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Louisa's - Cape May

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BRI328 Jul 24, 2007 11:11 AM

Any information on this restaurant would be greatly appreciated.

  1. watercress Jul 26, 2007 08:24 AM

    Oh, it's one of my favorite restaurants in the world. And in an area of such overblown, overpriced tourist traps, Louisa's is an oasis for me. It's really tiny- maybe only eight tables or so. The atmosphere is cozy and fun but not plush. Huge windowbox out front overflowing with nasturtiums and lobelia.Quirky paintings of fish on the tables, walls, bright colors of blues and greens. The menu is small-- maybe six appetizers and six or eight entrees, almost all of them fish. It's all clean, simple, and homemade tasting, and moderately priced. I know a couple who stay in Cape May for a week every summer, and eat at Louisa's almost every single night.

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      BRI328 Jul 26, 2007 09:02 AM

      Thank you for the reply. We walk by it when we are in town, but have never eaten there. We are going to try it next week!

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        watercress Jul 26, 2007 09:19 AM

        You're welcome, and I hope you have a wonderful meal. Be careful and make that reservation as early as they take them. I haven't been for a few years, and at least back then, you had to call whatever day it was (Tuesday?) first thing in the evening to make a reservation for any day in the week. It fills up very quickly.

        1. re: watercress
          monavano Jul 26, 2007 03:02 PM

          I think they start to take reservations at 4. Please check this to be sure, but...a best bet is to go to the door and put your name on the list. Or, put the number on speed dial.

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        BRI328 Aug 6, 2007 11:55 AM

        We ate at Louisa's last week. It was very good. The soft shell crabs were wonderful and the atmosphere is very charming. We have friends going in two weeks. Thanks again.

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        joonjoon Aug 14, 2007 07:53 AM

        We need more restaurants like Louisa's - friendly, quaint, delicious and healthy.

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          BRI328 Aug 17, 2007 08:58 AM

          I agree 100%

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