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Freda's Cafe

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

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  • 138
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 30
    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
Nice place

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Julie S
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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.

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River Edge, New Jersey
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133 reviews 133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We went here on a Sunday evening around 6:30 and were seated right away. The food was very fresh and innovative. Our waiter was very helpful with good recommendations on the menu. Wonderful fresh fish.

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Vineland, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

I have visited Freda's many times over the last years. Food is always carefully prepared, waitstaff attentive and friendly. Never have had a bad experience. Cape May has many great places to eat, but be sure to include Freda's on your trip. We visited for a late lunch (our last visit)after a trolley tour of Cape May before a shopping... More 

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Brewster, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Wonderful staff, and an amazing array of menu choices. It is a byob if you must have wine. Excellent certificate from the health department so you may dine worry free.

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Let me start by saying the food was amazing. Freda's restaurant (no comment on the deli) is a small, intimate dining room. We arrived late on a Saturday night and the place was absolutely packed. It took awhile to be greeted by the host and afterwards had to wait outside in the cold for a table to open up. Not... More 

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Great Meadows, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Went to Freda's for lunch on Sat (5.2.15). As usual, it was fantastic. My husband, myself and my daughter (who had never been to this restaurant before). All three of us had a delicious lunch (and it is close to the shops). It is also wonderful for dinner!! BYOB! This is one of my favorite go to places in Cape... More 

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Ellington, CT
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I hesitate when Trip Advisor asks if this is one of the best meals you've had in a restaurant, but this time I clicked "Yes" for the first time. Appetizers of cherry peppers stuffed with prosciutto and cheese as well as coconut and sweet potato-crusted sea scallops were good, but the entrees were fantastic. My wife had the grilled organic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We decided to give Freda's a try since it was one of the few restaurants open on a Monday in the off season. Everything from appetizers to dessert was very good. We enjoyed everything we ordered. The restaurant is small but very cozy. Our waiter was extremely nice and attentive. We will definitely return on our next trip to Cape... More 

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Drums, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My fiancée and I tried to dine at Freda's on a couple of occasions. Its all about timing due to the limited hours and small venue. We were so glad that we did though! Its a restaurant that focuses on fresh local food and has a small menu that they put love and attention into! A must try while in... More 

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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: Coffee Shop, 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?