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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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“rack of lamb” (68 reviews)
“scallops” (123 reviews)
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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 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first visit to the island and we made a late reservation. The greeting was friendly and the service speedy and excellent. We had a nice window side table - the restaurant was busy but not hectic. The best thing about the place...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming to Sanibel/Captiva for a few years but never ate here and I regret it! It is cozy and unique in the decor and theme and the dining room, while intimate, is lovely and communal but private at the same time. All...More

Thank Mel S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every summer my family spends a week in Sanibel Island, and every year we have dinner at The Mad Hatter. It never disappoints. The food is always outstanding, the wine list is extensive although pricey, and the service is attentive to detail. The menu has...More

Thank Yanik F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mad Hatter is a unique dining experience-a good choice if you're staying on Captiva. The service here is wonderful, as is the view. The rack of lamb and steaks are really good. The scallops were OK. The coconut salmon (maybe a special) was great. The...More

Thank MaureenFLA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked away near Blind Pass is this hidden gem on Sanibel. I've been visiting Sanibel for years but had never been here. That's been my loss. This was flat-out the best meal I've had on the island in 20+ years of vacations. We started with...More

Thank Oregoniansescaping
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rarely do I give 5 star reviews but the Mad Hatter deserves it! It was our first visit and I had mentioned it was an anniversary dinner so Craig made sure we had a window seat in the corner. Perfect for a sunset view. Brandon...More

1  Thank staplesjill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was truly excellent. If you want great tasting quality food than make a reservation here. I will return to this Restaurant.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed every aspect of dinner. The sunset views are great, service was flawless. We had their roasted garlic appetizer along with a soup special and dinner special. The food was excellent. Their desserts were equally good. It is pricey, but well worth it. Going...More

Thank abgraft
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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
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18 May 2017|
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22 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
3 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, Romantic, View
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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