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The Island Cow

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2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-0606
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Adorable Restaurant With Good Food

My husband and I drove to Sanibel Island, FL for our 35th anniversary. Our first stop was to the funky, cute and charming Island Moo. This family friendly restaurant is welcoming with an atmosphere appropriate for the Gulf of Mexico and Southwest FL. The food is solid with plenty of variety... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Lisa K
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West Palm Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I drove to Sanibel Island, FL for our 35th anniversary. Our first stop was to the funky, cute and charming Island Moo. This family friendly restaurant is welcoming with an atmosphere appropriate for the Gulf of Mexico and Southwest FL. The food is solid with plenty of variety, fun and casual offerings such as seafood baskets, cornbread... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We are here a couple of times while visiting Sanibel Island. It has a very relaxed an fun atmosphere. The food is good an the portions are large. The muffins are delicious!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

Good food, and great service! Really enjoyed the decor! Great place to eat while on Sanibel. Real island feel!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Shockingly surprised at how good the food was. Fun atmosphere. Delicious muffins. The portions were generous and the staff was very attentive. Did I mention the muffins? Worth the cost of the meal just for their muffins..... We were definitely happy and full diners when we left!

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had breakfast here several mornings over the course of our week on the island. You are handed a eclectic menu of their many breakfast plates, if you have to wait for a table. My husband who loves waffles, thought theirs was the best he ever had, and they are served with blueberries, strawberries, and whipped cream.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Quick service. Excellent for families and delicious food. We loved the alligator tail app, and the cat fish reuben sandwich was very tasty. The patio is a great spot for families as the kids can go play bean bag toss while they wait.

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Newtown, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We loved the Island Cow!! My 9, 11,14 year olds as well as Mom and Dad, all loved the Island Cow. Fun, relaxing, and VERY good food with huge portions! We went for lunch, breakfast, and dinner and each were awesome! A nice outside area in the front and a cool waiting area with outdoor games in the back if... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We rode our bikes from Island Inn to The Island Cow for dinner. Super fun place, you can sit outside on their porch and enjoy your surroundings. The food was great and everyone was super nice! We will return for sure!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Island Cow is easily one of the best place to eat on the island. The menu is eclectic and has something for everyone to include picky eaters and kids! The staff is top notch! They are very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu items. It should be placed on your "definitely do" list if you're visiting the island.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

HUGE breakfast menu, outstanding service and great food. Sometime there are lines but worth the wait.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: 239-472-0606

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?