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Freda's Cafe

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Cafe, International, Delicatessen
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210 Ocean St, Cape May, NJ 08204-2350
609-884-7887
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Thu - Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 157
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food

We had an 8 o'clock reservation. When we arrived, because of the restaurant's limited space, we waited outside. We were then seated at a very small table in the corner. Those were the only negatives because the food and service were marvelous. We started with the mussels with a Parmesan cheese... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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New York City, New York
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We had an 8 o'clock reservation. When we arrived, because of the restaurant's limited space, we waited outside. We were then seated at a very small table in the corner. Those were the only negatives because the food and service were marvelous. We started with the mussels with a Parmesan cheese on top. It might not sound appetizing but it... More 

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We stopped in at Freda's for lunch after a walking tour of the area and were not disappointed. The crab cake salad was excellent... one of the better crab cakes I have had anywhere. The staff was pleasant. We would go back.

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Nutley, New Jersey
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Lunch was yummy! My daughter loved the homemade Mac cheese. The pulled pork sandwich was delicious. Wait staff very efficient. Nice n quiet away from the rest of the Mall. It is small. Perfect for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Our family of five enjoyed an excellent dinner. Two had crab cakes,two had a sea bass special and one had the beef and crab Wellington. One order of spring rolls was an appetizer. Bill with tip was $240. The waiter was very pleasant and attentive. The prior comments about the small size and crowded space, the lack of prices on... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Be sure to go early if you want to eat at Freda's. The dining room is quite small and the tables do not turn over quickly. Once seated, you will need to be patient. The dishes tend toward the heavier side -- even the seafood dishes are heavy, so you may want to skip the appetizers (they are heavy too... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The food is AMAZING!!!! We ate there on 2 days of our 3 day visit to Cape May. There is nothing more to say then the it's delicious, a MUST try.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I was at Freda's on August 19, 2015 had lovely dinner. I had the scallops which was delicious! Our server Steven was wonderful. The only negative I have was the hostess was not very friendly. also she needs to smile. e

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The overall rating of Fried's would be good. More then average but maybe not as high as very good. We both enjoyed our meal and would go back. Very small so not so good for a Romantic meal but fine for couples. Dave had the pasta Dolly and he really enjoyed it, I had the salmon special and I really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were in search of a place for dinner and luckily they fit us in without a reservation. We enjoyed everything we had here. Can't wait to visit Cape May again just to come back here for dinner.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

By a lot. Two kids grilled cheeses, an avocado salmon wrap, two birch beers, and two milks $45 ($55 w/ tip). Would not go back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 210 Ocean St, Cape May, NJ 08204-2350
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-884-7887

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe, International, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?