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The Mad Batter Restaurant & Bar

19 Jackson St, Carroll Villa, Cape May, NJ 08204 (Formerly Mad Batter at the Carroll Villa)
609-884-5970
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Ranked #23 of 110 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $30
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Cuisines: American, Continental, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Lafayette Street
Description: 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, eight 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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New Hope, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Be prepared for a wait, but the food was good. Service was good. We had mimosas at the bar while we were waiting, they were good as well. Great pancakes, eggs Benedict and croustade.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

While vacationing in Cape May a few weeks ago, my daughter and her friend asked to go the Mad Batter for Brunch. Having been there before, I was excited for the Orange and Almond French Toast. When we arrived, of course there was a line outside, as usual. What we were told would only be 15-20 minutes turned into 1... More

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19 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

While staying in Cape May with our friends we dined at The Mad Batter. The others in our party were given the regular menu , which was pretty extensive. I had seen on line that they offered a gluten free menu , so I asked to see it. I am gluten intolerant. Over the years I have found most gluten... More

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Rangers1, Manager at The Mad Batter Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Jiminysuzy, Thank you for writing a review. We are happy that you enjoyed your gluten free meal. We know its hard to find restaurants that carry a gluten free menu. Our chef took a lot a time into creating this type of menu and we are thankful that people can enjoy it. More

Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We went to the Mad Batter for a late dinner with our two daughters. We ate on the outdoor porch (which is great for people watching). The waitress was very helpful, recommending how my daughters would like their steak (she was right)! My husband and I had a garlic pasta dish, which was simply delicious. We all had chocolate cake... More

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Rangers1, Manager at The Mad Batter Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear kathy s, We are excited to hear that you had a great experience here with us at the Mad Batter. We hope to see you again soon! More

Hunlock Creek, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We went here 4 times during our week stay in cape may. They have a wonderful menu, with delicious homemade entrees. My boyfriend and I are vegans and they had plenty of options for us, even a dessert! They have a nice happy hour at the bar, also delicious fresh squeezed juice. The outdoor seating was lovely, but the indoor... More

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Rangers1, Manager at The Mad Batter Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Megan B, Thank you for writing a review about us. We are really happy that you enjoyed your meal. We hope you come back and visit us again! More

Jackson, Pennsylvania
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61 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Service - We were able to get right in with no reservation, which was nice. Our server was pleasant and seemed knowledgeable.. when we saw him. Once we received our food, we didn't see again him for over an hour. We finished eating and sat for easily 20 minutes waiting. Some of our party left the building before he returned.... More

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Rangers1, Manager at The Mad Batter Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Eric D, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal and apologize that you were unhappy with your service. Our goal is that our customers leave happy. We hope to see you again and maybe you can try us for breakfast or join us for Happy Hour at the... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were pleased to find the Mad Batter. The outdoor seating was extremely pleasant, the service was wonderful, and the food delicious! The vegetarian/vegan options were extremely creative and delicious - a definite repeat when we next come to Cape May.

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Dear OrganicWineGirl, We are pleased to hear that you had a great experience with us and excited to hear that you will dine with us again when you visit Cape May! Thanks again! More

Wayne, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Dinner on the porch: pleasant breeze, excellent food (esp. the steamed mussels for appetizer with a delicious garlic sauce). Be sure to reserve early as the restaurant is always busy. 30% off for Carroll Villa hotel guests makes the fairly expensive restaurant more reasonable. We preferred dining outside as the live music in the bar in the back was a... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We heard this place was great, and it was. Of course, there was a long wait for breakfast (40 minutes), but that is expected this time of year. I would recommend the breakfast more so than the dinner.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Food was blah we were offered lunch menu which offered salads sandwiches appetizers no much taste and took some time for waitress to greet us take our order. She was helpful with my needs for warm water and refilled my toddlers sippy cup. ..just not a fav in cape may

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