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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” (153 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
19 Jackson St, The Carroll Villa Hotel, Cape May, NJ 08204-1417
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The menu is inventive, and egg specials that were super delicious. You can have Bloody Mary's or Mimosas too. We had breakfast there ever morning of our stay, (5 days) and loved it every time. They do lunch too, but we were too stuffed to...More

Thank GigiLover
Reviewed 2 days ago

After a second visit to The Mad Batter in Cape May, I had to review it to make sure everyone knows how amazing they are. Both visits were for breakfast and we were not disappointed. From fresh coffee, to fluffy and delicious pancakes, we are...More

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We've enjoyed the Friday Wine Dinner at the Mad Batter for the last few years, and this year was no exception. Wonderful Oregon wines paired with each course. You also can count on the Mad Batter for awesome Bloody Mary's and Mimosas the next morning,...More

1  Thank TheDOCatUB
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have eaten breakfast here several times. The omelettes, waffles, and pancakes are always yummy. Tom, the server was very funny & made breakfast even better.

1  Thank NittanyLion70
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a cool morning, so the windows were closed, but my wife and I felt like we were "almost outside." The food is great with choices to please everyone. Would love to go back when the porch is open to enjoy that atmosphere.

1  Thank Brian D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd been meaning to try this restaurant for years and finally stopped for brunch. Loved it!!! It was fun, yummy and had a terrific staff. Can't wait to go again soon.

1  Thank Nana312
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Carroll Villa so breakfast was included. It was delicious and the portions were large. Breakfast was so good we enjoyed Happy Hour and appetizers and dinner there too!. Highly recommend!

1  Thank nancy-nj123
Reviewed 1 week ago

This front porch restaurant to the Carroll Hotel is the perfect mix of charm, atmosphere and excellent food. It's small so some might call it cramped. I felt it was cozy and friendly. We had 2 huge breakfasts there because the portions are BIG. Eggs...More

1  Thank Captain S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great bar with great speciality drinks. They have HAPPY he. every night from 3p to 6p. and live music starting at 8p. The bartenders are friendly and helpful and your never a stranger. The bar food is delicious. Just an all round...More

1  Thank BOB S
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long walk through the mall, The Mad Batter is always a nice place with great food. Recommend going during "off" hours as the line for breakfast can be quite long. But the food is worth the wait no matter when you go.

1  Thank Bonnie B
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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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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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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