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Intercoastal Channel Marker 60, Pineland, FL 33945
+1 239-283-2278
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, 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
  • 35
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  • 11
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  • 12
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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
Take the trip by boat and enjoy your day

This is the best of the best great view from the tower excellent food top wait staff you can't go wrong comming here they have the best hamburgers anywhere top of the line food fish chicken and their specials that day this is a must

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
richard c
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Bokeelia, Florida
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  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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Bokeelia, Florida
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is the best of the best great view from the tower excellent food top wait staff you can't go wrong comming here they have the best hamburgers anywhere top of the line food fish chicken and their specials that day this is a must

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

On a recent trip to Palm Island my family stopped at Cabbage Key for a quick lunch while island hopping. The decor is unique and the beer is cold, but the menu is small and the food was lacking flavor. OK for lunch if you want steamed shrimp or a burger, not much else to choose from.

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

Beautiful island, friendly people, and great cheeseburgers! They have resident turtles and cranes that are fun to watch. We rented a pontoon boat and went on our own. It was easy to find and they guide you into a parking spot on arrival so know worries if you've never been there before. Fantastic experience of "Old Florida".

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

been here a few times, as it is a place that people from out of town want to visit. The food is OK... not bad, just that it is basically bar food plus up a notch. Service can be very good, or average... depending on the server. I love the view and the idea we can only get there by... More 

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Bloomsbury, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We took a chartered ride - Captiva Cruises on the Lady Chadwick from Captiva Island to Cabbage Key. The ride was awesome, crew friendly, and serenity much appreciated. We also got to experience an abundance of frolicking dolphins playing in the boat stream following us. Now, the BLEH part. We were excited but reserved about the only restaurant on Cabbage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Ever since I became a Jimmy Buffet fan, I have always wanted to visit where cheeseburger in paradise was born; this place is a true paradise. We ate lunch at the inn, cheeseburgers what else! and we put our names on a dollar and put them up on the wall. Marcie was our host and she was super friendly and... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Our group spent a day boating and enjoying the beach at Cayo Costa. We were looking forward to bringing the kids to Cabbage Key for a good meal and fun atmosphere. We received the exact opposite. The wait staff was irritated we were there. They had zero desire to wait on us. Despite the restaurant being almost empty, they would... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I had a chance to visit Cabbage Key for work reasons not related to Cabbage Key but another entity. I was not here as a tourist which seems to be most of the traffic. I did meet some local guys my age who were Tarpon fishing nearby. They sat at the bar next to me and only had a few... More 

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Parrish, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We took a day trip to Cabbage Key Inn and Restaurant today, We loved the boat trip over to the restaurant, We had a great late lunch and a wonderful waitress Rachel. I want to go back and spend a weekend there. Love this place, Very friendly!

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Rohnert Park, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a great old time Iconic restaurant, Wall papered in dollar bills that fishermen have signed and hung on the walls and ceiling over the years, Also famed to be the possible location where Jimmy Buffet wrote Cheese Burger in Paradise. I had the cheese burger and it was very good. You can only reach this restaurant by boat... 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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children

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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