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

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    Very good
  • 60
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  • 26
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  • 10
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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
More than meets the eye...

This little jewel could easily be overlooked. But just like Alice, you will be transported by the decor that is a surprisingly tasteful take on the novel. Our waiter was charming and his Hungarian accent made our experience even better. They have an impressive wine list and the entrees were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This little jewel could easily be overlooked. But just like Alice, you will be transported by the decor that is a surprisingly tasteful take on the novel. Our waiter was charming and his Hungarian accent made our experience even better. They have an impressive wine list and the entrees were beautifully presented. Go at sunset and enjoy the magnificent view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The food is delicious and different, the waiters and attention to us was superb and friendly. Try the Goat Cheese Pillows as an appetizer and the Menage a Trois as a dessert (three of their best). You cannot go wrong with anything. My husband had the Gulf Snapper in a little neck clam herb stew, exquisite and so fresh. I... More 

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Pekin, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

I stopped in at the Mad Hatter Restaurant for dinner while vacationing in Sanibel. The service was excellent and my waitress was friendly and helpful in explaining the menu items. I had the scallops and they were delicious! They were served with cheese mashed potatoes and green beans. Everything was super good.

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A Culinary Delight found on Captive Island called the Mad Hatter Restaurant. This is a dining experience to remember because the Food and the Service were at its highest achievable level. We had 11 people in our party and we ordered various entree's.... every single entree was executed to perfection... Lamp Chops, Filet, Short Ribs, Halibut.... all perfect to the... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have been to Sanibel several times over the years, but have always wanted to eat at The Mad Hatter. This year four of us made a reservation and were prepared to be blown away, but we were a little disappointed. The service was excellent, if not overindulgent. The menu had several choices I would have tried, but opted for... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were in Sanibel for the first time and saw the good reviews so we gave it a try. We enjoyed an excellent meal, wine and service too. We started with the goat cheese pillows - off the chain!!!! We spilt a salad and both had the black grouper. It was beyond delicious. They have a good wine list with... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We ate at this restaurant earlier this week with our traveling buddies. It's a very cute and fairly small restaurant. The room was rectangular and although small there was an ample amount of room between tables. Not really a place for children but there were some and luckily they were well behaved. I had the scallops, mashed potatoes and string... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We celebrated my Grandaughters 15th birthday here. The food, wine, service and atmosphere was perfect. The starter beet salad was spectacular. Also the goat cheese pillows were delish. Most in our party had the filet Mignon it was made to perfection, I had the snapper which was excellent. It is a special restaurant

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A great location almost on the beach and you can watch the sun go down . It's pricey but the quality of the food is good . We stuck mostly to fish ,an excellent fish soup followed by fish of the day was cooked well . There seems to be almost one server per 2/3 tables so service can be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Food was amazing the lobster, the steak, the shrimp, even the bread was nice!! Amazing view. The staff were perfect didn't make one error.

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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: 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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