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Mad Hatter Restaurant

6467 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2015
+1 239-472-0033
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“rack of lamb” (70 reviews)
“scallops” (128 reviews)
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Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
6467 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2015
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the few restaurants on Sanibel that has views of the beach. It is located just before you get to the bridge that connects Sanibel and Captiva, fyi, in what looks to be a little pink house. Inside you'll find an elegant...More

Thank Anne C
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I are on our first visit to the area, and a friend from home highly recommended The Mad Hatter, then I saw the #1 rating. So we went in with high expectations. We got two very good items, properly cooked, imaginative, well...More

Thank larry l
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I come to Sanibel for 6 years already. For some reasons we never was able to eat at this fabulous place. Small restaurant, great location. Stuff is super nice and friendly. I was totally in love w everything. Our reservation was for...More

Thank elisawth
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If I could change one thing at Mad Hatter, it would be the ability to have a bit more space while enjoying the finest meal ever!!! Everything about our visit was perfect....rack of lamb and scallops....both were perfectly prepared. It’s difficult to get a table...More

Thank nmkev
Reviewed 1 week ago

How sweet it was to return to the Mad Hatter for a third time. The magic began the moment we were seated, as the sun dipped low in the sky preparing for the best show in Florida. Our meal was perfection and our server was,...More

1  Thank Blythe F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Try making a reservation. I hope your experience is better than mine was. It is $40 per person if you cancel. Sounds like they don’t like tables of 5 or families either. Bad to see when restaurants get cocky. If they respond, it will be...More

1  Thank Kent F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table for prime sunset time..the view is nice but we unfortunately ended up with some low lying clouds that blocked the sunset. We were seated promptly and service was good. As others have noted, it is small establishment but we did not...More

Thank LSQRD1
Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad we found this place after coming to the Island for years. It is a bit out of the way but worth the short drive. Make a reservation to make sure you are there for sunset. It is not a place to be in...More

1  Thank gagrl2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to Mad Hatter while vacationing on Sanibel, and I can safely say I had the best meal there out of anywhere else on the island. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu, the atmosphere was romantic and overlooking the ocean (make...More

1  Thank Natalie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have had the pleasure of dining at the Mad Hatter several times over the past month. (And many times since we moved to Sanibel 3 years ago, and for several years when we were winter visitors to Sanibel). As always, the entire experience has...More

1  Thank bjh04
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Gerald G
13 January 2018|
Response from madhatterrestaurant | Property representative |
Hi Gerald. Thank you for considering The Mad Hatter for your New Year's Eve plans for December. We would love to have you join us! We have a fun 6-course tasting menu we feature along with a champagne toast. We also open... More
17 May 2017|
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Response from ccard81003 | Reviewed this property |
21 February 2017|
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Response from madhatterrestaurant | Property representative |
Hi Susan. Thank you for your inquiry. We do not use any outside companies to book our tables for us. The Mad Hatter is a small restaurant and we like to work directly with our guests for all bookings. If you call early in... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$45
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
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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