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Mad Hatter Restaurant

6467 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
+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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Driving by this place, it looks like a hole in the wall from the outside and a restaurant I would easily overlook. After reading several positive reviews while looking for a restaurant that offered both good food and a view of the sunset, I made...More

Thank GreyScott26
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hey  -!We are All Mad Here about this food!! OMG this was probably the best meal we had on this trip to Sanibel, and I might possibly say this was the best meal I had this year. There’s still 5 months left wink wink ;) Food...More

Thank Piggy2luv
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have eaten here before, it has been awhile, so I want to let everyone know that it is still one of my favorite restaurants in the Fort Myers area. Worth the trip, great view of sunset or gulf, sweet place, great continental food, magnificently...More

Thank J L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Being a little mad...this was spot on for me and my friend. I have to say the hostess was so gracious when we arrived without a reservation...she found us a lovely table with a very handsome waiter! The set up is quirky, fun but elegant...that's...More

Thank TexasTravelingkitty
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This restaurant excels in all three areas: service, food and ambiance. Everything we've ever had there has been wonderful, but most recently the goat cheese pillows, the duck salad, and the very meaty crab cakes were exceptional. An amazing variety of sauces and dressings are...More

Thank Betty P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good to very good; the service was excellent and all the staff were very friendly and attentive. We had Phyllo Shrimp and Blue Crab Cake appetizers, Bouillbaisse and Pan Fried Yellowtail for our entrees all good to very good, but not outstanding....More

Thank Ira327
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been dining at the Mad Hatter since our first visit to Sanibel in 2008. Now we live on Sanibel and our frequent dinners there are always outstanding. We enjoy the charming intimacy of this small restaurant with its tasteful but not overdone Alice...More

Thank bjh04
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very small restaurant. Not much from the outside and it is very cozy on the inside but the food is outstanding! The service is A++! Our waitress was Lesley and she made you feel like we were the only Customer in the...More

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Third consecutive summer dining at the Mad Hatter. Third consecutive impressive meal. Great service. Great menu. Great ambiance. Delicious food. Especially commendable (again) with our boisterous party of 10. Especially great that server called our reservation phone number to let us know someone let a...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh My WORD! Off with your heads if you don't dine at Mad Hatter! The ambiance and gentile hospitality of this establishment is alone a terrific reason to explore the menu and watch the sunset! It looks very whimsical from outside and that is part...More

Thank Shelley H
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
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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