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Freda's Cafe

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210 Ocean St, Cape May, NJ 08204-2350
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Thu - Mon 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We absolutely love this BYOB place on the edge of the Washington St. mall. Be sure to make a reservation as it is small and fills up. Don't go if you require acres of space between tables, as it is crowded, but lovely. Be sure to get the fried oyster appetizer (a special, but always on the menu, so far... More 

Thank Scott W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best place we have eaten so far; reasonably priced, although sides like fries are extra (but that's okay as sandwiches are well-sized). Most creative and diverse sandwich menu I've seen-chicken sandwich with Thai curry sauce, turkey/ham with arugula and Russian dressing, etc

Thank Lea G
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we make it a point to try every restaurant in Cape May and we're running out of new restaurants, we decided to revisit Freda's Cafe, a restaurant we haven't visited in a while. The decor hasn't changed much (seashore Victorian?), but overall the food was delicious. In particular, we loved that the entrees came with salads although they were... More 

Thank CurlyCueGirl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I have been coming to Freda's every year for the last 4 years.It is my favorite spot in Cape May.After the 1 star review I made a point to make Freda's my 1st stop back.I was worried that my favorite spot has changed.Im glad I came back.I think after coming back I appreciated Freda's even more than... More 

Thank Richard D
Andover, New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been to Freda's for lunch years ago when it was relatively new and decided to try it on our last night at Cape May this year. It's mind-boggling to see the reviews of 4 stars and beyond after the dismal evening we experienced. Having made a reservation in advance, we were a bit shocked to show up at... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Freda's is a hidden gem, quaint inside, and with a deservedly loyal following. The food is fresh, portions are large, and the menu is creative. It's way above average in a beach town known for beech pizza and pub grub.

Thank nskaye
somers, ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very small but well placed eatery with fresh seafood and great rack of lamb. The chef really knows how to save a bland fish like barramundi with amazingly tasteful trimmings which made me want more but I was too full after eating the generous portions served. My wife had the rack of lamb which she said was the best... More 

Thank larry d
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I last reviewed Freda's in 2011, but have been there since, on countless occasions. As a 40+ year part-time Cape May resident, it delivers each and every time. Owned by Steve (the chef) & his wife Carol (the pastry chef), the food and ambiance are what Cape May is all about. We're partial to the rack of lamb, the consistently... More 

Thank DebinPhilly
New Yiork
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

What a delightful surprise! Unassuming laid back place but spectacular food! We've passed by this place many times in past visits but tried it out this visit and WOW!! Don't pass it by!

Thank Fun04
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

A restaurant in a 19th C Post Office run by people who are passionate about what they do. It was a delightfully delicious meal.

Thank Valerie B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Cafe, International, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Ocean St, Cape May, NJ 08204-2350
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-884-7887

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