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Saltwater Cafe

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1231 Route 109, Cape May, NJ 08204-5215
+1 609-884-2403
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Fri - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

We went to the Saltwater Cafe (near The Lobster House) for my birthday breakfast during our trip to Cape May. They couldn't have been more accommodating and allowed me to choose a variety of items not normally served together as part of my allergy needs, and special celebration. The cod and hashbrowns should be on the regular menu!! Our server... More 

1 Thank TakenByTravel777
Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
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270 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Our usual oceanfront breakfast spot was closed for the season so we decided to try the Saltwater Café. The weather was ugly so there were few people out and about this particular morning. The café had plenty of available seating, we did not have to wait to be seated. The breakfast choices were interesting. We both ordered the groovy omelet.... More 

1 Thank Kidsaregone65
Lewistown, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We usually eat breakfast here almost everyday we are in Cape May. I get the eggs, ham, n home fries, and my wife gets the waffle. She said it's fantastic. The prices are very resonalble and the staff is friendly.

Thank PAski88
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We ate breakfast here two days in a row, pretty unusual for us, as we don't often find a place where the experience is worth repeating. The pancakes were good and the whole grain toast was excellent; being able to order a bowl of fresh berries was great, and the orange juice was delicious, definitely not Minute Maid.

Thank 859Chicagoan
Yardley, Pennsylvania
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Stopped in for breakfast before whale watching. Great spot, good food and service. Service is very good but, kitchen can be slightly slow. Prices are fair. I would not go anyplace else. Also, it's in the South Jersey Marina so, it's nice to eat among the boats...

Thank AndyRinPA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Had great natured waitress...with natural sense of humor. Menu for lunch was eay to choose from. I had cod catch of day sandwich..it was just right..fresh and light. .my husband had a cheese burger and fries...he enjoyed. I was very impressed with the clean and fresh decor of the restaurant. And facilities. Having a shopping section added to the last... More 

Thank greatlunch1
Middletown, Delaware
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

We found this place quite by accident after a long drive from the Wilmington area with our grand kids to visit Cold Spring Village. We had planned to have lunch at their much touted restaurant only to find it closed. Not happy. So off to Cape May it was. Wasn't in the mood for a long wait at the Lobster... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Will dine here again. Beautiful view of the docks. Food was average. My husband had pancakes and sausage. I had a turkey club. Staff was attentive and friendly.

Thank Danielle E
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Ok so they serve breakfast all day but it was noon and I wanted lunch. The pear salad with the fresh catch of the day was what the doctor ordered. It filled me up and I didn't miss the side of fries my husband got with his sandwich. He got the Mediterranean wrap and was pleasantly surprised. There was a... More 

Thank Liz M
Eagleville, Pennsylvania
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We were traveling into Cape May for a long Getaway Weekend and discovered the Saltwater Cafe by accident and we are glad we did. We had a very tasty, appropriately priced and relaxing meal--we had "breakfast" for lunch. I had a very interesting Swiss, Tomato, Caramelized Onion & Baby Bella Mushroom Omelette w/a Fruit Cup & Toast. Our other meal... More 

Thank Steve M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $15
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1231 Route 109, Cape May, NJ 08204-5215
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-2403

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