Mad Batter

10 recent ratings
$$$ • Restaurant
60% of 10 votes say it's celiac friendly
19 Jackson St
Cape May, NJ 08204

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Overall Rating

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Awesome place. Excellent service. Incredible food. Only place I saw with GF chowder- just not thickened but delicious! Lots of GF options including sandwich with croissant roll-yum. Live entertainment.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

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Went here very recently, very few gluten free options, only gluten free side was a salad and they charged for it even though it was the only safe option (no dedicated fryer). Would not recommend

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Celiac

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We had 2 good dinners here while in Cape May for the week. My son, who has Celiac, did not have any issues with either dinner. HOWEVER, the waitress at breakfast mixed up his GF pancakes with my other sons oatmeal pancakes and my son with Celiac got sick. What makes it worse is that we questioned the waitress several times and she absolutely insisted every time his pancakes were the GF ones. She actually got upset with us for asking. It was clear she was wrong and my son was very sick all morning.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
Updated 1 month ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten Free Features

  • Bread/Buns
  • Burgers
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza
  • Sandwiches

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Delivery
  • Happy Hour
  • Healthy
  • Lunch
  • Online Ordering
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

Photos


GF Avocado Toast. Home fries are NOT GF. Subbed fruit.
Gf Tuscan Spaghetti
The side of fruit!
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Celiac

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Not safe. Very poor communication skills by the staff. Talk to a manager got any clarification. Menu items labeled gf are not prepared in a safe environment. Pick somewhere else if you can.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers online ordering
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Not celiac

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I’ve gotten sick and cross contaminated numerous times here. I keep wanting to try it again because it’s an easy place to visit and looks nice but I got really sick the last time we visited (even after all the precautions)

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Offers delivery
Updated 2 months ago read full review

Celiac

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We have dined at the Mad Batter in the past, sometimes good, sometimes not so good. My wife has celiac disease so I am alway nervous when we go out. Yesterday had a nice dinner, both of us had GF pasta and salad. About 2 hours later my wife didn’t feel well. Woke up this morning with joint pain and was up most of the night. Definitely gluten.

I think the establishment and the staff do try to prevent cross-contamination but it is difficult at best. If you a highly sensitive person with celiac just be very cautious.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
Updated 4 months ago read full review

Celiac

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This was a great place to eat as a celiac. My experience with dinner was flawless. Only a couple of items that were GF, but the risotto was good. The people were very knowledgeable. My only complaint is that when I we returned the next day and I ordered my breakfast, and asked for GF toast (told them they were for a celiac) they also put home fries (which were not GF) in my order. I would definitely eat here again, but make sure you specify that you cannot have any gluten containing items if you have an allergy!!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Separate gluten free toaster. I did not eat/ask about GF pancakes. I had the avocado toast GF and it was DELICIOUS! Home fries are NOT GF. Waitstaff was knowledgeable about gluten. The Peach Bellini is made with Deep Eddy's vodka which is GF.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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A real separate gf menu that was wonderful!! Food excellent and service was too! The hard crusted roll was hot and so good!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Love the vibe at this place. Second time here and won’t be the last. Many gluten free options available, knowledgeable staff. Enjoyed a couple cocktails and a delicious seafood risotto. Recommend sitting on the front porch if available, so peaceful and cozy.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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The waitress we had has celiac herself so she was very knowledgeable and honest. My son got a steak and my other son got GF pasta. They were very nice and accommodating but also were realistic about the fact that it’s not a separate kitchen

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Cross-contamination can definitely be an issue here. Make sure to ask all the right questions.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Great GF options!! Great staff and very homey atmosphere (-: So far the BEST gluten free restaurant in Cape May

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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They have a decent gluten free menu. My bf & I shared the red snapper which came w asparagus, sweet potato mash, & pick de gallo w avocado. Portion size was large & it was delicious. I did not get sick but I am not celiac, just have an intolerance.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I will never go back. They have a gluten free menu but it clearly says on the top both the grill and fryer are not gluten free. I purposely stayed away from items using the grill and fryer, opting for a pasta dish. Before we left the table, I was horrible I'll. Not a little cross contamination I'll, very I'll. I estimated the amount of the check, threw cash on the table and ran out. On a non celiac note it was incredibly loud, the service was slow, and our waitress spoke little English. The latter is really useful when it is also incredibly loud.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Although the gluten free menu has a lot of options, many of them are not truly safe for Celiacs. For example, they list quite a few fried items but then say they don't use a separate GF fryer. I ordered a Gf pizza thinking that would be safe, but I was wrong. It was definitely contaminated somehow and now I've been sick for a few days already. I would not recommend this place to Celiacs.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very nice place. They cook the pasta in a separate pot of water. Only downside is on the menu it states they can't guarantee the food is 100% safe because it is not a dedicated gf kitchen. Also, they offer loaded fries on the gf menu yet it says they don't have a dedicated fryer on the menu.... I got pasta tho and I didn't get sick and the waitress seemed very knowledgeable. I will definitely be coming back.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I called to verify GF options. The girl who answered assured me that they did but when I asked about a dedicated fryer, she was stumped and would not find someone who could help.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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This restaurant had a great gluten free menu with many choices, including gluten free dinner rolls. I highly recommend it.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The salmon was superb! The gluten free menu extensive. I had a hard time deciding what to get. I highly recommend eating here.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Great gluten free menu and knowledgeable staff. Well aware of cross contamination issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Excellent gluten menu

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Really liked this place. Had an entire GF menu with some really good options. Got the GF pizza and it was pretty good. Friendly and accommodating staff

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Worst service ever!!!! The waitresses was so rude. Would not recommend it to my worst enemy!

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Not good for celiacs. They have gf chicken tenders on kid menu, but it is fried in common fryer, so no longer Gf. Also French fries are contaminated. Misleading, but we were able to get a kid burger on Gf bread with a side salad.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Honestly the absolute best bacon I've ever had in my life. I had the Big Batter and it came with gluten free toast, the entire meal was insanely delicious and all of my friends loved it!!!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Not Celiac friendly. We got contradictory information. The host said the kitchen prepped GF food on the same surfaces and equipment as non-GF food, and we appreciated the transparency. But our waitress said she had Celiac's, was sensitive, ate there, and mostly had no issues. That made no sense to us. We were nervous so left instead of ordering. Can't comment on food quality or service, but I wouldn't suggest for Celiacs.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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They have an entire menu with GF options. Lots of choices and delicious.

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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this location has an entire menu dedicated to gluten free (breakfast, lunch, dinner, even a dessert!) - so grateful to be on vacation and not feel ill the rest of the weekend after eating beach food- gluten free & celiac friendly, even our waitress had celiac and spent extra time going over the menu with me! A little costly for a small pizza, but did not mind since I was so happy I finally had options.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Don't bother eating anywhere else!!. They have an extensive menu including pizza, sandwiches and breakfast options. The food is so good and the atmosphere is nice.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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A great find for our vacation! Had dinner and going back to try breakfast....said they have a separate toaster for GF toast. Celiac daughter had a homemade pasta w/ garlic cream sauce....huge portion for leftovers. Upcharge for GF dinner roll, but worth it. Fresh squeezed lemonade very refreshing and tart. Waitress has celiac also and was very accommodating and helpful, even made sure to put regular bread basket away from my daughter on the table. My non-GF red snapper entrée was delicious and perfectly cooked. There is a separate GF menu, very extensive choices.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Awful. My brother and I both ordered gf burgers and I think they gave us regular buns because we are both sick!! It was a busy night and I think someone made a mistake but a costly one for us. NEVER AGAIN. Food is mediocre at best and way too expensive.

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Not celiac

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Lots of options. Staff seemed knowledgable

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Not celiac

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Lots of options. Staff seemed knowledgable

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Yummy chicken Waldorf salad on a gluten free bun. About half the size (and $2 more) than my husband's non-gf chicken Waldorf salad on a croissant, though.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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Really liked this place, ate on the porch outside. Good service and nice GF menu. Waitress seemed pretty aware of celiac. Had the burger on gluten free roll with mashed potatoes.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Love this place! My waitress actually had celiacs herself so I felt extra comfortable ordering. They have freshly made gluten free pasta now, a change this year, and fresh hot crusty delicious GF rolls!!!! So good and also a GF chocolate lava cake desert with bourbon ice cream. This is my second visit and I will return! Recommend for sure

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Absolutely Delicious! My boyfriend and I ate here for breakfast. I'm gf and he's not, but the selection was great for both of us. I had Eggs Benedict on gf toast. I sub'd fruit for hash browns since earlier posts said to avoid hash browns bc they may be fried with gluten items. I am extremely sensitive to gluten, but I am pleased to report I did not get sick and I truly enjoyed breakfast. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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We stayed for a weekend at the Carroll Villa, so we had vouchers toward breakfast each day at The Mad Batter. We had two successful breakfasts from the gluten free menu, though we were sure to get there early before the busy rush. On the first day, the server told us our daughter shouldn't eat the home fries because they were fried with other things. We were grateful for the warning, but a little confused that they were offered on the "gluten free" menu if this were really the case. Anyway, eggs, bacon, GF toast and the fruit plate (very good size and selection) worked out well for us. No issues.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I was glutened "by mistake".

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Seemed like my wife had some cross contamination from her meal. GI system wasn't too happy after eating. Had GF Chowder and GF Tuscan Shrimp Pasta. It was the last order of the night so perhaps their care and guard was down.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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My son said, it was the best gluten free dinner he has ever had.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Food was great, but wish they had more options. Not everything on gluten free menu is celiac safe.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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celiacs be cautious. kitchen could only offer two items on gf menu with 100 percent no cross contamination. would not recommend too pricey for what you receive.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Delicious Full gluten free menu. I had the margarita pizza. My daughter had a burger on a gf bun.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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More choices than most on the gluten free menu. Waiter was accommodating to both my gluten and dairy intolerances, and food was great. My husband also enjoyed his breakfast from the regular menu. Will be returning to try lunch/dinner.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very good GF menu.

My husband and I split a fish sandwich on a GF roll. It was so fresh and tasty, which is always a nice surprise for GF bread!

I wish we could have had the fries, but not GF free. They substitued a salad with no charge.

no symptoms of illness after.

I wish I had time to go back for so many other GF options!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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The GF black bean pie (taco dish) dish was horrible. It was like eating dry air. And it was $29 dollars (with shrimp) I sent it back. Then I got a GF pizza with mushroom and assorted cheeses. Which was better than the black bean pie (taco dish) but not nearly as good as the many gluten free frozen pizzas I buy for myself at stores. I don't recommend going here. It is very over priced and not good. Also my date got a dish that they were also very unsatisfied with.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Finally a restaurant with many gf options for breakfast lunch and dinner and not just chicken. Adorable place, food is excellent, on a street in Cape May with the victorian house. Everything is perfect.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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