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479 W Perry St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1268
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Trenton, New Jersey
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113 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After closing briefly at their Washington Street Mall location, Geckos is back on West Perry Street in West Cape May--the up and coming foodie destination in Cape May. From the street, the physical location of the restaurant looks much smaller than their old restaurant, but once inside, there is a maze of smaller dining rooms that zigzag across the property--in... More 

1 Thank RoadLessTravelledNJ
Forty Fort
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic hidden gem. Can not spend any time in Cape May without eating here. Friendly, clean and fabulous food. The blankets a nice touch. You will have to try it.

Thank Robert K
Midlothian, Virginia
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483 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for EXCELLENT and HEALTHY FOOD, come here and oh the decor is sooo eclectic; I just loved it on the walking mall and LOVE even more over here out of the way of hustle and bustle.........great space to come eat and stay awhile, ck your email and hang out.........couches etc........we share a LARGE meal of TURKEY... More 

Thank jeannette y
Geckos123, Manager at Gecko's, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us at our new location. Always great to welcome. some familiar faces. More 

Lutherville, Maryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our first meal here so much that we came back a second time during our vacation. The food is well prepared, delicious and artfully presented! We especially enjoyed the Quinoa Salad, Black Bean & Roasted Corn Cakes, and Shrimp & Chorizo Quesadilla. The desserts were delightful, Key lime mousse was just the right touch after a big meal.... More 

1 Thank pennygraf
Geckos123, Manager at Gecko's, responded to this review

Thanks for giving our new place a try. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy quesadillas! We sat outside in the courtyard and we enjoyed a great lunch. Fresh ingredients and great guacamole

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Geckos123, Manager at Gecko's, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in More 

Oakhurst, New Jersey
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119 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were bike riding and decided to give this a try for lunch. Cute place, with outdoor garden seating--weather was nice, so we ate outside. Actually nobody was eating inside. In fact, you wouldn't want to eat inside. Mixed review here. The quesedilla's were very good, but the Cuban was not edible. The pork was thick, tough, and hard to... More 

Thank loulombo
Geckos123, Manager at Gecko's, responded to this review

Our Cuban sandwich is prepared the traditional way, with hand carved roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickel sliced and yellow mustard on a Cuban roll. In our opinion, by leaving out an ingredient, like in your case the mustard, you compromise the whole dish. More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Geckos was our favourite overall restaurant of many that we ate at in the Cape May area. Delicious fresh and tasty food, great service and reasonably priced 😀 we sat outside playing cards for a while afterwards and had a very pleasant and relaxing time. Highly recommended 👍

Thank Dr_Black
Vineland, New Jersey
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

I've eaten at Gecko's when it was more "in town" in Cape May. It is now located next door to Key West Tacos, and has an indoor and outdoor (picnic table) seating area. You order at the counter when you walk in. A chalkboard menu is provided and they were able to accommodate my vegan diet. We ate outdoors because... More 

Thank Brandi G
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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90 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

Accommodated a large party beautifully. The food was spicy and yummy, and the prices at this great little BYOB were very reasonable. Good flank steak, tomato soup, cornbread, salmon.

Thank pickynotsnooty
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

The most delicious (and large) Cuban sandwich this side of Havana! Made with fresh succulent pork, ham, down to the pickles. A great byob with lovely outdoor garden seating ( indoor also). Everything is made fresh. All has been delicious but the Cuban, I get hungry just thinking about it!

Thank Louise K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 479 W Perry St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1268
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: 609-898-7750
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?