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“Great food and great sunset”

Mad Hatter Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$24 - US$45
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great food and great sunset”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

A relatively small restaurant on the west side of Sanibel Island adjacent to the beach and a fantastic view of each day's sunset. Very attentive staff and wonderful meals prepared for each diner...not made ahead and heated. Prices on the higher side but not overpriced for the quality of the food. Individual preparation takes time so enjoy a great appetizer and a bottle of wine from a fairly extensive wine list. Worth the trip even if not for the sunset. Reservations a must.

  • Visited April 2014
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Clearwater, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great dinner as usual with one exception”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Having visited Sanibel Island on a regular basis over the last 30 years, my wife and I have had dinner at the Mad Hatter, one of our favorite restaurants on Sanibel, many times, the last of which was this past week. As usual the dinner was wonderful. The only disappointment was the fact that we were told that the cappuccino machine was broken, the same excuse we were given last year. The coffee we had did not meet our expectations.

  • Visited May 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best Food we had on Sanibel/Captiva”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Based on the reviews we made reservations for the 'best restaurant'. The restaurant is a converted house that sits near the beach but not right on it. The interior is somewhat cramped by the number of tables and the 'sunset view' is over the rear parking lot and through pine trees, so don't go because of that. The prices were the most expensive we found on the island, but, the food was excellent and so was the service. Its the type of place we would go to for that one nice night out while on vacation.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Bob F
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Edgerton, Kansas
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Shouldn't be missed”
Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

Enjoyable evening at this establishment. Scrumptious appetizers, salads and entrees. Attentive staff. Great view of sunset.

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1 Thank Teresa T
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Sanibel Island, Florida
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Alice would have loved this place!”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The food is fantastic and elegantly presented. Service was the best, not fawning or pretentious Prices, ah, a big number. Definitely an occasion go to. Children OK if they are VERY well behaved....don't wear shorts or flip flops. You needn't 'dress up' either after all this is still an island restaurant. Reservations are a must and they will be honored.

  • Visited April 2014
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2 Thank Irene K
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