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Intercoastal Channel Marker 60, Pineland, FL 33945
+1 239-283-2278
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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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  • 58
    Very good
  • 31
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good place to stop for lunch

We rented a boat from Jensens on Captiva Island and stopped for lunch here. Food is simple but good - staff were friendly and service was very efficient - busy, buzzing atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
kay p
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London, United Kingdom
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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English first
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Great service sat at the bar. Cold drinks and a smile. We had a cheese burger in paradise! The burger was delicious juicy, perfectly seasoned. The restaurant has a lot of character, the grounds are beautiful the foliage and trees are beautiful.A must we will return.

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Fairfax, VA, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We have been going to Captiva for 13 years but this year we finally decided to do some exploring! We rented a boat from 'Tween Waters and it was an easy, fun excursion to Cabbage Key. The trip included 2 adults and 6 girls aged 14 to 22. The harbor master on Cabbage Key is awesome, friendly and very helpful.... More 

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

We are happy to hear that you and the "girls" had a fun day which included lunch at Cabbage Key! It is nice to hear when our guests enjoy their visit. I will be sharing your comments about your lunch with the chef - he will be happy to hear that you enjoyed your food. Hope you will visit us... More 

Englewood, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Fun place to spend the aftenoon. Great staff, Yes the food was great. No it's not the Waldorf. You are on an island (the food comes by boat every day). You're just another "speciial" guest if you were not happy with your visit! Staff was very friendly.

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

Thank you for recognizing that we are a casual waterfront restaurant.....not a 5-star restaurant! We are happy you enjoyed your lunch and hope you will return again soon!!! (Not in 20 years!) More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

We rented a boat from Jensens on Captiva Island and stopped for lunch here. Food is simple but good - staff were friendly and service was very efficient - busy, buzzing atmosphere.

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

Thank you for visiting Cabbage Key for lunch! We are happy that enjoyed your visit and hope you can see us the next time you are in the States! More 

Englewood, Florida
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Raw hamburger, slow service and lousy attitudes. A glass of water is not available with your bar drink. You must purchase a standard bottle of water for $2.50. Our food server who was not our waitress was arrogant and rude. Mixed drinks are $8.25 and a cheeseburger is $10.95. A grouper sandwich is $15.95. I have lived in Florida all... More 

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

Thank you for your comments about your recent visit. I am sorry to hear that your visit was not enjoyable. Our "Season" runs from February 14th - July 15th - as it is Tarpon season and we have hundreds of guests dining with us daily. We recently added a POS system which has actually alleviated a lot of the pressure... More 

Denver, Colorado
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170 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We went here for lunch, the menu was limited, I decided to have the much hyped cheeseburger, which I was informed they only cook it medium (no choice here, sorry) which arrived rare, you can have either cole slaw or potato salad. No chips or fries. My husband had cooked and chilled shrimp. They need to ramp up the menu... More 

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

Thank you for writing about your recent visit. Cabbage Key is a casual, waterside restaurant that grew into a tourist lunch destination over the years. Our menu is simple and really has not changed much in the last 35 years!! Sorry you did not enjoy your burger. If you would have asked the server or manager they would have been... More 

Tampa
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Visit and dine every Memorial weekend and it never disappoints! Typically very crowded and usually a wait to get a table for a party of 5+ but totally worth the wait. Love their signature drink, the cabbage creeper...very similar to a piña colada but better! Yummy! Their grouper sandwich is great! Service can be slow if crowded so be patient.... More 

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

Thank you for visiting us year after year! Being the busiest weekend of the year, it is nice when our guests can have a Creeper and go with the flow! See you next year! More 

Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We took a tour on the Tropic Star Cruise and stopped for lunch before going to Cayo Costa. What a beautiful island to find the Inn where you can eat and actually stay. It is a must see and it looks like a must stay while in the Fort Myers, FL area. Lunch was excellent and purchased shirts as memory.... More 

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

So happy to hear you enjoyed your stop at Cabbage Key! Tropic Star, out of Bokeelia, is a great option to bring guests to Cabbage Key for lunch then stop by Cayo Costa for a little shelling and beaching. See you again soon and maybe you can stay in one of our Inn rooms or cottages! More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We arrived by boat around noon on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. Cabbage Key was packed, but we were able to find a boat slip with the help of the well-tipped dockmaster. Staff did a great job of taking care of the crowds and moving through the tables. Outside is first come, first serve and that was our spot.... More 

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

It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Memorial Day is our busiest weekend of the year and can be crazy....but, we are happy that you enjoyed you food and service. Hope you can see us again soon! More 

Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I rated cabbage Key very high it's a wonderful place the food is great cheeseburgers, however today one of the ladies at the door the fairly tall slender spiked reddish color hair doesn't know much about people who have celiac disease!! When I told her it was food for my grand daughter to eat she "said in a huff ok... More 

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

Thank you for writing about your recent visit. I will share your comments with the management team and the Chef so we can recognize the dining options for guests with celiac disease. Thank you for your comments and we hope that you will give us another try! More 

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Address: Intercoastal Channel Marker 60, Pineland, FL 33945
Phone Number: +1 239-283-2278
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Pineland
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Intercoastal Channel Marker 60, Pineland, FL 33945
  • 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, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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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