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The Mad Batter

19 Jackson St, The Carroll Villa Hotel, Cape May, NJ 08204-1417
+1 609-884-5970
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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19 Jackson St, The Carroll Villa Hotel, Cape May, NJ 08204-1417
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Always wonderful. Newly renovated front porch dining area was lovely. The staff is terrific and friendly.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have never been disappointed in Mad Batter...We went for dinner a few nights ago and for Sunday brunch today. Absolutely fantastic food and great service. Great value and wonderful from start to finish!

Thank banosemail
Reviewed 2 days ago

We eat here every year and my kids always look forward to the meal as they have a lot of different things to offer.

Thank Beverley1953
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Memorable Bloody Mary's to accompany the even more memorable, over-the-top breakfasts. Creative menu makes for difficult choices, for sure - so, we all ordered and shared. After all, this IS vacation...diet next week!

1  Thank Wendee N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a really neat restaurant. Very warm and inviting with a nice open feel. I enjoyed dinner with family. One of the specials for the night was a watermelon salad that was so delicious! I also enjoyed the tasty warm bread that is served....More

Thank Diva4Real423
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Family member recommended we come when we were in the area. 1st time here. Very happy to see many Vegan options on the main menu. We started with the Vegan tostada. Very nice portion size and flavor. Maybe bed into a Vegan White bean ravioli...More

1  Thank jalva1012
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went here for lunch and it was really good! The decor is very nice and the bar is very inviting. Great beer selection (Kane Head High is hard to find in South Jersey) so thats a big plus!! Staff was great and food was...More

1  Thank greg n
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped here on our evening walk for a drink at the bar. Great drinks, friendly bartenders and lovely music played by a husband and wife. We ordered the chicken wings and nachos which were tasty and enough to share with a few friends. Definitely will...More

1  Thank S S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had breakfast at the Mad Batter on August 18, 2017. The person who greeted us was very rude .. dark hair thin girl with glasses .. The wait staff was friendly....The food was delicious .. I had the vegan BLT and it was perfect...More

Thank Judith L
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a great place to eat. The service, food and prices are good. The atmosphere is so Alice in Wonderland, I enjoy sitting outside but they have inside seating too. It's a great place to sit, eat and people watch.

2  Thank rosemarie h
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16 July 2017|
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Response from Tony E | Reviewed this property |
Yes on high chairs... dont know the times
21 April 2017|
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Response from NQuoryo | Reviewed this property |
I believe they could address your request let them know while you order, a friend of mine has allergies to seafood as well but the rest of our company were able to enjoy seafood that was on the menu, we requested mayo on the... More
15 September 2016|
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Response from nyyankeepete | Reviewed this property |
I checked. Contact Marla Kulkowitz who is one of the event planners at 609.884.5970 x301. Trip advisor not letting me put in the "at" sign. She will be happy to assist you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Jackson St, The Carroll Villa Hotel, Cape May, NJ 08204-1417 (Formerly Mad Batter at the Carroll Villa)
    (Lafayette Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-5970
  • E-mail
A Cape May tradition for over 30 years! The nationally acclaimed Mad Batter Restaurant is located at the Carroll Villa Hotel in the heart of the historic district. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts and cocktails are served on the European-style front porch, garden terrace, and sky-lit dining room. Breakfast offerings include fresh squeezed juices, homemade fruit breads, and entrees such as crab benedict, oatmeal pancakes, or orange & almond french toast. Lunch entrees include the Maryland crab cake sandwich, fish & chips, and Waldorf chicken, as well as an assortment of salads. Dinner options are always inventive and the seafood is extraordinary. Entrees include award-winning jumbo lump crab cakes, juicy steaks, chicken and fresh fish specials daily. A sumptuous selection of desserts is made daily. The Mad Batter Bar features Happy Hour, 19 beers on tap, a reasonably priced wine list, and a martini list sure to please. Live music and special events are planned throughout the year.
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