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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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Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
6467 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2015
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great meal and fantastic service here. The atmosphere was romantic. Will definitely be returning on our next trip to Sanibel.

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sophisticated, excellent food and service, beautifully-plated dishes, good wine list, What more could you want?

Thank PeterJNewYorkCity
Reviewed 1 week ago

How disappointing. We have been coming here for years and I booked 30 days in advance. We were sat at a table at which one chair backed up to the kitchen door/area and my husband, who is 165 lbs. could NOT fit in the seat...More

1  Thank LVMaui
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great find! Wonderful food ( I ordered the gulf shrimp and grits) . The meal along with very attentive service made for a very memorable experience. Make sure you save room for the Espresso Brulee. I'm only sorry I had to share. BEST...More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a 45 min drive each way from our home in the Edison Historic District. And well worth the trip. We had reservations and secured a table facing the water with a perfect view of the sunset. Everything from the appetizers thru the finish...More

Thank Prozac45
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great meal and nice experience with a beautiful view of the sunset. It was a bit on the expensive side, but not out of line with other less quality meals on the island. We plan on returning when we are back on...More

Thank ChicagoToddd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Mad Hatter during a recent stay in Captiva. The staff was wonderful. The food was outstanding!! The restaurant is very small, but cozy. The only drawback is they don't have a full liquor license. but we had wine instead. Both of...More

Thank busybee1216
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really, meh. And if you calculate how expensive it was, I definitely won't go back. The menu is unimaginative, the food mediocre at best. What bugged me the most was that when the waitress comes to check up on you, instead of just asking "how's...More

3  Thank Shirley Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Mad Hatter is truly an experience! The food was extraordinary! I had spicy watermelon salad, tarragon triple tail, and espresso creme brûlée for dessert. This was one of the best meals I have EVER eaten! I ate the flower - couldn’t convince my husband...More

Thank Carolyn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful little restaurant with an amazing view. Go at sunset and watch the sun set over the water. In addition to the amazing view the food is phenomenal. This was seriously one of the best meals I have ever had. It is not an inexpensive...More

Thank Jennifer K
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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
2 January 2017|
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Response from madhatterrestaurant | Property representative |
Hi there. Our dining room is one room with a view of the sunset. We do not have a separate dining space other than this one. Some guests choose to do a luncheon or a "buyout" for dinner so they can have the place to... 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 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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