The Mad Batter Restaurant  and Bar,
Cape May, NJ: A Dining Review

The Mad Batter Restaurant  and Bar,
Cape May, NJ

The Mad Batter Restaurant is a Cape May landmark with summertime porch dining.  Serves a creative menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner

The Mad Batter Restaurant
19 Jackson St.
Cape May, NJ

Mad Batter: Restaurant Highlights

Fare: American


Food Quality:
Excellent. Serves non-traditional well executed dishes, creatively prepared using fresh locally sourced ingredients. They have vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options

Friendly. attentive.

Victorian Hotel setting. In the summer, enjoy outdoor dining on the porch of the Carroll Villa hotel.

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent, non-traditional, creatively prepared food, with full  bar service

Not Recommended For:  Diners who prefer an extensive menu with more fine dining amenities.

Recommended Dishes: When available, The Gourmet oatmeal, Belgian waffles, pancakes, orange flavored French toast, eggs benedict, all served up with a variety of American and international coffees and teas, fresh baked muffins and fruit. Lunch and dinner favorites include; the Pear salad; New England clam chowder; the Mahi Mahi; broiled scallops in a mushroom and crab sauce; crab cakes; and lamb stew.

Alcohol: Full Service Bar. Vibrant bar scene

Restaurant Review

The Mad Batter, open year-round, is a Cape May landmark for over forty years. They are a popular breakfast, lunch, and dinner spot, and one of the best breakfast eateries in Cape May. 

The restaurant is owned and operated by the Kulkowitz family, now in its third generation. Founded by Harry Kulkowitz in 1976, his son Mark and his wife Pam of the second generation are the current co-owners, with assistance from their children Kyle, Marta, and Tess.

In the summer, enjoy outdoor dining on the Victorian porch of the Carroll Villa hotel.

They specialize in creative breakfasts and brunches with combinations of fresh ingredients. On summer mornings, get there early or prepared to wait in line for breakfast.

Meals are well executed and creatively prepared using fresh locally sourced ingredients. They have vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

They are child friendly with a kid’s menu.

The bar scene is energetic with attractive happy hour prices and live music, and “Open Mic” night on Sundays. Art Shows and exhibitions are scheduled in the Gallery Room, the Main Dining Room, and the Terrace.

Seasonal hours, in the summer months they are open daily, Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner.

Does not take reservations. 

(Updated: May 2023)

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