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Freda's Cafe

210 Ocean St, Cape May, NJ 08204-2350
+1 609-884-7887
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab cakes” (69 reviews)
“spring rolls” (11 reviews)
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American, International, Delicatessen
$$ - $$$
210 Ocean St, Cape May, NJ 08204-2350
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11 - 20 of 399 reviews

Reviewed 7 July 2017

My wife and I were hesitant to enter Freda's, as from the outside it pretty much looks like a dive, but we were tired of walking and went inside. What a difference! It's a lovely little place, nicely decorated with subdued music. And our meals...More

Thank Nan83
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We went on a beautiful afternoon - It's a tiny place that serves REAL food (not warmed up frozen stuff). Family run place that I can highly recommend. Go and try it, you won't be disappointed!! We will be back soon...

Thank slj65
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Delightful food and terrific service in an unpretentious setting. Very enjoyable. My wife had the crab cakes and couldn't stop raving about them!

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 20 June 2017

I had heard that Freda's was a reliable restaurant, but the meal did not work for me. While the service was polite, it did not make up for the extremely overcooked fish.

1  Thank Christa M
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor- thought we would give this place a try while visiting Cape May. Food was nothing to rave about- costly and just average tasting. Service was very good - but definitely not worth the money .

1  Thank josecon
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Only has about 12 tables for seating. No prices on menu so have to ask waitress price for each item. Overpriced! No steak knife provided. Pen to sign charge card was broken.

2  Thank George B
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We have been going to Cape May for almost thirty years. We determined that we would try other restaurants besides our usual. Freda's Cafe had been talked about by others who I trusted. So, we finally went on a weekday night. Get reservations, becuase even...More

Thank Bryan P
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Our first night in Cape May our daughter made reservations here. It's small with diners cheek to jowl, but that didn't keep it from being excellent. We had fried oysters appetizer and a type of spring roll. Delish! Then we moved on to entrees. I...More

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 21 May 2017

As we were looking forward to enjoy an affordable dinner at a BYOB establishment, and there are many in Cape May, we settled for Frada's Cafe as we heard good thing about it. To our big disappointment the check was a sticker chock as we...More

1  Thank thormyrdahl
Reviewed 16 May 2017

We ordered two different specials and shared them, enabling us to enjoy both a sandwich/burger and a great salad. We had the arugula salad special but they didn't have arugula, so we asked for spinach instead. It was very good, and spinach was a better...More

Thank luvs2goPennsylvania
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21 April 2017|
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Response from Diane J | Reviewed this property |
Don't know!
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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