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Mad Hatter Restaurant

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6467 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2015
+1 239-472-0033
Mon 4:00 am - 5:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Indio, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mad Hatter restaurant was recommended by Beachview Cottages (Luke & Steph) and it did not disappoint. First served with a complimentary starter. The food was exquisite and well plated. Service was impeccable making you feel like you were their only customer. Lovely view of the Gulf from the restaurant. Had such a wonderful dining experience there!!

Thank roselou28
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you get the chance, have to stop by this restaurant. One of the best restaurants we have dined at in over a year. My wife had the bone in rib eye, I had the rack of lamb. Both where perfectly cooked and incredibly succulent. Surprisingly, for a restaurant of this quality, the food is not overpriced. The staff is... More 

Thank Angel D
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On the beach at the north end of the island, this is a top choice for a special dining experience. I took the wife for dinner for our anniversary. The Wagyu Beef was delicious (I ate Kobe beef when stationed in Okinawa - this was just as delicious). My wife had the best Crab Cakes either one of us has... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely view, intimate surroundings, well-paced service. Delicious well-plated food rounds out a complete evening. Spanish twist on oysters Rockefeller was divine. Likewise foie gras never disappoints. Menage a trois is wonderfully sinful dessert for chocolate/coffee lovers. Mains (we had fish special) were tasty albeit not as exciting as the meal's opening and closing acts. If you're looking for an adult... 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
Vegetarian Friendly, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 am - 5:00 am
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?