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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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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Seafood martini is great-

Seafood martini is great- lots to eat I ordered it for dinner- perfect Duck salad - really good Cheesecake is an absolute must!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Christine N
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Seafood martini is great- lots to eat I ordered it for dinner- perfect Duck salad - really good Cheesecake is an absolute must!

Thank Christine N
Sanibel Island, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for my 59 birthday dinner. Our friends had been there a long time ago and we had heard many good things about it. It was a delicious meal, excellent service and we had requested a window seat for the sunset and I think they gave us the best seat in the house.

Thank cindylou120
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in after seeing such great reviews while visiting Sanibel for the weekend - what a treat! Amazing service and absolutely delicious food. We were impressed by the friendliness of all the staff as well. I also need to mention how quaint and tastefully it's decorated, perfect for any fans of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

Thank Michelle B
West Palm Beach, Florida
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I expected quality food and ingredients when I read that they use organics and local sources and much as possible. I was not disappointed! The hostess was very friendly and escorted us to a lovely table for two. The dining room is very intimate with perhaps 15 tables or so. I won't describe the decor, because it is unique and... More 

1 Thank Iwanttoseeit
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely spot to watch the sunset and enjoy the fine food. Try the scallops, and the menage a trois for dessert. Attentive and friendly staff. We loved it!

Thank Gugi9
Munich, Germany
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard this place was as close to fine dining as you could get in Sanibel-Captiva. We were not disappointed. Interesting tasty salads. Our entrees were a good size, not too large, but still we did not have enough space in our tummies for dessert. Portions are very decent (but not huge) and the price was slightly highish but not as... More 

Thank Bobcat314
Bridgeton, New Jersey
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241 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well it's one of those expensive for the sake of being expensive places and we were not impressed, Food was fair at best and the wait staff had an attitude of holier than thou. Prices astronomical - the only thing this place has going for it is a view of sunsets - other than that - forget about it -... More 

Thank Greg P
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is on Captiva and is a great place to eat while visiting there. It is very different and off the wall and worth of visit at least. The food was decent the prices were a bit high but you come to expect this in a place like Captiva that caters to high end customers

Thank dknuckles2
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a happy surprise to find this place on a trip where we felt the resort where we stayed ripped us off with high prices and subpar service/food/drink at every turn. We don't mind spending $$$ for great service, food etc. It is an adorable house converted into restaurant. The appetizers were fabulous (the beet salad is a MUST), entrees... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is some of the best on the island. We ate goat cheese pillows for an appetizer, followed by shrimp and grouper specials for dinner. The shrimp were the largest we've ever been served and the grouper was the best I've had on the island. Service was first class. The only aspect we didn't like was the atmosphere. It's... 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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?