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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, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Scenic view

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  • 573
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  • 133
    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
Beautiful Sunsets and Fine Dining

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
RJB284
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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154 reviews 154 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My wife and I have visited Sanibel/Captiva about 6 times now and we always make a point of going to Mad Hatter. Food is consistently excellent. Service professional and the setting is wonderful. We too have had to wait for our table a few times but not an issue. This is not suprising given the popularity of this restaurant. Host... More 

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Annapolis,MD
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Never disappoints! Simply stunning location and fabulous food! The service is also impeccable! Make reservations way in advance

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Cape Coral, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We came to celebrate a birthday, and we weren't disappointed. We started with an interesting and yummy Smoked Salmon roll ($12), but the winner was the Surf & Turf ($20), a perfectly cooked filet medallion with a crab cake and jumbo shrimp. For entrees, we opted for the Black Grouper and the Black Truffle Sea Scallops - both delicious, and... More 

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Flowery Branch, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The place is really cute and you can see the sunset from your table! We had reservations and we were seated promptly. For starters we had to go cheese pillows, a special and tuna (from salad)... All great! I had the sea scallops which were absolutely so flavorful- really enjoyed. The tuna and rack of lamb also really nice. Our... More 

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Bletchingley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Wonderful seafood, beautifully prepared and presented in a wonderfully fun atmosphere with Alice in Wonderland memorabilia and references everywhere. The kids options were also very well prepared, fresh and healthy - which is saying something for kids meals in the US! Would love to try everything on the menu! Have I gone mad? I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But... More 

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Lexington,Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The food here was wonderful. A bouillabaisse was outstanding, as was a watermelon salad. Probably the best on Sanibel. The room was decorated in an Alice in Wonderland theme (obviously, given the name) which was fun. But as wonderful as the food was, make sure to come before sunset, buy some wine, and go out onto the beach behind the... More 

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We had planned to dine here our last night on Sanibel and it almost didn't happen because I waited until that day to make a reservation. This is always a mistake with a popular restaurant, especially in Season. However, as luck would have it, they fit us in. We arrived a few minutes early and were immediately greeted and ushered... 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: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?