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Freda's Cafe

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Café, 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
Closed now
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Hours:
Thu - Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 131
    Excellent
  • 66
    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
Fantastic Quality!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Route6ALover
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Ellington, CT
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Ellington, CT
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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West Orange
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85 reviews 85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We had an intimate dinner at this superb restaurant. We were greeted by a young man, seated immediately, and water and bread/butter promptly put on the table. He read us the specials in a polite, friendly voice, with a smile that never left his face throughout the entire evening. We shared the scallop appetizer with mango sauce. It was out... More 

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New Jersey
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131 reviews 131 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Small, quaint, and always good food. Service for the most part is always good, could be slow at times, but I have never been disappointed by this location.

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Piermont, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The lunch offerings at Fred's are made with a flare to be somewhat different than the ordinary. Their salads and soup are wholesome and different. The menu is varied with seafood, vegetable and meat dishes with health in mind and they are very fresh. The ambiance and atmosphere is very simple and plain. And some of the spaces are small... More 

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Manassas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The whole BYOB was new to us in NJ but fine with us We had the seafood bisque - not great and the mussels which were tasty(salty) but when you put under the broiler to melt the cheese you are drying out the mussels some were charred. The apps were a disappointment, we were ready to leave. We decided to... More 

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Maryland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We had dinner at Freda's Cafe and expected a wonderful meal, based on other reviews and the enthusiasm of our server. The decor is homey and comfortable and cozy, it has a nice feel. It is a small space. Our server was informative, helpful, and efficient. My husband ordered the seafood bisque, which he said was very good. I had... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Let me preface this by saying that i have been to freda's a few times and always loved it, but after this last time I will never go back and it truly is a shame. My family has a house in cape may so when a bunch of us were in town for the Christmas parade we decided to go... More 

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Eatontown, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

There are many good restaurants in Cape May but my husband and I never miss eating in Freda's. We have never experienced a bad meal and the service has always been friendly. It's a very small restaurant so during the busier months reservations are suggested.

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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: Café, 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?