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Cafe Loren

2288 Dune Dr, 23rd And Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2005
+1 609-967-8228
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“halibut” (19 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (9 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
2288 Dune Dr, 23rd And Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2005
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know why it took us so long to try this place. But, it has everything that all the other restaurants in town are missing. Great ambience, incredible food and service. Already made a reservation to come back for our anniversary.

1  Thank Jon I
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant came recommended by a friend so we decided to give it a try. We were NOT disappointed. We began with the soup since it sounded so good and they were delicious. We ordered the seafood bisque and the tomato soup special. Both were...More

Thank joannegio
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If I could.... I would give more stars. We have been coming to Avalon for years & this is our first time dining here. This is the best restaurant in Avalon. Just perfection. The Pan Seared Halibut, perfect combination of flavors, the grape tomato chutney...More

2  Thank Riwillcher
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

I can’t say enough good things about this gem !! We had a 5 Star experience from start to finish ! The service was amazing, the food melts in your mouth (try the lobster app and the scallops for an entree), to top dinner off...More

Thank Taylor S
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Meal was outstanding and the staff super friendly!! Prices reflect the higher standard of food and can be an expensive outing!!!!

1  Thank Bumom32
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The perfect restaurant for a gourmet night out! The staff is extremely attentive and even willing to modify the dishes for food allergies. We enjoyed everything we had including the Spicy Gazpacho, Chargrilled Octopus, Seared Sea Scallops, Veal Loren, a NY Strip Steak Special, and...More

Thank Jenbelko
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Cafe Loren is the perfect spot for a quiet outstanding dinner. The tables are spaced for privacy and the noise level is low.....quite a change from so many restaurants. I enjoyed seafood stew of clams, mahi-mahi, shrimp and mouth watering octopus in a light tomato...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Had an awesome meal here last weekend. Our server, Joanna did a great job. We shared the house salad, and we each had the halibut. The fish was cooked perfectly, moist, tender and delicious . It as served over some risotto that was also terrific....More

Thank dmill0918
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Charmingly small restaurant wit excellent food choices. Reservations are necessary. Due to the size and reputation you need to make your reservations far in advance of your visit. Ours were made three months a head of our visit. Menu choices include meat, seafood and fowl....More

Thank faycassi
Reviewed 12 July 2017

My wife and I have been coming to Avalon every summer for the last 16 years. We have had some good meals but we haven't discovered that special place that we were looking for until now. We got here thanks to Tripadvisor and took the...More

1  Thank HonestAbe7738
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Greg M
14 July 2015|
Response from Lucas2113 |
They have many options that are Gluten free.....
29 June 2015|
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
The dress is "nice casual for the shore" and I saw one man wearing shorts. No tee shirts. Most people were very nicely dressed, but no jackets or ties.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2288 Dune Dr, 23rd And Dune Dr, Avalon, NJ 08202-2005
    (23rd St.)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Avalon
  • Phone Number: +1 609-967-8228
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