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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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“hush puppies” (60 reviews)
“fries” (267 reviews)
“paella” (88 reviews)
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Had another great dinner at The Island Cow on Sanibel Island. A great spot to bring visitors as it’s such a fun environment. Usually a wait, but always worth it. My only disappointment was that they ran out of corn muffins😩😩😩. But our dinners were...More

Thank Donna P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the island feel and fun decor of this restaurant inside and out. The food was very good and the service was very upbeat and fun.

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went two times for breakfast and were glad to be seated by 8:00 because then it gets busy. There is indoor and outdoor seating, easy to find on Periwinkle. Very friendly staff, quick service, great atmosphere, decent selections on menu. If you leave Island...More

1  Thank Cindervermont
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for a snack around 4pm and ordered soup and another appetizer plus a couple of beverages. After we finished which was in about 30 minutes, the waiter asked if we wanted anything else. We said we wanted to sit for a few minutes,...More

Thank Strudelady
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit this restaurant every year with my family on our trip to Sanibel. The fried artichoke appetizer and the key lime pie alone are well worth the trip. The restaurant is kitschy and very fun and the service is excellent. I would have given...More

Thank Lauren N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped at The Island Cow after leaving the beach. This is our third time eating here, not disappointed! Food was excellent again as was the service. Highly recommend!

Thank Greatsmag
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've gone here for lunch (excellent) in the past but decided to try breakfast instead. We went about 8:00 AM on a Friday and didn't have to wait for a table. The breakfast menu is awesome! We ordered the "Your Way" and "Seafood Omelet". We...More

Thank Lois T
Reviewed 1 week ago

other places to long of a wait. busy but seated quickly and service was great. excellent food and atmosphere. really big ice cream desserts!

Thank pattersonch
Reviewed 1 week ago

I try to give this restaurant a chance every year, but always leave wondering what in the world do people like about this place. It must be the outside seating, Starbucks coffee and kid friendly food. I ordered a waffle with blueberries and the waffle...More

Thank Melanie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Any time you go to the Island Cow, expect a waiting line and sometimes hurried service. We had a good breakfast at an outdoor table on a covered porch. Inside, there is a gift shop and out back a small garden where the “cow” resides....More

Thank LizattheLake
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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