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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: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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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
Absolutely in LOVE

We really loved our dinner at the Island Cow! The staff was really friendly, the menue is huuge, prices are really fair. Reastaurant got seceral nice ornaments. Really loved it! Appetizer were so delicious! Only negative point: the Katharinas Angel Hair-Spaghetti tasted of nothing :(

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Selin Schmidt
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Nashville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We went to the Island Cow after a day at the beach and were so happy with our choice! The food was delicious and the atmosphere was casual and fun. Our server felt comfortable making recommendations and was able to answer questions about the menu. Our table ordered a variety of food and it was all good. The menu has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We really loved our dinner at the Island Cow! The staff was really friendly, the menue is huuge, prices are really fair. Reastaurant got seceral nice ornaments. Really loved it! Appetizer were so delicious! Only negative point: the Katharinas Angel Hair-Spaghetti tasted of nothing :(

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Braselton, Georgia
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Island Cow has the most diverse menu on the Island. They have burgers, Reuben sandwiches, steaks, seafood, gumbo. So much to choose from it's hard to decide. Always good. Usually packed. Sometimes a wait.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Quick service, good menu. Our waitress was very friendly and prompt to get us drinks and whatever else we needed. Food was excellent. We saved this for our last meal on the island but wish we would have tried it for lunch or dinner too!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This resturant has it all! There is such a wide variety on the menu that me and my picky hubby can both have a wonderful meal! Love the cow!!!!!

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Touristy, expensive and little less than clean for my liking. The outside tables were not wiped down thoroughly and the whole scene had me on guard. The food was good, but not worth the price or the lack of ambience.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

leave early for supper--people waiting every day ; had breakfast and wow wish i did go at supper and waited--great menu , portions , and service. split breakfast egg with wife and had plenty --grandsughter had egg sandwich and almost finished it all well worth the stop here

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des moines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Amazing! Very large menu there is something for everyone! We had a table full of raw oysters, fried oysters, clams, shrimp scampi, and blacken snapper. Let's not for get the muffins!!!!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I love it here! I go here every time I come to Sanibel Island. Amazing calamari! Also love the Red Beans and Sausage! I have nothing to complain about!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Fun atmosphere and good food. A wide range of choices and good for families. One of my favorites when visiting Sanibel and Captiva!

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza

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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?