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All 63 Sanibel Island Restaurants

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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We just arrived in Sanibel and were looking for a place to watch the sunset. When we arrived we were lucky enough to be seated . I'd recommend reservations. Heather our server came over and told us the specials. She didn't rush us and was very attentive as was the rest of the staff.Everything from appetizers to dessert was amazing.... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

When we go on vacation we usually go out to one really nice restaurant and not worry about the price. We came here for that night. The place is small but we didn't mind that. You can watch the sunset, don't know why others say you couldn't. The meal was nice and was glad they actually had decent choices for... More

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Margate, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

As an "almost" local on Sanibel, I try to keep the really good restaurants, shops, etc for my good friends who always seem to have free time to visit. The Mad Hatter is on the top of my "best places to eat at" list. The food is crazy good, the service is wonderful (ask for Craig), and the sunset views... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Spectacular views and food and service. Enjoyed a glass of wine on beach while watching the sunset. Quite possibly the most romantic and delicious restaurant we've ever been to, anywhere. A little rustic, but quite charming.

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Inverness, IL
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The secret is out since we can no longer keep the Mad Hatter to ourselves. We have been going to the Mad Hatter since the time they opened and it has remained our top choice while on Sanibel-Captiva. Their location is unique, service always excellent and the menu one of the finest if not the best on the islands. We... More

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Oakham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We visited over Xmas '13. First the staff; they are both attentive and helpful. The restaurant is cosy and absolutely spotless.The wine list is excellent, albeit prices are very much USA rather than what you would expect for the equivalent in Europe. The menu choice is extensive and well presented. The use of good quality, local products is to be... More

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Manlius
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The 2nd year in a row we've enjoyed the Mad Hatter for Valentine's Day! While definitely an incredibly busy day, the service was perfect and the food fantastic.

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Silverado, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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10 reviews 10 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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