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Freda's Cafe

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American, 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 170
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 11
    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
Excellent food, great staff

The food and service were fantastic. The restaurant is charming and intimate. The wait staff was quick and friendly. Great quality food, but pricey. The great thing is, it's BYO so you do save there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Daniela M
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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Westampton Township, New Jersey, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've wanted to eat at this restaurant for years and we finally did, on a recent Saturday night in January. It was very charming inside, and we looked forward to our meal. My husband ordered the bisque, which was served only lukewarm. It was also very salty and tasted very concentrated. The crab wontons were too fishy tasting and I... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food and service were fantastic. The restaurant is charming and intimate. The wait staff was quick and friendly. Great quality food, but pricey. The great thing is, it's BYO so you do save there.

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Thank Daniela M
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a late lunch on Monday. Had a hard time deciding as the menu has a lot of delicious choices. Our group had chili, Asian tuna salad, a lamb burger and a salmon wrap. Everyone loved their food. Service was great. Would definitely go again and recommend.

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Thank mdb4241
Wilmington, Delaware
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Visited Freda's again on this trip to Cape May and had another wonderful dining experience. The attention to preparation and presentation are outstanding. The waiter was attentive and gave a comprehensive review of the menu. Love the BYOB aspect so you can bring your favorite wine along at no markup !

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Thank C8984FQkarenh
Harrisburg PA
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Ate there with my husband on a busy Saturday night. We had rsvp, but once seated did see people turned away. Everything we ordered was delicious but without prices on the menu, I guess we should have realized it was expensive. 2 appetizers and 2 entrees later our bill was $104! This is a byob establishment so that did not... More 

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Thank BudBoy
Pine Brook, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Had dinner at Freda's on a girls weekend last night (Dec 12, 2015) and we all loved our meals. Most of us ordered the Crab Cakes with mashed potatoes and mango sauce. I do think they were the best crab cakes I've ever had. Delicious. Our waiter was excellent and the dessert was delicious and festive with little chocolate pretzel... More 

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Thank LMOgens
Maryland
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We have eaten there on three occasions. Always excellent entrees. It is quite small and the noise level can be a bit much on a crowed evening. Worth the minor inconvenience.

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Thank surferboyMaryland
Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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174 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

About 20 years ago we loved this place… Then, we had a not so great meal about a dozen years ago and did not return. We decided to give it another try and were pleasantly rewarded--our dinner was quite good. The chef catered to my food issues (gluten & sugar-free) asking that I give them a heads up next time... More 

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Thank Lisa T
Spring Lake, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Excellent mac and cheese. Love the crabcake sandwich. Salmon wrap is very tasty. Excellent service. Friendly staff

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Thank polkadotred
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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436 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

You've gotta make a reservation or you're not getting in. The place is quite small and tight. My chair back was against the woman's chair back behind me. Our service was excellent and the food lovely.

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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: American, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?