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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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Baltimore, Maryland
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95 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

Thank susan j
Bristol, Tennessee
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61 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a small restaurant with excellent service and out of this world food. The dishes are not covered up with fried items so you can taste your dinner.

Thank Judylaus
Seminole, Florida, United States
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 

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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, Scenic view, 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?