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Merion Inn

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807 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
We will be closing for the 2020 season beginning November 3 due to indoor COVID19 capacity restrictions and local prohibitions on use of heaters inside our outdoor tents. Until then, we will continue to welcome you for dinner and cocktails from 5 pm with our last reservation at 9:00 pm (closed Wednesdays). Our Summer Garden and our screened-in Patio are open for outdoor dining, and we have limited indoor dining as well (indoor tables are denoted Regular when booking online). We DO have heaters next to outdoor tables in the Summer Garden that are not under the tent, and we have baseboard heat in our screened-in patio.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 807 people are saying
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ChristineN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate outside and it was cozy with the heaters placed nearby. Food was quite tasty and service was great! Definitely recommend !

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Always wonderful food. I had the crab cakes and my husband had the prime rib. Their drinks are generous pours. We are sad they are closing Nov2 nd.

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Debbielynn
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor eating area! Very socially distanced and with great heaters. Fabulous cosmopolitan cocktail. The waitress was fantastic and food very , very good! And we thought there was someone playing the piano, background music, which was so soothing, but it was a recording!!! We will definitely go back. :)

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MarkM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amid all that is going on with COVID-19, the Merion Inn still provides a wonderful dining experience in beautiful Cape May. Exquisite food, excellent service by warm and friendly staff, and on and on ...

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Nancymike
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The service was great but the dinner was not hot.
Very disappointing.

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JayL
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and Martinis are consistently fabulous.

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GloriaW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place to dine, three of us had lobster dishes and one had steak, all were superb! Will be back.

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vipCarrie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Delicious meal and at a reasonable price. We got the steak and short ribs - both tender and cooked to perfection. We also had the risotto to start, which was a bit salty. Waitress wasn’t that great.

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nhdreaming
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent anniversary dinner at The Merion Inn. Seated outside where the ambiance was lovely—lights and heaters made it festive. Service was attentive, the clam chowder very good as well as the scallop appetizer. Our entrees, the duck and the swordfish, were also great. Just a very nice special occasion, not overly pretentious but enjoyable.

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AmberL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waitress was horrible very unfriendly very short and unprofessional. The food was served cold!!!! My husband’s surf and turf dinner was not worth $50.00 should be ashamed to serve a plate that expensive and not even give more then two bites of lobster and steak. Would not recommend outside seating area very cold heaters don’t do much if your sat under the tent. If you sit under tent area beware you will smell dirty dish water from the actual restaurant. Be cautious when booking here not worth the money and waitress we had was horrible!!!!!!

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KathyP
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They did a good job with corona regulations. Outdoor seating was very inviting and off road. Maybe some more heat lamps will be needed as it gets colder !

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice. Even though it has poured all day, they found a table inside for us.

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vipharsue
New Mexico
23 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food. We went when it was pouring rain and they did a great job. Awesome drinks. Good food and large portions.
Food came too fast, so request time between courses.
We would return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With outdoor dining being the norm, we were not expecting much from the experience at my favorite Cape May restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised. They had table clothed tables, tents and pretty cool looking heaters. The food and service were exceptional as we would expect from our normal dining experience pre-pandemic. There was a nice stream of patrons which we were happy to see. We highly recommend Merion both during and post pandemic.

Anthony and Rose Mingarino

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OliveOil
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful evening. The food, as always, was delicious. Great service, and the outdoor seating appeared safe and well thought out during Covid times. Always a good and tasty time at Merion Inn!

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SusanA
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great experience! Food, service was great!

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LisaR
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Awesome food!
Only , we had reservation for outdoor seating and was set inside.

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vipCarolLyn
Atlantic City
18 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at the Merion Inn. Tables were spaced nicely, service was five-star, and food was amazing as always. There was a romantic feel and mellow music in the background. Absolutely love this place. Already planning our return.

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vipLoveCM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable dining experience!

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AnneMarie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food as always was delicious. The salmon was the Best ever. However, this is the first time I have ever had the service NOT be up to par. The bartender was kind of miserable, the hostess wasn't very friendly and the waitress wasn't friendly. Maybe due to Covid, or the rainy day?

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ChristinaR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was good and the ambiance at night was excellent. Potato cup was phenomenal!! Would definitely go again!!

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vipBenAgain
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was by far THE BEST MEAL & DINING EXPERIENCE we have had this year! (And we have had our home for 31 years). It has always been a favorite...but they even out did themselves!!!

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KennethL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and the food and service were amazing. Great place for a romantic dinner.

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Jacquelinema
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was delicious ! We sat outside, they had heaters and a tent. Lovely. Can’t wait to go back. Oh and the dessert 💛💛💛

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vipClemantine
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with wife, children and grandson (who is very picky) was a hit for all! Even our picky grandson are every bite and really enjoyed it, we were actually surprised that he ordered salmon based on my past recommendation and he loved it! Early menu and express meals are a great value! Thank you.

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JoeB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Pleasant outdoor seating in October. Food was very good. Service so-so

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vipCharlieH
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Merion Inn, can't wait for the piano man to return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed everything about this place! The ambiance was relaxed and comfortable with social distancing easily maintained. Our server was professional with excellent recommendations for both our food and wine. We found both our dishes (duck and chicken francaise) exceptional and the bread pudding a delightful way to end our meal. Even though it was a bit chilly the heaters did an excellent job of keeping it comfortable. We don’t if the outside area was always there — but if felt like it and was truly charming!! Highly recommend this fabulous place!

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MIKEB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Prime rib cold. Filet was tough. Waitress not friendly at all. Brought settings to us and set on far side of round table for four. Actually had to stand up and lean to get. No salt and pepper on table. Know service is slow but could still take time to be pleasant. Never once came over and ask how meal came out.

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vipMargaretD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My daughters and I always eat at The Merion Inn when in Cape May, and this year we were able to do so in spite of the Pandemic. The outdoor dining arrangements were great and as always we love the Crab Imperial, one of their specialty dishes. I highly recommend The Merion Inn.

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vipZoeB
Washington DC
44 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Has the feeling of a restaurant past its prime. My steak was good, but my wife’s crab imperial was mediocre. There are much better places to eat in Cape May.

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vipTableTalks
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & service so thank you for such a pleasant experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Foood was very salty and over priced for the size of portions

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VictorN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

We've eaten at the Merion Inn in the past and were always pleased but this time it was poor. We ate outside under the tent that was filled with leaves that had blown in. That was not a pleasant experience if you have allergies. I ordered the duck breast and it arrived lukewarm at best and very fatty. The two side dishes, squash and cheese and grits cake, were tasteless. Sorry Merion Inn we won't be dining at your establishment anymore.

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vipLisa
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted by familiar and friendly faces. The food is always excellent. Server was awesome and drinks were perfectly prepared. A great experience as always. Thank you for all you do!

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vipJamesC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful outdoor dinning. Food was good and so was the service.

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GarryS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The service and food was very good, my duck was slightly over done but tasty.

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vipCharlieR
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our barman, Cody, was outstanding. Table service was excellent and food was outstanding. Amy was an truly excellent server. Food was excellent, will definitely return and recommend to others.

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brendas
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous !! We are making it new vacation dinner go to!!

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always enjoy and especially pleased with our server. She was prompt with drinks, bread and very pleasant. She worked the entire restaurant and it seemed with ease. We had the flounder which was hot and delicious and the risotto and a wedge salad as an entree. All very good.
Only draw back was the heaters weren’t turned on and it was a bit chilly at 8pm.

FAQs

Merion Inn offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 884-8363.

Merion Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 807 OpenTable diners.

Merion Inn does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://s.thegiftcardcafe.com/rSCsFr.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.