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Freda's Cafe

210 Ocean St, Cape May, NJ 08204-2350
+1 609-884-7887
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“salad” (43 reviews)
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210 Ocean St, Cape May, NJ 08204-2350
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner. Freda's is in the original Cape May post office. Nicely decorated, but small with tables very close which makes it noisey from dinner conversations. The bathrooms are outside of the café around back. Disappointed in the french onion soup. It came in...More

Thank lmhsew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are in Cape May a lot so we have eaten at almost all the restaurants here. This is by far one of the best places to eat. It’s casual but feels a little special. The food is always consistently fresh, unusual and delicious. It’s...More

Thank MarnieNJ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered the baked brie. Excellent. Also had the lamb -- another winner. My husband had a seafood and pasta dish which was also wonderful. The desserts were wonderful too.

Thank Washing2nTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A party of 5 attended and all had great meals (salmon, strip steak, Thai shrimp chicken and scallops, and rack of lamb). The appetizer of goat cheese and pear was a terrific starter. Service was attentive and professional. Good value and nice atmosphere. We go...More

Thank Mharper108
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Freda's did not disappoint again this year. My husband and I got the catch of the day! Oh my! It was a gourmet experience! The staff was wonderful and our waitress, Amanda, was very knowledgeable about the menu and recommendations! Highly recommend!

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Small and quaint.Service good.Food is delicious and sophisticated.We will return on our next trip.We each had new England clam chowder and chicken salad.

Thank marianne333607
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I had the Thai curry special and asked for it extra spicy. It was delicious and good and spicy to suit my taste buds which run toward hot and spicy. My husband had the tuna cooked rare which he said was perfect.

Thank Lindascotchplainsnj
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Wondeful dining experience. Small but cozy room, pleasant and attentive wait staff, superb food. Fried oyster appetizer beyond belief, crab cake and salmon dishes out of this world. BYOB, be sure and reserve a table. This is a popular place with many returning patrons.

Thank josephpainting
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Been here many times over many years and food has always been good. After last Friday night will not return. I know it's a small place. I know that the more tables they can squeeze in, the more money they will make. But our table...More

1  Thank CWnut
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Gave this place a try because they had a table available and I don't regret it in the least. Food was delicious, service incredibly friendly and prices though a bit high, were not unreasonable given the quality of the food. I had lunch at Freda's,...More

Thank eilat59
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20 April 2017|
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Response from Diane J | Reviewed this property |
Don't know!
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Response from Helcaraxe | Reviewed this property |
Try giving them a call
10 October 2016|
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Response from Diane J | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so... but don't let that stop you. They get packed. The food is good!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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