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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” (56 reviews)
“paella” (78 reviews)
“grits” (113 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4007
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11 - 20 of 5,185 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has it all! We are here 4 different times during our 7 day visit to the island. The shrimp/blackened grouper tacos was my favorite meal there! Service was impeccable too! Extensive menu and I'm sure you will find something to suit you.

Thank tedrox2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little restaurant with an amazing selection and friendly staff. It's always packed for a reason

Thank Mindy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is always excellent, with a huge selection. The homemade buns when you arrive are always great. The waitstaff was very friendly & helpful and the environment is fun. All-around good experience.

Thank taycamsmom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love the island cow for breakfast... lots of options and the staff is really nice. We come whenever we are staying on the island!!

Thank Brooke M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in while visiting, it was busy and we sat outside which was nice. We tater tots with queso, green chillis and cheeses. Very good but next time I would order with out the cheese, Queso and green chili is enough. I had shrimp and...More

Thank Randy-Renee S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always generous with their portions! I have never been disappointed! Try the salmon it is very good! I have had the fish tacos as well. Great place to take the family! Lots of items on the menu makes it hard to decide which one unless...More

1  Thank midwestgal901
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family of four (two picky eaters) had a great lunch at The Island Cow. It was a fun place with yard games while you wait and fun cow decor everywhere. The wait staff was attentive and the menu was huge. We had chicken tenders,...More

Thank mwykes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to Sanibel for many years but this was our first time at the Island Cow. While our dinner was fun it was sort of hit and miss. There was a wait but we sat at the bar and had a couple...More

Thank cjm1971
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place can get busy, so if you can eat in off-peak times, you'll be glad you did. There is a corn toss game outside and outside seating, as well. The food is delicious. I can't wait to go back…

Thank Wanderlist777
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Island Cow twice while on vacation. The restaurant is always busy and you may have to wait. The drinks were great, but a little pricey. The fried shrimp, grouper, and red snapper were great! We also loved the cheese curds!! We will...More

Thank Jacqueline A
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Jennifer B
Are you dog friendly?
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.
can I order the paella for lunch?
19 May 2017|
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Response from Mustafaagha | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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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