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Louisa's Cafe

104 Jackson St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1440
+1 609-884-5882
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“brown rice” (28 reviews)
“chocolate pie” (9 reviews)
“flounder” (20 reviews)
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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
104 Jackson St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1440
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

Louisa's Chocolate Bar sits next to Louisa's Café which apparently has been a staple in the Cape May community for quite some time. We stumbled upon the chocolate shop and were happy to go in only to find a large variety of high-quality, delicious chocolates...More

Thank Lambie1
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I were in cape may for the lighthouse with a full moon event We stopped at Louisa's for dinner. This is a BYOB and cash only restaurant We had their lemonade and ice tea both were delicious . We had the leek...More

Thank ellen h
Reviewed 20 April 2016

as a local disappointed its not open year round and during the season you must get a reservation. wish I could be more spontaneous when eating out.

2  Thank cl0sdub0is
Reviewed 24 December 2015

I have not been to Louisa's since she passed the restaurant on to new owners, but I have dined there at least 50 times over the last 30+ years and when I read the negative review I had the same reaction! The description of the...More

4  Thank Nanette M
Reviewed 30 October 2015

I grew up in Cape May one of THE most densely populated with gourmet restaurant towns around. When Louisa's opened many years ago, I heard so much about it but never had a chance to go, well I've sadly I missed an oppurtunity, apparently Louisa's...More

2  Thank Denise B
Management response:Responded 18 December 2015

Hello there Denise. Your review is quite confusing to us! You had never dined with us before this review, but you are claiming we have changed? Quite confusing indeed! Well since you have only dined with us this one time, I will let you know...More

Reviewed 19 October 2015

Recommended by locals, the farm to table restaurant was a delight! It is a BYOB, and the food was very good. It is pretty tight quarters, and if you have a vocal crowd, it could be very loud. But as to the food - fresh,...More

1  Thank John M
Management response:Responded 18 December 2015

Thank you for your nice review John! We hope you come back again soon! Happy holidays!

Reviewed 19 October 2015

We haven't been dsappointed yet! Freshest fish, simply cooked with yummy vegatables and potatoes. I had bluefish and my husband had crab cakes. The cakes were outstanding, he said....Grilled, crunchy on the outside. Bread pudding desserts... Omg!

1  Thank Orangecat2014
Management response:Responded 18 December 2015

Hi Orangecat! Thank you for your nice review! Happy holidays to you! Hope to see you in the new year.

Reviewed 14 October 2015

Have dined here on several occasions. Each time, the food was remarkable. It is a small, quaint place and that only adds to the charm. Everything is farm to table fresh. BYOB and a la carte so it still can add up to a fine...More

1  Thank 68PatriciaY
Management response:Responded 18 December 2015

Hi! Thank you for your review. We love to feed people good food! We are so happy to hear you had a special time. We hope to see you again in 2016. Happy holidays!

Reviewed 13 October 2015

What a fabulous little store, with absolutely glorious chocolates! I went in because it looked so inviting (lovely yellow building with great flowers out front - right next to the restaurant) and loved it. Bought some incredible caramels made in Montana and a smoked chocolate...More

Thank Hilary R
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Wonderful little restaurant that now takes reservations...no more waiting in line. Veggies and fruit from local farms and a unique menu. Love to come here every year!

Thank Claire M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
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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