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Mad Hatter Restaurant

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6467 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2015
+1 239-472-0033
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Seminole, Florida, United States
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Made reservations, which I am glad I did. Restaurant has limited seating, and I felt cramped. With other tables so close, felt like we had to compete to hear our own conversation. There was a nice view of the sunset, but the beach is further away than anticipated. For dinner we ordered the Crab Cakes and the special of the... More 

Thank Michael K
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our evening was nothing to write home about. There were 3 other couples dining and one table of 8-10 people. We sat next to the window. We had heard of the fantastic view but were disappointed. You could see the sand and grass, but the water is a ways way and our hotel has a much better view. I had... More 

Thank Mark W
Waterloo, Iowa
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104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been here 3 times and it never disappoints. The service is Ritz Carlton esc. The menu is vast, but don't miss the daily specials. The wine list is impressive. The water always is able to answer any questions.

Thank Kent M
Indialantic, Florida
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310 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been to Sanibel/Captiva many times, but this was the first time to the Mad Hatter. Everything was wonderful from the service, to the wine list, to the food from start to finish. We had some questions with the wine list, and with our server's recommendation we tried the Paul Autard Chateauneuf-du-Pape. It was wonderful! We are now looking... More 

Thank RBD930
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Based on the reviews of others, I made reservations early for our anniversary with great anticipation. We invited another couple to join us. To begin, the parking is very limited. There isn't any lobby and several people were already standing, waiting to be seated. The "view" consists of looking at a parking lot and the water and view beyond the... More 

Thank TampaSeagirl
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I had dinner at the Mad Hatter restaurant on Sanibel island last Saturday night. We arrived before sunset and took some beautiful pictures on the beach. Our reservation was for eight o'clock. We entered through a rather small front door (A challenge for my 6'6 husband). In the front entry we were greeted with whimsical paintings and... More 

Thank Letty F
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wow... The food, atmosphere, presentation are all amazing. We had all,four courses and we're so glad we did. They just kept getting better. If you are looking for a fine dining experience with a beautiful view, the Mad Hatter is for you.

Thank vtships
Weston, Florida
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a charming small restaurant with an Alice in Wonderland themed decor. We were seated at the window with the view of the sunset which got me all happy to start. The menu is fine dining and some nice options. We shared a bottle of wine and took our time to enjoy appetizer and bread with an olive spread.... More 

Thank Debbienyman
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Cute spot, right on the beach. Make sure that you make a reservation its a busy spot. Don t forget you can order and get take away if you would rather. Good wines, We Had the grouper special and scallop plate for mains...and scallops appetizer and ceaser salad for apps. All was well worth it. Chef is exceptional he has... More 

Thank luvingthesouth
Sanibel Island, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere, food and service at the Mad Hatter are impeccable. The food is fresh and perfectly prepared. The servers are knowledgable and very helpful with wine and food pairings. A visit to Sanibel/Captiva is not complete without an evening watching the sunset from the Mad Hatter Restaurant.

Thank kstclair31

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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
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?