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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” (60 reviews)
“fries” (262 reviews)
“paella” (83 reviews)
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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 17 June 2016

This is by far the BEST place for family and friends to grab a bite to eat after spending a few hours on the beach. It's casual, flip-flop friendly, with an extensive menu. It's my family's favorite eatery on the island!

Thank Grietje2u
Reviewed 17 June 2016

We visited Sanibel in May of 2016 and ate at The Island Cow. It was our 2nd trip to Sanibel and our 2nd visit to The Island Cow. The food (especially the seafood) is always very fresh. The raw oysters (from Louisiana) were very good....More

Thank Jason F
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Food was great and service was also great even though they were super busy. Beer could have been colder or kept in ice tubs.

Thank Matthew F
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Ate breakfast there and my wife ordered a cheese omelette. They brought her a fried egg with a melted slice of cheese on top. My first thought was is this a joke a cheese omelette is a fried egg with a slice of cheese on...More

Thank thurley442016
Reviewed 16 June 2016

We stopped into the Island Cow for dinner and we were pleasantly surprised. The food was really good, very generous portions and an extremely varied menu. The service was excellent (something we haven't always experienced on Sanibel). The server was always right there with water...More

Thank Charles G
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Chose this restaurant based on it's "Cow" theme. You can't go wrong with cows. Got right in and enjoyed a nice breakfast in a friendly atmosphere. If you like cows, it's must see. There are cows everywhere!!

Thank klsherman
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

This is a great little breakfast place had a great breakfast here the young lady behind the counter was gave me excellent service they serve alcohol here great Bloody Mary's good Starbucks coffee really enjoyed my stop here would totally recommend you to stop

Thank LittleMiss99
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

The island cow was a fun restaurant to enjoy dinner as a family. Fun environment. We played cornhole with our kids outside while we waited to be seated. We requested inside seating because it was such a hot evening, but many people were sitting outside...More

Thank islandtimeon
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Our family had a nice experience. The food was decent and the portions were very large. I would have given four stars if it wasn't for the rude hostess. She is definitely in the wrong line of business.

Thank GetAway4us23
Reviewed 15 June 2016

The food is what one would expect. I chose a shrimp platter, it was ok but would not order it again. My dad chose a chicken shrimp pasta with Alfredo , it was very good. The salmon was average. The singer was great our waitress...More

Thank Angel T
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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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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
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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