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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” (124 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 yesterday

My husband and I stopped at the Mad Batter today for lunch and it was ok. We were thankful for a gluten-free menu and a very kind server. My husband first ordered the salmon salad from the GF menu but quickly found out that was...More

Thank KellyMaster
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic B&B. Lovely rooms and friendly staff, David at the front desk is fantastic, he went above and beyond to accommodate us as we arrived late for check in. Breakfast is best in Cape May. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Gavin M
madbattermanager, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. We appreciate that you took the time to recognize David and we're glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Carroll Villa.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Underwhelming and over-priced. Nothing special. Eat a better meal somewhere else for half the price. With so many options in the area why eat here?

Thank GuateLover
madbattermanager, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Sorry you were not impressed with your meal. We offer chef's specials each day to keep the menu varied. Hope you'll give us another try!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Menu is eclectic with plenty of options. Dinner menu is pricey and the lighter fare is enough for a meal. Pizza was excellent.

1  Thank ninal740
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the best place for breakfast they have a large selection to choose from they make the best pancakes and waffles and the gluten free pancakes are amazing the atmosphere is very bright and pretty and in the summer you can eat out on...More

1  Thank mimi719
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was part of a party of six and they could only sit us at a high-top which was quite uncomfortable (it was right up against some sort of dividing wall also which made those that sat on the end feel extremely squished). The waitress...More

Thank aztraveler62
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, let me say that it's worth the wait. The wait is not that long. Once seated you are in breakfast heaven! Without a doubt the best omelet ever. fluffy and well balanced. I had Swiss and mushrooms. A creamy mix with perfect...More

1  Thank ajojo
madbattermanager, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. Had to laugh at the title! Glad you all enjoyed your breakfast at the Batter and hope you'll be back soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have not eaten here in awhile. That will be changing. Delicious food & beautiful surroundings. We ate on the newly renovated front porch. So nice & relaxing. Breakfast was yummy. Had pancakes & mimosa ❤️. Hubby had their corned beef hash. They serve all 3...More

1  Thank Sue D
madbattermanager, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your breakfast on our new front porch and we hope that you'll be back again soon. Maybe you can try our happy hour on your next visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have cream chipped beef over toast and my wife had the Chesapeake Benedict. The fresh-squeezed orange juice was out of this world. Would recommend for breakfast lunch or dinner ..

1  Thank Chris B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in last night and managed to get a seat at the bar. Staff very efficient great selection of food. Portions large and great value. The atmosphere was superb chatted to loads of people who were very friendly Prices very reasonable I would suggest anyone...More

1  Thank George T
madbattermanager, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your review. Our bar is a great place to meet locals and other visitors and to get some inside information on things to do in Cape May. We've been voted Best Happy Hour in Cape May for 6 years in a row! Hope...More

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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
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.
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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