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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 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Thu - Mon 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Brielle, New Jersey
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138 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

We were in Cape May last week, and this cafe was recommended to us. The food was good, although I had some trouble finding a dish that truly appealed to me. The service was fine, but the space was incredibly tight on a Friday night, and the decibel level was way higher than I was happy with. The table next... More 

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Lewes, Delaware
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014

Had a wonderful lunch here. We were looking for an alternative to the touristy Ugly Mug and stumbled on Freda's, right around the corner. After reading the menu, I was settled on the chicken salad in a croissant but then discovered the special was homemade macaroni and cheese with a salad, so of course that was irresistible. The friendly server... More 

Thank Nancy S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2014

The quarters are tight and the service was leisurely, but the staff friendly and the food was delicious.

Thank lifel0ngtraveler
Toledo, Ohio
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2014

Tiny place with some outdoor seating. Friendly staff, A little close inside but worth it. The food was very good. Located by the mall, went after church on the mall.

Thank cookiemonster020
Pennington, New Jersey
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014 via mobile

While we were relaxing at the B&B we were staying at I started looking at a book about Cape May Restaurants. I saw the pictures of Freda's & we have eaten there many times. The presentation of the Rack of Lamb had me there. We called & got a reservation for 2 at 8:00 PM. We were immediately seated &... More 

Thank Penningtoncouple
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165 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

Walking through Cape May for a Girl's day out, we came upon Freda's Cafe, looked at the menu and decided we were too hungry to walk any further. Could not have asked for a better spot, mind you, I have walked past the cafe many, many times before. Varied menu, very fresh, clean, quaint, great service but even better FABULOUS... More 

Thank red6111
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

Food was delicious, reasonably priced and convenient to Washington Street mall. Be prepared for a small setting, but it is worth it. Top off the dinner with an ice cream dessert from one of the parlors on the mall.

Thank 133Fish
Germantown, Maryland
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2014

We visit Cape May NJ for a couple of days every year. Every visit we have lunch at Freda's. Their food is always fresh and well presented. We are not into the fried foods, or junk food, that many people prefer. We search out restaurants that provide healthy food with decent portions and Freda's never fails. Their staff is attentive... More 

Thank artskillman
Frederick, Maryland
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014

This is a small and very intimate restaurant with fabulous food. Anything we've had there was great. However, if you do not like sitting close to other parties, this is not the place for you!

Thank Marie M
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

We really enjoyed our meal at this lovely little restaurant in the heart of Cape May. The menu was diverse, which was appreciated since there were six in our party and not all were seafood lovers. The meals were plentiful and plated elegantly. The crab cakes were the best I've had in years! Fried oysters were perfect! The fresh baked... More 

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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?