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Mad Hatter Restaurant

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6467 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2016
+1 239-472-0033
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 591
    Excellent
  • 136
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mad Hatter still has the best food in the north end of the island

amazing food. it's busy and a small restaurant, so i suggest t reservation. try the tasting desert; it offers 3 tasting size deserts and is more than enough to satisfy 2 people at the end of the dinner. great apps

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
sarah c
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
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Toronto, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

amazing food. it's busy and a small restaurant, so i suggest t reservation. try the tasting desert; it offers 3 tasting size deserts and is more than enough to satisfy 2 people at the end of the dinner. great apps

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New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Had dinner at Mad Hatter May 17, 2015. The outside of the restaurant looks like a bungalow from the road, but don't let that fool you. The interior is funkily decorated with Alice in Wonderland themes. The service was excellent as well as the food. My wife's filet mignon was cooked perfectly to her specs. I had the strawberry blue... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

What a sweet spot this is! Consistent, delicious food in a whimsical Alice in Wonderland decor with a slip of a sunset view on the beach. Or, when you finish you can stroll the beach outside the door while the sun sets. We love the fresh fish offerings, especially the snapper, grouper and crab cakes. Always reliable food and attentive... More 

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Wyckoff, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Our heirloom tomato salad appetizer was so yummy and healthy. Just the perfect hint of dressing and cheese. Our entrees were very generous and top shelf.....the lamb chops and filet mignon, to die for with perfectly matched sauces. I knew we were in for a treat when driving by each day there was always a full lot. Best advertisement for... More 

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Chicago
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Excellent menu, great variety, but not too many items. Beer and wine only. The items are very nicely prepared.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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121 reviews 121 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Reserving a table here assures a remarkable meal if you can get past the tight fit--too many tables in too little space. That said, we put this restaurant on our list of "musts" annually as we always savor the flavors and the offerings.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Food, staff and setting all wonderful. We enjoyed the sunset on the beach and then proceeded to dinner. Nice choice of wines. Unique and very well thought through menu items. Highly recommended and we will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Everything was delicious! Great food options with wonderful flavors. The atmosphere was cool, Alice and Wonderland Themed, but not what I expected for a fancy restaurant. Other than the atmosphere being different, the food by far bypassed my expectations. I would recommend to anyone! I thought the prices were not too bad for the quality and amount of food you... More 

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I came here for dinner on Saturday night and LOVED it! The atmosphere was pretty cool (Alice in wonderland theme), the service was superb and the food was out of this world. We had the phyllo shrimp and foie gras for appetizers, the duck salad, snapper with clams, a side of lobster tail and sea scallops for... More 

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Nottingham
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359 helpful votes 359 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We chose this place as it was no1 on TA. Bread was delicious as was the tapenard 9/10 The complimentary dish of crab claw was delicious. 10/10. Fresh, tasty, well prepared. Tomato salad was beautiful, fresh, tasty, well seasoned. 10/10 Fish dish. Snapper on a broth of clans and potato with veg. 6/10. The core elements were good in isolation... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6467 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2016
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0033

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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