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Cafe Loren

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2288 Dune Dr, 23rd And Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2005 (23rd St.)
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Cafe Loren is the real deal. It's where we went to celebrate our engagement, and where we went to celebrate after our wedding/buying a home in AV. It's simply the best in town. The staff, whether greeting us at the door or at every step of the dinner service, is very friendly and make us feel very welcome. Not pretentious... More 

Thank Roman G
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50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Phenomenal! Apps were the scallops, and beet and goat cheese salad. Entrees were halibut and the filet. Dessert was a chocolate banana something. Everything was perfectly cooked and presentation was beautiful. The halibut was the best I've had. Our server, Mary, was excellent. Friendly and knowledgeable and helped steer us to great choices. First time here and will go back.

Thank alext00923
Cape May Co., NJ
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Wife and I marked belated anniversary: house salads superb and abundant. Her rack of lamb excellent. Accompanying dishes tad too strongly seasoned. My scallops were beautiful, the side items pleasant, the marmalade too bitter for me. Service was excellent; for us the value overrated.

Thank sage_and_poet
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

For the past few summers I have taken a break from Cafe Loren and island hopped to other restaurants. Four of us returned to 2288 Dune Drive on a Wednesday evening in August and were happy we did. We brought our own delicious bottles of wine, which were promptly opened for us. I had forgotten how comfortable the atmosphere was;... More 

1 Thank pja150
Saint Davids, Pennsylvania, USA
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

I've just had a great meal in a charming restaurant where I've never had anything but. I decided to try a special dish that sounded like nothing I've ever eaten before, and my adventurous nature was rewarded with a culinary thrill. Imagine short ribs cooked with fresh blueberries and served over cooked peaches with a peach/ginger sauce. YUM doesn't begin... More 

1 Thank noah203
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Outstanding in all ways! I have dined here over the past 15 years and it just keeps getting better and better. BYOB. Make your reservation early or you will get shut out.

1 Thank Goldinlondon2012
Marathon, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

My wife and I have been going to this restaurant for years and have never been disappointed. Tonight's meal was truly exceptional however. We started with salads...spinach / arugula and caesar....both were excellent in presentation, quality and taste! Our entrees were truly exceptional....the halibut and perch dishes were inventive, delicious and beautifully presented. We finished with espresso and a key... More 

1 Thank Kelly M
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Oh, the filet was tender... And the blueberry bbq short ribs fell apart when your fork touched them. The lobster app was $22 but was pretty good (and different with the lemony flavors). Wasnt hungry for dessert but went for the pb pie.... It was the best and now all other PB desserts will be compared to this one!!!

1 Thank kcfragassi
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

very nice decor and exellent meal. staff was very good and helpful. a bit pricey , but worth it. we visited with another couple and did not feel rushed. 5 star

1 Thank john3720
Sewickley, PA
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240 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We've been coming here for many years, albeit only during our annual trek to the Shore. The food is very fresh, quite good, well presented, and properly served by the wait staff. The setting is very nice. What was off putting this visit, strange as it may seem, is what I'll call the chef's over-creativity, but which I mean a... More 

1 Thank Oberst06

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2288 Dune Dr, 23rd And Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2005
    (23rd St.)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: 609-967-8228

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