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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%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (61 reviews)
“paella” (90 reviews)
“fries” (367 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 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 6 days ago

We arrived at 1130 am on a Monday, and had no wait, though it looked almost full. All of the food was very good, as well as the service. Alcohol was expensive, but food was a good value. The menu is very extensive, almost overwhelming...More

Thank peter m
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading reviews, we decided to head here for dinner while staying on Sanibel. Although there was a short wait, our sons enjoyed playing and stayed entertained outside until a table was ready for us. The food didn't take long to order and receive, and...More

Thank jmendenhall
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner while visiting the island as we saw the crowd and figured it must be good. Wait was about 30 minutes and understand that this is about normal. Funky place with lots on the menu to choose from. We found the food...More

Thank BigWorldViews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Island Cow is a legit diner. Good breakfast, quality fry. There are games, like cornhole, for the fam during the wait. Bar is cramped but friendly.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the family here for breakfast one morning. We all enjoyed our meals. I had the corned beef hash and eggs, with a side of bacon. All were great. Kids loved their pancakes. Great place for kids as they have games right outside of the...More

Thank RUBusinessman
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always visit the Island Cow on our yearly trip to Sanibel. The fish sandwich is huge, fresh and very good.

Thank Z2208TE
Reviewed 1 week ago

Scruffy restaurant, with a huge choice on the menu. Good service, but very average food. Relying on "cool" reputation. Try the Blue Giraffe, just up the way.

Thank 22Mick
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quickly seated outside as preferred. Good staff. Easy to park. Good atmosphere. Good service. Food not as good as was expecting having read previous reviews. Tuna salad and chicken sandwich a bit sloppy. A nice touch with the muffins to start.

1  Thank JGP123456
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible bartender! Huge amount of variety in the menu and they do it all well. Be prepared to wait in season.

1  Thank loriaturner
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is fun, the waitstaff were professional and all around great. And the food was fantastic. We went there for dinner on my husband's birthday. Waitstaff sang to him and even added cowbell. Threw in complimentary dessert plate. Would definitely recommend eating here.

Thank J T
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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.
18 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
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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