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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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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (160 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
19 Jackson St, The Carroll Villa Hotel, Cape May, NJ 08204-1417
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Mad Batter on 12/9/17 for lunch. The host was very personable and seated us promptly. The atmosphere is nice, very clean, and we were seated on the closed in front porch. I ordered the wild mushroom soup which was served fairly quick and...More

1  Thank ChristineDianeC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best Creamed Chipped Beef ever. Great service too! The atmosphere is pretty cool too! We sat in the enclosed patio.

1  Thank marilyn p
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come here every year for the Bloody Mary's! The bar is fun, always a friendly group of people working there and visiting! A must see!

1  Thank Michael N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had surf and turf (a five ounce filet mignon and one crab cake). Perfectly cooked filet and a crab cake that was almost all crab meat with virtually no filler. Both had great flavor. The restaurant was full with people waiting at 6:30PM on...More

1  Thank jfmcg2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Phenomenal spot to sit and eat, have a few drinks, and listen to a good band. Atmosphere is great year round and the staff is very accommodating and friendly.

1  Thank Brie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We sat in the enclosed greenhouse room very pretty atmosphere and breakfast was awesome and our waiter was very intentive enjoyed the experience.

1  Thank JoAnn 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 the food and the service and we hope that you'll be returning soon. Happy Holidays from the staff of the Mad Batter!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is inventive, and egg specials that were super delicious. You can have Bloody Mary's or Mimosas too. We had breakfast there ever morning of our stay, (5 days) and loved it every time. They do lunch too, but we were too stuffed to...More

1  Thank GigiLover
madbattermanager, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We're happy that you enjoyed all of your breakfasts (wow, 5 days in a row!) and hope that you'll return the next time that you're in Cape May. Happy Holidays from the staff of the Mad Batter!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a second visit to The Mad Batter in Cape May, I had to review it to make sure everyone knows how amazing they are. Both visits were for breakfast and we were not disappointed. From fresh coffee, to fluffy and delicious pancakes, we are...More

1  Thank Jenny H
madbattermanager, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We appreciate returning guests and those that spread the word about the Mad Batter. Hope you'll be back again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've enjoyed the Friday Wine Dinner at the Mad Batter for the last few years, and this year was no exception. Wonderful Oregon wines paired with each course. You also can count on the Mad Batter for awesome Bloody Mary's and Mimosas the next morning,...More

1  Thank TheDOCatUB
madbattermanager, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review and we're happy that you enjoyed the wine dinner. These special events have become very popular over the years. Maybe we'll see you at the December dinner? Happy Holidays from the Mad Batter !

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten breakfast here several times. The omelettes, waffles, and pancakes are always yummy. Tom, the server was very funny & made breakfast even better.

1  Thank NittanyLion70
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ServiceIsAMust
15 July 2017|
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Response from Tony E | Reviewed this property |
Yes on high chairs... dont know the times
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20 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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kellyegrills
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Meals
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
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
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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