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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
08:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 08:00 - 21:30
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Thompsontown, Pennsylvania, United States
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Probably the best restaurant we ate at in Cape May. Recommended by a friend, my wife and I called for reservations and were seated right away. From the bread you can dip in olive oil sprinkled with seasoning to the main entrée, the food was exceptional. Trish had the Tuna and I had the crab cakes. I thought I would... More 

1 Thank Rick B
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

This was our third time eating at the Mad Batter over the years and it will be our last. We split the spinach salad, which came out on 2 plates and was literally a handful of spinach with the smallest sprinkle of almond and goat cheese. One orange slice on each plate and one strawberry. Next came our favorite, the... More 

Thank Christin C
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

Great breakfast! The bloody marys and mimosas aren't bad either. They have the best French toast!! My husband got one of their special omelets--I think it had seafood in it. He loved it. Not something I would order but he said it was excellent!

Thank donnat220
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

I always take My company too the Mad Batter for Breakfast . The device is top of the line . I love the Chesapeake eggs Benedict and orange French Toast . Our server Barb was kind enough to turn our quest onto other menu selections. The food is consistent and is the servers ! Great job

Thank Pat C
Sayreville, New Jersey
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

We stumbled upon the Mad Batter by accident and went in for a drink. We felt very comfortable at the bar and enjoyed the live music which often begins early. The bartenders were great and we had a lot in common to talk about with the Ranger Fan owner. We returned another day for dinner and found the food to... More 

1 Thank Diane M
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is expensive but if you get there between 5 and 5:30, the second entree is half off. We are never disappointed with our meal here. We always end up here on a whim and never regret it. My husband got the salmon and said it was great, very different but delicious. I had crab cakes. It was OK... More 

2 Thank Meghan B
Cleveland, Ohio
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147 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

One of the best breakfasts my husband and I ever had! Blueberry pancakes with freshly picked blueberries and the croustade with the batter home fries were phenomenal. The freshly squeezed orange juice was delicious, though quit pricey. I wish there was a restaurant like this in my town! The wait was only 15 minutes. A must go to breakfast place!!!!!

Thank Courtney K
Columbiana, Ohio
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

Everything on their menu is great! We have eaten there many times and never been disappointed. Some favorites are their crab cakes, steak, salads, soups, omelets and of course their variety of fish. They certainly know how to prepare tasty dishes! Great service and enjoy their outside deck.

2 Thank Kathy288
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

We had a party of 7 on a weeknight, around 9:45p. 5 of 7 were kids. At first, we were told the porch area was not open and then the dining room was closed. We were placed in the bar area where live music was playing. As you can imagine, the noise was not going over well. At an average... More 

2 Thank Novemberrayne
Jersey City, New Jersey
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

The Mad Batter has some of the best Eggs Benedicts on the Jersey shoreline. Blackstone Eggs Benedict is always satisfying. Omelets are hearty and filling. You will never leave this restaurant hungry! This restaurant is well known for its breakfast / brunch menu. Worth the wait on weekends for hearty food & generous portions. Although we stopped by for breakfast,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Soups, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?