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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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  • 580
    Excellent
  • 134
    Very good
  • 58
    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
Fantastic Meal in a Fantastic Setting!!!

We read about the Mad Hatter on Trip Advisor and spoke to people who had been before. All the reviews were great. The restaurant itself did not disappoint. We made a 7:45 reservation 4 nights in advance, yet they sat us immediately when we arrived early at 7:20pm. We enjoyed a beautiful, cloudless... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Mike W
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Scenic view
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We read about the Mad Hatter on Trip Advisor and spoke to people who had been before. All the reviews were great. The restaurant itself did not disappoint. We made a 7:45 reservation 4 nights in advance, yet they sat us immediately when we arrived early at 7:20pm. We enjoyed a beautiful, cloudless sunset from our table at 8pm. In... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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171 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

After a much needed rest Ann and I made our way to the Mad Hatter restaurant located on Sanibel just before you get to the bridge taking you to Captiva. We arrived a few minutes early, the Mad Hatter was still getting its hat pressed, the front of the house hostess offered each of us a glass of Prosecco while... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We eat at Mad Hatter every year. It is expensive, but the food is excellent. The surf and turf appetiser was outstanding, and the duck salad very interesting, wonderful flavours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Great food. My favorite of all the resturants and always voted the best meal of the week by our group. The duck salad was my favorite this time and the rack of lamb was great. Mostly fish on the menu Cheese cake was great and staff very accommodating.

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Curtice, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

Great choice.......would recommend highly. Already talking about our return trip next year. We all ordered something different and all 4 of us completely satisfied with our dinners and desserts. One stated that it was the best Filet Mignon she has ever had in her whole life.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here before but 11 years ago. The food and service were just as great as it had been many years ago. The location, on the beach, is perfect, especially for sunsets. It is high end food with a high cost but it is worth it. IF you go to 1 expensive dinner, this is the place to... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We came for dinner; arrived a little early and they were able to seat us even tho they were very busy. Unfortunately clouds ruined the sunset so we will just have to try again. The meal was a taste sensation! My wife had the Spiced Watermelon salad (ranks right up there as one of the best) and the Black Grouper.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The Mad Hatter is on the west side of the island and it has fantastic sunsets. In fact, if you call the host to make a reservation, they will tell you the exact time of sunset and what time you should arrive to enjoy sunset with your meal. Mad Hatter has fantastic high end food. It's probably the most expensive... More 

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Chambersburg, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is a tough place to get a reservation - ours was at 8:15. We went early, took a bottle of wine and enjoyed sunset on the beach. Our table was ready around 8:30. Reception area of restaurant appears to be in a small house. Dining occurs in the back of the house which I swear is a double wide... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A small boutique restaurant almost all the way to Captiva. It's worth the drive. Gourmet by anyone's standards. My son has been all over the world. This is one place he never misses when down here. If it's on the menu, get the New Zealand lamb chops, but honestly, everything here is great. Beautiful sunsets. Get a window if you... 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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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?