Peter Shields Inn

4.8
3208 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Jan - March - Open Thursday thru Sunday / April - December Open 7 Nights
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Phone number
(609) 884-9090
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Carl Messick
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Trenton Avenue
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Parking details
Street parking, no meters.
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Entertainment
Kahlil Gunther and Doug Williams pianists.
Additional
Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We had an outstanding stay and dining experience at the Peter Shields Inn.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed every course. Excellent creative dishes, beautifully presented.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Spent my Birthday Dinner with the staff at Peter Shield's and it was simply amazing. The food, staff, service, atmosphere all top notch. It is a BYOB, which is nice because the inn is pricey. I had the Ceviche of the day and the Tile Fish, prepared with a warm artichoke salad. My boyfriend had the Oysters as his appetizer (the best he has ever had) and the Sea Scallops, they were plump and sweet as they can get.

Dessert did not disappoint either, we actually made friends with the couple next to us and shared a bottle of the port wine they offer from a local Cape May Winery. I choose the Strawberry Sorbet as my desert and he had a de-constructed Smore - which was beyond tasty!

Well done a 10 out of 10.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This is our favorite restaurant in the area. Food, service and atmosphere are top notch!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

We were in Cape May for a pre-baby trip and were very impressed with PSI. The food, though not inexpensive, is well worth the price. My husband had an 18 oz dry aged steak that he says was probably the best steak he's ever had (and he actually had leftovers too!). I had a roast chicken dish that was perfectly prepared (I, however, cleaned every last inch of my plate!). It is a BYOB establishment, with live piano player, and a mostly older crowd. Perfect for an anniversary, special occasion, or simply a nice evening out in a quiet setting. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We Love peter shields! The food is wonderful. The wait staff awesome especially Chris and Peter. The restaurant Beautiful with great ambiance. They have a wonderful porch to sit and relax after dinner while we finish our wine .We frequently go here for Birthdays, Anniversarys, Holidays and on nights we just want to share with friends. We also like the live piano music! We always Enjoy ourselves and have never been disappointed. I is the ultimate dining experience!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Carl Messick never disappoints. From the silken potato leek soup to the lamb loin to the chocolate pannacotta, the meal was totally on point. Thank you for another memorable dining experience.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great ambiance..outstanding service..great food...byob so save on alcohol...not cheap but worth EVERY penny!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Father’s Day!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Loved piano player, hostess, especially waitress Meghan, the Chef and bus boy. My brother raved over Halibut cooked Sous Vie infused with Olive Oil. My Asian friend live the Tuna cooked black and blue. I would have loved 7 course prices fixe but not available. Meghan was informed, delightful and on her game. For me, worth the hour drive to do again!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Tasting menu was wonderful! A person in our party was able to substitute an item which was very unusual in a tasting menu. Highly recommend 7 course tasting menu!!!

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Five star quality food. Rarely happens, but not a speck was left on our plates. Halibut was the best we ever had and that says tons. Sears yellow fin tuna was superb. Fig Pudding desert sealed the evening. While my view was of the dumpsters out back, my wife had the oven perspective. Request seating toward the center front on the porch for best ambience.

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2.0Dined on June 16, 2018

what a disappointment
nothing more to say
wilted lettuce small portions
dull presentations
reheated meat presentations
crab cake should have been called a crab cupcake it was so small
seating in front does give you ocean views
would never ever return
food was so poor
ran for cover at first opportunity to leave

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

As always, excellent food and excellent service. We live in Northern New Jersey but this is one of our very favorite restaurants.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Lovely resturant with excellent service.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Wonderful evening with great friends. Great customer service. Excellent food. Portions very appropriate. Can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Excellent and elegant food in a beautiful setting overlooking the ocean.

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1.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The halibut over gnocchi and spinach was AMAZING. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Our FAVORITE restaurant in Cape May. Constantly amazing! The tuna tartar and the crab meat and smoked salmon are both delicious as is the foie gras. Two of had the tile fish and two shared the 36 ounce strip steak. YUM!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Always wonderful.

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5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Excellent food and excellent service. Petar is excellent and we always request him. There is only one downside- the hostesses have little or no personality. That being said the hostess this last time was able to find a table on the porch and still have Petar as our server.

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Peter Shields never disappoints! Dinner was delicious and service impeccable!

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Delicious food and ambiance.
I think there should be a dress code of nice casual to dress attire for dinner.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Fantastic meal even better service. After dinner coffee on the porch. I will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Food and service were excellent. Our 9 year old joined us and had a wonderful meal and experience - no kid menu required!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Food and service was beyond amazing. Chris was our server. Very knowledgeable, friendly and top notch. Food presentation was like no other dining experience and the flavors of each course were abundant.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

My husband and I frequently choose the PSI for our anniversary dinner every June. we love the atmosphere, service is always great and the food is delicious. Best of all for an anniversary it is usually quiet so we can talk to each other in a normal tone. This year we got an extra bonus in that restaurant week prices were extended for an additional 4 days. My husband and I each got a three course meal for thirty five dollars. It was a nice treat!

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Food was amazing, our waiter was extremely good!

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Our main concern had to the service. They rushed us! And, the main waiter was not particularly pleasant—somewhat “snooty”.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great food with creative presentation and wonderful service--always a special treat! Have returned here for several years for our anniversary. Enjoy the ocean view from the porch. The best of the south Jersey shore and one of a kind ambiance.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great food and service. Came out for Restaurant Week. Good deal. Had the Potato Leek Bisque and Lightly Grilled Yellow Fin Tuna. The food was delicious. Will be going back again.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We are regulars and always go to Peter Shields for our anniversary which happens to be restaurant week. This time the staff outdid themselves with an absolutely perfectly done hanger steak which we paired with our own special wines. The ambiance, service and live piano music was a perfect compliment to the meal. Kudos!!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Always wonderful and the prix fixe during restaurant week is a real gift!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Consistently terrific. Great ingredients prepared in styles that let them shine, served by wonderfully nice and professional staff, in a quaint old house facing the beach and tables placed so one is not on top of the other. It is BYOB which the icing on the cake. Will return at least monthly.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The Peter Shields Inn will always be my number one favorite restaurant in Cape May....if you make reservations request the sunroom where the sunporch or both and closed but overlook the Atlantic ocean it is breathtaking..... If you make reservations request the sunroom where the sunporch or both and closed but overlook the Atlantic ocean it is breathtaking ... if you are a fish lover I definitely recommend the filet of Branzino !

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Food and service was excellent. The tuna was outstanding. Very beautiful place.

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The main course was superb, but the appetizers and desserts were out there. I thought I was getting a giant toasted marshmallow for dessert and instead the waiter brought me a teeny-tiny marshmallow with I-have-no-idea-what else on the plate. Menu is confusing as commas and grammar are run-on sentences and each choice is not separated properly grammatically. I'm a former editor, so trust me on this. Also, I get the French twist to the menu, but some explanation of courses should be provided. Better choice of salads and desserts would be desirable as far as I'm concerned.
The service, however, was impeccable.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants in cape may which certainly has MANY choices. It is a great venue for special occasions. FOOD is FANTASTIC! The chef is very skilled and delivers delicious beautiful plates. Portions are on the small to medium size, so if you are expecting large heaping portions, not the place. BUT if you want a culinary experience, this is the place for you. Beautiful ambiance & great service!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

We dined here during restaurant week. The food and service were amazing! We will return.

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