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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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Sun - Sat 16:45 - 22:00
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New Jersey
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is by far our favorite upscale restaurant on the two islands!!! Our favorite meals include the Goat Cheese Pillows and Watermelon Salad. We love the snapper and filet! Service is fabulous and we love Craig! Our only disappointment this year was booking on Valentines Day as we felt the cost for the prix fix was overpriced. Other than... More 

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Thank FoleyBrown
Ocean Ridge, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is only my opinion, but I think that the Mad Hatter is probably the best restaurant in all of Florida. I travel the state often, dining out most days and I haven't had a better meal than the one that I had here. Oh yes, there are places with finer decor, more ambiance, but definately not better food. I... More 

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Milwaukee
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You would think with how busy this restaurant is that the food would be exceptional but I think it's a little pricey for what you get. There's nothing wrong with it and it's pretty consistent but not inspired. In our group highlights were the watermelon salad, onion soup and grouper. I just don't think it's worth driving out there and... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Highly recommend this restaurant for a special dinner. The food and service were perfect. Small and intimate, good spot to watch the sunset.

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Columbus, Ohio
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great meal here...service is extraordinary. This is fine dining...pricey, but oh so worth it. Love the interior. Excellent wine list. Restaurant only seats about 50 - so make a reservation so you won't miss the opportunity to eat here.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In spite of coming to Sanibel since 1954 and living here full time since 1999, I had not been to The Mad Hatter Restaurant. I had friends visiting me from the NY snow belt and wanted to treat them to a unique beach front dining experience. I was not disappointed. The one male guest said it was the best meal... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What looked like a Key West beach shack from the outside delivered a spectacular experience when we walked "through the looking glass." The sun had set moments earlier and the sky was a living watercolor painting for the next 40 minutes. The blue crab amuse bouche was bursting with flavor as it prepared our palates for what was to come!... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us enjoyed a delicious meal, with impeccable service while viewing the sun setting on the Gulf of Mexico. I enjoyed a gluten free dinner, while one friend enjoyed a vegan entree.

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Crown Point, Indiana
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46 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I stay a month every year and frequent almost every restaurant on the island for fine dining. This is the best. Expensive but indeed number one on the island. I would suggest for special occasions with your close ones and friends. Food, atmosphere and sunset location is tremendous. The four of us went with four different salads. All... More 

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Pennsylvania
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168 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us came for a dinner while at a conference in Ft Myers and we were all pleased. Excellent service and great wine choices. I had the foie gras mousse and it was superb. For my main, I had the lamb shank and was very pleased. Others raved about the shrimp and grits. We all agreed that we would... More 

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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
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
16:45 - 22:00
Monday
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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3 months ago
Windermere, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia

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