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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 16 February 2016

First time at the Mad Batter. High energy because of Valentines Day and there was an open mic night. Service was wonderful. The food was fresh. House salad, crab bisque and hot sausage pasta were very good. All of the folks performing sounded like pros...More

1  Thank lynnojohnson
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

We went for brunch and had a wonderful meal. The service was great and the food was even better. It was a little bit of a wait, but it's the price you pay for great food. Love this place!!! If you are planning on going...More

1  Thank Fernando T
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We had reservations Thanksgiving weekend. We weren't that hungry, but wanted to still try out this restaurant. I had the house salad and crab cake appetizer. Both were good. The crabcake was not of "Maryland" jumbo lump style, but it was very tasty.

1  Thank SPhin
Rangers1, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2016

Thanks for your review. Glad you stopped in for some lite fare, but you should come back when you're really hungry, and try one of our delicious entrees. We're open full time now, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day!

Reviewed 8 February 2016

While we've eaten at the Mad Batter a lot over the years, for breakfast lunch and dinner, it's definitely our favorite go to for breakfast. Off season, you get a table right away but during peak season there is always a wait. It's is pricey...More

1  Thank Daniela M
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I cannot stop thinking about this place and their breakfast since I went back in October of 2015.We were in Cape May for a long weekend to celebrate our anniversary. Our hotel recommended the Mad Batter and it did NOT dissapoint! On the Saturday morning...More

1  Thank Sara O
Rangers1, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2016

Thanks for the glowing review. "Divine, perfection, and yummy" are definitely words we want to hear. This year we're celebrating our 40th anniversary and it's nice to know that hotels in town are recommending us. Just an FYI, if you stay at our hotel, the...More

Reviewed 21 January 2016

I LOVE The Mad Batter. I could easily visit this establishment for breakfast 5 days a week. Nice environment, nice staff, and very good food. Bloody Mary and Chesapeake Bay Benedict; yes, please! Reasonably priced and very pleasant; screened in porch to protect from the...More

1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Unfriendly OMG! The waitress needed a personality. The food was average. The view of Victorian homes was excellent. We were seated on a plastic tented porch which was fine.

Thank altfrau
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Just came back from a winter getaway. Had 2 scrumptious breakfasts and a delicious dinner here. Would definitely go back! We had free breakfast and 30% off dinner bill vouchers because we stayed at the Carroll Villa Hotel. Wonderful weekend.

1  Thank hc5w77
Reviewed 15 January 2016

My husband and I go here almost every week. We eat at the bar and always are pleased by the kind knowledgeable staff. I would highly recommend the Man Mosa and the Batter Bloody both are out of this world. We always try their breakfast...More

Thank Pierce2016
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I don't know why The Mad Batter is sippie cup ground zero, but it is. At least to me. I admit I took my rug rats there many many times. They had grilled cheese and I had a bloody mary..A perfect Sunday when you still...More

2  Thank qutypy
Rangers1, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2016

Well we were voted best Kid Friendly Restaurant 2015 by capemay.com !

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Response from Tony E | Reviewed this property |
Yes on high chairs... dont know the times
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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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