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Louisa's Cafe

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104 Jackson St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1440
+1 609-884-5882
17:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Don't be surprised by the size of the restaurant - it really is that small, seating far fewer people than most restaurants. BE SURPRISED by everything else: * The menu is clearly written on the blackboard and identifies ingredients very well. * The menu is extremely varied, individually prepared, and simply amazing. * The prices are reasonable - not as... More 

Thank JyllFoy
Morristown, New Jersey
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129 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This quaint, small farm to table had very good food at reasonable prices. All four of us ordered seafood from crab cakes to salmon and flounder. The portion size was good and flavorful. There are about 8 entrees listed as well as some appetizers on a blackboard. The desserts were very good. The service was excellent and the food delivered... More 

Thank Ratty_dad
Princeton, New Jersey
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

This was a delightful little restaurant. It's cash only and a BYOB. It's a farm to table business. I had the crab cakes with a Caesar salad. The restaurant is very small and I would recommend reservations. The staff were lovely. The crab cakes were very good with a nice flavor but not a real crab flavor. The romaine salad... More 

1 Thank Liz H
Binghamton, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Louisa's is everything that's going right about US small businesses. Will took great care to tell us about the store's history, the chocolates, and himself. He shared our giddy excitement over the chocolates, as if it was his first time there, too. It wasn't until half way through our conversation that we realized he is the owner. My friends and... More 

Thank cmuscat1
Port republic
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I often go to Cape Msg for fabulous dinners but this one was a little disappointing. Service was great and the place is adorable but the soup and entrees were average. The leek and Gorgonzola bruschetta was fabulous but the blue fish was only ok snd the scallops were something I could have easily made at home.... More 

Thank suemullen
Freehold, New Jersey
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110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Eight tables, cash only and farm to table offering not bad at all. Had the best potato and leek soup ever! A nice portion and so hot on a chilly Friday night! Excellent crab cakes. All crab and pretty sure no bread crumbs. So tasty for sure. Husband had a homemade fettuccini dish. A smaller portion but to his liking.... More 

Thank Lisa W
Vernon, New Jersey, United States
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

The food here is farm to table and it is very good. Mostly seafood throughout the menu. The dessert items are terrific but filling; you need to share.

Thank Ed D
Phoenix, Arizona
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139 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

A group of us had an early dinner here in September. The outside facade is darling with flowers climbing up over the yellow house with blue and white accent. Inside, the rooms are small but tables can be grouped together to accommodate a group. The decor is fun - fish on the walls. The food was very good, the service... More 

Thank Mudge2011
Northampton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had a limited time in Cape May but were fortunate enough to get a last minute reservation at Louisa's, a special place that we really enjoyed more than twenty years ago when we regularly frequented Cape May. Excellent sea food dishes with perfectly complimentary salads and sides. Desserts to die for! Can't recommend Louise's Cafe more!!

Thank paf50
Millville, New Jersey
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We recently had dinner at Louisa's midweek. It was far busier than we expected for late September with only a few reservation slots available. We were seated within 5 minutes of our reservation time. The service was very good and so was the food. It is a small place and they pack you in. It's also pretty loud. We both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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
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 7pm - that is when we begin adult swim.

Have fun in Cape May and thanks for stopping by!

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