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“A fine place for brunch”
Review of The Mad Batter

The Mad Batter
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Ranked #12 of 142 Restaurants in Cape May
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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, 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.
Reviewed May 31, 2014

We had a lovely brunch and they make very good bloody marys. With tip, $60 for three with drinks, oh and I have a photo.

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Reviewed May 30, 2014

My wife and I booked a stay at the Carol Villa Hotel and with the package we received a bottle of wine, 30% off 2 dinner entrees, $30 towards breakfast and a trolley ride.
The dinner was magnifique. The crab cakes were some of the best I have ever ate. The baked brie was nice.
My wife had Sea Bass over rice. The sauce was excellent
For breakfast I had a crab Benedict poached eggs am a mimosa, a fine way to start the morning.
The bride had a California Omelet that they graciously substituted egg whites for the eggs.
All in all wonderful hotel, the Carol Villa, wonderful dinner & breakfast at the Mad Batter.

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Rangers1, Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2014

Dear NittanyLion70,

Thank for writing a review about us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the Carroll Villa hotel and all of your meals with at The Mad Batter Restaurant. We love to hear nice feedback from our customers. Thank you and we hope you can visit us again soon.

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Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Friendly bar atmosphere, craft beer and other drinks; live music every night. Restaurant relaxed with inside and porch dining. Decent menu and food. Near all the Cape May attractions.

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1  Thank Bobbie B
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

The Mad Batter is one of our favorite restaurants in Cape May. We typically enjoy a dinner AND breakfast here during our vacation. You can't go wrong with their sandwiches, specials, pastas....pretty much anything. Our crab and shrimp omelettes the next day were superb and service is always excellent.

1  Thank stephanie d
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

My family and I had three meals at the Mad Batter Restaurant and Bar. We used our Carroll Villa Hotel vouchers twice for breakfast, and decided to have dinner there since the breakfast was so good. All of our meals were delicious, with generous portions. We especially enjoyed the atmosphere - Three different eating areas, all with different vibes, and all very pleasant and enjoyable. They do have outdoor seating as well, which unfortunately we were not able to enjoy since is was winter. We were especially happy that our 10 month old daughter was welcomed into the restaurant with open arms. I should point out, that we visited in March, during the quiet season, but you'd never know it, since the restaurant was always full of patrons, and the bar area was jumping in the evenings. A MUST when visiting Cape May!!

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1  Thank Zuzanecka
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Rangers1, Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2014

Dear Zuzanecka,

Thank you for taking your time to write a review about us.

We are so glad that you had an wonderful stay here. We are also happy you had the chance to try our restaurant and enjoy three different meals with us.

Thanks again, we hope you come back and visit us!

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