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Mad Hatter Restaurant

6467 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2016
239-472-0033
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Silverado, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I'm a little stingy with my 5-star ratings, but I think the Mad Hatter deserves it because it serves wonderful food that you will be reminiscing about for days -- all in a beautiful setting combined with excellent service. My husband and I had our 20th wedding anniversary dinner here, and it could not have been better nor more romantic.... More

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Libertyville, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We just ate at The Mad Hatter with my father in law, last week. The service was spot on, and the food tasted great. It seemed the timing was off a little... The bouillabaisse and the lamb were outstanding, but the third entree seemed to have cooled off in the window awhile. Nevertheless, we adore the food and service here... More

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Coral Springs, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This restaurant was wonderful - very romantic - beautiful view - great place to watch the sunset It was a little pricey but definitely worth every penny. Can't wait to go back again

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Miami, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The Mad Hatter is a small structure that looks more like a small house than a restaurant. It is right at the end of Sanibel-before entering Captiva. The theme is Alice in Wonderland inspired as you can tell from the name. Every table in the place has a view of the water and sunsets. Now the food…My husband and I... More

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Anderson, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

So-so food made worse by poor service. Server failed to bring both the cocktail and the salad I had ordered....said he did not hear me order in spite of the fact that he acknowledged it at the time. Restaurant comped us a dessert wine without asking; I, as well as many others, do not like sweet dessert wines. A real... More

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palm city,fl
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I read a lot of the reviews and most were very good. We had a great dinner. The food was excellant. The service was good, but could have been a little better. I don't mind paying for a good meal, but I expect the service to be spot on! I saw reviews of people saying there were kids there- this... More

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St. Louis
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146 reviews 146 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is the real deal. If we spend more than a few days on Sanibel-Captiva, we almost always go here twice. Also have stopped in late for drinks and dessert. Reservations essential for this small and popular restaurant. One of our favorite dinner spots in the world. Very interesting decor with an Alice in Wonderland theme. Staff are warm and... More

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New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Excellent menu and delicious preparation. Service was great. The soup special was an asparagus and garlic soup with a drizzle of truffle oil. Awesome. Pan seared Tuna Au Poivre was great and the Filet Mignon was cooked perfectly, though it didn't curl your toes. It was a great last meal of our trip.

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ny
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The decor was very interesting-based on the Alice in wonderland book. Parking was limited and we had to wait for someone to leave to get a spot. We were seated at a window table right at sunset. ALL of the food was excellent. For appetizers we had he watermelon salad and beet salad. Our entrée was the crab cake dinner... More

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Burlington, North Carolina
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109 reviews 109 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My wife and I stopped in for dinner on a Tuesday night during the August off season. The restaurant was busy but there was no wait. We ordered the appetizer special which was fried grouper cheeks and the black grouper and crab cake entrees. The grouper cheeks were okay but generally tasted like a basic fried fish. The black grouper... More

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