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The Island Cow

2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-0606
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Even with a very varied menu to satisfy all tastes, order a fish platter. Great selection and excellent preparation. The place doesn't look like much from the street, but the crowds know what's inside.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We had a lot of fun at The Island Cow for breakfast! The atmosphere/decorations are the most notable thing about the restaurant, and the food was very good too. Easy to get to, and their outdoor waiting area made the short wait we had enjoyable. Worth a stop if you’re looking for breakfast/brunch in the Sanibel area!

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Dover, Delaware
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Food was plentiful, great tasting. the outside was just great to sit and eat in the open with such nice weather. If you go, get seconds on their muffins - they are GREAT....

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Yeah yeah, I know it's "touristy". We went there for dinner with our three young children, around 4:30pm because we had heard the wait could get crazy and we needed an early dinner that day for some evening plans. We had a decently attentive server who didn't seem to wince when he saw we had three unruly kids under 6... More

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Texas
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136 reviews 136 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Cutesy restaurant with good food. We got coconut fried snapper with fries and hushpuppies; very tasty and good portions. I do think my coleslaw is better, but everything else was great. My son got a huge salad, which he enjoyed. The hostess at the podium wasn't very welcoming; maybe she doesn't like visitors to the island. Our waiter was terrific.

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Johnstown, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Sadly, it's been a few years since we'be been to Sanibel, but i continue to have cravings. I can't wait to go back. Great service, food and atmosphere for the family. The muffins were unique. Key lime pie may have been the best on the island. Either way, when we return next trip, we will be visiting for severeal meals.

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ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

We were looking for a moderately priced casual dinner. Island Cow fit that description. Unfortunately, the food was not all that good. I ordered the paella and the description on the menu included chorizo sausage. The meal served to me had kielbasa instead...just wrong. Service was not very good and we had to wait a long time for a table.... More

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Bulpitt, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Had a great experience overall! The service was fantastic and the food and atmosphere was top notch!! I definitely recommend eating here if you are on the Island!

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East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

The island cow is quite possible one of the best restaurants on the island. We have been there each year for many years when vacationing here. This year the restaurant was better than ever. We went for its famous breakfast and then returned later in the vacation for dinner, both of which were exceptional quality of food and service. When... More

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Ironton, Ohio
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Super casual restaurant and really good food. We ordered the chicken quesadilla, crab stuffed shrimp, calamari and the fish and chips. We had quick service and an attentive waitress. We'll be back next year.

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