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Cabbage Key Inn Restaurant

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Intercoastal Channel Marker 60, Pineland, FL
+1 239-283-2278
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Cabbage Key is a 100 acre island located five miles off of Pine Island, FL...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice place to visit

We had rented a boat for the day from Captiva and we had planned to go for lunch. It is a very nice place. I highly recommend getting in before 11:30 am if you can because it really gets crowded. You can tour the grounds. They have some gopher tortoises there that are cool to look at. We walked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Melanie K
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Rochester, Michigan
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Rochester, Michigan
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had rented a boat for the day from Captiva and we had planned to go for lunch. It is a very nice place. I highly recommend getting in before 11:30 am if you can because it really gets crowded. You can tour the grounds. They have some gopher tortoises there that are cool to look at. We walked the... More 

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

Thank you for your review, during our season Cabbage Key is a destination for hundreds of boaters on a daily basis. Boats begin arriving around 11:15 daily, and it does get very busy, it slows down around 2:00 then there is a much shorter wait time. We are happy you found us and hope to see you again. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We stopped by for lunch during a fishing trip out of Bokeelia. We only stopped because we wanted some cooked food and not the snacks we had packed. Our fishing charter captain recommended it so why not. I had the mahi mahi sandwich, which I have to say was excellent; its exactly the way I like it cooked and the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are happy you enjoyed your Mahi Mahi and it sounds like you found Cabbage Key to be relaxing as well. Cabbage Key only offers Cole Slaw or Potato Salad, no fried foods here. Again, thank you for your review. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I was in Florida with work and my husband joined me for a few days before we came home. We had limited time and so asked for recommendations from local people. Cabbage Key was one of the top recommended trips so we booked and off we went. We went from Captiva and enjoyed a boat trip there and back seeing... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! We are so happy you found us, it sounds like you had a great day all around. We hope you will visit us again soon. More 

Cape Coral, Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Great tourist stop. Accessible only by boat. Great burgers. Adrianne our server was great. Just a fun place to leave a dollar.

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

Thank You for your review. We are happy you had fun at Cabbage Key! Your comments about Adrianne will be passed on to Senior Management. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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 Restaurant, 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 Restaurant, 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 Restaurant, 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
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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 Restaurant, 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
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 Restaurant, 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
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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 Restaurant, 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Intercoastal Channel Marker 60, Pineland, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Pineland
  • Phone Number: +1 239-283-2278

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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