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The Island Cow

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2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4007
+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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great casual place to eat with delicious food! They bring you a basket of fresh warm muffins when they seat you! And boy are they yummy!!!!

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Kingston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for lunch with friends, we were lucky and able to get right in. Food was excellent as well as the service. Would highly recommend stopping.

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dayton, oh
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Island Cow was a very cute place that we ran across when we were on Sanibel Island. It has great atmosphere and the food was good. There were 3 of us and we all enjoyed our food. The prices were very reasonable.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here for lunch starving not feeling great due to the night before. It was crowded but we were able get seated inside right away. The waitress brought over chocolate chip muffins. I devoured one. I suppose it was good. I ate it too fast to know. Lol. The menu is enormous. I recommend downloading it in advance and studying... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beer of the Day was ice cold and the oysters were the size of boiled eggs! Outdoor seating is worth the wait.

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful little beachy, eclectic place to eat. Always busy, great food, big portions. Excellent!!!!

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Cross Junction, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Came with friends for dinner. Crowded with families. We had a 15-20 minute wait outside with the parrots. Typical island food with a wide variety food selections. I had the oysters for an appetizer and Cesar salad with oysters over. My wife had quesadillas which were a little greasy. Tacos only served in flowered tortillas which was a little disappointing.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is always busy. Well known on the Island. Cruise on over on your bike, they have parking for bikes, which lots of places do. Great for breakfast. Many, many choices for breakfast. Kids love it there. Reasonable prices for the Island.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Island Cow is a great restaurant on Sanibel Island. It has a pretty extensive menu full of great food selections. The food is terrific and the atmosphere is fun!

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the island cow for lunch around 1230. The waiting time was far too long with 50minutes. Despite the nice patio they have, there are not enough seating possibilities for the waiting crowd. Everyone was very friendly and we finally got a table. Unfortunatly the food was not as we would have hoped for. The bbq Swordfish promised so... More 

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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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 33957-4007
  • 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?