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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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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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19 Jackson St, The Carroll Villa Hotel, Cape May, NJ 08204-1417
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After hearing so much about The Mad Batter, we had to try it. Four of us went for a late lunch. All the meals were delicious including my margarita and the spicy bloody Marys. We are sure to go back for breakfast and dinner.

1  Thank ezski58
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very nice breakfast at the Mad Batter. Food was great and the staff was friendly. The restaurant has a nice relaxing atmosphere also. Overall pleasant experience!

1  Thank mkbtraveling
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unbelievable seafood risotto, lobster yes lobster , crab ,scallops and shrimp. It was delicious. Avocado salad to start. Stop in if you can.

1  Thank Brian R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food and great space with a great location. Food was exceptional. Porch or sunroom great for breakfast and brunch. Eating dinner on the porch in the evening was another treat. The bar at happy hour was full but not packed on Friday night.breakfast on...More

1  Thank W Gresham C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mad Batter is a really nice place! The food is very tasty, the ambiance is nice and the staff is great. Not only are they friendly and attentive, but also always up for a little chat if they aren't humming a tune. You can...More

1  Thank Herr_KO
madbattermanager, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit to the Mad Batter. Our Happy Hour is popular among visitors and locals alike, in fact we've been voted best happy hour in Cape May for 5 years in a row. Thanks for your review and hope to see you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a really cute place with great food. Some items were fairly typical, but there were some things that were a bit more unusual if you wanted something a little different. The waiter was extremely personable. It's not typical to think of a restaurant...More

1  Thank MikenSue726
madbattermanager, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are a family owned restaurant for 41 years and "Family, food, and fun ! " is our motto. Glad you agreed and hope you'll be back again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love their seasonal breakfasts, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin waffles, etc. great service, friendly staff, and good prices and foood.

1  Thank beatricec161
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had heard about the Mad Batter and finally went to try it for ourselves. It was in a very cool Victorian house, but the was a line outside. It took about 25 minutes to get served, but once in the service was excellent. I...More

1  Thank Michael P
madbattermanager, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Yes there is a wait at times to get in, but the line moves quick as we are a large restaurant. You made great choices from the menu, the Chesapeake and the Morgan are two Mad Batter favorites! Hope you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made a reservation for Saturday night and got there fifteen minutes early. We were seated immediately. Ordered drinks and an appetizer, but unfortunately they were out of the calamari so we just went ahead with dinner. I tried the Vegetable wellington, which was fantastic....More

2  Thank Art C
madbattermanager, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We're glad that you enjoyed your dinner but we're sorry you didn't get to try the calamari - chef's specials often sell out. Hope you'll be back again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had breakfast here based on the recommendation of the hotel front desk guy. He didn't steer us wrong. The breakfast menu had lots of offerings along with some daily specials. The waitress was really warm and welcoming. The food was plentiful and very good.

1  Thank BabsMiller
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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
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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