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Louisa's Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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104 Jackson St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1440
+1 609-884-5882
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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130 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of us had an early dinner here in September. The outside facade is darling with flowers climbing up over the yellow house with blue and white accent. Inside, the rooms are small but tables can be grouped together to accommodate a group. The decor is fun - fish on the walls. The food was very good, the service... More 

Thank Mudge2011
Northampton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a limited time in Cape May but were fortunate enough to get a last minute reservation at Louisa's, a special place that we really enjoyed more than twenty years ago when we regularly frequented Cape May. Excellent sea food dishes with perfectly complimentary salads and sides. Desserts to die for! Can't recommend Louise's Cafe more!!

Thank paf50
Millville, New Jersey
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently had dinner at Louisa's midweek. It was far busier than we expected for late September with only a few reservation slots available. We were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time. The service was very good and so was the food. It is a small place and they pack you in. It's also pretty loud. We both... More 

1 Thank chuckb1951
Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Cash is a necessity in Cape May at many of the restaurants so come prepared. However, this is a BYOB, so you don't have to cover the wine or beer on the menu. Food was very good and all the seafood dishes were well prepared. Side slaw and rice was very nice accompaniments. Didn't have reservations and had to wait... More 

1 Thank Cheryl G
Tuckerton, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

Very fresh original food, in a pretty atmosphere. Much of food is locally grown at the Beach Plum Farm nearby. Small dining room so can be noisy if crowded.

1 Thank Sallyarogers
Edison, NJ
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

I come to Cape May once a year, always the first week in September. There are many places to dine in this quaint little town, but none in my opinion can "top" Louisa's. The staff and the quality of the food is superb and if I could dine there every night, I would! I recommend this wonderful hidden gem to... More 

1 Thank KaggieCarr5
Zurich, Switzerland
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Don't miss this gem! You'll get delicious fish and sea food and can bring your own wine. The waiters were very attentive and the entrees we had tasted fantastic. As usual in Cape May, be prepared for a cooled down dining room with AC.

1 Thank Markus S
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157 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

I have been going to Louisa's from almost the day it opened and have loved every single dinner there, mostly with Doug and Louisa. Since they opened, I don't think I have ever come to Cape May w/o eating there...sometimes twice a week. We just had dinner there and I feel they exceeded their bounds. My wife had the scallops... More 

2 Thank FrankDiB
Stratford, New Jersey
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Not to be missed. Small café. Excellent service. Unique, healthy dishes. Do not miss the watermelon lemonade. The flounder was light, tasty.

1 Thank Colleen F
Longboat Key, Florida
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Three of us are at Louis's Cafe last night and it was, by and large, a positive experience. Caesar salad, a perineal favorite of one member was deemed excellent with just the right amount of garlic in the dressing. Two of us shared the peanut Sesame noodle appetizer and found it to be OK, nothing to write home about. The... More 

1 Thank Terry G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Jackson St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1440
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-5882
Serving fresh simple seafood dishes here on Jackson Street since 1980. All our desserts are made right here each morning. Stop by the Chocolate Bar where we have the most delicious Artisan chocolate being made in the beautiful USA! Call for current hours. Our hostess is here at 4. We do not seat any children after 7pm - that is when we begin adult swim.

Have fun in Cape May and thanks for stopping by!

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