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“Above average for American breakfast - but American oversized” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Mad Batter Restaurant & Bar

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 #21 of 95 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Continental
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Above average for American breakfast - but American oversized”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The basket of breads were all dense sweet breads and muffins. The croustade was very tasty; the eggs were well prepared on top of a thick slice of nicely crusty bread and the fried potatoes were acceptable. Our only dismay was that our orders and all of the orders that we saw being carried by out table were too big for our usual breakfast. All menu items are at least $7.00 and most are more. One is forced to order big and eat big or bag it at this establishment. And the coffee tasted of the metallic urn or boiler. The breakfast size and coffee were more to our liking the next morning at the Magic Brain

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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“Never dissappointed...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We have eaten here for Breakfast and/or lunch several times over the past few years but this is the first time reviewing. We just stopped in for lunch this past weekend. We have never been dissappointed. This time around my husband had the fish sandwich and it was served with fries. I had the vegetable panini and it was served with a delicous greens salad (get the house vinigarette dressing!). We both loved our sandwiches, so tasty! Portions are large.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shamong, New Jersey, United States
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“Great for breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

May be a little overpriced but the food is good. We had eggs benedict with hash brown potatoes and bagel and lox.

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Branford, Connecticut
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“Great breakfast!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

On my birthday I always have pancakes we heard they were the best in Cape May well they did not disappoint!! The blueberry pancakes were delicious!! Light as a feather served with real warmed maple syrup so yummy!! Order the fresh fruit platter to start if you have an ambitious appetite get the full size but we shared the small version served with nuts and raisins and it was more than generous!! Might have to drive back next year just for the pancakes!!! Sit on the porch and enjoy a lovely breakfast!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

Usually when I go on vacation I try not to go to the same restaurant twice. I wound up going here four times ! Each time was better than the first. Great for lunch. They have best salads and sandwhiches and daiky specials

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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