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“Elegant and delicious”

Mad Hatter Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $24 - $45
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed November 5, 2013

I don't expect much from seaside restaurants who are likely to depend the view than the food but we were charmed by the Alice in Wonderland decorations that were fun but not over the top. In addition, the food was delicious. We had stone crab and snapper and even splurged on dessert. It was all wonderful. In addition, the service was friendly without getting too familiar. Make this a "must visit if you get to Sanibel!

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1  Thank Ellen R
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

We stay on Captiva Island every year around Thanksgiving and never miss an opportunity to have dinner one night at Mad Hatter in the Santiva section of Sanibel. If you're a "foodie" and need a break from "island food", this is the place to go. The restaurant is s.m.a.l.l. so be sure to make reservations. Love that it's upscale food in an elegant setting, yet still a casual feel as it's steps from the beach. I write this anticipating our next visit in a month. Can't wait! It's pricey, so I won't give it a full rating for Value, but everything else makes up for it.

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3  Thank RichYak
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

Incredible, never disappoints! Elegant yet comfortable. Every course out did the last.
A must when ever we are in town. Traveled from Marco this trip; couldn't resist the hospitality.
We recommend it to everyone we meet. Menu is creative and contemporary with signature
Selections of seafood and steak. Something for every craving. Our absolute favorite place!!

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Thank Sandman112
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Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

The service was excellent. The location was excellent. We watched the sunset from our table. We had 7 people in our party. The food was just okay but nothing worth bragging about. Our bill was $375. This is a little pricey for average food.

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Thank Garrisincrew
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Our first weekend to Sanibel was to celebrate our anniversary. Not an abundance of restaurants on Sanibel, Mad Hatter was our choice since we were able to be seated without a reservation at 7:30pm on a Friday night. Located on the water, you will feel like you are dining in a home-very quaint. You can be dressed up or in beachy attire. Yes it is a bit pricey, but the quality sets this place alone. We had a generous shrimp appetizer and shared a salad. The salad came to our table divided in two plates-it was plenty. I had crab cakes that were the best I've ever had and my wife had a "Teres Major Filet" that was also amazing. We finished by sharing a scrumpcious tort. Fun, delicious, impeccable service.

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5  Thank ron g
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