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Mad Hatter Restaurant

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6467 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
+1 239-472-0033
16:45 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:45 - 22:00
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A small restaurant, but with good attention to detail. Our meals were both excellent, and the service was great. It was nice to have a meal in a location that wasn't noisy. We were actually able to converse easily. The beach location is a plus. We'll be back.

Thank Interimwalrus
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Another wonderful meal at the Hatter. We have been coming here for many years and the food and service are always superb.

Thank ODProjman
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This my most favorite restaurant in south Florida. Dined here about 10yrs ago and go back every chance I get! The food is delicious and views are amazing. A small restaurant with impeccable service. After all these years, I am never disappointed! Reservations a must.

Thank Christinamari71
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sit in the restaurant, looking out the large windows at the gulf of mexico and maybe a gorgeous sunset. The views are as incredible as the food and service. Good wines, great food -Phyllo Shrimp appetizer is delicious as is the short rib dinner. There is Black Grouper, lobster tail, dayboat scallops to name a few of the great meals.... More 

Thank Eferna7500
Land O Lakes, Florida
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was very good. I had the goat cheese pillows, and my husband had the blue crab cake to start. For dinner was the grouper and tuna. Again both were delightful. I was not impressed with our waiter which is why they got a very good rating.

Thank hands34639
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

From the charming feel of Alice in Wonderland decor, to the gracious maitre d, to the spectacular food, it was a solid 5. If you want to come early or stay later the sunset is spectacular from the beach. If your staying in Sanibel or Captiva Island it's a must to go.

Thank Irene F
Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were celebrating a wonderful birthday! Brandon was are waiter, we joked around and had a great time. The food was delicious as always, I got the seafood martini along with red snapper, also the beet salad was very tasty, as well as the filet mignon, and the restaurant is located on the beach. We saw a lovely sunset while... More 

Thank Curt B
Pennington, New Jersey
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the mad hatter. We started out with watermelon salad then he had the lobster and I had beef. Both were delicious and beautifully presented. Dessert was a lovely cheesecake. The food was lovely and the service was gracious . A wonderful meal!

Thank jsw1960
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly, its only a small restaurant so do book ahead as it appears to be used regularly by the well heeled residents of Captiva. The food is very good and similar to what you would expect to get in a European restaurant (rather than the American staples). The atmosphere is good as is the food, but the bill can soon... More 

Thank Ralph M
Kingston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We absolutely can't wait to come back here! The food, the service, the views....all absolutely exceptional. Glad we booked an early dinner so we had time to enjoy the island a bit as well. (and to avoid some of the traffic)

Thank theKingstonfolks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$45
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
16:45 - 22:00
16:45 - 22:00
16:45 - 22:00
16:45 - 22:00
16:45 - 22:00
16:45 - 22:00
16:45 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6467 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0033

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6 months ago
Windermere, Florida
Livingston, New Jersey

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