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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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Fanwood, New Jersey
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered filet mignon cooked medium on Friday night. Came out raw, I am talking PURPLE. It was two medallions. Waitress took it back, one cooked right, the other still purple as though it hadn't been touched. At that point, my wife had already eaten and I was munching on my side of asparagus. The third time, the other medallion came... More 

Thank DanJMc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place! The food is so amazing and the staff is so friendly! Although I didn't like what I got when I went for dinner, I really liked all the breakfast and lunch items I tried, so I still say it is excellent! Five stars from me!

1 Thank Claire H
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for lunch. They have a decent sized GF menu. My fish sandwich was really good. Prices were a bit high, especially for the GF food. The fries are not gluten free, but I guess I have to expect that! My sandwich came with a big side salad and the dressing was very good!

1 Thank Susan K
Harker Heights, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious breakfast and quaint spot. It was off season - so it was quiet and pleasant. Great atmosphere, pleasant folks and great menu. We had the chorizo and egg breakfast as well as the Chesapeake Eggs Benedict! Can't go wrong!

1 Thank JRLC72
New Providence, NJ
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149 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Maybe this was impressive 20 years ago, but not now. Very blah menu that needs updating. Even our town diner has updated their menu to include fun/specialty items like stuffed French toast, Nutella pancakes, etc. Nothing special. Food was not good and very over priced. Would not go back.

Thank santaluvsme
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Portions are generous and the food was fantastic - we ate there for both dinner and breakfast and thoroughly enjoyed both.

1 Thank Lori M
New Jersey
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the Carroll Villa Hotel. A nice menu priced right. Wonderful bar featuring a nice cocktail selection. Live music and a friendly staff. It is quite popular and tends to get crowded. Reservations are a must. Also good for breakfast, lunch or a mid- afternoon snack.

1 Thank JL51
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

on a previous visit to cape may we just passed by this establishment but really wanted to eat here. This time we went to another resto but told that wait time was 1/2 hr so decided to go here already. They were having happy hour at the Mediterranean bar and we were led toward the back dining area, place was... More 

1 Thank NQuoryo
West Cape May, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Living down here only was there once, up until the last year, now 3 or so times .. It was all breakfast except for a friends get together for dinner.. The food was very delicious , On last visit we were waiting for some one , I changed my mind so many times because everything on menu sounded so good,... More 

1 Thank kikki c
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first time we have had breakfast here, as we had dinner here in the past.They are doing renovations to the restaurant to add more space. Husband had the Blueberry pancakes which were as large as the plate. I had scrambled eggs with bacon. They use multi-grain toast which was good. Coffee was refilled without asking. In season,... More 

1 Thank Barbara S

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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, Vegan Options
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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