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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 1 week ago

We love going to the mad batter very friendly and helpful staff but becareful if you can't eat gluten. they do have a gluten free menu but you still can't eat there french fries or any fried food because they use the same fryer. So...More

Thank Despina G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We been going here for years .We have breakfast here every time in town Its good for kids . My only complaint is the restrooms were pretty gross not that clean when we were there.

Thank AFJC32013
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was with 7 friends out for dinner. Half of us ordered on the "lighter side" with cheeseburgers and fries. Half of us ordered entrees and drinks. Everyone enjoyed the food and the folks ordered the entrees got lovely dishes and plenty of food. I...More

Thank Katie O
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Cape May and this restaurant for the first time last weekend and it was amazing. What really intrigued me about this place was the name. It reminds me of Adventures in Wonderland. By the time I got there the restaurant had a small...More

Thank KatherineB8399
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a special Cape May experience, you have to add this establishment to your vacation list. As I have only been there for breakfast, they serve all meals in a unique Victorian home worth going just for its beauty. The food is good, the service...More

Thank Loveagoodmeal
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been going to Cape May for 4 years now and we always make a point to go to the Mad Batter. We almost always go and eat at the bar to avoid the wait for the dining room. We've gone...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here a few years ago and the french toast was so good! I decided to branch out this time and got the oatmeal pancakes. They were dry and very dense! I never use butter but these needed it. They weren't terrible just not...More

Thank cobalt1000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family took me for my birthday. We went for breakfast and had an absolutely great meal. The service was exceptional and so was the breakfast. Plus couldn't beat the company.

Thank bonniestravels
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've come here several times and loved the quaint but upscale front porch; recent "renovations" include high-backed booths on the front porch that certainly don't go on a Victorian porch. Food was as disappointing: lobster and corn fritters gushed oil/grease with every bite; the Tuscan...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We headed over around 10 am on a Wednesday thinking we would miss the early breakfast crowd, wrong. We waited around 30 minutes but it was well worth it. The place is charming and food wonderful. My wife had the french toast with sliced almonds-divine...More

Thank Wil012014
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, 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
  • 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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