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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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Closes in 22 min
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4007
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great place with good food, cool drinks and lovely areas inside, outside and on the backside. Should try it, recommendation.

Thank m8eleven
Reviewed today via mobile

It took about 20 minutes for seating at this very busy restaurant. The staff was friendly and the food served quickly. A huge menu with many items to tempt anyone. Good knowledgeable server who took our order efficiently and with humor. The dishes arrived quickly...More

Thank Asa D
Reviewed 2 days ago

Heather, our server, was fantastic - she seemed to show up just as we were ready to order or needed a drink refill. The food is delicious! This was definitely one of our favorite places for breakfast.

Thank Cindy G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I were just driving back from visiting Captiva Island and decided to stop for dinner. We saw it was busy and thought that must be a good sign! HOLY COW best food with such a fun environment. We ordered the lobster and...More

Thank Alexa J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was able to be seated right away. First time experience at the restaurant with a very large menu with plenty of options. Wonderful seating outside. Lindsey, our server was pleasant and helpful throughout our meal.

Thank Debra B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is--or was-- one of our favoritee places on Sanibel. We showed up this year on a Sunday at around 11. They told our party of 4 that it would be 25-30 minutes and gave us a pager. It was closer to 45 minutes when...More

Thank floridalibn
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed in ft myers beach and took a day trip to Sanibel. Both my husbands and my meal were SO good. I got a breakfast quesadilla. Really good coffee selection. It was by far the best breakfast on our trip, I would go out...More

Thank MrsZ1012
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We decided to take a drive to see the surrounding area while visiting Fort Myers Beach. I would go out of my way to eat here, the food was incredible!! The staff is friendly, the place is old, but fun! One of our favorite places...More

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Whether we are with children (or not) .. we always enjoy the Island Cow’s Island decor, atmosphere, service and a wide assortment of delicious entrees & desserts to choose from! One of our favorite casual-dining venues!

Thank Steve-Linda B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place was amazing...I wish I had gone sooner in the week instead of my last night on the Island...because if I had, I would have come AGAIN and AGAIN!!! Terrific service and great variety of food...Don't let the name confuse you...Seafood along with everything...More

Thank antamame
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Response from Nancy V | Reviewed this property |
yes you can!
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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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 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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