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Mad Hatter Restaurant

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6467 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2015
+1 239-472-0033
16:45 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:45 - 22:00
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Albany, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Laurie was an amazing waitress. We had the boulliabase and the red snapper. Amazing dinner and the sunset.... sublime.

Thank Elizabeth D
Toronto, Canada
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489 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our second visit and the food was even better than two years ago. The quirky Alice-in-Wonderland decor is quite charming, the service is friendly and professional and the food is outstanding. I had the crab cake for starter and then the duck confit. Both were just right and as good as they come. My wife had the spiced watermelon salad... More 

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

Been wanting to try this place for 3 years! Got a great spot by the window without a reservation. Ordered twin lobster tails. Got a complimentary amuse bouche of a truffle cream blue crab claw. Very nice spot for a romantic dinner, best at sunset!

Thank Briahna C
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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390 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We go to the Mad Hatter about once a year and it has been mixed. This time the service was excellent but the food was disappointing. The olive tapanade with the bread was good. We just ordered an entree. I got the scallops which were good and my husband ordered the special T-bone steak which was tasty but at medium-rare... More 

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Omaha, NE
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visit Sanibel in December or January each year and I know we don't cover all the restaurants. But, for our money, Mad Hatter is the best restaurant with consistently the best food on the Islands. We had another outstanding meal watching the sun go down this week. It's small, so make a reservation or go early.

Thank BoomerTours
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, United States
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We all ate something different, and everyone loved it, from oysters, and tuna to tripletail lobster and lamb rack. all cooked to perfection, with an attentive waiter. It is pricey but arent most good restaurants these days. We will be back

Thank Declan H
Princeton, New Jersey
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

While the Mad Hatter is a bit expensive, it is worth the cost. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. It is even better than the previous year I went here!

Thank teep1
Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best upscale food we have found in the area. Sometimes you need some local seafood that isn't fried!

Thank harlanj1
Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything we ate was incredible. We began with a roasted garlic plate that was accompanied by brie cheese. Delicious. My spiced watermellon salad was amazing (fresh mint leaves a great touch) while my wife's white tomato soup was a delightful surprise. We both ordered the black grouper. ( not "blackened", black grouper is a very delicate member of the grouper... More 

1 Thank CarthayTraveller
Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined here for our first night on the Island ( New Year's Eve) and were so impressed we got up from the table mid-meal and booked another RSVP for later that same week. Both times we had the same mains. A Twin Lobster tail for her and the Rack of Lamb for me. Wow. Simply mouth-watering delicious and a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$45
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
16:45 - 22:00
16:45 - 22:00
16:45 - 22:00
16:45 - 22:00
16:45 - 22:00
16:45 - 22:00
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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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?