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6467 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2015
+1 239-472-0033
16:45 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:45 - 22:00
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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was flying solo when I booked this restaurant. The manager was very accommodating considering I booked the same day. Its a small space so it was a little noisy but the view though was awesome. Watching the sunset is a big event here. I ordered the foie gras appetizer and that was excellent. The cream of asparagus soup was... More 

1 Thank AngieD2
New Jersey
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is by far our favorite upscale restaurant on the two islands!!! Our favorite meals include the Goat Cheese Pillows and Watermelon Salad. We love the snapper and filet! Service is fabulous and we love Craig! Our only disappointment this year was booking on Valentines Day as we felt the cost for the prix fix was overpriced. Other than... More 

Thank FoleyBrown
Ocean Ridge, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is only my opinion, but I think that the Mad Hatter is probably the best restaurant in all of Florida. I travel the state often, dining out most days and I haven't had a better meal than the one that I had here. Oh yes, there are places with finer decor, more ambiance, but definately not better food. I... More 

Thank lisawB505GZ
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You would think with how busy this restaurant is that the food would be exceptional but I think it's a little pricey for what you get. There's nothing wrong with it and it's pretty consistent but not inspired. In our group highlights were the watermelon salad, onion soup and grouper. I just don't think it's worth driving out there and... More 

1 Thank MUFanMilwaukee
Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend this restaurant for a special dinner. The food and service were perfect. Small and intimate, good spot to watch the sunset.

Thank Jane B
Columbus, Ohio
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great meal here...service is extraordinary. This is fine dining...pricey, but oh so worth it. Love the interior. Excellent wine list. Restaurant only seats about 50 - so make a reservation so you won't miss the opportunity to eat here.

1 Thank BuckeyeMJ
Sanibel Island, Florida
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In spite of coming to Sanibel since 1954 and living here full time since 1999, I had not been to The Mad Hatter Restaurant. I had friends visiting me from the NY snow belt and wanted to treat them to a unique beach front dining experience. I was not disappointed. The one male guest said it was the best meal... More 

Thank Wes P
Boise, Idaho
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What looked like a Key West beach shack from the outside delivered a spectacular experience when we walked "through the looking glass." The sun had set moments earlier and the sky was a living watercolor painting for the next 40 minutes. The blue crab amuse bouche was bursting with flavor as it prepared our palates for what was to come!... More 

1 Thank Blythe F
Nashua, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us enjoyed a delicious meal, with impeccable service while viewing the sun setting on the Gulf of Mexico. I enjoyed a gluten free dinner, while one friend enjoyed a vegan entree.

1 Thank life2megr8
Crown Point, Indiana
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46 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I stay a month every year and frequent almost every restaurant on the island for fine dining. This is the best. Expensive but indeed number one on the island. I would suggest for special occasions with your close ones and friends. Food, atmosphere and sunset location is tremendous. The four of us went with four different salads. All... More 

1 Thank tlmay1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$45
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Mediterranean, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
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 33957-2015
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0033

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