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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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Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
19 Jackson St, The Carroll Villa Hotel, Cape May, NJ 08204-1417
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Reviewed yesterday

It's not a bad place. People are friendly. Would I go back. No. Reminds me of a Ruby Tuesdays or a Diner atmosphere.

1  Thank Santino M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My daughter is vegan and we were delighted to find so many selections she could enjoy. Thoughtful and delicious menu.

1  Thank Janice R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We got 30% off all dinners bc we stayed at the Carroll Villa, but we went back each night bc the food was that good! We had crab cakes, pan seared scallops, seafood risotto and the shrimp and scallops sauté. Their breakfast was good too!...More

2  Thank Neecy226
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went to Mad Batter twice during our week in Cape May. The 1st time was for dinner. We sat in the front, new, section. Very nicely decorated & we enjoyed the breeze & the view. Food & service were great. Server was helpful with...More

Thank EuroGirl_9
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The service was great! The food was horrible! I'm not kidding. I can't remember a meal this bad. Lobster ravioli with scallops and shrimp in a light marinara sauce and mozzarella. Sound good, right. NOPE. Lobster ravioli was flat and watery. The sauce had about...More

Thank Joeydazzle
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were all very satisfied with our care. It was awesome! If you stop in Cape May, go here. Our waiter was nice and prompt.

1  Thank Crabcakes23
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is always a wait for this place and rightly so. This place has the best breakfast in town - forget about Uncle Bills! Everything here is done right for breakfast, we even visited for "light fare" around 4pm and the food was amazing then...More

1  Thank Luna K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome breakfast and fabulous Bloody Mary's. Arrive early with no wait!! You won't be disappointed!!

2  Thank Shirley P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never again I had 7:45 reservation waited 45minutes for a table sat so close to the next table we couldn't have a quiet conversation between my wife and I the big mouth next to us was loud and didn't shut up so much for a...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had dinner here because of the recommendation of their crab cakes, and my wife was very pleased with them. I had a salad with salmon which was also good. This is clearly a casual and family restaurant that is very busy....More

2  Thank primeminister58
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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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