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6467 Sanibel Captiva Rd, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-2015
+1 239-472-0033
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16:45 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:45 - 22:00
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Saratoga Springs NY
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped in at 8 o'clock on Saturday night without a reservation and were surprised to snag a table for two. Lovely dining room, professional service, and superb cuisine. Lobster cargot appetizer was inventive and delicious. Grouper and risotto was perfect, and the Menage a Trois dessert sampler couldn't have been better, especially the creme brulee.

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Thank TRBM-1
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed whimsical decor! Friendly staff! Goat cheese appetizers very tasty. Hubby lived lobster and another raved about short ribs. And beautiful sunset!

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Thank Lisa C
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't be afraid to go into the rabbit hole! Lovely small restaurant serving expertly prepared courses. The beet salad and the watermelon, feta and arugula salads were superb. The filet mignon was cooked to perfection. Delightfully different atmosphere!

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just got home from the most amazing dinner at the Mad Hatter. I am not usually a review writer but I have to say that this is one of the best restaurants I have eaten at in some time. Not only was the food delicious, the service was impeccable. We chose to eat early as it is an upscale... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for our 50th anniversary with our son and daughter in law. It couldn't of been better. Food was delicious, service was great and the sunset was beautiful.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were in Florida for our anniversary. I picked Mad Hatter after reading numerous restaurant reviews. I made the right choice!!! The food, service, presentation and setting are fantastic. We could not have had a finer anniversary dinner. We even got to have a walk on the beach after. I highly recommend and will be going back... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, friendly staff, basically on the beach, Nice Lewis Carroll theme. Limited seating so call ahead

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Gurnee, Illinois
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379 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for Easter dinner and was impressed. We had a later reservation at 815 but it was at capacity. We had seats by the window which does provide a nice view of the water. It was just after sunset for us, so not that much to see. The room was pretty small and when full can be a little loud.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dining at The Mad Hatter is an incredible culinary adventure. One is warmly greeted and immediately seated. The menu is an array of seafood, pasta, chops and a variety of other options. Anything you order is beyond delicious! Not inexpensive, the food is well thought out and beautifully presented. The portions are generous. It is refreshing to dine at a... More 

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Davenport, Iowa
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Never guess from the outside what a curiously delightful place lies through the Looking Glass. Front row seat on the beach with glorious sunsets. The food is spectacular. We started with the goat cheese pillows - warm goat cheese in lightly fried dough with an amazing raspberry sauce - light, fluffy and so creative. Could be an app or dessert... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$45
Cuisine
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Sunday
16:45 - 22:00
Monday
16:45 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:45 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:45 - 22:00
Thursday
16:45 - 22:00
Friday
16:45 - 22:00
Saturday
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?