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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (161 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
19 Jackson St, The Carroll Villa Hotel, Cape May, NJ 08204-1417
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Reviewed yesterday

In my opinion, nothing says Cape May like a visit for a scrumptions meal at The Mad Batter. It's colorful and quirky and the food is out of this world. It has a fun bar with entertainment too!, The Mad Batter has never failed to...More

Thank Suzanne W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Breakfast was very good. Shared the Crab Benedict and chorizo with eggs. It had a generous amount of crab, small amount of Hollandaise sauce, tiny English muffin and poached egg. The portions were plentiful though. Thought it was going to be amazing from reading reviews...More

Thank Jazica
Reviewed yesterday

We ate in the recently encosed front porch area. Dinner watermelon salad and crabcake were excellent. Seafood medley over rice pilaf had alot of seafood, nicely seasoned, but seemed to have been kept warm for a while-overcooked. Crab crepes were just awesome, rich cream sauce...More

Thank mrmatt
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were in CM for 3 nights and had dinner 2xs @ the mad batter. The gluten free-Vegan loaded fries are to die for. The gluten free-Vegan penne was a hit. The calamari, haddock, paella and salmon were great. The risotto was too creamy; would...More

Thank FatBaxter
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food & atmosphere. Vegan aficionados will love it here Reservation suggested, ask for front room dining

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Three of us had the lobster and crab omelet, each with special requests- I.e. one without tomatoes, one without mushrooms, one with a different cheese. The waiter had zero personality but took our orders. Somehow he brought four omelets and missed a burrito for one...More

Thank MeraKi25
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe we were expecting too much. The meal started badly with wine that had obviously spoiled. Also, our server had several tables and only occasionally stopped by. The mains were less than great, the fish and chips were tough and seemed to be reheated, the...More

1  Thank MacTexas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shared a huge crab meat omelette with vegetables and it was more than enough to eat for two people. It was delicious. It came with potatoes that were also very good.

1  Thank ELYSE44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to eat here our first evening of vacation in Cape May on the recommendation of friends back home. Upon entering the rooms are very charming, given the large Victorian-styled structures that dominate the town, the food, however, was somewhat lacking....More

1  Thank philliefan
Reviewed 1 week ago

$5 Martinis are a deal but no HH food menu. Staff seemed disorganized. Asked if we could be seated at a table in the Bar area- first told no, than told yes. We had to go back to Hostess to ask for menus (sent by...More

Thank KathleenM2899
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Kevin K
August 10, 2018|
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Response from YorktownTerri | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know of.
Tom O
March 11, 2018|
Response from madbattermanager | Property representative |
Yes we do! There is also an ATM on premise.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $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
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
8:00 AM - 8:30 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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