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The Island Cow

2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4007
+1 239-472-0606
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4007
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were only on the island for 5 nights so we didn't try a lot of places. We stopped here on a whim and were rewarded. It's totally casual. The menu is enormous. Everyone in your group could find something they like. We had trouble...More

Thank GABJMB
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a good lunch but it is obviously a popular place. Crowded with people waiting. Friendly servers and our wait was outside so we had a pleasant wait. Good choices.

Thank brubec
Reviewed yesterday

The food here was average. It is a good family restaurant. There is a long wait. I would probably go somewhere else.

Thank Sabrina H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved the Island Cow!! A friend recommended it and they were correct. No visit to Sanibel is complete without a visit to this charming, eclectic restaurant. Partially open air with a fun mix of fun memorabilia, it is perfect for families. The menu is...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 4 days ago

What more can I say!!! A fun place to eat with delicious food and starbucks coffee. This place comes with high recommendatoins.

Thank Maddymaine
Reviewed 4 days ago

Love this place. First came for breakfast of which the menu features creative dishes at reasonable prices. Service ok. On another day came for lunch. Obviously this place is very popular as the wait was about 20-30 minutes, but once seated service was great. Abundant...More

Thank SandyGoCubs
Reviewed 5 days ago

We wanted lunch so you have to wait till after 11 or after 12 on sundays, huge menu my husband had the alligator bites and I had the shrimp sandwich both very good and wine by the glass price was the best on the island!

Thank TravelingOtter
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went for dinner and had about a 20 minute wait for a table for 2. We ordered a drink at the bar and took it outside to wait. There is a parrot cage, lawn games and other interesting things to keep you occupied while...More

Thank travelite24
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our family enjoyed our lunch experience at the Island Cow. Lots of options for food. Pretty Quick service too as they always seem to be busy. I suggest checking this place out on Sanibel for lunch or for dinner. Nice kids menu selections too.

Thank Novembernelle
Reviewed 6 days ago

Awesome breakfast place. We got in early and good we did there was a 30 min wait when we left. IMO best breakfast on the island. Can't wait for next year. New tradition before we hit the farmers market. Corned Beef Hash was the bomb...More

1  Thank tgraeb
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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.
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joanandchuckwalter
19 May 2017|
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Response from Mustafaagha | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
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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