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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%
Travellers talk about
“brown rice” (25 reviews)
“crab cakes” (37 reviews)
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Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
104 Jackson St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1440
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71 - 80 of 197 reviews

Reviewed 16 August 2015

Finally had the opportunity to eat in Louisa's on a recent visit to Cape May and I will not be returning. First, our party of 4 had to wait 30 minutes outside to be seated; no one appeared once to let us know they were...More

2  Thank dephalp
Management response:Responded 20 August 2015

Hello, sorry you were disappointed. Hope you find a restaurant that makes you happy! All the best to you.

Reviewed 7 August 2015

loved the atmosphere. refreshing eating fresh fish and cole slaw and rice. the chocolate cake was to die for.

Thank Isabella G
Management response:Responded 20 August 2015

Thank you for your nice review! Hope to see you back in soon! Enjoy these beautiful end of summer days! All the best.

Reviewed 29 July 2015

I ate at Louisa's last week with another couple and we were very disappointed. I was in and out the door in 50 minutes (and that included dessert). We felt very rushed. The servers were friendly, but the food was tasteless and the place was...More

4  Thank STravels1
Reviewed 26 July 2015

Most of the ingredients come from a local farm and the menu changes based on what's in season. It was a very relaxed atmosphere. The service was great, the food was fresh and prepared well, and the prices were fair. There was a lot of...More

1  Thank amalance
Management response:Responded 21 August 2015

Thank you for your sweet review. Yes we are mostly fresh fish but every so often we do add our yummy super spicy Caribbean chicken to the menu! We hope you are enjoying these end of summer days and we hope to cook for you...More

Reviewed 22 July 2015

I have been coming to Louisa's for about 30 years. The menu doesn't change a lot but the dishes are always wonderful. I usually get the crabcakes while my wife likes their salmon and blufish. All dishes come with brown rice and a cole slaw....More

1  Thank profgold
Management response:Responded 21 August 2015

Hello! Thank you for coming in for so many years! We are happy you enjoyed your meal. We are sorry, but unfortunately our fish prices have been rising over the years. We hope this doesn't stop you from continuing your tradition at Louisas. All the...More

Reviewed 15 July 2015

This little store is one of the highlights of our yearly trip to Cape May. They have a fantastic selection of chocolates from around the world and I always leave with a new favorite or hidden gem. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly and offer...More

Thank Mike1996
Reviewed 13 July 2015

It's near the liquor store so you can BYOB. It's small, make reservations, but it's lively and friendly. You will definitely get to know your fellow diners as the tables are close to each other but you can engage or not, your choice. They have...More

1  Thank lorenyi
Management response:Responded 21 August 2015

Hello and thank you for your review. Yes I think we are the smallest restaurant in Cape May! One of the things that makes us so unique. We hope to have you back again for some more fresh seafood, but this time you must try...More

Reviewed 13 July 2015

Very good food and excellent service. Fish and vegetables are fresh and the food was delicious. A BYOB which makes the tab reasonable. Overall, we each had a salad and a entrée. The entrees are limited to seafood.

1  Thank Joe S
Management response:Responded 21 August 2015

Thank you for taking to time to tell people about us. We hope yiu come back again next time you are in Cape May! All the best to you.

Reviewed 9 July 2015

The restaurant was bought by an employee and expanded considerably so getting in was easier. A few additions have been added to the menu, but the feel is much as before only fresher and cheerier. The salads, fish and deserts (especially the bread pudding) are...More

1  Thank skibeach19
Management response:Responded 21 August 2015

Thank you for your review! I am so happy you are happy with the new dining room (6 tables is a lot in our little dining room!) I am so lucky and greatful that I was able to keep Louisa's alive. My goal is to...More

Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

The food is excellent ... Always fresh. Each entree is simple, usually served with a light cabbage slaw and a dill sauce - Nice. Deserts are good. Bread.- Limited .... Pasta - fresh and simple. All that said, these entrees are not worth the 20+...More

Thank Dinerscout
Management response:Responded 21 August 2015

Hello and thank you for your review. Thank you also for continuing to eat at our sweet little restaurant. I am sorry it is too expensive for you. We hope you are enjoying these end of summer days. They are our favorite days. All the...More

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Henry S
menu salmon?
18 April 2015|
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with slaw
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Restaurant Details

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