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Washington Inn, Cape May, NJ

Washington Inn

4.9
4.9
8544 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 106 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (609) 884-5697
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Miriam Wood
  • Catering
    The Washington Inn provides off-premise catering at whatever location you desire. We are expert at arranging details, creating just the right look, and, of course, offering your guests the highest quality food & attention available. Our catering staff will help you plan an outstanding event, customized to your needs and budget. The Inn caters early- afternoon wedding receptions for up to 125 people on premises. If your guest list is longer, we can help to arrange a reception at the Cape May Beach Club, the Isaac Smith Vineyard, Cape May Winery, your home or wherever you prefer.
  • Private party contact
    LINDSEY DEBAUN: (609) 884-5697
  • Neighbourhood
    Cape May
  • Cross Street
    Jefferson & Washington
  • Parking Details
    We offer Complimentary Valet Parking - simply drive up to the front of the restaurant on Washington Street and our valet will happily park your car, free of charge!
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 8,544 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey

    American

  • Cape May

    Best Overall

  • Cape May

    Best Food

  • Cape May

    Best Service

  • Cape May

    Best Ambience

  • Cape May

    Romantic

  • Cape May

    Good for special occasions

  • Cape May

    Lively

  • Cape May

    American

  • Cape May

    Most Booked

8,544 Reviews
  1. skibum

    St. Louis

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best meal we had on the Jersey Shore! Lots of great rooms each with a different feel. Fish was fresh, attentive service!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New Jersey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best short rib I ever had. My boyfriend had the cioppino and he said it was very good. He also had oysters Rockefeller, which were out of this world. We also had the hazelnut dessert which was a special feature and the cheese mousse, which was a special feature. Everything was amazing. I can’t wait to go back.

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  3. AshleyP

    Kent

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had another lovely experience at the Washington Inn. It was a double date night with wonderful ambiance and delicious food! The burrata and crab cakes are a must!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely experience. Will definitely go back!

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  5. BarryG

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was choppy. Took forever to get our drink order. Didn’t come until after appetizers arrived. Never got second round of drinks. Wrecked the experience.

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  6. TriciaK

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nick and TJ are excellent bartenders! Can’t wait to go back.

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  7. Goodtimes

    Philadelphia

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Decades of fine food and service! Go to for special occasions or just a pleasant Happy Hour at the bar!

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  8. KevinR

    Greater Boston

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always magical to spend time at The Washington Inn. We always feel welcomed and special. Yeni is truly the best and it was wonderful to see Cal. Thank you for providing us a warm place to spend time and honoring our seating request. See you soon, Kevin and Lori

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  9. CMGram

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We could definitely tell that Mimi was not in the kitchen!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great bar experience. Well executed dishes. Bananas foster excellent.

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FAQs

Washington Inn is rated 4.9 stars by 8544 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 106 times today
Google Map for Washington Inn

801 Washington Street, Cape May, NJ 08204

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Jefferson & Washington
  • Neighbourhood
    Cape May
  • Hours of Operation
    Bar Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    We offer Complimentary Valet Parking - simply drive up to the front of the restaurant on Washington Street and our valet will happily park your car, free of charge!
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Miriam Wood
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (609) 884-5697
  • Catering
    The Washington Inn provides off-premise catering at whatever location you desire. We are expert at arranging details, creating just the right look, and, of course, offering your guests the highest quality food & attention available. Our catering staff will help you plan an outstanding event, customized to your needs and budget. The Inn caters early- afternoon wedding receptions for up to 125 people on premises. If your guest list is longer, we can help to arrange a reception at the Cape May Beach Club, the Isaac Smith Vineyard, Cape May Winery, your home or wherever you prefer.
  • Private party contact
    LINDSEY DEBAUN: (609) 884-5697
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