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104 Jackson St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1440
+1 609-884-5882
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Serving fresh simple seafood dishes here on Jackson Street since 1980...
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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    Very good
  • 14
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  • 4
    Poor
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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The less than enthusiastic reviews I see from DC and NYC folks don't worry me. We have been coming back to Louisa's for a decade, to enjoy fresh fish cooked properly, served with a smile in a small room where conversation is possible. You can even talk to the neighboring table if you wish. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Frederick, Maryland
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  • Local cuisine
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

There is NOTHING to dislike about this little chocolate store! They have every kind of artisan chocolate imaginable. Their chocolate stars, bacon chocolate bars, and lavender sea salt caramels are among my favorites!

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Terrific food, great service , my go to place when in a Cape May! Fresh fish, great deserts. Love the small intimate atmosphere.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

sustainability. simplicity. family. community. romance - this lovingly crafted little place has it all. every detail is formed out of love, comfort, beauty and purity. fresh caught fish, veggies farmed that DAY from down the road, ease, and fun service make this.... pretty perfect. if you like fussiness, a huge menu, lots of choice, and lots of space, this isn't... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We stumbled upon this gem on the way to a restaurant that is closed so we came back and glad we did. Chalkboard menu based on fresh ingredients available that day. Fish was amazing and good portions. The BYOB was also welcomed with a liquor store just around the corner. They even has a vegan dish for my wife. Service... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The less than enthusiastic reviews I see from DC and NYC folks don't worry me. We have been coming back to Louisa's for a decade, to enjoy fresh fish cooked properly, served with a smile in a small room where conversation is possible. You can even talk to the neighboring table if you wish. I will confess to some apprehension... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My companion wanted fresh fish...something you think would be easy to find in a seaside resort area. It wasn't. We spotted Louisa's and decided to give it a try. Fortunately, when we called for reservations, they informed us of the BYOB and no credit card limitations. These 2 are always a red flag and quite unwelcome. Strike 1. On the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Really liked our dinner here. Mostly locally caught fish. There were a few items on the menu but each was very delicious. Had shrimp with a lemon BBQ that was really good. It was byob and was a very reasonably priced dinner. Would recommend!!

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New York City, New York
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Louisa's was recommended to us as a good place for vegetarians. There were not a lot of options, but there were a few. We had the carrot sweet potato soup which was great. The bread was excellent (and warm). I had the pasta which wasn't as flavorful as I would have liked. My husband had the vegetable cakes, which I... More 

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Blairstown, New Jersey
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

BYOB with a direct from farm type menu eccletic offerings. Server (Karen) was great and the Bluefish the other couple with us, was very good. We had Vegetable Cakes which were nothing special. The cabbage salad that accompanied the meal was a nice change from cole slaw and very good. I have a feeling most people will experience a "hit... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

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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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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Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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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