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All 3 Pineland Restaurants

Cabbage Key Inn

Intercoastal Channel Marker 60, Pineland, FL
+1 239-283-2278
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Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in Pineland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Cabbage Key is a 100 acre island located five miles off of Pine Island, FL in the Pine Island Sound. The Inn, built in the 1940's by the family of Mary Roberts Rinehart, now houses our famous Restaurant & Dollar Bill Bar and six guest rooms. The rooms in the Inn are all different with old Florida charm - they do not have TVs, phones, or refrigerators. We have seven cottages on the island, ranging from a 1 bedroom/1 bath cottage to 3 bedroom/3 bath waterfront units. All cottages have refrigerators, televisions (no cable) and coffee makers, some units have full kitchens. Our restaurant is open seven days a week and serves breakfast, lunch & dinner. If you want to relax on a beach...we do not have one here. But, Cayo Costa is a close kayak or boat ride away. This is a great retreat to discover "Old Florida", relax with a book, fish from our docks & watch the boats go by.

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Took an afternoon boat ride from Bokeelia with locals to The Cabbage Key Inn on a chilly day. I was pleasantly supprised by the homey feel and the hospitality of the staff.I was even more impressed with my first ever fresh stone crab claw lunch. My friends had the blackened mahi mahi which I tasted and it was fabulous. I... More

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you finally found us! It sounds like you had a great experience all around, we are glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and staff as well as the food. We look forward to seeing you again. More

West Palm Beach, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

First time out to Cabbage Key and we loved it! Came over on our boat with two other couples and had lunch. Food was good, but waitress, Adrian was exceptional! She had such a nice personality and was very efficient. Loved all the money hanging on the ceilings and walls! Hope to come back one day soon.

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you had a nice lunch and found the service to be exceptional. We will pass your comments about Adrian along to Senior Management. Thanks again, and we hope to see you soon! More

Mead
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We have been to Cabbage Key many times over the last 9 years. We spend about a month on an island close to Cabbage Key and kayak over for lunch many days. The atmosphere and people are the best qualities of the restaurant. The "cheeseburger in paradise" is very tasty, the clam chowder is to die for, and the key... More

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We appreciate our long time, loyal guests! We are happy you enjoy the food and thank you for complimenting our staff. Your comments will be passed along to Senior Management. Thanks again for the wonderful review! More

Munich, Germany
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

cabbage key is a Little Island North of Sanibel and south of Punta Gorda, which can only be reached by boat, was heavily destroyed by hurricane Charley in 2004. The Restaurant is unique with ist $ bills hung up by tourists. The Stone crab claws are daily fresh and excellent, so is their key lime pie, the best I ever... More

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the taking to write your review. We are happy you enjoy the Stone Crabs and the Key Lime Pie and appreciate your being our guest for the past twenty five years! We miss Terry too. More

Winchester, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

Took a boat to the island and ate lunch at the restaurant. Only show in town .... we had hamburgers (specialty), Reuben, and the mahi salad. Nothing to write home about. Sort of average everything. Not planning on going back. (Better watch the clerk at the souvenir shop ... peeled the SALE PRICE sticker off the hat, rolled it up... More

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We always like our guests to leave Cabbage Key happy. It sounds like you trip was just average, we apologize for that. Cabbage Key is an old Florida destination with lots of natural beauty, the restaurant is only one aspect of the adventure. As for the gift shop review, Cabbage... More

Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Got my "cheeseburger in paradise". I don't care if the song was written here or not - what a unique little island to visit and have lunch.

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy you found Cabbage Key to be a fun place to visit and we hope to see you again soon! More

Beautiful Tampa, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Headed over to the Cabbage Key Inn for lunch with family and friends after a morning on the beach at Cayo Costa. Dockmaster was very friendly and helpful in getting us into a slip for our rented 23' boat. When we entered the charming restaurant we noticed there was a sign no bare feet... Of course my teens left their... More

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It sounds like you had a great day, I will be sure to pass your kind comments along to senior management. We hope to see you again soon! More

USA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Cabbage Key Inn definitely takes you back to an Old Florida setting, complete with veranda, ceiling fans, and a lack of air conditioning. The most unique aspect of the restaurant is the dining room with thousands of signed dollar bills attached to walls, ceilings, and other fixtures. The restaurant is also rumored to have been the inspiration for Jimmy... More

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent visit to Cabbage Key. The story that "Cheeseburger in Paradise" was written about Cabbage Key is a rumor started many years ago...something Cabbage Key, Inc. has never endorsed nor advertised. However, in the 1970's, Jimmy Buffett did spend time at Cabbage Key before he performed a concert in Ft.... More

Cape Coral, Florida
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136 reviews 136 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The most fun part of going to Cabbage Key and eating at the restaurant is that you can only get there by boat. Being off season, the restaurant was fairly quiet and the service was lightning quick! We took our daughter who was visiting from California there and she was intrigued by the story of Jimmy Buffet and the "Cheeseburger... More

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent visit to Cabbage Key. The story that "Cheeseburger in Paradise" was written about Cabbage Key is a rumor started many years ago...something Cabbage Key, Inc. has never endorsed nor advertised. However, in the 1970's, Jimmy Buffett did spend time at Cabbage Key before he performed a concert in Ft.... More

beecher
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Could be a wonderful place to have lunch;but we got put back in a dark back room. No sign of water anywhere from there. Not exactly hamburger in paradise and way over priced!! Shame on you tarpon lodge.

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Our Host/Hostess are happy to seat you wherever you like whenever possible. We are sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your lunch and hope you will give us another try. More

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Additional Information about Cabbage Key Inn

Address: Intercoastal Channel Marker 60, Pineland, FL
Phone Number: +1 239-283-2278
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Pineland
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American

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