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Louisa's Cafe

104 Jackson St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1440
+1 609-884-5882
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Ranked #48 of 108 Restaurants in Cape May
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Serving fresh simple seafood dishes here on Jackson Street since 1980. All our desserts are made right here each morning. Stop by the Chocolate Bar where we have the most delicious Artisan chocolate being made in the beautiful USA! Call for current hours. Our hostess is here at 4. We do not seat any children after 7pm - that is when we begin adult swim. Have fun in Cape May and thanks for stopping by!
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

The restaurant is very cute, and we had some good appetizers (especially the soup). However, we got four different entrees, and they all came out looking exactly the same. Quick sauteed fish served over brown rice and a vinegar/cabbage slaw. I actually enjoyed the slaw, as I hate mayonnaise drenched ones. However, for ~25/entree, a few small pieces of fish... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

Our group of 4 dined at Louisa’s on a Saturday night in November. The restaurant is very small, only about 7 or 8 tables and the atmosphere was cozy however I was disappointed in the overall experience. Service was basically non-existent. They have a corkscrew on the table for opening wine and the 1st time we saw our server was... More

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Westfield, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A cozy eccentric dining experience! Food is fresh, fresh, fresh - the sweet potato, carrot and apple soup was delicious - just thick enough with a balance of sweet and spicy. The crabcakes were bite-size cakes accompanied by a cucumber dill sauce - refreshing and nice counterbalance from the sweet potato soup. Our party decided to each order a different... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Love this place! Salmon was done just right and the slaw was perfect! Only sorry we left no room for dessert!

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Madison, New Jersey
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I am a pediatric nurse and I have years of experience dealing with food borne illnesses. This is the first time anywhere that I ordered a fish dish (salmon), and it was brought out at the speed of sound. I noticed right away it was not fully cooked. My husband continued to enjoy his dinner, the waitress said - do... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

An intimate and charming space! It was highly recommended to me, and I HIGHLY recommend it mysekf. The corn chowder was delicious, the crab cakes are to die for. I loved the local fish and vegetables also. I live in Manhattan, and I can honestly say that Louisa's is at the same level of any great place back home. I'm... More

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Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is a wonderful little dinner cafe. You must have reservations, but the food was great The best we had during our short stay. A little tight, but that was okay. Like most places, it was BYOB and only took cash.

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Westfield, New Jersey
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Short and simple. We noticed when we sat down at our table the waitress came over to clean the surface with the same cloth that was used on previous tables. Okay this is done at many, if not all restaurants and cafes; however, I have NEVER SEEN a waitress then lay the utensils right on the tabletop with NO mat... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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495 reviews 495 reviews
378 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is a really small, family run cafe (with only 9 tables - so make sure you book!!). Louisa's was recommended to us by a local and we absolutely loved it... quirky, quaint, delicious/simple food and reasonable size portions... everything is locally grown or organic and there was absolutely nothing we didn't enjoy! We don't normally eat desserts but they... More

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Brooklyn
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86 reviews 86 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by a friend who is a chef. She was impressed by the freshness of the food, and I would agree--it is fresh. But it is not inventive or extraordinary, though it was good. Still, the cafe is small, tight even, and the prices are high. BYOB, and cash only. Sigh.

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Additional Information about Louisa's Cafe

Address: 104 Jackson St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1440
Phone Number: +1 609-884-5882
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
Cuisine: Seafood

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