Come experience our restaurant in Cape May, NJ and enjoy wonderful dishes in a fun and friendly environment. View our awards and accolades below.

Carroll Villa - BedandBreakfast.com Top 10 US B&B Award 20142014 - Named Top 10 Restaurant Inns – BedandBreakfast.com
Awarded to the top 10 U.S. inns that offer the best on-site dining in addition to luxurious accommodations. Read more.
TripAdvisor Best Restaurant in Cape May, NJ2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence - 5 years in a row!

2015 TripAdvisor Green Leaders Gold Level Award

Mad Batter Open Table Winner 2015 Diners' Choice2015 – Diner’s Choice Awards – OpenTable.com
The Mad Batter Restaurant was voted Great For Outdoor Dining, Best Contemporary American Cuisine, and Most Booked Restaurant.
2018Best Brunch – 11years running!

2018Best Happy Hour - 6 years in a row!

2018 Best Venue for Live Music

2017 Best Bar for Craft Beer

2017 Best Mocktail


  • Best of Cape May 2018 "Best Brunch," "Best Happy Hour,'" "Best Place to Hear Live Music,"
  • Runner Up 2018 - Pancakes, Wings, Best Bar for a Cocktail
  • Best of Cape May 2017, "Best Brunch,"  "Best Happy Hour,'" "Best Venue for Live Music," "Best Bar for Craft Beer, " "Best Mocktail"
  • Runner Up 2017 -  Pancakes, Wings, Fries, Dessert, Best Bar for a Cocktail, Bed & Breakfast, Best Accommodations for Couples
  • 2017 - " The Best Things to do in Cape May" by FunNewJersey.com
  • 2017 - "The 50 Breakfasts You Need to Eat in Each State" by Culture Trip
  • 2016 - "Cocktails We Crave: Bellini from Mad Batter Restaurant & Bar at Carroll Villa Hotel" by Bnbfinder.com
  • 2016 - "Best of SJ" Best Bar,  Reader's Poll winner by SJ Magazine
  • 2016 - named to the list "20 restaurants you have to visit in NJ before you die" by Only in Your State
  • 2016 - Published in "The Jersey Shore Cookbook" by Deborah Smith
  • In 2015, the Star Ledger’s iconic food critic Pete Genovese named the Mad Batter as a semi-finalist in his J.'s Best Bars showdown.
  • Best of Cape May 2016, "Best Brunch," "Best Happy Hour," "Best Venue for Live Music," "Best Children's Menu"
  • Runner Up 2016 - Pancakes, Wings, Craft Beer
  • Best of Cape May 2015, “Best Brunch,” “Best Happy Hour,” “Best Kid Friendly Restaurant”
  • Runner-up 2015 – Pancakes, Wings, Crabcakes, Outdoor dining, Live Music, Bed & Breakfast, Hotel, Couples Friendly Hotel, Family Friendly Hotel
  • Best of Cape May 2014, “Best Brunch,” “Best Happy Hour,” Runner-up – Pancakes, Wings, Cocktail, Bed & Breakfast
  • 2011-2015 Certificate of Excellence, tripadvisor.com
  • 2014-2015 Green Leaders Gold Level Award, tripadvisor.com
  • 2014 Diner’s Choice Award – “Best vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, most booked,” opentable.com
  • 2014 Top 10 Restaurant Inns – awarded to the top 10 U.S. inns that offer the best on site dining in addition to luxurious accommodations, bedandbreakfast.com
  • 2014 Restaurants Worth Travelling For, Flipkey.com
  • Jersey Choice Restaurant Poll 2014, “Best Breakfast,” “Best Brunch” – New Jersey Monthly Magazine, July 2014
  • Best Breakfasts South – New Jersey Monthly Magazine, January 2014
  • Best of Cape May 2013, "Best Brunch," "Best Breakfast," "Best Happy Hour," CapeMay.com
  • Best of Cape May 2012, "Best Brunch", CapeMay.com
  • Best of Cape May 2011, "Best Brunch" and "Best Restaurant," CapeMay.com
  • Best of Cape May 2010, "Best Brunch," CapeMay.com
  • Best of the Shore 2010, South Jersey Magazine
  • Best of Cape May 2009, "Best Brunch," CapeMay.com
  • Best of Cape May 2008, "Best Brunch," CapeMay.com, September 2008
  • 25th Annual Readers' Choice, "Best Brunch" - New Jersey Monthly Magazine, August 2008
  • 23rd Annual Readers' Choice, "Best Brunch" - New Jersey Monthly Magazine, August 2006
  • 22nd Annual Readers' Choice, "Best Brunch" - New Jersey Monthly Magazine, August 2005
  • The Best of New Jersey, Voted "Best Pancakes" - New Jersey Monthly Magazine, April 2001

Cape May Magical Musical Sunday Nights  Blog by John Cooke. October 17, 2016

Veterans Celebration at the Mad Batter CMC Digest. November 2016

Always Live at the Mad Batter. Press of Atlantic City. November 4, 2016

Sunday Night at the Mad Batter Blog by John Cooke. June 20, 2016

America's Best Food Cities: Readers' Choice Awards. Conde Nast Traveler. 2014

In NJ, Mad Batter still serving up fun. Boston Globe. 2014

Beach Weekend Getaway in Cape May. Fodor's Travel. 2012

The Mad Batter Restaurant & Bar in Cape May. Down-Home South Jersey. July 17, 2012

Sunday Brunch Feelings Welcome Visitors to Cape May. Wake and Wonder. June 22, 2012

New Jersey offering hotels incentives to be more eco-friendly Press of Atlantic City. March 25, 2012

South Jersey restaurant galleries connect artists with patrons Press of Atlantic City. February 12, 2012

Baby Boomers' next step: Getting out of business. Press of Atlantic City. January 8, 2012

Band Spotlight: Blondage at Mad Batter in Cape May. Press of Atlantic City. October 26, 2011

La Vinci Productions tagged The Mad Batter Restaurant and Bar At The Carroll Villa Hotel in a video.

Cape May, NJ: Green is here to stay. Green Traveller Guides, August 19, 2011

Cape May: Not just a day at the beach. New York Resident, July 2011

Weeklong stay in Cape May, NJ. July 3, 2011

More than the beach: Cape May offers shopping food and historic sites, July 2, 2011

The Mad Batter, NBC 40, July 2, 2011

Mad Batter's been offering Cape May better breakfasts for 35 years. Cape May Star and Wave, June 8, 2011.

Cap Sur Cape May, Escapade, June 2011

Cape May Captivates, Baltimore Sun. May 12, 2011

Cape May's Mad Batter Spreads the Musical Wealth, Press of Atlantic City. May 11, 2011

Great Escape: Cape May Jazz Festival, Hellertown LowerSauconPatch. April 6, 2011

Spring Break "Semi-Staycations" in New Jersey, MommyPoppins.com

Vets Remember Battle of the Buldge. Shore News Today. December 29, 2010.

Green gingerbread a hard sell. The Press of Atlantic City. December 20, 2010.

Carroll Villa Provide Free Rooms to Veterans. Cape May County Herald. November 11, 2010.

Featured on Baristanet

Featured in BMW Magazine. Read the article

Featured in USA Today's NJ Shore Guide

Mentioned in Christina's Hearts - March 30, 2010

Featured in Cape class helps students become brewmeisters. - Press of Atlantic City, January 18, 2010.

Featured in Solar panels OK in Cape, just hide them. - Press of Atlantic City, December 20, 2009.

Mentioned in Good Deals, Great Times - Boston Globe, September 13, 2009

Mentioned in South South South South Jersey - July 15, 2009

Mentioned in What's hot at the BEACH? The Patriot News, July 2, 2009.

Featured in Batter Up: Cape May restaurant serves up fun & style - indulge, May 15, 2009.

Mentioned in Summer Getaways - Hudson Valley Magazine, May 2009

Mentioned in Cape Cuisine: Cape May has dining options abound - Celebrate Spring in Cape May County, April 19, 2009.

"Thick-sliced orange and almond French toast and award-winning buttermilk pancakes give the Mad Batter the best breakfast in this fine dining town. Art exhibits, live music, and a lively happy hour complement the cuisine. Enjoy it all from the porch overlooking Cape May’s historic Jackson Street."
US Airways Magazine
profile on South Jersey, January 2009

Featured in 114 Best Restaurants - New Jersey Monthly Magazine, July 2005

Featured in Flapjack Attack - Philadelphia Magazine, July 2001

News Flash, Cape May, NJ! The Mad Batter Strikes Again!
June 26, 2008

Chef Lisa Shriver wins Cape May Gourmet Chef Challenge
April 9, 2008

We Shore Were Hungry
May 22, 2008

Jennifer Husko, NBC 40 - 4/11/08

Harry Kulkowitz - A Hero's Welcome in Normandy
(Originally published on CapeMay.com, July 2004)

Height of Good Taste (S)- How Cape May Became a Culinary Capital
(NY Times July - 2005)

Hammonton Gazette 1-31-07

Fox 29 Visits Mad Batter:

Desserts at the Mad Batter
Breakfast at the Mad Batter