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Freda's Cafe

210 Ocean St, Cape May, NJ 08204-2350
609-884-7887
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Ranked #19 of 110 restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Café
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
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English first
Middletown, New Jersey, United States
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Visited Freda's again this year - and I was even happier this time than my last visit/review. Family of five each had different entrees and all were outstanding, as were the two appetizers we ordered. Service was friendly, professional, and efficient. The decor is still a bit eclectic and the bathroom location is not ideal (requires a trip outside and... More

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Brooklyn, New York
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

For years, my husband and I went to Cape May and walked right past this restaurant, thinking it was nothing special. One night we decided to try it and were so pleasantly surprised. The interior is beautifully done; it is an intimate space decorated with plants and paintings. We discovered that this is a charming restaurant frequented by the locals... More

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Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I can't figure out how someone can make chicken and artichoke so good.This place is absolutely amazing.Great food,polite and prompt service,quaint atmosphere.It is a small place tucked away in a corner off of Washington Street,that is truly a gem.You can tell that this restaurant is a labor of love.Every restaurant should strive to have what this restaurant has,CLASS.

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Avalon, NJ
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Freda's is one of those places you go to once and recommend to all your friends. A BYOB with lots of charm. A small place, so reservations in the season are a must, but they will try to accomodate if they're able. Delicious!

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Philiadelphia, Pa
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

A bit pricy, but the service was friendly (thanks, Cassandra, for the great suggestions) and our dishes were great quality and creative. The room is small and the decor eclectic (kind of "cozy cottage") and it's BYO. There seemed to be quite a variety on the menu for everyone from the adventurous gourmet to some simple kid's options. We shared... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Nothing negative. Only thing we did not like was the restroom which is accessed by going outside and entering a different area. Food was great, Value for money excellent. Best Crab Cakes in NJ.

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Schenectady, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went for a wonderful dinner again this year on our NJ Shore vacation. This is a quaint and lovely jewel-box sized dining spot. Romantic atmosphere and great food. Spring rolls are outstanding; entrees are unique and delicious. Service is always attentive. This is our 5th or 6th visit and we were not disappointed. Always a full house when we go;... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Seriously, best crab cakes in Cape May. Very small, quaint place, but I very much liked the atmosphere. The service was slightly lacking (got to hear the specials AFTER we had already ordered), but our waiter was very polite & pleasant. I got the crab cakes, which were awesome. My husband's dish (can't exactly remember what it was - it... More

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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Cape May has its share of great white table cloth restaurants, but this little BYOB gem can hold its own with the best of them. While a bit cramped and noisy, the happy people inside have found a place with delicious culinary creations that were expertly prepared. We started with appetizers that included tangy pecan crusted goat cheese and some... More

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philadelphia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had the coconut sweet potato encrusted scallops over a bed of greens and the stuffed organic breast of chicken with mozz cheese, sun dried tomatoes, and mushrooms with a salad, fancy carrots and a side of mashed potatoes or whipped sweet potatoes. The scallops were good, but not great. The chicken platter tasted just like chicken pot pie and... More

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