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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 133
    Excellent
  • 86
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food!

We have always loved Gecko's esp. on the plaza. We like there new restaurant but not as much as before. The food was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
cherylbythesea
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Panama
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Panama
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have always loved Gecko's esp. on the plaza. We like there new restaurant but not as much as before. The food was good.

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Thank cherylbythesea
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Tried Gecko's for the first time tonight and it was really excellent! It's a funky little place, reminds me of typical small restaurants in Mexico. Cheerful décor, simple tables, no fancy linen tablecloths! I had the salmon with mango salsa, a special tonight but the chef said they have it almost every night -- absolutely delicious! Cooked perfectly, seasoned just... More 

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Thank Mikaman185
Norfolk, Connecticut, United States
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This cute little lunch place was very enjoyable. You order and pay first, then choose a seat and the food is brought to you. I've never had a better Cuban sandwich, and the coleslaw was amazing-long pieces of red cabbage with a tangy vinegar coating. The flavors were amazing- my friends corn chowder was very unusual - clear with tons... More 

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Thank mara4_12
New Jersey
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98 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Originally stopped by Empanadas during our walk from Queen Victoria...bad news, cash only...Geckos was plan B and truly turned out to be a gem...I had Cuban sandwich and my wife had nachos...both made to order and delicious...key West casual and friendly staff...same menu for lunch and dinner...definitely worth checking out

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Thank Andy B
Cape May, New Jersey
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We miss the old intown location and some menu favorites but the parking is easier. The food is fresh,plentiful and healthy with new options almost daily. Pleasant outdoor tables.

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Thank Luvrat
Suburban Philadelphia
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185 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Gecko's has moved from its old location on Carpenter Lane off the pedestrian mall in Cape May. It's now located on Perry Street in West Cape May. The old menu has undergone a revision, too. Gecko's next-door neighbor, Key West Tacos, serves Mexican food (as you might well imagine), so Gecko's kindly chose to go with a slightly-altered menu (you... More 

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Thank CodgersontheMove
Nutley,NJ
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We stopped by for a quick lunch one day when in Cape May and were pleasantly surprised how wonderful the food was. I will be back! They need to install AC since it gets way too hot in the little house.

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Thank Robin L
Branchburg, NJ
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Stopped by for lunch as a last meal out of Cape May. I ordered the cheese quesadilla which was very tasty. Dishes ordered by other members of our group included ribs which were tasty and large (we had to take some home), salad and soup. The restaurant had an artsy feel to it. Overall the food was great, but mid-range... More 

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Thank Frank W
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

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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Thank meegarian
Somerset, New Jersey
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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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?