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Mad Hatter Restaurant

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6467 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2015
+1 239-472-0033
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tampa, Florida
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115 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Reservations probably a must....we had them and it is fairly small. View of the gulf through some mangroves and unfortunately, sunset was a bit overcast but still nice. Wait staff were all excellent, food presented beautifully and was wonderful, nice wine list though our first two choices were not available. We would certainly recommend Mad Hatter for a nice dinner... More 

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Greenwood, Indiana
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We've been traveling to Captiva for years and never drove back up to the Mad Hatter. This is a great little place and the food is excellently prepared. The scenery outside is lovely even though there is no outside seating. Would highly recommend checking this place out.

Thank Liz H
Miami, Florida
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting Sanibel with my family since I was little I finally decided on my 50th birthday to visit the Mad Hatter restaurant located at by Blind Pass at the end of Sanibel Island. I was worried about the dress but it is "casual island" and once I arrived I found out worrying was the last thing I needed to... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I have mixed feelings about this place. Firstly, it is tiny and you can't sit outside (and it's on the water...). The food was descent and pretty high end for Sanibel... but it was very expensive and not worth the price at the end of the day. Also they only have 1 chardonnay and one cab by the glass...so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

This is definite fine dinning, I made reservations for my husbands birthday, what a wonderful gem,my husband had a local fish three tail fish and it was delicious, I had the scallops large plump incredible . It is a small place with white tablecloths,a fresh red rose, it is romantic impeccable food and service. If you get lucky you can... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

In fairness, my wife and I got up and left before ordering. BUT...that is because we saw no entrees on the menu that sounded familiar and/or tasty, and we're somewhat sophisticated diners On top of that, they only offer beer and wine--no full bar. On the positive side--AWESOME view of the Gulf of Mexico. EXCELLENT decor with a bunch of... More 

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Miami, Florida
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181 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This beachfront restaurant is the best in Sanibel / Captiva and one of my favorites in Florida.. Come for sunset and the gourmet fare - you won't be disappointed. BYOB is permitted.

Thank shayshay321
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

If you're anywhere near Sanibel at Dinner, call and get reservations. This is a place you don't want to miss if you like food and wine. Fantastic service, even better food. One of the best dining experiences we've had in a long time.

Thank McAir
Lake Worth, Florida
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

I had the Shrimp and Grits which was Delicious.HUGE gulf shrimp! My husband had the Scallops and he gave me one and it was the most amazing scallop I have ever tasted! I Would go back in a minute. I would drive 3 hours just to have that dish again!

Thank Ames1980
Plantation, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Great food with an ocean view. Definitely need reservation for this small rather cramped restaurant, but the food and servers make it a must stop for a great dinner.

Thank khs0813

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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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 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?