food is great! I highly recommend the shrimp and grits for a first course and my wife loved the beef tartar. For a second course I had the Radiatori and in was delicious, for the third course I had the Arctic Char and it was very good my wife had the Sea Bass which was excellent. For desert we had the creme brule' and the key lime trifle both were outstanding. We will be back again

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vipKJ00
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had the 7 course tasting menu and, while the food was delicious, the portions were way too large. I was only eating half of what I was given and I was still very full at the end of the dinner. For me the duck and the creme brûlée were stand out dishes. The duck skin was so crisp and the meat was tender and cooked to a perfect medium rare.

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vipACIII
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continues to be my favorite restaurant in South Jersey.

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MarciaG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding and very entertaining. This place never disappoints.

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MichelleC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional experience! Dorothy and all wait staff were welcoming, courteous and knowledgeable. Fine dining at its best. Every decorating touch and act of thoughtfulness was noticed and appreciated by myself and friend. Beautiful restaurant, service and food! This place will not disappoint!

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ALEXANDERK
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite atmosphere, divine food, and a truly attentive and engaged staff made this an exceptional evening of nothing but enjoyment!

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vipNewjerseynana5
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 48th Anniversary and the dinner topped off our weekend.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

be sure to make a reservation ahead of time for an excellent meal

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Captjohnny
Atlantic City
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have never been disappointed with PSI. The service was excellent and prompt and the food an absolute delight. My surf and turf featured a perfectly done filet and the seafood portion was a crab cake of all crab meat and no fillers. My wife opted for the duck breast, crispy on the outside and medium on the inside. All in all a great way to celebrate our anniversary.

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KatieG
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We loved everything about our dining experience except for the noise level in the dining room on the right. There was a party of 5 seated at a round table when the 3 of us arrived. Yes, we could hear their conversation but the piano player in the lobby slightly overpowered them, which was great. The drinks and first course was exquisite. By the time our entrees arrived, a large party of 7 sat immediately next to us. They were so loud from the time they arrived until the time we left, that it was very difficult to enjoy our meal. The two large parties competed in noise to the point that it felt like we were in a sports bar. I was quite surprised because I thought PSI was considered fine dining. If we were to return, I'd specifically request that we not be sat in that dining room again. Although I had confirmed my reservation through Open Table, I received a call that day from the restaurant reconfirming my booking. Since you had the schedule in front of you that day and were well-aware of the other parties of 5 and 7 arriving around the same time, perhaps you might have reconsidered seating a party of 2 or 3 in that room. Perhaps over the phone you might have asked the guests in the smaller parties, if they had any special requests for their dining experience, such as noise level like a quiet dining experience or something a little more lively.

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vipAlexandriaFoodie
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was good, but lacked the flavor and spice we have come to love in other Cape May restaurants. My wife’s duck was only slightly warm and my tuna was cold. Both plates for our entrees were cold to the touch which we felt contributed to the coolness of the food.

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vipCharlesK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our first choice in Cape May. Had the Chef's tasting menu for $125 each which may sound rich, but it was well worth it, particularly considering the BYOB policy. Dorothy gets an A+ for service. Can't wait to return.

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michaelc
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

peter shields never disappoints. had a great dinner Friday night. from start to finish it was excellent. love going everytime we are in cape may.

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vipNvonS
Philadelphia
101 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect from start to finish! The cheeses are excellent. The beet salad is always delicious. The new shrimp and grits is outstanding as is the surf and turf. The crab cake was all crab. Peter was our server. He is a true professional. Only there when needed. This is our favorite restaurant in Cape May.

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laurenr
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection ! Outstanding service. Dorthy made the best recommendations. Did not want to leave. Highly recommended

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ValerieG
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a special Valentine's dinner Peter Shields was perfect! Fine dining, knowledgeable waiter, romantic music, mood lighting..perfect!

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CathleenM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and incredible food. Restaurant is beautiful!!

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vipMrPorterhouse
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner! The servers were cordial and polite. Our food was delicious. We both had the pasta with lobster. However dessert was the star! The chocolate mousse was decadent. Can’t wait to come back.

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vipCJSONA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience as always!

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DeniseD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite Restaurant everything was delicious, service is always wonderful, can’t wait to go back .

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vipBrianW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and Valentines Day

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing. Expensive. But so good. Portions small.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love psi!! Have stayed here a few times as well as eaten..my only regret is not booking fast enough to eat here again while we visit..we’ll definitely be back again.
Awesome service as well as absolutely delicious food!!

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JohnnyH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful visit on Saturday night 2/15 .
This is A Crowning Jewel of A Restaurant...
Fantastic service , elegance and First Class Experience All The Way !
Thanks Team .

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both OUTSTANDING! Compliments to the the chef, but also to the wait staff. We'll definitely be back!!

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