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The Mad Batter

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19 Jackson St, The Carroll Villa Hotel, Cape May, NJ 08204-1417 (Formerly Mad Batter at the Carroll Villa) (Lafayette Street)
+1 609-884-5970
08:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 08:00 - 21:30
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New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a breakfast, lunch and dinner here and would definitely return. There is a full bar with a happy hour from 3:00-6:00 with a menu of half price drinks. They also have live music each evening. The portions are large so go hungry!

1 Thank GNZ1013
Mystic, Connecticut
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133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved the vegetable ravioli for dinner while my husband had halibut. We both loved our meals. I get tired of having limited choice as a vegetarian...either salad or pasta or pizza. So having unique choices of something different are a major plus, in my judgement. The service as wonderful and the atmosphere excellent. Wish we had time to stay... More 

1 Thank Avalonavalon
Glenn Dale, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This the "happening" place in Cape May, right near the beach. Open mic on Sunday nights with some very good (and sometimes not so good) local talent. All welcome. Half price drinks at Happy Hour daily. The food is really good. when we stayed at the hotel, our deal included a voucher for two breakfasts, but the lunch menu was... More 

1 Thank Ellen L
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Carroll Villa Hotel and loved it. We had dinner which was fantastic went to the bar for drinks outstanding and listened to the music. The next morning we had breakfast crab omelet OMG great. Don't miss

1 Thank Moegolden
Dover, Delaware
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been there for dinner, breakfast, after dinner drinks and dessert - all are great and we were not at all surprised that lunch was too. Great crab soup, fantastic salads and sandwiches as well. No matter what meal, you can have confidence that you will have a great meal at the Mad Batter!

1 Thank Donna J
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The name is great and the food is okay and so is the service. They have only variation of pancakes, not including the famous chocolate chip, that most people would love. I think our waitress wasn't the friendliest she could have been.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After several recommendations, we had a girls weekend brunch here. The pancakes were some of the best I've had. Other breakfast dishes we ordered were tasty, and fresh squeezed OJ was a nice treat! Service was pleasant and quick, and we were seated in a sunny room by a window.

1 Thank jillatin
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

breakfast & happy hour both very very good. Live music was good and a fun upbeat crowd is the norm here.

1 Thank royhughie
Park Ridge, New Jersey
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful blueberry pancakes, excellent service, pleasant location. Nothing more need be said. Eat there.

2 Thank Nicholas B
Somerset County NJ
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had breakfast there on Sunday, May 7, 2017. As it had been years ago when we went, very enjoyable. The only bad part is waiting to be seated. I think the owners should consider expanding or opening up another location. The food is excellent, as is the service, but the space is tight.

1 Thank HappyBaker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
International, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?