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For 2
Date
Thu, 5/24
Time
9:30 PM
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Mad Batter Restaurant

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971 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Live Music
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, eighteen 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, Vegetarian / Vegan
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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/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Fine dining prices food only ok. New England calm chowder was the worst I ever had, thin, no veggies, hard clams... Should have sent it back.
Maybe breakfast would be ok???

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The vegetable ravioli was outstanding as were the pair of filet Mignon. Bloody Mary’s had just the right amount of spice!

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

anniversary stay at carroll villa. mad batter was very good happy hour and meal.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

The restaurant really surprised my wife and I who went their for mothers day. The reviews we read were really positive, but you really have to experience the restaurant itself. The food, which had great vegan and seafood options, was amazingly and creatively served. Would recommend you take the time to visit!

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

It was okay. Flavors fall flat and oddly, seafood is not as fresh as you would expect. I miss the ‘old days’ (20 years ago) when the food was outstanding. Maybe one day it can return to that.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Amazing weather and the atmosphere on the porch is amazing. Loved seeing a bride and groom taking their wedding day pics on the street.

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

We were seated at 5pm . My wife ordered an item from the menu and 10 minutes later the server told us they didn’t have what she ordered .

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Birthday dinner was really nice. Sat out on the enclosed porch (live music inside would have been a bit loud for conversation). Food was very good and so was service. Would definitely return!

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1.0Dined on May 9, 2018

I have been there several times before. This time it was dirty. Cold and the wait staff seemed unsupervised. Really disappointing

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed dining on the front porch. Our meals were perfect and the staff was friendly and attentive. We will go back with friends and family.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Needed a kid friendly atmosphere but wanted a nice vibe and drinks to celebrate my birthday as well. Mad Batter fit the bill. Food was great, drinks were strong and tasty, lots of vegetarian options for me and my husband had the seafood risotto that he said was outstanding. I splurged for dessert since it was my bday and the waitress brought out my dessert with a candle in it so that my daughter could sing happy birthday and help me blow out my candle. She was so happy. There was a band in the bar area that we could hear and that was a nice bonus. Good music without being so loud that we couldn’t talk.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Nice atmosphere, friendly staff and good food. Only half a block from the beach.

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4.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Love the Mad Batter Restaurant. The food is delicious and reasonably prices. We have had the pleasure of dining at this restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and also dinner. All good eats. In all of our other dining experiences here our servers have been wonderful. This last time we had the worst server ever. Even though our most recent experience wasn't the best, we will definitely will be going back for more great food.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great food. Ambience a little lacking, but overall a fine choice.

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4.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Great food, good service and live music. Excellent all around.

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Food was good we were in the back room. Very very loud. They were having up and coming singing event. Could not hear ourselves think.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Excellent gluten free menu and tasteful food. Beautiful atmosphere

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great birthday dinner at Mad Batter. Live music while we were there. Waitress very attentive and friendly and best food we had on our trip to Cape May. Especially loved the Thai style wings, the fries, and the crab cake!

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

We began with a nice Italian Pinot Grigio and warm flatbread. We split a fresh garden salad, perfectly dressed. Our filet mignon and crab cake entree was complemented by macaroni and cheese and asparagus.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Food is always great. Love the ambience and the service! Workers are courteous and very friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Everyone is friendly and the food is outstanding. We sat in the back room and it was bright and even though you can hear the music it was not over powering. It was my first time going for Dinner, usually we go for breakfast and we were not disappointed at all.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Went to The Mad Batter for a birthday dinner. It's so appealing from the outside, and in better weather, you can sit outside.
The food was good, but not fabulous. We did enjoy our meal, and the wait staff was exceptional. Food came quickly even though it was getting a bit crowded ( 5:30 p.m.)
The atmosphere was fun and busy with conversation.
I'd like to try it for breakfast, or lunch.
Thoroughly enjoyed having my birthday dinner here!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Dinner was delicious! Beet and goat cheese salad was amazing. Filet super tender and delicious. Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Great Gluten free menu

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Service and ambience were excellent. Scallop dinner was served with sweet potato puree and asparagus and was cooked to perfection. Looking forward to next visit to spend time at the bar. Looked like fun.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

As always, food and service were outstanding as was live music. Mad Batter is one of our top choices in season and out.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

They have several very good VEGAN options and staff is knowledgeable

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The meal was excellent and capped off a relaxing visit.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a reservation for a family Easter dinner. They seated us in the bar area on high top stools. About 30 minutes in, there was live music that was so loud we couldn’t hear each other speak. So we had to leave. Very disappointed. I would not mind sitting in the bar area if I didn’t have a reservation and showed up on a holiday and that was all that was available. But that wasn’t the case. No complaints on the food or service, but it will be a long time before we go here again.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great dinner and good time!

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3.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Steaks were a little over cooked but other than that everything was great!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We had a wonderful time at the Mad Batter this week celebrating a birthday.
The staff was attentive and extremely pleasant. The drinks were fantastic. The food was delicious, the Branzino was a special and the best I have ever had. The scampi was also outstanding. Desserts were scrumptious too. We typically go to the Mad Batter for breakfast but we plan to go back again for dinner in the future.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Mad Batter accepts reservations on Open Table, which is very helpful in a resort town. The food is great and we always enjoy ourselves whenever we eat there.

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Got sick ordering from gluten free menu. They warned me about grill and fryer, ordered pasta. Never been so sick in my life. It was beyond cross contamination. Very noisy. Waitress spoke and understood English very poorly. Service was slow.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Hi
The Lamb meal was a disappointment and we returned for another item.
Also should have access to happy hour when seated.
thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Very nice experience. We would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Sat in the cozy heated porch for a fabulous dinner on a chilly March evening. Seafood bisque was delicious, as were our entes. The filet was cooked perfectly. Enjoyed the food and ambience so much that we returned the next morning for breakfast. Again the food was great.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Down the Cape for a couple of days, locals told us about the Mad Batter, so we tried it out. Fun place, great food, and great drinks. Staff is very friendly. Locals know, so should you! Try it, you will not be disappointed.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

DO NOT sit in front porch in the winter! The heat is at floor level and your feet and legs get so hot that it is actually painful. Everyone around us was complaining. We did not stay for coffee and dessert because we just wanted to leave. Food and service was fantastic just not the heating situation!

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

My wife and I ate here a few days ago. Both had the filet with a crab cake and they were really quite good but their 4 cheese mac & cheese side put this meal over the top. Live music in the bar was a nice touch. Will be going back again to try something else soon.

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