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Freda's Cafe

210 Ocean St, Cape May, NJ 08204-2350
+1 609-884-7887
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (69 reviews)
“spring rolls” (9 reviews)
American, International, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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210 Ocean St, Cape May, NJ 08204-2350
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Seven of us ate at Freda’s. Appetizers were good, but at $18 each, they should have been sublime. Four scallops w bacon for $18? Not worth it! I always note the care taken with the bread. Theirs were like squishy standard rolls, no flavor or...More

Thank Anne D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Freda’s is a small cafe, but in a cozy kind of way. Food is always delicious - and today was no exception. Enjoyed an excellent bowl of cream of asparagus soup with crab, followed by the Jester: chicken salad with smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and...More

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking around Washington Mall area heading back to our hotel we decided to find a lunch spot and stumbled upon this restaurant. We decided to give it a whirl and have lunch there. The lunch special shown on the outside window was what caught my...More

Thank maneen1960
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Every visit, every year consistently delicious fare and great service for dinner. I couldn’t disagree more with other recent reviews about the menu being limited. I don’t know what those patrons were looking for beyond the vast array of seafood, pork, beef and chicken choices...More

1  Thank islandfoodie04679
Reviewed 31 August 2018

I've reviewed Freda's many times over the years and this year is no different. It's outstanding. The owners, husband and wife Carol and Steve, have been sweating together in the kitchen for our benefit. Steve's lamb chops are my favorite, but you just cannot go...More

Thank DebinPhilly
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

The ambiance is very dark. They have a very limited menu with a quite large number of specials that are significantly more expensive. It almost felt like a bait & switch. It’s byob which is nice.

Thank allison o
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We ordered the crab cakes. Nice pieces of fresh crab. It was topped with mange salsa which tasted and seemed to be mango jam. Gigantic crab cakes were at best medium size. Would not return. Gave a credit card and ten minutes later did not...More

Thank mark p
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We didn't have a meal here per se but we visited this café on the Cape May Food Tour. The café is located in the old post office and you can see a photo of what it once looked it near the door. It's charmingly...More

Thank dunham433
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Went to Freda’s on the final night of our weeklong stay in Cape May. It continues to be a fantastic restaurant. I started with the fried oysters, which were light and not greasy at all. The accompanying sauce was superb. I followed that with their...More

2  Thank Frank T
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Right by the shopping mall, wonderful food, excellent for a light lunch and relaxing for the next round of shopping

Thank Jak N
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Response from Diane J | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Helcaraxe | Reviewed this property |
Try giving them a call
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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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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