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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, Dessert, 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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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful fresh food

Great for any meal. Loved the savory pulled lamb dish with lots beans and veggies, very generous portion, fresh and really tasty. A fresh roasted corn soup was also excellent. Many interesting dishes of fresh good food at a very reasonable price. A very comfortable, clean, casual atmosphere... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Netmouse R
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Rockaway, New Jersey
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  • Families with children
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West Cape May, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed my dinner so much, I can't wait to go back. Awesome, awesome place to eat. It was my first experience and certainly is on my list of favorite places to eat.

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Rockaway, New Jersey
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 NEW

Great for any meal. Loved the savory pulled lamb dish with lots beans and veggies, very generous portion, fresh and really tasty. A fresh roasted corn soup was also excellent. Many interesting dishes of fresh good food at a very reasonable price. A very comfortable, clean, casual atmosphere, sit inside or outside at picnic tables.

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

Thank you for your recent visit to our new restaurant and for your nice comments. More 

Cold Spring, NJ
Top Contributor
356 reviews 356 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The owners of Gecko's, Cape May have closed that well known and successful venture after 15 years to open a more casual and relaxed café just a few blocks away on the border of West Cape May. It has been open just a couple of weeks and is already doing rather well, drawing the people who were fans of their... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. It's nice to know our hard work is bringing good results. More 

Bedminster, New Jersey
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122 reviews 122 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely lunch here outside. Friendly service, good food, laid back vibe. Good option for BYOB in this area.

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Maryland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Enjoyed an excellent dinner here. The outdoor seating is fun and relaxing. Portions are hearty so come hungry. I had the pork tenderloin and my friend went with the baked acorn squash. Both were delicious. Desserts are not to be missed as they are home baked.

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Lincoln Park
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I am trying to give the restaurant the benefit of the doubt because we were 10 for dinner on a Monday evening, but 10 meals should not have been poor. Outdoor ambience/ seating was pleasant. We sat on plastic deck chairs. There were gentle breezes in mid-September, so outdoor dining was nice. The food was the issue at Gecko's. The... More 

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nEW jERSEY
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60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Wonderful selection of Southwestern food. Very innovative and the flavors are great. The black bean and corn cakes with a salsa with scallions and sour cream were just delicious. So was the vegetarian burrito. The food was great but they need to make some minor changes in service. After finishing the appetizer and salad, they asked me to remove knife... More 

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Monroe, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The crab dish wasn't very good but the 3 sisters Quesadilla was great. Salsa was really good. Service was pretty good - casual ambiance.

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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

For all the years we've been coming to Cape May this is one of the places that has been on my list. We just went this week and can't wait to go back!!! This is a BYOB and we have visited the Willow Creek Winery earlier in the day and came prepared with Sangria which was perfect!! Where to start?... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Not your usual southwestern restaurant. Great service, and location. Right at the Washington Street Mall. BYOB

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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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