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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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“brunch” (160 reviews)
Closes in 20 min
All hours
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
19 Jackson St, The Carroll Villa Hotel, Cape May, NJ 08204-1417
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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

The breakfast here was excellent! Orange juice is freshly squeezed, and everything we ordered was delicious! The portion sizes were also great! Highly recommend if you are in town!

1  Thank bellamiamomma
Reviewed 15 June 2016

The restaurant is very nice. The staff is friendly and helpful with menu recommendations. Food is very good.

2  Thank SuzyHD1
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Went for breakfast with some friends, during a howling winter rainstorm, but once we stepped into the Mad Batter, the cozy atmosphere and courteous wait staff made us feel at home. They have a generous breakfast menu, with many options, from granola and yogurt with...More

1  Thank itsconcetta
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Located in a beautiful Victorian Cape May hotel, The Mad Batter is a wonderful place to eat at. The building is beautiful, and very historically old, so you will spend a lot of time just taking the beauty of the place in. They have a...More

1  Thank Hgtravl
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Breakfast and Dinner were delicious - Fresh ingredients and large portions left you feeling satisfied. They have a varied menu that includes fresh seafood cooked in uniques ways and delicious steaks.

1  Thank Lisaplay
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We came here on the suggestion of a friend. Ordered the blueberry oatmeal pancakes and received the blueberry buttermilk pancakes. Regardless of the error in the order, the pancakes were fluffy and delicious. We also got the fish and chips. The fish was quite good,...More

1  Thank citywalker15
Reviewed 11 June 2016

A relaxed place away from the main drag and in a victorian setting. If you are ripe for entertainment after dinner they have a great bar band playing.

1  Thank thormyrdahl
Reviewed 11 June 2016

My husband and I had dinner here during our first visit to Cape May. Really nice, casual atmosphere, great service and a nice menu. We shared an appetizer that was a special -- seafood crepes -- and it was delicious! We both had the seafood...More

1  Thank JLA311330
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

We ate on the outside porch of this restaurant. The service was good. The pancakes and French toast were excellent. Fresh squeezed orange juice added to the delicious meal.

1  Thank kath_irving
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

I would highly recommend dining at The Mad Batter for breakfast. My boyfriend and I ate there twice during our stay. The first day we order the Croustade and the Chorizo and Eggs. Both meals were absolutely delicious. For drinks we ordered a Bloody Mary...More

1  Thank Amanda F
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Response from Tony E | Reviewed this property |
Yes on high chairs... dont know the times
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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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
Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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