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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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4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • 66
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  • 28
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  • 12
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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
Great Restaurant- sunset views

Warm and friendly staff, delicious food. The tuna tar tar app was off the charts delicious. Desserts were incredible. Service 5 stars. I had the short rib which was tender and well prepared the only negative which could be totally subjective is I thought the sauce was a bit tart. Also, no bar, Beer... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Dave S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Warm and friendly staff, delicious food. The tuna tar tar app was off the charts delicious. Desserts were incredible. Service 5 stars. I had the short rib which was tender and well prepared the only negative which could be totally subjective is I thought the sauce was a bit tart. Also, no bar, Beer and wine only. Still enjoyed it!... More 

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Crown Point, Indiana
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wife and Zi just want to this restaurant on our anniversary for first time. Food as very good but very pricy and small in portions. Only drinks were wine and beer. I had the watermelon salad and my wife had the house special. Very good. I opted for the steak, crab cake and shrimp appetizer which was outstanding but $20.... More 

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philadelphia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is the top restaurant in Sanibel/Captiva.....the food and service are exceptional, also with a great seaside sunset view (at the right time). Smallish, but with lot's of charm.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't usually write reviews but I felt that after eating at the Mad Hatter this needed to be said. Maybe this was my fault, I went to this restaurant with very high expectations. I had read the reviews and imagined a lovely little place with a romantic atmosphere and exquisite food. It was not. The tables were way too... More 

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cute place that has a subtle and elegant Alice in Wonderland theme. My husband got the scallops which he thought were just okay. I am a vegetarian and although there were no vegetarian entrees (there are several veggie apps) on the menu the server said they did have a vegetarian entree so I got that. It was better than most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the best restaurants we have experienced any where. It is on the gulf coast with a sunset view and parking. The chef is excellent and serves local cuisine. Reservations accepted.

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bellbrook , ohio
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We missed the sunset because of a rainy day. However, the dinner was excellent. The strawberry salad was very good as was the goat cheese appetizer. Two of our party had filets and both were tender and prepared exactly as ordered. The service was the best we had on the island. Our food was delivered timely and hot. We were... More 

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Bolton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My latest visit at the MH was the week of 1/16/16. I have eaten here before. The food is excellent, the service is very good, yet I do think they are pricey. They have a mark on your wine glasses that signals where they need to stop pouring the wine -- I think that stinks - especially after you have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the rack of lamb which was great. Fun atmosphere, amazing food. Definitely try it! If you can book in advance- try to get in for the sunset dinner.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and daughter and I were looking forward to dinner at the Mad Hatter after cooking in our resort room. The restaurant has an Alice in Wonderland themed decor that is cute in an upscale/hipster sort of way. The staff is very professional and welcoming. There were no vegetarian offerings on the menu for our daughter but two options... 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, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?