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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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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
08:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
19 Jackson St, The Carroll Villa Hotel, Cape May, NJ 08204-1417
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

Went with my daughter and friend for the Sunday evening open mike night. We got there too late to get a seat inside, but still heard the music on the porch. Loved, loved, loved the baked brie appetizer! And I couldn't get over how incredibly...More

Thank Prof-Wang
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed patio seating in rain. Outdoor heaters were on and comfortable! Nice menu with lots of choices. Food was very good. Excellent coffee!

1  Thank 2sonsand1pug
Rangers1, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2016

Thanks for your review. The front porch with a view of historic Jackson street is always fun. Summer is almost here!

Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Spent the day in Cape May. We decided to go here for lunch It's was a cold day do we started with their seafood soup. Delicious. Had lobster salad sandwiches for our lunch. They were not traditional but absolutely delicious. Good bourbon cocktail. Definitely will...More

1  Thank ellen h
Rangers1, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2016

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. Our new summer menu will be starting next week with even more choices! Stop in again on your next trip to Cape May.

Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Great dinner..the filet was cooked perfectly and the crab cakes were delightful. I can't wait to try breakfast and their bloody mary s.

1  Thank jekster52
Rangers1, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2016

Thanks for taking the time to give us a review. We're happy to hear that you were pleased with everything. And yes - Mad Batter breakfast is a must, especially with a bloody mary or a mimosa!

Reviewed 26 April 2016

Went to Cape May for the Exit 0 Jazz Festival and stopped here for dinner on Sunday night. Great service and fantastic food as always. My wife and I both had the Tuscan Fettuccine which we would highly recommend.

1  Thank Minkey13
Rangers1, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2016

Thanks for your review. "Great service and fantastic service" seems like we've met our goals! Have a great summer!

Reviewed 25 April 2016

Orange and Almond french toast. Just plain awesome. I dislike ordering the same thing every trip but this is so good it is hard to try anything else.More

1  Thank Shumno
Rangers1, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2016

Glad you love our Orange and Almond French Toast! It's one of our favorites too! Maybe more trips to the Batter would give you the opportunity to try some of our other favorites like the Oatmeal Pancakes or the Chesapeake Bay Benedict. Have a great...More

Reviewed 25 April 2016

The service was wonderful and the food outstanding. For lunch I would highly recommend the Lobster Salad Sandwich.

1  Thank PhotoVal
Rangers1, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2016

Thanks for your review! The lobster salad sandwich is hard to resist! Have a great summer and be sure to stop back and try some of the other menu items!

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Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Stopped in during happy hour on a Saturday. Couldn't get a bar seat so sat at a table. Raspberry cosmopolitan was excellent. You MUST get a he Thai chicken wings. Perfect combo of sweet and spicy.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Rangers1, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2016

Thanks for your review! Happy Hour is very popular with visitors and locals alike. Stop in again, the Bayberry Wings are always on the menu!

Reviewed 23 April 2016

The service was good, food good and nice surroundings. The menu was wonderful, from simple food to crab topped omelet Nice variety for breakfast .

1  Thank Caligirl134
Reviewed 23 April 2016

Crabcakes mostly filler, did not recognize any crab. Macaroni and cheese very greasy. Asparagus was good. Shared a slice of cheesecake which was very good. The waitress was excellent. Very disappointed in this meal though prior meals over the years were quite acceptable. Many other...More

1  Thank Cathy611121
Rangers1, General Manager at The Mad Batter, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2016

We're sorry that you did not enjoy the crabcakes. We've been using the same recipe for years and most people love them, there really isn't much filler. Hope you'll give us another try!

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ServiceIsAMust
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Yes on high chairs... dont know the times
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I believe they could address your request let them know while you order, a friend of mine has allergies to seafood as well but the rest of our company were able to enjoy seafood that was on the menu, we requested mayo on the... More
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I checked. Contact Marla Kulkowitz who is one of the event planners at 609.884.5970 x301. Trip advisor not letting me put in the "at" sign. She will be happy to assist you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Meals
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:30
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
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.
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