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Gecko's West Perry Cafe

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479 West Perry Street, Cape May, NJ 08204
609-898-7750
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout
Description: Serving casual cafe fair with a variety of regional dishes. Enjoy lunch in...
Serving casual cafe fair with a variety of regional dishes. Enjoy lunch in our cozy dining room or relax outside in our shaded garden. Call us for take out.
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  • 130
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy takeout supper!

We had a simple takeout supper, and it was delicious. My husband wasn't very hungry, but he found the split pea soup with ham quite tasty. I ordered black bean & corn cakes, served over a sour cream salsa - DELICIOUS! There appeared to be limited indoor seating, but a large outdoor seating area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
TheCatherine
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Somerset, New Jersey
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  • Families with children
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English first
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed an exceptionally fresh and imaginative lunch here. Really good food, fresh ingredients, made to order. The place is cute inside and there are also tables outside.

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Somerset, New Jersey
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a simple takeout supper, and it was delicious. My husband wasn't very hungry, but he found the split pea soup with ham quite tasty. I ordered black bean & corn cakes, served over a sour cream salsa - DELICIOUS! There appeared to be limited indoor seating, but a large outdoor seating area looked fun and inviting. We were... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I gave this place 5 stars but would have done 4 1/2 if the choice was available. If you have to eat indoors it is claustrophobic, but eating outside at a picnic table is really pleasant if the weather is on your side. Need to up the AC capacity. Bathroom is janitors closet and should at least be cleaned up... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The waitstaff are very helpful. Quesadilla with shrimp, and chorizo was my favorite! The salsa was so good we asked for more and added to the other dishes that we had ordered. Now living in a city where hot and spicy Mexican food is prevalent , the food was more at Geckos was more on the lighter side of spiced... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We stopped here going between the Cape May lighthouse and the beach. We ordered at the counter and went out to the lovely little eating area/garden. They did have inside seating too but it was a perfect day to be outside. The people who work there are great and we really enjoyed our sandwiches and salads. There was a shrimp... More 

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This restaurant was off the beaten path of Main Street in Cape May, NJ which was welcomed during a busy 4th of July. You actually walk in and place your order in a very understated and "warm" foyer area but don't let this fool you. You then walk back into the air conditioned dining area or outside with your order... More 

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Geckos123, Owner at Gecko's West Perry Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for coming to our new little restaurant. We are always happy to hear that we are on the right track. Hope to see you again soon. More 

nj
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140 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

sitting on hard wooden benches, eating off plastic plates, using plastic flatware and have a small selection of dishes to choose from this is the place to go. Had been going to Geckos on Carpenter street for over 12 years and loved the colorful, happy, upbeat atmosphere that served to enhance the wonderful and delicious food choices, where you were... More 

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Geckos123, Owner at Gecko's West Perry Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the former Gecko's for may years. But after 15 long and hard years we had to make a change in our lives. We decided to close that restaurant and start fresh in a new location. New menu, new atmosphere. Our menu selecion is large with a great variety.... More 

New Jersey
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Had seen many coffee shops, restaurants come and go in this particular location so was surprised Gecko's took a chance and moved from the Cape May mall area to West Cape May. Very happy they did! Had a nice lunch in the shady garden area which is also dog friendly. Had the cold sesame noodle entree which was very good... More 

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Geckos123, Owner at Gecko's West Perry Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for trying our new Gecko's and for your great comments. More 

new jersey
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We ordered lunch for take out. Very good food, definitely will go back next time in Cape May. Very cute place and seating inside and out back.

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Geckos123, Owner at Gecko's West Perry Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for trying our new Gecko's. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Sunday lunch in the heart of the busy season -- enjoyed a lovely lunch in the garden! Cold Sesame Noodles with Duck, Corn and Black Bean Cakes, Pork Pasole, and a quesadilla for our little one. Not a crumb was left. You order at the counter and then go sit down. Food is delivered, and you bus your plates. Both... More 

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Thank you for dining at Gecko's West Perry Cafe and for your nice comments. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 479 West Perry Street, Cape May, NJ 08204
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-898-7750

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 18

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Serving casual cafe fair with a variety of regional dishes. Enjoy lunch in our cozy dining room or relax outside in our shaded garden. Call us for take out.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?