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Louisa's Cafe

104 Jackson St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1440
+1 609-884-5882
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“brown rice” (25 reviews)
“crab cakes” (37 reviews)
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104 Jackson St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1440
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Reviews (197)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of best pieces of fish I've had in a while. My wife loved her scallops. Cash only so don't forget your cash. And bring wine, it's byob!

Thank Donny D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have been having dinner at Louisa's for over 10 years and look forward to it every summer. Louisa's has always served fresh local ingredients simply prepared so that the flavors of the food can shine. The restaurant is small so expect to be close...More

Thank Lin_K4
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very optimistic. The decor is cute. The staff was friendly. The food is local and fresh. Service was efficient. The meal execution was the miss. My guest ordered the $28 shrimp which was poorly cleaned, and this was the first disappointment. The second...More

Thank Christa M
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

Hello, It made us so happy to hear you liked our decor and staff. We are sorry to hear you were not happy with your shrimp. We will make sure this won't happen again in the future. We do want you to know however that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had read some good reviews about this place. Tried it out while in town with my husband for a couple of days. I liked that they source a lot of their food from local farm Beach Plum Farm. Very enjoyable. Nice that it's a...More

Thank Gina B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Louisa's is a small restaurant located on a side street, on the main Mall area. The food is locally sourced and was delicious! We tried the salmon entree; perfectly cooked and their home made crab cakes. Entrees were accompanied by brown rice and a slaw...More

Thank gemidesign
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

I'll cut to the chase. Dinner was amazing! The fresh fish selections on the chalkboard were all tempting. I had the crab cakes. Very tasty and the tarter sauce was the perfect touch. The service was great. We didn't feel rushed at all even though...More

Thank MarcusADiner
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Louisa’s Café is a dining experience that will make anyone’s visit to Cape May even more memorable than it otherwise would be. The ambiance of this little BYO bistro that specializes in fresh farm-to-table fare is in perfect harmony with the quaint Victorian setting that...More

Thank gotravelgirl7
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is the first time I was disappointed in Louisa's. None of the usual great starters were available, the sides were the same 2 that never change. Dessert selection was not as appealing. Feels like they're just not bothering anymore. And no wine glasses? Seriously?More

Thank Anne_G699
Management response:Responded 11 May 2017

Hi Anne_G699. We use the classic Picardie wine glasses made in France. We know they are not your typical wine glass here in America but the French think they are the most perfectly shaped glass! Our small chalkboard menu is constantly changing based on what...More

Reviewed 31 December 2016

Don't be surprised by the size of the restaurant - it really is that small, seating far fewer people than most restaurants. BE SURPRISED by everything else: * The menu is clearly written on the blackboard and identifies ingredients very well. * The menu is...More

Thank JyllFoy
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This quaint, small farm to table had very good food at reasonable prices. All four of us ordered seafood from crab cakes to salmon and flounder. The portion size was good and flavorful. There are about 8 entrees listed as well as some appetizers on...More

Thank Ratty_dad
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Henry S
menu salmon?
17 April 2015|
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Response from Henry S |
with slaw
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
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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
  • E-mail
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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