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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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“hush puppies” (60 reviews)
“fries” (263 reviews)
“paella” (84 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 stopped here for dinner and ordered the meatloaf with smashed potatoes and green beans. The meal was excellent! Huge portion size and wonderful flavor. Great service and good prices.

Thank Greenfield2
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were biking on Sanibel Island and decided to stop in at the Island Cow. We ordered mussels (with marinara sauce) and chilled shrimp.. The shrimp was fine, but the mussels were terrible! They were many broken shells and they tasted fishy. The server stopped...More

Thank mbtraveler555
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great breakfast. Wonderful service. Whimsical atmosphere. Will definitely be returning on our next trip to Sanibel.

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice to sit outside & menu & decor are both cute. Lots to choose from on the menu. We had mahi mahi taco & grouper taco & veggie quesadilla. Nothing special & quesadilla was sitting arrived on a plate full of grease. Salsa was good...More

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is always the vote for first stop when we arrive on the island. The menu is HUGE with something for everyone. Though I do recommend the crunchy grouper. That is amazing!!!! We typically eat here 4 times during our weekly stay. Yup!!!!! It's THAT...More

Thank Denise L
Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate here for dinner and had a very nice meal. Also great for breakfast, so we have heard. Normally a short wait to get a table.

Thank DAVE L
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had the PoBoy Shrimp and the Barn Burger, both that were done perfectly...their fried food is "lightly fried" and that makes a HUGE difference...it keeps the food not overcooked, and the coating is also so light, one gets to enjoy the food without a...More

Thank caiogirl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have to stop here whenever we visit. Great food and a fun atmosphere! We love their unique choices and have a HUGE menu. You can't go wrong sitting inside or out.

Thank Pegr007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met another couple for lunch to catch up and visit. The food was good. The service was excellent . The dining room was a bit noisy which is to be expected because of the restaurant 's popularity. We would go here again. There are...More

Thank Walt K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first time to Sanabel, but not my girls friends. This was a "must" stop due to the food and fun atmosphere. There were not wrong, totally enjoyed it. Good food and friends,life does not get better. Enjoy

Thank pamola61
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Jennifer B
24 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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Response from Mustafaagha | Reviewed this property |
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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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