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Depot Cafe

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409 Elmira St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1507
+1 609-884-8030
10:00 - 15:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I found this cafe by accident in the off season is in February during our Valentines weekend. I had the blt club sandwich and he had the roast beef sandwich. Best sandwiches we ever had and we highly encourage you to try it. John and Josie the owners were so accommodating and the food was so fresh!... More 

Thank Valerie C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss this place!! A little off the beaten path from the Washington street mall but worth every step!!! What a great place John and Josie are such sweet nice people and the food was outstanding!! Homemade roast beef sandwich was out of this world. Piled high and sooo tender. Thank you !! We will be back again!!

Thank Bill C
Toms River, New Jersey
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109 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

I make soup from scratch at home, so I know homemade. This is the real deal. One of the things I appreciate so much about Depot Market is that their soup is not overly salted in order to achieve maximum flavor. Today's selections, chicken corn chowder or vegetarian split pea, were winners. The chicken corn chowder seemed naturally sweet from... More 

Thank foodieg982
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I don't give 5-stars unless I feel a location has gone above and beyond average and has made a significant difference in our ability to enjoy our vacation. Josie and her Depot Cafe deserve the recognition. In addition to the great food they cook up fresh for you on site, their warm, personal welcome was one the highlights of our... More 

1 Thank TakenByTravel777
Cape May, New Jersey
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

This place is worth finding! It is located right off of Lafayette St., and is located on Elmira Street in Cape May, right behind the bike rental shop. Food is great and the owners are the nicest people around! Our hotel sends people there all of the time and always hear how great is was!

1 Thank PeriwinkleInnHotel
Toms River, New Jersey
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109 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Grabbed a couple of cups of soup on a rainy day. Was quite impressed with the flavor of the chicken noodle (not too salty) and thickness of cauliflower-broccoli-cheddar. Yum! Add rolls and butter, and you can't go wrong with the $10 price for lunch for two.

Thank foodieg982
New Market, Maryland
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Took a one day trip to Cape May and stopped in for a quick bite. One drawback - they only take cash. I think that it is mainly a take out place but they have several tables. The service was quick. The food was good, the salad fresh, the sandwich hot and their french fries (hot and fresh) were some... More 

1 Thank RhondaL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

This is truly a "must go" place to eat. I was craving a good meal and I have been told that the Depot Cafe is the spot. I was not miss lead. I got the cheesesteak and it was the best I have had in years! The roll was super soft and fresh. The meat was not that frozen patties... More 

1 Thank Johnny B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This was always a "must" when in Cape May. We were disappointed when we saw that some of the usual menu items were no longer available. A very talkative woman told us that she was a new owner and that the menu was going to be changed to include more "healthy" items. She went on and on about the changes... More 

Thank luv2trvlLititz
Wildwood Crest
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39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Seriously, the best Veggie Burger I've ever had. Also had the Spinach Quiche, that was phenomenal. A coworker had the Eggplant Parmesan sandwich and said it was perfectly cooked and seasoned. Moderately priced, worth every penny!

1 Thank Crestgirl22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
American, Cafe, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 409 Elmira St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1507
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-8030

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?