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The Mad Batter

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19 Jackson St, The Carroll Villa Hotel, Cape May, NJ 08204-1417 (Formerly Mad Batter at the Carroll Villa) (Lafayette Street)
+1 609-884-5970
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08:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 08:00 - 21:30
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Quaint restaurant off the beaten path. Outdoor and inside seating. Great place to go with the kids. The oatmeal pancakes were a hit with our crew.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

What a great breakfast. We ate here 2 days in a row, forgoing our hotel's free breakfast buffet. The ambience is nice, we enjoyed sitting on the open air porch. We highly recommend it.

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Thank PennsylvaniaPenny
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Breakfast on the porch is fabulous. You have to get there before 8:30 am, though, to avoid the long waits that happen every morning. It is not uncommon to see people 3 deep along the curb in front waiting for a table every day of the week during the summer. I highly recommend the eggs Benedict, omelettes, and pancakes. The... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

We went to the Mad Batter this morning for breakfast based on reviews. When we got there, we were told it would be a 15 minute wait. 30 minutes later, we were still standing on the sidewalk. I understand that it's busy season, but at least there could be an acknowledgement and some kindness from the restaurant. The hostess didn't... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Great food, great prices and excellent service. My wife and I had both breakfast and lunch there and enjoyed both. Could not ask for better attention by our server and the meals were excellent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Really amazing hamburger, soft and juicy and lots of vegetables. Loved every bite. Pizza - we simply didn't like it. Salmon salad was tasty. Service, ok not the greatest. I was so happy with my burger I give them 5*******

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

incredible breakfast. quality and unique. very special. did not have dinner there, but their breakfast is 'out of this world'. highly recommended: crab eggs benedict.

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

LOVE Mad Batter!! Best french toast ever. Love the eggs benedict. Fun environment, great staff. Pancakes are excellent. A must-do in Cape May!!

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Morris County, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

Always a good meal. Love their brunch. You'll have to wait to get a table but it is worth it! Family friendly!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

We have been to the Mad Batter before and it still holds up to its great reputation. Try for seating in the back patio room. Drinks are great and there's a good variety of food. Service was very attentive and we were not rushed. Definitely going back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Soups, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:30
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?