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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%
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Closes in 27 min
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 23 June 2016 via mobile

Great food and a fun atmosphere! They're open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and all 3 are delicious! They have both indoor and outdoor seating. Their menu is SO BIG it's almost overwhelming! Great choice any time of day!

Thank NeednSun
Reviewed 23 June 2016

We ate breakfast here one day and lunch another day that we were on Sanibel. We chose to eat at The Island Cow because it had good reviews and it was a place that we could eat outside with our dog. The food was good...More

Thank numbersgirl2015
Reviewed 22 June 2016

If you don't mind the wait and a cluttered interior, this place has great food. We always enjoy a meal here when we're in Sanibel.

Thank Roadrunnergo
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We always eat at the Island Cow every time we visit Sanibel. It is always outstanding. Still is. Had breakfast there twice this trip. Plan to eat dinner there tonight.

Thank Rosie G
Reviewed 22 June 2016

We stopped here for breakfast and it was so good we went back the next morning. They serve the usual breakfast fare, but do it quite well. We were pleasantly surprised that they served Starbucks coffee. We also really enjoyed the cute decor.

Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Had breakfast here twice. It was good but so busy we had to wait for a table. And we were there off season. Nice cocktails for breakfast. It seems to have become an assembly line. You get one piece of toast instead of two. Waiters...More

Thank BuckeyePaulD
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This place is always BUSY! Shows you how popular it is! Menu is huge with tons of great choices. Complimentary cornbread muffins were great! Bronzed salmon....yum! Shepherd's Pie (can't remember their exact special name for it) but my son had it and loved it! Enjoyed...More

Thank Tanya S
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Was craving a burger when I was on Sanibel for a weekend so I stopped in here. The staff was real friendly and had some good recommendations for me. I had the fried pickles and a root beer and a burger. I enjoyed the food...More

Thank Kyle C
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Four of us stopped for lunch without a reservation. They were busy but the wait was only around twenty minutes. The waiting area outside but it's shades and they have huge fans and comfortable chairs. We enjoyed the fish tacos and grouper bites as well...More

Thank Jim O
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Everytime we go to Sanibel, we make a point to visit the Island Cow! Delicious food, cool ambiance, and great service!

Thank Beth B
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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