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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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19 Jackson St, The Carroll Villa Hotel, Cape May, NJ 08204-1417
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I tried this place a few years back, and I thought it was only okay. I'm not sure if there are new owners or chefs, but I ate breakfast here this morning with my daughter, and it was excellent. I had the "fluffy omelet" with...More

1  Thank Dave W
Reviewed 3 days ago

You can't go wrong @ the Mad Batter. I have been going to this restaurant since the early 80"s . Not on a regular basis but every now & then.....It truly is such a delight & a never fail dining experience. No matter what you...More

1  Thank PamDragoniMeadow3242
Reviewed 4 days ago

First time at the Mad Batter in years. Really improved the facility, food, drinks etc. Thoroughly enjoyed experience.

1  Thank JeBButch
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The menu is fabulous, the atmosphere is excellent, and they have fantastic bloody Mary's! We make it a point to stop here every December and have breakfast at least once. Make sure you have the bread basket.

1  Thank ruby7773
Reviewed 6 days ago

I ate breakfast both mornings at The Mad Batter. The Carroll Villa added a new breakfast room; bright, open, airy. Seating was lovely. Server's were wonderful. Food excellent.

1  Thank Ilovetotravel224
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed in cape may this week and made the mistake of eating in this place for dinner. It started with the nuclear reactor Manhattan clam chowder which had saffron7 in it. Had one teaspoon and became sick. For the first time I had to send...More

Thank MCP2006
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At recommendations of friends, we had dinner on the porch. Great service and great food. Tight space is the only reason for 4. Returned for breakfast, and the special omelet was outstanding as were the pancakes. Eclectic male waiter added to the "mad experience". Worthy...More

1  Thank HersheyFamilyTravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was on our list to do this trip because of all the good things we had heard. It was a lovely night for porch dining. Unfortunately the crab cakes I ordered were dry and lacked crabmeat and the cost was not worth the...More

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one amazing breakfast. My daughter ordered the buttermilk pancakes and I got the oatmeal pancakes, which were a bit more dense. Both were incredible. We added a side of bacon (incredible bacon!) and some potatoes. My husband got the eggs with toast. Everything...More

2  Thank crapschick
Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast is a treat at the Mad Batter. In addition to many traditional offerings they have interesting specials as well. The ingredients were fresh, service was attentive. And not much beats enjoying a good meal while sitting on a porch on a sunny day!

3  Thank Michele D
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My family has seafood, egg, and nut allergies. Do you / can you segregate food to prevent cross contamination?
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
Is there a point of contact at Mad Batter for large groups more than 20 people? Thank you!
15 September 2016|
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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.
I'd like to see the menu?
25 August 2016|
Response from madbattermanager | Property representative |
Our menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner are on our website !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
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
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
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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