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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” (157 reviews)
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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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19 Jackson St, The Carroll Villa Hotel, Cape May, NJ 08204-1417
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went this past Sunday for breakfast and loved it ! There was five of us so we all had something different. Everything was absolutely delicious to eat . The food was hot and very tasty. The service was excellent. I will say I love strong...More

Thank emac337
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went for late dinner with friends. Had blackened fish with side Caesar salad. Excellent. Wife had chicken on a croissant. Other couple had vegetable Panini(s), which they loved. Had some drinks which was also nice. Ate out on the porch, which in the spring/summer/fall is...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very tasty brunch and satisfying. We prefer breakfast and brunch here, as their dinner menu isn't as exciting as some other places in town.

Thank oceandahlia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was absolutely AMAZING! I had the Seafood Risotto, it was superb. The scallops were cooked to perfection, the lobster was so fresh and the risotto was the best I have ever had. I could have eaten the risotto all by itself as well....More

1  Thank Kiersten W
madbattermanager, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your great review. Agreed, the seafood risotto is amazing! We're happy that you enjoyed your experience at the Mad Batter and hope you'll be back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have heard of the Mad Batter for years and finally got to try it on this trip to Cape May. The food and the service were wonderful. I went the day after Christmas and the staff at the restaurant looked well rested from their...More

2  Thank Justin W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got take out here for lunch one day and it was delicious. I had the lobster bisque which was yummy. My husband had sweet potato fries (very big portion) and a turkey wrap. The turkey wrap came with some of the best melon I...More

1  Thank packedlite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was probably because it was New Year's Eve but we found the food and service to be lacking at the Mad Batter. We stopped in around 2PM for lunch and they were busy but not full. We ordered a grilled cheese, 2 salads, wings...More

Thank Brian C
madbattermanager, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We're sorry that you were not happy with your recent visit. We do apologize that we ran out of wings on that day, they were popular with the bar crowd. Your server did take the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have had breakfast here often. Found out that are more than breakfast. Enjoyed my birthday dinner here. Scallops for the birthday girl and filet and crab cake combo for hubby. Carol our server was quite the professional.

1  Thank MVO1989
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love Mad Batter’s Brunch. So many yummy choices. The Victorian Brunch is a great choice, as homemade fruit breads are scrumptious. This is one of my favorite establishments in Cape May.

1  Thank Maryanne L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is always a huge line for this place so when we went in the off season we took advantage of the no wait. Staff was very nice and place was very clean. Eggs Benedict and the pancakes we're very good. Would go back again.

1  Thank Chris K
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Response from Tony E | Reviewed this property |
Yes on high chairs... dont know the times
21 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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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
Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
08:00 - 20:30
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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