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Depot Cafe

409 Elmira St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1507
+1 609-884-8030
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“sandwiches” (20 reviews)
“soup” (10 reviews)
“carrot cake” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
409 Elmira St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1507
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We have been going to the Depot for years now, and owners John and Josie have always been so friendly and caring about our family and our enjoyment of their home made food. On the time since my last visit, I was diagnosed with diabetes...More

Thank Andechris F
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Charming small sandwich place that we visited on our way out of Cape May. Has parking which was very helpful. Outstanding sandwiches, try the Cuban and especially the crab cake sandwich. Attentive service.

1  Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Just had the cuban food newly added to their menu. Thurs. Fri. and Sat. only. Had the pulled pork and rice - excellent!

1  Thank harriettsosson
Reviewed 5 August 2017

For years we started our vacation with lunch here.....when we went in this year we saw new tables and chairs, no familiar faces, and a disappointing menu. We seldom walk out of a restaurant but this time we did....too many other places offering a much...More

Thank shaynashayna
Reviewed 3 August 2017

My husband and I have visited this place a few times now and I'm NEVER disappointed. It's a small "locals" spot with lots of charm and great, made from scratch food. As I was talking to the owners I found out that they make everything...More

1  Thank Christina B
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This place is very small. Far more seating outside than in. Only 2 people working there & the food is cooked fresh so you can't be in a rush when eating here. Good choices & a good value.

1  Thank Susie W
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Right around the corner from Elaine's, the Depot is about as iconic as you can get. It really was a depot, and it has a counter to order and a handwritten menu on a chalkboard. I guess it's whatever the cook feels like that day....More

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed 10 June 2017

A little out of the way, but find it. If you're a first-timer, just have GPS take ou there. For many-timers like my wife and me, you'll never forget how to find it because this place has great food, wonderful owners, and reasonable prices. It's...More

1  Thank Don K
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Our family absolutely loves The Depot Cafe! After coming to Cape May for many years and trying the variety of restaurants, we have found that none compare to the quality of food, customer service and dedication to the art of cooking than the Depot Cafe!...More

1  Thank Andechris F
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

We would not have stopped if the Depot had not been recommended. It's so tiny and they only have outdoor seating. They don't even serve water! (Buy bottles) But they do sandwiches hot and cold and specials like stuffed cabbage. And a few homemade soups...More

Thank Patricia C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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
We provide breakfast, lunch and early dinners. Everything is made on premises and from scratch. Homemade baked goods, roast ham, turkey, beef, Cuban roast pork and chicken. No bottled salad dressings here! Try our Cuban menu which is new for the 2017 featuring authentic recipes from Josie's childhood in Havana. Everything expertly prepared by Chef John Siuta who's previous positions were at Harrahs Casino, ten years at Martini Beach in Cape May, Bistro de Amis, London, Kingston Restaurant India, Restaurant Daniel NYC, Stage House Inn Scotch Plains, TV Food Network, Dean & Deluca NYC. Also take a look at our extensive catering menu featuring many unique foods from around the world with the best prices in Cape May!
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