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Cafe Loren

) #2 of 50 Restaurants in Avalon ₹₹₹₹ American
2288 Dune Dr, 23rd And Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2005
+1 609-967-8228
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“halibut” (18 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (9 reviews)
“marmalade” (2 reviews)
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2288 Dune Dr, 23rd And Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2005
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Cafe Loren is the perfect spot for a quiet outstanding dinner. The tables are spaced for privacy and the noise level is low.....quite a change from so many restaurants. I enjoyed seafood stew of clams, mahi-mahi, shrimp and mouth watering octopus in a light tomato...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an awesome meal here last weekend. Our server, Joanna did a great job. We shared the house salad, and we each had the halibut. The fish was cooked perfectly, moist, tender and delicious . It as served over some risotto that was also terrific....More

Thank dmill0918
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Charmingly small restaurant wit excellent food choices. Reservations are necessary. Due to the size and reputation you need to make your reservations far in advance of your visit. Ours were made three months a head of our visit. Menu choices include meat, seafood and fowl....More

Thank faycassi
Reviewed 12 July 2017

My wife and I have been coming to Avalon every summer for the last 16 years. We have had some good meals but we haven't discovered that special place that we were looking for until now. We got here thanks to Tripadvisor and took the...More

1  Thank HonestAbe7738
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious and it was a very interesting menu. I want to go back because there were several things that I wanted to order! The halibut with risotto and peas was delicious. The shrimp and grits was very tasty The Cajun seasoning was...More

Thank Gina S
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Cafe Loren isn't far from where we stay when in Avalon. Tonight's dinner was excellent and beautifully presented. Great wait staff. A bit pricey but worth it.

Thank lukelives
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

We arrived at Cafe Loren on time and were seated immediately. This restaurant has a new owner but the chef stayed on here. We felt rushed to order quickly. We were with another couple. We ordered salads and someone got a app, two veal dishes,...More

1  Thank mct12
Reviewed 5 June 2017

This BYOB gem is a great way to enjoy a little upscale dining without the high brow bologna. A friendly and professional staff are attentive without hovering and no rushing to turn the table. Thank you Sean. My wife and I shared an appetizer, salad...More

2  Thank bayonnebrawler
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Cafe Loren is in my opinion the best restaurant in Avalon. The food and service is consistently excellent. The owner is so friendly and accommodating. Their pan seared Halibut is to die for as well as their Mahi Mahi and pan seared scallops. They also...More

1  Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Went on the recommendation of the reviews here and they were spot on. If you want great food, service and an upscale menu, this place is worth it. Byob makes it a fairly reasonable night out. Liquor store is a few doors down with adequate...More

Thank cindyvWeston_Ct
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Greg M
14 July 2015|
Response from Lucas2113 |
They have many options that are Gluten free.....
29 June 2015|
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
The dress is "nice casual for the shore" and I saw one man wearing shorts. No tee shirts. Most people were very nicely dressed, but no jackets or ties.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2288 Dune Dr, 23rd And Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2005
    (23rd St.)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 609-967-8228
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