Washington Inn

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4450 reviews
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Built in 1840, this former Cape May plantation residence is now home to the acclaimed Washington Inn and Wine Bar. The Craig Family has carefully preserved the beauty & essence of this distinctive treasure without undertaking major alterations to its original form. The Inns welcoming facade overlooks tree-lined Washington Street in the seaside communitys Historic District. The Washington Inn offers six unique dining areas, from a summer patio to cozy fireside tables. Cocktails are a must in the Wine Bar, where the passing Cape May scene can be best appreciated. Often described as romantic, our easy-going elegance will satisfy anyones craving for fine dining. Our enticing menu offers the best of American cuisine, but with an inventive, upscale edge. Food, Service, Ambiance, the essential ingredients for dining excellence, are all deftly blended here at The Washington Inn. We are what "eating out" used to be.
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KS
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our anniversary meal was wonderful as usual. James was very attentive as our waiter.

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SD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A special place we love to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Dinner was delicious and James was an excellent server who did an outstanding job explaining the entrees and making recommendations.

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JC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. 20% off wine bottles on Sunday.

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MF
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great short ribs, wonderful New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, delicious dessert special of a French cheesecake and a regularenu dessert of bananas Foster. Service was friendly, attentive and professional.

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

Celebrated a belated Mother’s Day dinner. Probably the best meal I have had in a very long time. Absolutely outstanding!

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j
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately the noise level ruins the whole meal. Even the server made a face with how he had to yell the specials. Impossible to relax and enjoy the meal when you can barely speak with the person sitting next to you and we were not seated anywhere near the bar. The meal was so so- the filet was tough and a bit stringy. The pork chop was good but I am not impressed with a huge hunk of meat on a bone. I much prefer a reasonable serving of tender pork. The level of service started out well and then decreased substantially with a pleasant friendly attitude to begin and an obviously stressed sharp attitude at the end. Overall not a pleasant relaxing meal.

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PC
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was incredible. I bring new clients to dine at The Washington Inn every season and as always, their expressions are always, "WOW- JUST OMG WOW" and they and I will be back . Shout out to Candice, for hitting each table to require about your meal and your experience. You start off with Valet parking and than the rest 8s as smooth as Sunday Mornings 🤗😍

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A
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed my birthday celebration with friends and a great waiter Margo

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

Amazing!!!! Can’t wait to come back next weekend. Love Charles the bartender, he makes the best cocktails. The food was amazing as always and so was the service. It’s so pretty!! Everything about the Washington Inn is pretty . It’s Lovely! It’s Romantic!!! Love the front porch by the window. Always my favorite seat.

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Washington inn was recommended to us last summer when we were vacationing in Cape May. We’ve gone there every time we’ve been back. The food is incredible, the service impeccable and the ambiance is elegant yet comfortable. I highly recommend it!

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TZ
Poconos
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit the Washington Inn whenever we are in Cape May which is about 3 times a year. It's our favorite place to dine. They have the best crab cakes in Cape May! This time we had the short ribs and I can't wait to return to have them again! Excellent! Our server, Miles was on top of his game. Thank you again for a great experience! See you in July!!

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JB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were there for Mother’s Day buffet Everything we tried was so good As items got low the food kept being re-supplied at all times Our waitress Christina was excellent The rest of the staff were also very pleasant and accommodating
Never disappointing there

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OT
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and even better service. Doesn’t feel like your in NJ at all

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday/ Mother’s Day

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RW
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter David made the meal special. Excellent food. Nice setting but the service was spectacular.

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JW
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Would have given 6 star's for food. Service was excellent.

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am never disappointed. Food is awesome. Great place for date night, celebrations, etc. A must to visit.

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OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Exceptional service, delicious food, nice portions, valet parking is a very nice plus.

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N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food and environment was so pretty. Waitress really went above and beyond to make sure we were happy.

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Getaway with hubby

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KR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Washington Inn is our favorite place to eat. We love the food, service, and ability to walk from home.

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JC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply the best! Have enjoyed this beautiful and comfortable Inn for many years. New owners Paula Murray, Roxanne and Family continued the traditions we have always enjoyed. Looking forward to many "happy stays"!!!

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OT
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had one of the most enjoyable evenings ever celebrating our anniversary! We now plan to make it a yearly event!

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MN
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughters and I usually come to Cape May annually and always make a reservation at The Washington Inn. The food is consistently good and the ambience is excellent!

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d
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful experience. Everything was wonderful from arranging our anniversary dinner with Candace to the quality of the food, and with the great service that Karen provided. The Washington Inn made our anniversary special.

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L
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, food, drinks and ambiance

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DK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious. Our server was very attentive. The lobster appetizer was fantastic and our main course the filet was cooked perfectly. The desserts were also equally as good.

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BM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, as always!

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OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bar staff, hostess super sweet , james is best waiter ever , very polite and efficient valet !!! How’s that for a great date night ❤️

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SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We Are willing to travel from Staten Island 150 miles to this place that’s how extraordinary it is

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MG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still the best restaurant in NJ. Love the Washington Inn. You never leave disappointed!!

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EM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic from appetizers to dessert. Our waiter was great. Would definitely go again.

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MO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the Washington Inn. Always one of our favorite restaurants in Cape May!

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KM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going to the Washington inn for over 20 years. Always a great night out and experience!

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G
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Sunday

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visit to the Washington Inn was outstanding. We always have a great meal and can't wait until our next visit.

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KG
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and presentation. It was a holiday but the service was exceptional with the number of reservations they had.

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CK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

I feel as thought our server judged us from the minute we sat down. Me and my boyfriend came in for Easter brunch. He failed to tell us his name, how the buffet worked, or that specialty drinks would be extra. I feel as though since me and my boyfriend look young, the server thought he was going to get a tip that reflected our age. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth seeing how I use to serve. Our server did do a great job at keeping water full and clearing plates. I was just very put off when he came over to the table and said alright guys you can head up to the buffet. I over heard him introduce himself to the two surrounding tables, just not us. Both of those couples looked older. Overall I did enjoy my experience. It would just be nice to get the service that everyone else did.

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MS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable Easter Brunch. The service and selection were excellent.

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EC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We love The Washington Inn, however we were seated practically on top of an extremely boisterous table. We will never be subjected to that level of rude behavior again. We will ask to be moved. That being said, those people will not stop us from returning.

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