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The Island Cow

2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4007
+1 239-472-0606
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (60 reviews)
“fries” (259 reviews)
“paella” (83 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4007
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Reviewed yesterday

We've never done this before, but we ate here 3 times on our 5 day anniversary week-end. The food is REALLY good and the service is excellent. Love the muffins they bring you as soon as you sit down (breakfast and dinner). We had breakfast...More

Thank pat975
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ate there twice. Once dinner then breakfast. Food was great both times. Service great and menu was expansive. Prices weren't too bad. Laid back feel to it. Could eat inside or outside and our little dog was welcomed.

Thank deborahandjim
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went her for lunch one day and breakfast the next. The food on both occasions was excellent. Had the alligator basket for lunch while my wife had the lobster roll. Both were great with large portions. The service was a little slow, but the place...More

Thank Marvin A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A good time! Coconut shrimps, Burgers, and some Mexican variants. Fresh food - good drinks and great atmosphere. Would return;)

Thank Tribolet
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped for a quick lunch and ordered way too much food because it all looked incredible. Was very surprised by the quality and taste of the food. The chocolate chip muffins when we sat down were on point to say the least. The gator basket...More

Thank Justin W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went for a late lunch after shelling. The Island Cow has a vast menu so, there is something for everyone. We had Island Breeze libations. I had the grouper tacos and the wife tried shrimp and grits as that dish is gluten free. Great...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very extensive menu. Friendly staff; beachy island decor. A definite must go to restaurant when visiting Sanibel.

Thank Jeffrey W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had dinner there--conch fritter appetizer. Nice sauce accompanied, but I liked it with their habanero sauce. I had the shrimp basket (9 gulf shrimp, fries and coleslaw) and my husband had the ribs (tasty sauce and fell off the bone). Brought back a bottle of...More

Thank katieroc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second time visiting the Island Cow and they did not disappoint. Tried conch fritters for the first time and they were amazing. I had an open face roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes that was probably the best one I ever had....More

Thank Dani T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Island Cow is a fun place to eat. The decor is colorful and there are games out back to play while you wait. Staff is friendly. Food choices are plentiful. I always get the Gator Bites (tastes like chicken -- but delicious). This is...More

Thank nancym290
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Jennifer B
25 May 2017|
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Response from nhollywood | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are - but you have to sit outside, which is fine.
19 May 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4007
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0606
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