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Louisa's Cafe

104 Jackson St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1440
+1 609-884-5882
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“brown rice” (28 reviews)
“flounder” (20 reviews)
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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
104 Jackson St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1440
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Louisa's is a sell out. I started coming here 5+ years ago when it was a cute, unknown, candlelit little place. Now - like so many other successful businesses before it - it's a sell-out. Portions have gone down, prices have gone up. The cozy,...More

3  Thank SybilSays
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Wow you sure are a grump! There are so many mean and false things in this review so all I will say is I hope you find happiness in your life. Goodbye Choulli!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you've never been to Louisa's, give it a try. First, it's a BYOB and cash only so be prepared. They have a limited menu so when ordering don't forget to also order your desert because if you wait after you finished dinner it might...More

Thank JJO1959
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited tonight and same waitress who waited on us on our first visit 16 years ago did so tonight. Oh how they grow up! Louisa's stays true to their simplicity and has not been overwhelmed with the new ownership. Same fresh food and magnificent desserts....More

Thank MVO1989
Reviewed 1 week ago

First, the cuteness of this place! Nicely decorated and soft nice music, you feel like you could be in another country. Second, the food! Everything is handmade cooked fresh! I had the scallops which were so good I wish I had some right now! For...More

Thank cobalt1000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Louisa's is a charming little restaurant. We started with a chilled corn chowder which was amazing. The scallops and the flounder were cooked to perfection and delicious. Most impressed by the freshness of the food. Although the dessert menu was tempting, we opted to purchase...More

Thank dacesq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had been to Louisa's years ago, and was looking forward to another meal here. We enjoyed the watermelon salad and cold corn soup for appetizers. We were seated on time and the wait staff were on point. Not overbearing. It is a very small...More

Thank PhillyRobyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the food and the simplicity. Loved the cabbage salad and brown rice - I had the crab cakes and my husband had the flounder. Ambiance was beachy, ladies that were the servers were working hard to accommodate the busy crowd. Cash only - remember...More

Thank Kathleen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend who is also a caterer recommended Louisa's, describing the meals as simple, elegant and well-prepared. She could not have been more on target. The restaurant, steps from Cape May's busy shopping strip, offers fresh farm-to-table vegetables and seafood, mostly all locally sourced. You...More

Thank Heidi D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Louisa's is a tiny restaurant on Jackson and Washington in Cape May. We enjoy the food here so much that we visited twice during our week. Fresh fish, and vegetables are cooked to perfection. Call ahead for reservations! BYOB and CASH ONLY.

Thank MS2009
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We started with the Caesar and tomato mozzarella salad. Both were delicious with super fresh ingredients. We both had the scallops which were perfectly cooked and the tamarin ginger sauce was amazing. The meals are simple but it allows the amazingly fresh seafood to be...More

1  Thank Effie D
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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 6pm - that is when we begin adult swim.

Have fun in Cape May and thanks for stopping by!
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