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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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  • 28
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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
FUN BOATING DESTINATION RESTAURANT !

We planned a boating trip with friends from Cape Coral to Cabbage Key Inn Restaurant and had a great time. The ride is scenic and I would suggest you arrive early to beat the crowds. Our group enjoyed the cheeseburgers and salads. While the lunch menu is on the small side, you are coming here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We boated out to Cabbage Key today for lunch. We were referred by a family member. It was an awesome experience. Food was great and staff was friendly! Loved the back room! The gift shop has the best T-Shirt selection! Tracy does an amazing job with purchasing! We will definately be back! Great day trip from Port Charlotte!

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Lufkin, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We were visiting Ft. Myers and decided to take a cruise out to Cabbage Key on one of the Captivia Cruises boat tours. After a pleasant one hour ride on the boat we arrived at Cabbage Key and headed to the restaurant for lunch. The restaurant is an old house true to the old Florida style with no air conditioning... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful meal in an tropical island setting with family. Our server, Marcie, was warm, friendly and attentive. Food and cocktails (Cabbage Creeper is house specialty) were good as expected from previous trips to Cabbage Key. Highly recommend arriving early for lunch to beat the weekend crowds and cruise boats.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is not a place to go for linen napkins and fine wines. It is a fun, rustic hamburger place with fun music and excellent service. You can only get there by boat. Our server was Heather and she was right on top of things together with her helpers. There are no fryers so French fries do not come with... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My family made a stop at the Cabbage Key Inn restuarant for lunch after a wonderful day at Cayo Casta State Park. We had 13 people in our party. 3 were children. I thought for sure that we would have a long wait because the restuarant was packed. I was wrong. We were seated in less than 20 minutes. The... More 

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CSN88
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36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We planned a boating trip with friends from Cape Coral to Cabbage Key Inn Restaurant and had a great time. The ride is scenic and I would suggest you arrive early to beat the crowds. Our group enjoyed the cheeseburgers and salads. While the lunch menu is on the small side, you are coming here for the experience and beautiful... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Worst case of food poisoning I've ever had!!! Lettuce seems to be the source as the cheeseburger in paradise was all I ate. My friends had salads and the burger and were even sicker with one in the Key West hospital. You pay to boat out there and to eat. Really can go to a nicer place for the money... More 

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

Thank you for making us aware of issues that arose after you visited our restaurant. We take all customer complaints seriously and any potential health complaints are extremely serious to us. What we do know is that your party appears to be the only one who contacted us about an issue. We haven't had any notices from our food purveyors... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Loved the restaurant and boat parking is good. Food tastes delicious and the dollars on the walls were cool. I would reccomend this.

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

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit! Hope you can come see us again soon. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This was my second trip the the restaurant. I forgot how much I disliked it the first time. Food is so-so, you get a small watered-down Pepsi with no free refills (didn't know places still did this),and the staff was generally unfriendly. Very disappointed again. Don't waste your time! Rather, spend it on Captiva or Sanibel.

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

We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your recent visit to Cabbage Key. I am going to share your comments with the management team so we can improve our service. Thank you again for sharing your comments. More 

Newburgh, Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Obviously, you have to have a boat to get here but it is worth the stop. The island has a water tower with a view, tortoises and the restaurant. The food was good, burger and local plate are hard to beat.

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Thank you for writing about your recent visit - 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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