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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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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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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
Finally a good meal in the US!

While visiting Sanibel we wanted a restaurant by the sea and after looking at Trip advisor decided on this one. We were not disappointed. The meal was delicious. The portions were European size so needed to order both a starter and main course, unlike in some restaurants where the starter is the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Sarah F
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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

While visiting Sanibel we wanted a restaurant by the sea and after looking at Trip advisor decided on this one. We were not disappointed. The meal was delicious. The portions were European size so needed to order both a starter and main course, unlike in some restaurants where the starter is the normal European main size. I had cheese filo... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic dinner here with friends. The service was impeccable and the food delicious. I recommend this place and would definitely return. It's a tad pricey, so be aware.

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We have vacationed on Sanibel/Captiva for over 30 years and now (since 2012) own a home on Sanibel and spend winters here. Our anniversary and my birthday are the same day in January and this is where we always come to celebrate. They do not have a liquor license and only serve wine, not cocktails, but the food is always... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Small restaurant, so definitely make reservations. You will be glad you did. We were able to get in because of a cancellation. Gulf front setting with delicious food. Service was also outstanding. A little tight inside because of the number of tables and it is small, but the food more than compensated for that.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beach front location provide the sunset and sumptuous food trumps the tiny footprint. Best celebratory restaurant on the island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We celebrated our 50th anniversary at The Mad Hatter with family, and we could not have had a more perfect dinner or location!

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Stuttgart, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

small capacity restaurant, light hearted theme based on the Mad Hatter. nice attention to detail, best crab cakes on the island or most anywhere, fresh salad with interesting combination of accouterments, good wine list with reasonable prices, my scallops were delicious and my wife's fish was as well. had the dessert sampler and it was just the right finish. nice... More 

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newton, iowa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The presentation of the food is awesome.. the dessert was to die for.. Menage Trois.. Four of us shared and it was yummy! The grouper was delicious.. will return.!

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Austin, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful nook at Blind Pass, intimate, with an enjoyable sunset view. As MH only seats about forty, do make reservations. The popularity of this restaurant continues to grow since a change in ownership several years ago. We have dined there about eight times with these folks at the helm and have always been immensely pleased with everything they have to... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Usually go here on our final night for the season. It is expensive but done to perfection. Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico out the window, soups to die for, specialty salads out of this world and chef - created main dishes excel. Desserts are A+ too.

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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 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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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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
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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