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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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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4007
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Reviewed 2 days ago

wait time was less than 30 minutes and worth the wait. Got the mussel app. it was very good. Portions are large.

Thank timothy c
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our group of 13 had a bit of a wait to be seated which we did not mind because of the coffee bar and outdoor entertainment area. The menu is extensive and a bit overwhelming but everyone was very satisfied with their food and I...More

Thank Beamin182
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I liked the Island Cow for Breakfast because all the good spots like this usually have s bit of s wait to get in. The great thing about the Island Cow is you can have a nice little cocktail of some sorts before your breakfast....More

Thank AlwaysStarving
Reviewed 1 week ago

2nd visit for breakfast. Huge menu and delicious food. Very popular and rightly so. Great decor inside and out.

Thank biscuit182
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, great food and great prices. Outside Dining very nice. Great prices, great food and quick service.

Thank Holly B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some friends of ours took us to one of their fave vacation spots of Fort Meyers Beach. A must-do for them is a ride to Sanibel and a stop at the Island Cow. Now we know why! Seriously....the best muffins I've ever had in my...More

Thank eniebee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed lunch at the Island Cow. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was fun! We were on the island for 4 days and had to eat out for every meal, the Island cow was one of our favorites!

Thank tsue82
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the highlights of our trip to Sanibel Island was our lunch at The Island Cow. We were attracted to it by its colorful exterior. The interior was just as unique with all sorts of eclectic cows displayed throughout. We enjoyed our meal and...More

Thank ckasbee39
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our way back to Miami from our Labor Day weekend getaway in Captiva and were kind of in the mood of having lunch in Sanibel. We yelped and found The Island Cow. So happy we didn't just pass this gem. It was...More

Thank Sandrina I K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time we go to Sanibel we make a point of stopping by the Island cow for lunch. It can get busy but it is worth the wait. The food is really good and the portions don't disappoint. If you leave there hungry it's your...More

Thank cwgator64
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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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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, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
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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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