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Mad Hatter Restaurant

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6467 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2015
+1 239-472-0033
4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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Urbana, United States
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106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is perhaps the best "fine dining" on the Sanibel/Captiva islands. The atmosphere and were excellent. A bit pricey for our wallets. The meals were very tasty and original. Unfortunately, the steak was tasteless.

Thank Christopher C
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Inspired menu; meat and fish dishes cooked to perfection; service is friendly, attentive and professional. Reservations a must if you want a popular time. Early dinner? Enjoy a glass of champagne while watching a beautiful sunset from your table or step outside and watch for the Green Flash.

Thank Karin R
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had a gift certificate so we decided to eat at The Mad Hatter. When I called to make reservations, I told the person it was our honeymoon. In the early afternoon prior to our dinner reservations, a person called to inform us that sunset was earlier and would we want to change our reservations since it was our honeymoon... More 

Thank Terrie & Jim K
Mason, OH
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220 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When our in laws ended up being in ft. myers the same time we were on Sanibel and offered to watch the kids we were able to enjoy a date night here. The food and service were top notch. I LOVE the watermelon salad and the box k grouper was excellent. We will be back !

Thank carrie9678
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great visit. Service was impeccable and the food was nothing less than excellent. All of my family was super happy with their orders from apps to desserts. Worth every penny!!!

Thank Msmeallie4
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We want to give a big THANKS! for all the amazing work you and your excellent staff did for our wedding reception. The fantastic fresh food and the service made our wedding day perfect.

Thank Hasda_la_vista
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Mad Hatter was recommended by a friend as a must visit when on Sanibal. I decided to go when we first got on the island because I heard reservations are difficult to get on the weekends. My First glance at the menu and I knew I was in trouble I wanted to order EVERYTHING. I settled for Ceasar Salad,... More 

Thank martyat40
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my husband for a romantic date night and I loved it. It was a bit pricey. So if you want to have an affordable dinner, this is not your place. But the money spent was worth it. Staff was incredibly nice and professional. I felt like I was being wined and dined. Husband got the surf and... More 

Thank Abby J
Chestertown, MD
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant a year ago,and we followed up with a rave review. This year, not so much. We attempted to order the same items as alt year. But last year's duck salad(a 10) was missing the duck, is a bit if a disappointment,shall we say? The grouper was equally disappointing versus last year. The lamb was served quite... More 

Thank wbickle
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really great food here. I had scallops and it was the best meal I had during our entire trip. Definitely recommended that you try this little gem! Make sure you make reservations.

Thank Meagan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
4:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6467 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2015
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0033

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?