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Mad Hatter Restaurant

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6467 Sanibel Captiva Road, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2016
+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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Naples, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hearing that something is good is one thing, but then to experience it is something else! My wife and I went for the first time to Mad Hatter, and it agreed with every principle of our culinary existence. We, especially me, are an unapologetic, respectful, carnivorous couple who prefer the grass-fed, organically derived filet-mignon, and wild-caught triple tail fish of... More 

Thank Kartik R
Sanibel Island, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We live on Sanibel Island and love to dine at the Mad Hatter Restaurant. The food never disappoints and you need to try this exceptional cuisine. The Alice in Wonderland motif brings you into fairyland, but the gourmet experience is worth trying even if it's for a special occasion. You will marvel over the excellence of the food and service.... More 

Thank joedon95
Toronto, Canada
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302 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small and unassuming outside, but surprisingly tasteful decor inside. Note: Book a reservation as it has limited seating and is quite in demand. Service top notch. Food excellent. Good wine selection. Probably one of the higher end venues on the price scale for area, but well worth it. Sunset view is beautiful. Too bad they haven't extended it to... More 

Thank tripopinonsw
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You won't come any closer to (culinary) Wonderland as you do at the Mad Hatter restaurant on Sanibel Island. The whole restaurant is filled with paintings, drawings and references to Lewis Carols 'Alice in Wonderland'. The food tasted exquisite and the service was excellent. Reserve a table around 8 o clock and admire a gorgeous Sanibel sunset on the beach... More 

Thank Karl S
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We made a great discovery last night trying Mad Hatter for the first time. The food was fantastic, every single dish was excellent. Even my dad who isn't a big fan a fish, loved the red snapper.The service was also phenomenal, Craig was awesome, and even did the service in French when he realized we were from Quebec.

Thank Stephanie L
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Make no mistake, this place a pricey, but when you've had enough fish shacks and fried food, want something more refined, a carefully prepared and served meal, Mad Hatter is the place to go. Our meal began with a potato-leek soup finished with truffle oil. It was creamy and warm with a layered flavor. I had a special appetizer, a... More 

1 Thank kkasi
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very upmarket fish restaurant. Not a family style place at all. The food was good and the service attentive and friendly. I would recommend a name change to attract the right type of clientele. There was nothing suitable or within our price range as a family. We ended up having salads. With nothing else the price was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Get away from all the fried food and go here. Ok a little more expensive but definitely worth it. We make a point of going here three or four times each time we come to stay? It's a small narrow restaurant - if you get there before sunset you will get a great view. Service is friendly and attentive. The... More 

Thank Deeceepee
Athens, Georgia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a recd we went to mad hatter for our one nice meal to find off our vacation. Best food we have had on sanibel- captiva. Crab cake was fabulous. My wife got the striped bass special and I got the bouillabaisse. The bass was better than the bouillabaisse but both were excellent. Finished meal off with delicious cappuccinos and... More 

Thank Ray K
Mason, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am not sure if we picked a bad night, or if normally there are that many kids in the summer, but almost half of the tables had young kids. This was our first visit because we had heard how great the food and what a great date night restaurant mad hatter is and so we waited to go until... More 

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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
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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