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Mad Batter Restaurant

4.2
925 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Breakfast & Lunch: Every Day 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Dinner: from 5 PM

ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE ACCEPTED FOR DINNER ONLY
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Phone number
(609) 884-5970
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Lisa Erdley
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lafayette Street
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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
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
What 925 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMrPorterhouse (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

Usually like coming here but this visit was disappointing. We were seated on the enclosed porch which had 2 doors that continuously opened and made it cold. We ordered Brie appetizer and burgers- both disappointing. Service was not upto par as usual- perhaps better in the summer and for breakfast.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
3.0  Dined 5 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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SueW (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

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MarkM (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

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Peggy (Atlantic City)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  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.

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NJMom (Philadelphia)
3.0  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.

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4AMO (Atlantic City)
4.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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.

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