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The Island Cow

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2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
+1 239-472-0606
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07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Simsbury, Connecticut
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent. My husband said steak was done just as he ordered. The salmon I ordered was fresh, broiled and seasoned beautifully. There was a very happy atmosphere. Service was great. We returned several times.

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Brookings
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Huge selection of food and drink. This is one of the few places we keep returning to. Both inside and outside seating, although inside is very noisy with live music.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I would not recommend this place. Was a great place but has declined in the last couple of years. Food quality just isn't the same. Staff seems kind of slow. Not very clean. Outside waiting chairs have black build up and can stain clothes when damp.

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Neptune Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We dropped in for a late breakfast and we're seated right away. A plate of warm, fresh muffins followed soon after. Coffee was excellent and refilled often. I chose a breakfast burrito, served with fruit, potatoes and creamy grits. Even though I was only able to finish half, it more than filled me up until a late dinner. My husband... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We did a long bike ride around Sanibel Island on Feb. 19. The Island Cow was recommended by a local for lunch as a popular local restaurant. The place was full, and we got the last two spots at its' very small bar. The menu was large with good variety, and reasonable prices. I had a fish basket, while my... More 

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Lenexa, Kansas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Extensive menu, great island atmosphere, great food. Fun place for all ages. Can recommend for lunch or dinner.

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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had lunch here on a busy weekday. The wait was about 20 minutes, but it was worth it. The service was good, the food was delicious, and the quirky atmosphere was fun. A definite great place to eat if you are visiting Sanibel.

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Grand Blanc, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I think this was about the best value in town if you want it all. I couldn't decide whether I wanted fried oysters or clams. Fortunately there was a dish that had everything fried oysters, clams, scallops, shrimp, grouper and hush puppies to boot. I even tried the red beans and rice. This was very good too. Staff was friendly... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Island Cow is an island classic...A fun, casual, and enjoyable experience. The servers are friendly and funny. Even though the food is average, we always make it a point to go here. The kids will love it as much as the adults!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I had their version of Shepard's Pie and it was delicious. The portions are large so I took some of my meal to our resort and had the Shepard's Pie for lunch the next day Helpful waiter on the food and interesting decor on restaurant. Unique gift shop.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0606

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?