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Freda's Cafe

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210 Ocean St, Cape May, NJ 08204-2350
+1 609-884-7887
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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Staten Island, New York
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439 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were in Cape May for Parade Weekend and had enjoyed Freda's in past. It had been some time since we had been here because the dining room is small and it can be challenging getting in at times. On this particular day we were lucky enough to get a table for lunch. We both enjoyed a Cream of Asparagus... More 

Thank bbbob84
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a delicious dinner from start to finish. It was difficult to choose from so many wonderful entrees The service was excellent. Be sure to make reservations though as this place is always busy.

Thank Marilyn K
Barnegat, New Jersey
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122 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We had lunch here for the first time after visiting Cape May too often passing it by. And you know what, we may have lunch here from now on each time we visit. Sure, there are plenty of places to eat along Washington Street, but this small venue, right off the main drag, offers excellent choices, all of which are... More 

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Londonderry, Ohio
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We went to the restaurant on a Sunday evening without reservations. When we walked to the front of the cafe I was skeptical because of the appearance of the exterior. I was soon won over by the friendliness of this very small restaurant's staff. Several specials of lamb and aged porterhouse were offered but this Midwestern girl ordered the jumbo... More 

Thank Cynthia B
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This BYOB right off the Washington Mall in Cape May had a surprisingly large and diverse lunch menu of salads, sandwiches and other choices such as fish tacos and chicken quesadillas, almost all in the $14-15 range. The servings were certainly enough to fill you up. My crabcake sandwich was excellent. I would like to go back next time in... More 

Thank EdFoNY
Summit, New Jersey
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Finally made it to a wonderful dinner here and plan to return soon! Charming ambience, excellent service and wonderful food!

Thank dephalp
New Jersey
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144 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Took Cape May Food tours to 6 stops. This was voted my favorite, and many others from our group of 13 agreed. My wife and I went back and had a another fabulous meal.

Thank tbirdhs
Wayne, New Jersey
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Stopped by this cute restaurant for lunch and had their award winning crab cake sandwhich --- WOW so good i heard all the other tables enjoying their meal as well. I wish they had an in restaurant restroom -- it was around the corner --- but it would not stop me from going there again!!

Thank Maureen B
Asbury, New Jersey, United States
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

We've enjoyed lunch here in the past, and dinner was even better! Service was good, restaurant is cozy. The food was just wonderful: muscles (signature dish) were incredible, as was the lobster empanada appy's. Special porterhouse steak was delicious, and accompanied by delicious veggies and whipped cinnamon sweet potatoes. Their award winning crab cakes deserve the honor...true lump crab meat... More 

Thank Rob L
Montgomery, Alabama
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70 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

Lunch with fish tacos, arugula salad and baked brie. Great fish taco, with lots of fried cod and wonderful sauce. Other couple said their dishes were great too. Service was very good, prompt but not overbearing. Great little shop with interesting art on the walls.

Thank Larry B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, International, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, 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: +1 609-884-7887

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?