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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” (59 reviews)
“fries” (261 reviews)
“paella” (81 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All 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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1,401 - 1,410 of 5,366 reviews

Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to Sanibel for many years for one week every May. We always eat at least one meal here, usually lunch or dinner. The draft beer is served cold in frosty mugs and the appetizers are large and tasty. This year my...More

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 24 May 2016

The menu at "The Cow" is quite extensive. I have eaten here many times but I think my favorite meal was the mahi mahi tacos that I ordered on my last visit. The salsa was fabulous, the black beans and rice delicious, and the tacos...More

Thank BelmarGirl
Reviewed 23 May 2016

our last day on Sanibel and the breakfast was delicious. Very eclectic inside. had sausage in a pancake, wow, what a great idea.

Reviewed 23 May 2016

I enjoyed my pancakes and bacon. The service was good and the atmosphere was fun. We sat outside and enjoyed the island rhythm. I would recommend that you stop and enjoy breakfast, island style!

Thank Sgailk
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed sitting outside for lunch at the Island Cow! The food was good (fried gator bites, fish tacos, and appetizer was the jalapeno and onion 'straws'). The decorations are cute. And there's a black bird that flies up to steal the butter packets! The...More

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 22 May 2016

That's what my wife said after we got our delicious breakfast at the comfortable Cow! Meaning the cook and staff in the kitchen knew what they were doing and did it perfectly. The eggs were done perfect and the food was out in no time....More

Thank Rick R
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Loved this place - lots of personality - perfect beach decor - super friendly staff. Our food was delish; the Starbucks coffee was just what I wanted, and the Ragin Cajun Bloody is a must!

Thank marionclarkfla
Reviewed 22 May 2016

A very big menu and lots to choose from. If you like fish, you can have your fish cooked in different ways and pick different sides. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and good for take out too.

Thank elaw8888
Reviewed 22 May 2016

best thing about this place is being told there is a wait time, no problem on the lawn are games and stuff to keep you amused, and take a menu its going to take you an hour to read all this LOL

Thank Ladyandtoad
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Fun place with a huge, diverse menu. We enjoyed the crab cakes, fried clam basket and barbecue shrimp kabobs. All were excellent. Love music and outdoor seating too. A great place for sure.

Thank bwah6240
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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.
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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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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