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The Merion Inn
The Merion Inn

General Menu

Sample Menu - Early Summer 2014

Dinner and Cocktails served daily from 5:00 pm; Live Piano music from 5:30 pm
Last reservation: 9 pm (10 pm on Saturday); Cafe Menu Available after hours


Fried Chesapeake Oysters $11.95
served with chipotle-lime remoulade and sliced jalapenos

Crab Cake Appetizer $11.95
choose pan-seared Maryland crab cake or fried Merion deviled crab cake

Ahi Tuna $13.95
pepper-encrusted, served rare with corn, tomato and avocado salsa in sherry vinaigrette

Merion Clams Casino $9.95
chopped topnecks & sauteed mirepoix, topped with bacon

Classic Shrimp Cocktail $11.95
With a trio of dipping sauces

Warmed Figs stuffed with Gorgonzola, Wrapped in Prosciutto $9.95
served over mixed greens, drizzled with balsamic reduction

Wild Mushroom and Parmagiano-Reggiano Flatbread $8.95


Jersey Shore Clam Chowder $5.95

Chef's Soup Of The Day Market Price

French Onion Soup With Garlic Croutons And Melted Cheese $7.95

Farmers' Market Salad $7.95
changes weekly, using sesaonal ingredients, grown locally when available

Strawberry, Orange and Goat Cheese Salad with Toasted Almonds $7.95
tossed with field greens and a citrus vinaigrette

Wedge Of Iceberg Lettuce $7.95
with Merion blue cheese dressing, cherry tomatoes & crumbled bacon

Garden Salad $5.95
mixed greens with chopped garden veggies and homemade

Caesar Salad With Garlic Croutons And Shaved Parmesan $7.95


Teriyaki and Ginger-Glazed Grilled Salmon Fillet with Asian Slaw & Wasabi Mashed

(add $2 on Saturday evenings if seated before 9:00 PM)
Our express dinners feature a smaller-portioned entree or a sandwich, chef's choice of side (sorry no substitutions), a small green or strawberry-orange-goat cheese salad or cole slaw, and a mini-dessert, served all at once!

Fried Chesapeak Oysters with Chopolte-lime Remoulade Sauce

Roast Chicken Breast with Herbed Bread Budding, Mashed Potatoes & ChickenJus

Prime Rid Sliders (2) with Chrispy Fried Shallots, Horseradish Sauce and French Fries

Express Sandwiches (on a toasted roll with french fries and a small salad or cole slaw & a mini-dessert)
Grilled Salmon, Fried Oyster Po-Boy, Hamburger, Cheeseburger

Wild Mushroom and Shaved Parmagiano-Reggiano Flatbread

Deviled Crabcake Sliders (2) with Chipolte-Lime Reomoulade and French Fries


Generations of Cape May locals and visitors have returned again and again for these traditional Delaware-Chesapeake regional specialties. Find out why!

Merion Crab Imperial $26.95
jumbo lump, crabmeat in a creamy, delicate sauce

Merion Stuffed Flounder $28.95
fillet wrapped around crab imperial

Merion Stuffed Lobster Tail $39.95
chunks of lobster tail blended with Merion crab imperial, returned to the shell and broiled

Merion Lobster Imperial $32.95
chunks of lobster blended with crab imperial

Merion Stuffed Shrimp $28.95
stuffed with Merion deviled crab-boiled or deep fried

Merion Surf and Turf 42.95*
4 oz. filet mignon with 1/2 merion stuffed lobster tail
*add $7 for 6 oz. filet with surf and turf

Plain 12-14 oz. lobster tail with drawn butter

With plain 1/2 Lobster Tail... 42.95


Pan-Seared Cape May Scallops
See the "additions to the Menu" for a description of this evening's preparation(s)

Ginger Soy-Glazed Atlantic Salmon With Wasabi Mashed Potatoes & Asian Slaw $26.95

Crab Cakes (2 Kinds) $27.95
Choose MARYLAND CRAB CAKES prepared Chesapeake Bay-style with roasted red pepper beurre blanc or MERION DEVILED CRAB CAKE lump crab in a seasoned roux, breaded, deep-fried and served with our chipotle-lime rémoulade. Can’t decide? Try our CRAB CAKE DUET and get one of each!

Flounder Francese with Artichoke Hearts $25.95
served with lemon-caper beurre blanc

No Frills Seafood*
prepared simply, for those who see no need to “gild the lily” (pan-seared or freshly breaded to order and deep-fried—some seafood may be grilled or blackened as well)
FLOUNDER 23.95 SALMON 23.95 SHRIMP 25.95 CAPE MAY SCALLOPS (large) 28.95 SHRIMP & SCALLOPS (medium) 26.95 SEAFOOD SAMPLER 31.95 flounder, shrimp and scallops

Additional Preparation (Some "Frills" For the "NO Frills" Fish And Shellfish)
Blackened – chargrilled or pan-fried, as appropriate (add $1); Rémoulade (chilled) add $1; Scampi-style –sautéed with garlic, olive oil and white wine (add $3); Teriyaki Glaze (soy-ginger) $2; Salsa duo of tomato and roasted corn salsas (add $2); Lemon-Caper Beurre Blanc (add $2); Roasted Red Pepper Beurre Blanc (add $2); Horseradish Sauce (chilled – add $1)


Filet Mignon* $31.95
(6 oz.) with red wine demi-glace

New York Strip Steak * $29.95
(12 oz.)

Black Angus Prime Rib Au Jus *
Queen Cut (12 oz) 32.95
King Cut (16 oz) 42.95

*Steak and Cake
add a maryland or Merion deviled crab canke to your steak or prime rib for an additional 12.00

*Additional Preparations for Steak and Prime Rib
Blackened - coated with Cajun spices, char-grilled and or pan-fried, as appropriate (add 1.00)
Roquefort Cheese & Cabernet Demi-Glance, or Roquefort Cheese only (add 3.00)
Horseradish Cream Sauce (chilled) great with prime rib! (add 1.00)


Roasted Bistro Chicken $19.95
roasted chicken breast and crispy leg & thigh chicken confit, served with savory herbed bread pudding, roast chicken gravy and two sides

With Chicken Breasts... 23.95 | With Shrimp... 28.95

Chicken Franchese with Artichoke Hearts $20.95
with lemon-caper beurre blanc

Grilled Asparagus, Roasted Tomatoes, Portobello Mushrooms & Israeli Couscous $19.95
with garlic, roasted red peppers, Kalamata olives, sprinkled with feta cheese (optional) & pignoli nuts, drizzled with a balsamic reduction


Most entrées are served with two sides (fresh vegetable of the day, Merion potato cup, mashed potatoes, French fries or Merion cole slaw). The following additional sides are available for 7.00 each (serves 2):
Grilled Jersey Asparagus with noisette butter (also available steamed); Haricots Vertes (French green beans); Fresh Spinach (steamed or sautéed with garlic butter)

Items and pricing subject to change without notice.