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Depot Market Cafe

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409 Elmira St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1507
+1 609-884-8030
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Toms River, New Jersey
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98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I make soup from scratch at home, so I know homemade. This is the real deal. One of the things I appreciate so much about Depot Market is that their soup is not overly salted in order to achieve maximum flavor. Today's selections, chicken corn chowder or vegetarian split pea, were winners. The chicken corn chowder seemed naturally sweet from... More 

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Michigan
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119 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't give 5-stars unless I feel a location has gone above and beyond average and has made a significant difference in our ability to enjoy our vacation. Josie and her Depot Cafe deserve the recognition. In addition to the great food they cook up fresh for you on site, their warm, personal welcome was one the highlights of our... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This place is worth finding! It is located right off of Lafayette St., and is located on Elmira Street in Cape May, right behind the bike rental shop. Food is great and the owners are the nicest people around! Our hotel sends people there all of the time and always hear how great is was!

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Toms River, New Jersey
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98 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Grabbed a couple of cups of soup on a rainy day. Was quite impressed with the flavor of the chicken noodle (not too salty) and thickness of cauliflower-broccoli-cheddar. Yum! Add rolls and butter, and you can't go wrong with the $10 price for lunch for two.

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New Market, Maryland
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65 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Took a one day trip to Cape May and stopped in for a quick bite. One drawback - they only take cash. I think that it is mainly a take out place but they have several tables. The service was quick. The food was good, the salad fresh, the sandwich hot and their french fries (hot and fresh) were some... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This is truly a "must go" place to eat. I was craving a good meal and I have been told that the Depot Cafe is the spot. I was not miss lead. I got the cheesesteak and it was the best I have had in years! The roll was super soft and fresh. The meat was not that frozen patties... More 

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Lititz
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This was always a "must" when in Cape May. We were disappointed when we saw that some of the usual menu items were no longer available. A very talkative woman told us that she was a new owner and that the menu was going to be changed to include more "healthy" items. She went on and on about the changes... More 

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Wildwood Crest
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Seriously, the best Veggie Burger I've ever had. Also had the Spinach Quiche, that was phenomenal. A coworker had the Eggplant Parmesan sandwich and said it was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Moderately priced, worth every penny!

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Philadelphia PA
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

As of 2015 there are new owners and a name change. The word "Market" has been dropped in favor of just "Depot Cafe." The indoor seating area is rather limited and there is outside seating area. This is a place where the locals eat and call in for carry out meals. The new owners are seasoned restaurateurs whose specialty is... More 

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Cape May, New Jersey
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Was told by locals that this somewhat outta the way spot is a good choice for lunch. It was. Counterperson was very pleasant. AC was nice and chilly. Food was reasonably priced. And most importantly, tasty and fresh.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Soups, Delicatessen
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 Elmira St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1507
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-8030

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