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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 80
    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
Amazing salsa, and outdoor seating

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
SWong715
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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120 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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56 reviews
39 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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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 15 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 

Pearl River, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

My husband and I tried Gecko's West Perry Cafe for the first time yesterday. It is a very cute little place, looks like it may have originally been built as a small cottage, and has been updated with tropical colors and art for a fresh, beachy look. The shaded outdoor dining area is about as large as the indoor area,... More 

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Thank you for coming to our new little restaurant and for your great review. More 

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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120 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Restaurant was very good. We have a vegan member of our party & there were a lot of choices here. It's byob which always saves money. The food & service is excellent. It is a long walk from the beach area so keep that in mind. We all really enjoyed this place & would go back again.

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Thank you for coming in and for your nice review. More 

Livingston, New Jersey
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The food is always freshly prepared. The salads and vegetables are the main feature of their meals, and are always done to perfection. Don't miss the sun tea.

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Thanks for coming to Gecko's and you nice comments. More 

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Additional Information about Gecko's West Perry Cafe

Address: 479 West Perry Street, Cape May, NJ 08204
Phone Number: 609-898-7750
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 18

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