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About Mad Batter Restaurant

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 made daily. The Mad Batter Bar features Happy Hour, twelve 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.

19 Jackson Street
Cape May, NJ 08204
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast & Lunch: Every Day 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Dinner: from 5 PM

ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE ACCEPTED FOR DINNER ONLY

Cross Street:
Lafayette Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 884-5970

Website:
http://madbatter.com/

Entertainment:
Happy Hour daily 4 - 6 PM.

Live Music every night in season, never a cover charge. Winter schedule live music weekends. Open Mic Night every Sunday night

Executive Chef:
Lisa Erdley

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Mad Batter Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (25)
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Creative Cuisine (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Fun (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Live Music (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Cozy (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Romantic (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Vegan (9)
Great Beer (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Business Meals (5)
Hot Spot (5)
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Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Live Sports (3)
Organic (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Quick Bite (2)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent experience overall. I had the seafood risotto. Large portion with great taste.

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 (Richmond)·Dined 4 days ago

No parking, but this usually wouldn't be problem except it was raining. I made reservations at least a week in advance, but the only available table was a drafty corner of the covered patio. Was not problematic for me, but it was for my wife. We've been here twice before, this was the worst experience of the three. Service was good, food wasn't bad.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Diverse menu and good food. One of my go to restaurants in Cape May.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

Great place to eat, great atmosphere, the food is amazing

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We were there on Sunday February 11th for my granddaughters art show which was
being sponsored by her high school, Lower Cape May Regional High School
in the area. We attending the art show and decided to stay for dinner. There were
7 of us and we had a great time, wonderful table on the new front porch and
the service was amazing. The server was fast and efficient and very pleasant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Casual
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Greg Carpenter Duo was playing that night. Awesome music. Food was fantastic. I had the filet and crab cake. Cooked to perfection and one of the best crab cakes I have ever eaten. Wife had the scallops and they were hands down, without a doubt the best scallops I have ever had. Very extensive craft beer menu. Really nice and relaxed atmosphere. Higher end establishment and priced accordingly but worth every penny. Can't wait to go again.

Tags: Vegan, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I was a little disappointed in the Mad batter. We were seated on the enclosed porch in February. The doors kept opening which made it uncomfortably cold and detracted from the whole experience. The service was great and the food was mediocre.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food and mixed drinks were all very good; however, the one Sauvignon Blanc wine available tasted like a Chardonnay (too sweet) and the Cabernet Sauvignon was not satisfactory either. I have always enjoyed my visits to The Mad Batter whether for brunch, late lunch, light dinner fare or a full dinner with friends. We have also stopped in for a nightcap, it is always a fun place. Friendly staff...we love Marta, Kay, Sue & Heather, you are all the best!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We're never disappointed with Mad Batter. We typically hit there for breakfast as we think it's one of the best in Cape May. This time it was dinner with equal quality.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Had a nice meal. However asked for a booth that was open and was told no that they expected several parties of 4. 2 booths remained open for our entire meal.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Love the mad batter for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's always enjoyable

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great location, parking nearby. Great food and service.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Comfort Food, Casual, Fun, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious . We will definitely be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We have had dinner here a number of times over the years, and each time the food has been excellent, the service great, and the value more than acceptable. This past time, our only disappointment was that our crab cakes arrived warm, not hot. They were still good, but we didn't want to ask to have it heated up as we were on a schedule to see a play afterwards. Having said that, we certainly would return to the Mad Batter the next time we're in Cape May.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food was absolutely amazing! I had the Seafood Risotto, it was superb. The scallops were cooked to perfection, the lobster was so fresh and the risotto itself was so tasty too. My husband got the twin filets, which were cooked to perfection as well. He asked for medium, and it was true medium unlike when you go to other places.The ambiance was delightful and the place was quaint and quiet. My husband and I would go back for dinner there anytime.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had the salmon and the risotto, both were perfectly cooked and delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Wedding anniversary

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food and service were great! The temperature was a bit too warm but the weather was very cold outside! Drinks were tasty .

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Mad Batter is the go to restaurant for VEGANS in Cape May. The chef is a vegan himself and makes sure there are several options available for vegan diners. Also, make sure you ask to be seated on the porch. It has been renovated and equipped with heaters and is much more quiet if you want to have a conversation at dinner.

Tags: Vegan, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Organic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We enjoyed dinner here as food was very good. However, it was a windy cold evening and the porch where we were seated was cold. We could feel the wind blowing through the plastic from our seats. We were not offered any other seating. The temperature of the dining room made the evening less than perfect. Would try again in Spring when not so cold outside.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Everything about this place is good but the menu is uninspired - couldn’t get real excited about anything. Better for breakfast than dinner.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Vegan, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 11, 2017

My wife and I just love it there... Great service and staff...

Tags: Business Meals, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We always try to make Cape May a part of our Christmas tradition, and this year, we wound up at The Mad Batter for dinner...this despite the fact that they are more renown for their breakfast fare. Well, good call! The meal was outstanding. Fresh seafood prepared perfectly. The atmosphere is kinda neat, and we really enjoyed hanging at the bar afterward and listening to some great tunes by a couple of fine musicians. Only complaint: we were seated next to a door leading outside, and we caught some pretty cold breezes during dinner. But regardless, we would highly recommend The Mad Batter if you are hitting The Cape anytime of year.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

A GEM of a Restaurant:)
Best Place to Eat in Cape May
Cocktails are Banging& the
Cusine is Delish!
Service is 5 Stars!!
Atmosphere is Adorable
Definitely a Foodie Favorite!

Tags: Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Live Music, People Watching, Fun, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Casual, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Healthy, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The problem we had was that the heat on the porch is under the seats and our legs were extremely warm. The window coverings were inadequate so our backs were freezing.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Richmond)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Service was good, outside enclosed patio area was nice, but, wasn't impressed with the food or wine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great place! Outside breakfast is wonderful! Great music by the bar and delicious food!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Sports, Happy Hour
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My filet was undercooked, Sent it back, When it was finally retuned it was so overcooked I couldn't eat it, Macaroni was cold, My husband ordered The red snapper with mashed sweet potatoes, They were so cold the butter wouldn't melt on it, Our neighbors were with us and what they ordered was cold as well.
How do we handle this ? If you send it back , it comes back dry and your party are done eating.
It's too late to get a new meal.So you eat cold food or go hungry.
In 40 years in my kitchen , no one has been served cold food.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 2, 2017

excellent food and selection, waiter was great, very enjoyable dinner. White wine was also very good. It was a special occasion for us, so I didn't really mind the pricing, but I thought it was pricey.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Fun
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food was wonderful ambiance was nice. The band playing was a little loud and the bar area that u had to walk through to get to your table was extremely crowded. Would definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Absolutely a place I will return to over and over. Great atmosphere and amazing food. Dinner was so good went back for breakfast. Was not disappointed. Service was stellar from start to finish!

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Terrible Dinner for a lot of money.. plain and simple

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We were staying at the hotel and decided to try the restaurant as we also had a 30% voucher. It was excellent. We enjoyed both our meals.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Mad Batter is a fun place for all ages.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

First time there in a long time. Table of 8. Had plenty of room. Drink was great (Shipwreck). Was told by the waitress they were know for their seafood. Mine was bad to say a good thing about it. My Seafood Risotto was crunchy due to the uncooked Risotto and the sand from the seafood. Very disappointed. On the other hand my husband had the twin filets and they were cooked just right. He was very happy. Next time I will get the filet and crab cake.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Another excellent evening at the mad batter.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Not a very good meal. Not a very nice server. All four meals were subpar.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had a good time and the service was very good. The lighting in the back porch could have been not so bright for a evening meal. It was too bright in our opinion. Have gone to the Mad Batter several times, and the consistency of the food could be better. Have had the same dish several times and most times it was good, but a few times it was no very flavorful or over done. This was the salmon dinner entry.

Tags: Comfort Food, Live Music, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great food reasonably priced. Excellent bar menu at very reasonable prices. Recommend highly.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Good food at a good price. loved the warm bread and spreads. Nice selections of micro beers Great service.

Tags: Great Beer, Casual, Fun, Cozy, Live Music
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