We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Freda's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Cafe, International, Delicatessen
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
210 Ocean St, Cape May, NJ 08204-2350
609-884-7887
Website
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Thu - Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 258 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 142
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 32
    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 little spot with wonderful food!

Our first stop during our Cape May Food Tour. The crab bruschetta could have been a perfect lunch by itself! Delicious! Small place, make reservations or arrive early! Great history here!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
time2dreambig
,
Tower City, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
Add Photo Write a Review

258 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Tower City, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Our first stop during our Cape May Food Tour. The crab bruschetta could have been a perfect lunch by itself! Delicious! Small place, make reservations or arrive early! Great history here!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ocean View, New Jersey
Level Contributor
29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit to Freda's Café and this time we decided to go with friends. I usually hate to invite friends unless I'm VERY sure the restaurant is exceptional, but I thought we'd take a chance. This time around our food was pretty bad. I had the fish special with the tiny crab cake on top and all... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Food and service were perfect. Baked Brie and Fried Oysters, then Beef and Crab Wellington and the Rack of Lamb; finally, the legendary Bread Pudding and the Praline Crunch Cake. Could not have been any better.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

My husband and I had a reservation for dinner and were seated immediately at a very small table where I could not even sit down becasue it was so close to another table. (I am a small person!) We requested another table and were seated at one which was much better. Appetizer, spring rolls were hot and delicious with excellent,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I was really looking forward to going to Freda's based on the reviews, but I was not very impressed with the food. The salad was a few limp leaves of Romano lettuce in way too much dressing. My entree was the spare ribs, which were OK. I had the sweet potato with my entree and that was terrible - tasted... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This place is typical Cape May. Comfortable and friendly service with a smile. The food came out seamlessly with a perfect amount of time allotted between courses. I ordered the Japanese style seared tuna. I was preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. I was pleasantly surprised and it was very good. My wife got the crab cakes... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
97 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This place really lived up to its reviews. Classy décor, muted relaxing background music and the most tender, delicious fried oyster sandwich I have ever eaten. It was served with a delicate lemon and dill sauce on a roll with lettuce tomato and bacon. They also served a killer iced tea made from scratch. Fabulous!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Always a great meal. Wonderful deserts. Wish it was a little bit larger. Kind of cramped in some places.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Nice decor, good service, good food and good value. Try the mac and cheese! We were told it was like no other and it was! Decent portions for lunch.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
River Edge, New Jersey
Level Contributor
157 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Wonderful appetizers, entrees and desserts that unlike any others in Cape May. Freda's is a small place, usually requires a reservation, but we had no problem getting at table at 6 p.m. Appetizer? Fried crab wontons with raspberry sauce for one of us, French onion soup for the other. Both were fabulous. Entrees? Filet mignon that was cooked to perfection,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Freda's Cafe also viewed

Cape May, Jersey Shore
 

Been to Freda's Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Freda's Cafe

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Freda's Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?