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Mad Hatter Restaurant

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6467 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2015
+1 239-472-0033
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16:45 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 16:45 - 22:00
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Mad Hatter is the best place for fine dining on Sanibel. We like it so much that we eat there almost every night during our 2-week stay each year. They have the best food and the best service. They also have great views of the sunset. Over the last decade we've eaten at all the other restaurants and many... More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dinner was amazing. We booked an early reservation hoping to see a stunning sunset but Mother Nature did not cooperate. We started with a lobster cargo which was prepared similar to escargot in a garlic butter sauce with pieces of sautéed spinach and chunks of lobster. Melt in your mouth amazing flavor. I had a mad hatter salad with candied... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are on a budget or have a large family, this is not the place to dine (unless you plan it in your budget). The food is amazing! It is a bit of a tight squeeze, and you can hear your fellow diners talking at their tables.

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Thank jvest129
Wayne, New Jersey, USA
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed the food so much we were unable to have dessert. The service was excellent! An establishment not to be missed. Can't wait to return !

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Thank Pat M
Urbana, United States
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108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is perhaps the best "fine dining" on the Sanibel/Captiva islands. The atmosphere and were excellent. A bit pricey for our wallets. The meals were very tasty and original. Unfortunately, the steak was tasteless.

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Thank Christopher C
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Inspired menu; meat and fish dishes cooked to perfection; service is friendly, attentive and professional. Reservations a must if you want a popular time. Early dinner? Enjoy a glass of champagne while watching a beautiful sunset from your table or step outside and watch for the Green Flash.

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Sanibel
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a gift certificate so we decided to eat at The Mad Hatter. When I called to make reservations, I told the person it was our honeymoon. In the early afternoon prior to our dinner reservations, a person called to inform us that sunset was earlier and would we want to change our reservations since it was our honeymoon... More 

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Mason, OH
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220 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When our in laws ended up being in ft. myers the same time we were on Sanibel and offered to watch the kids we were able to enjoy a date night here. The food and service were top notch. I LOVE the watermelon salad and the box k grouper was excellent. We will be back !

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Thank carrie9678
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great visit. Service was impeccable and the food was nothing less than excellent. All of my family was super happy with their orders from apps to desserts. Worth every penny!!!

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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We want to give a big THANKS! for all the amazing work you and your excellent staff did for our wedding reception. The fantastic fresh food and the service made our wedding day perfect.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$45
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
16:45 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:45 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:45 - 22:00
Thursday
16:45 - 22:00
Friday
16:45 - 22:00
Saturday
16:45 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6467 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2015
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0033

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?