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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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Little Silver, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Freda's Cafe looks like a local place from the outside, but the fresh pea soup and homemade mac and cheese offers drew us in. Both service and food were great, so much so the we had lunch then came back for dinner on the same day. The menu was small but diverse, and the chef paid attention to all details.... More 

Thank Landrake_Nazur
New Jersey
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We stopped by Freda's on a blustery December night. Inside it was cozy (warm and the tables are set close together). Each of our courses was a delight to both the eye and the palate. The only things to mar the experience were that you have to leave the restaurant for the washroom and that on winter nights every time... More 

Thank H B
New York City, New York
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We had dinner here the day after Christmas. We made a reservation a week or so before which I definitely recommend. The setting is very intimate and inviting. Our server was excellent- a true fine dining experience. We both ordered a fish dish and both very much enjoyed what we had. It is a bit pricey though so just be... More 

Thank Rebecca U
Hopatcong, New Jersey
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93 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This place was recommended by a couple staying at a local B & B with us. It is very small inside, but was packed with patrons. I had the crab cakes and my husband had a mild white fish meal. The food was excellent although a little pricey. It cost us $80 for 2 meals (no drinks, appetizers or desserts).... More 

Thank katyd39
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

While visiting Cape May with friends to view the homes decorated for Christmas, we found ourselves looking for a good restaurant that wasn't a tourist trap nor too pricey. Reading the reviews we found Freda's and thought since it was close to the Washington Street mall, we would give it a try. Entering the restaurant, our first thought was that... More 

Madison, New Jersey
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106 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Not sure why ratings of this place are so outstanding. Menue is on the level of a mid class diner and so is the foid quality. Reuben sandwich was the best dish we had but bread was crunchy like a cracker. Fish taco that was sold as a special was ok and bbq pork wrap was more than 50% bean... More 

Thank Georg S
New Jersey
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

My wife and I are in Cape May 1-2 times per year for a short vacation and we always seem to walk past this location without stopping in. This time we finally decided to stop in for lunch to try something new and we were pleasantly surprised. The place was PACKED with people, but we still managed to find the... More 

Thank Helcaraxe
Bloomfield, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Freda's Café offers many creative dishes and I always make a point of stopping in here for a yummy lunch when I'm in Cape May. My favorite is the Jester's Court croissant, which elevates the chicken salad sandwich perfectly!

Thank Talie07016
Barnegat, New Jersey
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149 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I had already written a review of Freda's after eating lunch there for the first time a couple of months ago, which we absolutely loved. At the time, however, I mistakenly wrote that the cafe was not open for dinner. It turns out I was very wrong, and I'm SO glad we went there for dinner when we returned recently.... More 

Thank Jack K
Burke, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We love to get lunch at Freda's while in Cape May. We often take it with us on our visits to the local wineries. Consistently delicious!

Thank Leigh Ann K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, International, Delicatessen
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?