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All 66 Sanibel Island Restaurants

Mad Hatter Restaurant

6467 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2016
+1 239-472-0033
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This is one of our favorite places to eat in Sannibel. The food was delicious as well as the service.Great decor. It is on the border of Sannibel and Captiva on the waterfront.Definitely a five star rating!!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We tried this restaurant on recommendation of a waitress at another restaurant (she had worked here before). It was by far the best meal we had on the island. My husband had the Waygu steak and said it was the best steak he has ever had (which is a HUGE compliment). I had the scallops and they were fantastic. The... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Small, intimate, fun little restaurant - service was excellent, and varied menu (seafood of course, but alternatives as well)...fine dining, but reasonable portions. great evening.

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wauwatosa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We have been coming to this restaurant for 25 years on our anniversary since our wedding on Captiva 25 years ago. This was our place. We have been through three owners. We made reservations for our 25 anniversary and received a confirmation call about 3:30 for our 5:15 reservation. We arrived no more than 10 minutes late. My wife came... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is one of the better restaurants on Sanibel, although now there are more contenders for top restaurant than a couple of years ago. The service is always top class. I had the 'special' crab soup to start. Very nice, slightly spicy tomato base with lumps of crab- however priced at $34 it was expensive. This was followed by grouper... More 

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Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My son recommended this restaurant. The atmosphere is very fun. The food was wonderful and the service was outstanding. Definitely 5 star dining experience. Make reservations at sunset as the view is perfect!! A must if you are in the area.

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Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We've been to the restaurant at this location over 14 years. The current owners have made it the best it has ever been. We've probably eaten here since they started running it at least 10 times. We go to Sanibel for 2 weeks each year. Our best meals have been at the Mad Hatter. Tonight we had the first meal... More 

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New Providence, New Jersey, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We started with seafood soup, tomato salad, goat cheese pillows and strawberry salad - all were very nicely presented and tasty. The grouper filet was excellent and the snapper special was very good the short ribs were a bit dry but the sauce was very good. The wines by the glass were very good and price properly. The cheesecake dessert... More 

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Florida
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121 reviews 121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We had an amazing meal this evening. First we were seated right away. Service was very good without being over the top annoying. My husband absolutely loved his Fois Gras app -- tender and rich/buttery.My oysters were good. For entree -- my husband raved about his short ribs which were fork tender and flavorful. My grouper with the honey glaze... More 

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Epping, New Hampshire, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

My husband and I ate dinner here and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. All the food was delicious and special. The service was great and friendly. The tables for 2 were a little packed in but we didn't mind as everything else was so good. We will eat there again!

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Additional Information about Mad Hatter Restaurant

Address: 6467 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2016
Phone Number: +1 239-472-0033
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:45 pm - 10:00 pm

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