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2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957
239-472-0606
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert

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Elk Rapids, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for breakfast. Fresh OJ was really good. Several different breakfast options from the norm, along with the norm. Sat outside and enjoyed the nice wether in a very laid back Island atmosphere. We will stop here again on our next visit. Food was good and prices were reasonable.

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GRAND JUNCTION
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

It seemed that there was always a line. We ventured it. The staff was great and it was fun to be served by them. Overall, there was lots of food, but we didn't think it was so outstanding that we would wait in line again to do it a second time.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Fresh seafood, great attitude. Easy with kids, but fun for groups as well . it is an easy,fun place with all sorts of menu items, the best being the fresh local seafood. We will return!

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Uhrichsville, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We only had a short time for breakfast Christmas Eve morning and boy did we pick the right place to go. At first it looked a bit over crowded but that vanished as we walked up and were immediately seated. The breakfast menu was outstanding and even included vegan choices. Some of our party chose fuller breakfasts - pancakes, sausage... More 

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Northwest Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Favorite place to eat on the island. Can get busy so go a bit early so your wait is not too long. Indoor and outdoor eating.

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Naperville, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

My husband and I eat at Island Cow every time we visit Sanibel - and we just love it. It is a great place to feel the atmosphere of the island. Casual dress and menu yet very welcoming - even your dog is welcome at the outdoor seating. The menu is also casual but extensive - we enjoy the wraps,... More 

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Had about a half hour wait. Service was good. Food was okay. Corned beef hash was good. The potatoes seemed over-seasoned and were a disappointment.

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Normal, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We dined here on Wednesday night and found the name and atmosphere interesting. The food was average at best. We tried five different items on their menu to try and get a feel for the food. The taste was okay, it was hot when served and the portions were slightly larger than expected. We didn't walk away hungry, but it... More 

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Wethersfield
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I had a wonderful experience dining for dinner at the Island Cow. The atmosphere and the wait-staff were very welcoming and tentative to our needs! I left very satisfied and our bill for steak, fajitas, seafood scampi and two alcoholic beverages came to $67. Very reasonable compared to other places we have dined at on the island! I can't wait... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

People must come here for the name. It is always crowded. The food is mediocre at best. Skip this one.

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Additional Information about The Island Cow

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