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Mad Hatter Restaurant

6467 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2016
+1 239-472-0033
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We have been here two times. This last time was disappointing. We had asked for a window table to watch the sunset, and while they did say no guarantees, we would have appreciated them giving us a recommendation to time our reservation better (we asked for and got 5:30, but had we known that there were about 15 other people... More 

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Springboro, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

The Mad Hatter is consistently one of the best dining experiences we have while visiting Sanibel Island. The food quality and presentations are first rate. They have a creative menu and use fresh ingredients. If you want an upscale culinary experience the Mad Hatter is at the top of list on Sanibel. The setting is imminent with windows that look... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a sunset evening with dear friends at this special restaurant. All enjoyed 4 courses, appetizers, salad, entrée and dessert with 2 bottles of sauvignon blanc! The fish dishes of grouper and snapper, the pate de foie gras appetizer and Kurt's cheesecake were exceptional. Service was very attentive, beautifully timed and complete, too.

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kensington, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Small, campy and a bit noisy with a great view of the sunset it you time your meal properly. The food was well prepared and nicely presented. The service was professional and attentive without being annoying or overbearing. Appetizers were good. The soup of the day, a creamy mushroom soup, was spectacular and the highlight of the meal. The rack... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

The evening started badly- our concierge did not confirm our reservation so we showed up to a 30-40 minute wait. We are so glad we stayed! The 2 hostesses could not have been nicer and accommodating to our party. Brought us wine and appetizers while we waited. The menu was exciting and everything we had was A+. The service was... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

small restaurant right on ocean, tables a little small, lots of servers and plenty of options on the menu. everything was tasty and properly cooked, Totally worth the price

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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78 reviews 78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Having been here 2 years in a row testing many places, this is my favourite. Fresh, high quality food and a great wine list! If i remember correct, they only have wine as alcoholic beverage´- not wine or beer.

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Old Hickory, Tennessee
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153 reviews 153 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We dined here with two friends on a Friday night. I ordered the oyster appetizer and the crab cake entrée while my husband had onion bisque and grilled grouper. The bread was tasty and the food was excellent. One of our friends ordered the Seafood Martini which was an impressive blend of seafood in a martini glass. Definitely an expensive,... More 

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Cumming, GA
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194 reviews 194 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Tiny little restaurant (make a reservations), with a small menu, but man oh man, do they do it right! Best tapenade (served with bread, pre-dinner) I've ever had. The filet cut like it was butter. The salad out of this world. The staff - professional and friendly. A must eat when you are in the area! Also, fair warning, they... More 

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Huntington, NY
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We have eaten annually at the Mad Hatter for the past 10 years, and it has never disappointed us. Service was excellent. Our starters (phyllo encrusted shrimp and seared foie gras) were outstanding, as was the rack of lamb. I had the special of John Dory, which was slightly salty. The accompanying risotto with lobster was delicious. We have eaten... More 

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Additional Information about Mad Hatter Restaurant

Address: 6467 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2016
Phone Number: +1 239-472-0033
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
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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