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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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“crab cakes” (68 reviews)
“salad” (44 reviews)
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American, International, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
210 Ocean St, Cape May, NJ 08204-2350
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've gone to Freda's since the 1990s, and it's always been charming and intimate with great food and service. We came back to Cape May for the first time in several years and were glad to see it hasn't changed.

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food and service. Everything is made fresh on the premises. We shared a bowl of tasty seafood bisque on the recommendation of several other reviews and it did not disappoint. I enjoyed the NY strip cooked perfectly with scallops and the most delicious sauteed...More

Thank Tom J J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started with the cream of mushroom soup and it was delicious. The crab cake sandwich and brie melt were also very good. We were seated promptly and our waiter was very attentive.

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Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We loved this place. It's very quaint and they serve wonderful food. We will definitely will return.

Thank Campingannie
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

1st time at this small cozy restaurant. Food and service was excellent. Reservations are recommended on weekends.i would return there on my next visit to Cape May.

Thank neensmom
Reviewed 13 October 2017

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 8 October 2017 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 24 September 2017

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 22 September 2017

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
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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
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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