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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, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, fast service, big menu, can be a wait

We stopped here twice, I had the paella which was a big flavorful serving loaded with seafood, my husband had a seafood salad, we had to take our leftovers home. The second time my husband had the shrimp boil which came in a big kettle, boiled shrimp, spuds, carrots and it had a nice flavor, it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Decatur, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I like almost everything, and I never send dishes back to the kitchen. Our visit to The Island Cow may have been a first. The atmosphere was cute. Our appetizer (fried oysters, artichokes, and conch fritters) was good. My husband said his shrimp & grits dish was good. I ordered paella, and it was not good. The piece of chicken... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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64 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped here twice, I had the paella which was a big flavorful serving loaded with seafood, my husband had a seafood salad, we had to take our leftovers home. The second time my husband had the shrimp boil which came in a big kettle, boiled shrimp, spuds, carrots and it had a nice flavor, it was lots of food... More 

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Seymour, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Island Cow was a great place to eat. Food was delicious and service was great. I recommend it to anyone visiting Sanibel.

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Harlingen, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
371 helpful votes 371 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We ate breakfast at the Island Cow twice during our trip to Sanibel. Four of us had more than we could eat and the bill was less than $40! For Island Eats it is very inexpensive, but what makes it really great is the quick service and the great taste. Make sure you make the Island Cow a must eat... More 

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Rochford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I have to admit to having a bit of a liking for well cooked Alligator bites and this place does a basket which is spot on !! Its all reasonably priced here and a huge menu to choose from !! A couple of good cocktails as well if you're keen on that sort of thing. Service is usually very good... More 

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Lake Worth, FL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This was neat restaurant. It had a fellow singing and really yummy food. We enjoyed our visit here! The service was good and the food was delicious, the price was reasonable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Very busy place so it must be popular. My husband had the seafood paella- a little bland. I had the fried shrimp. They were okay- nothing special- average prices. Probably wouldn't come back but it wasn't a bad experience.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

My mom and I had dinner here one night while on vacation. We went early, around 4:30p and didn't have to wait. We decided to share a meal because we had heard the portion sizes were large. I'm glad we did! We both had a side salad and then we ordered the Holy Cow basket with Grouper! It was so... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We found the Island Cow Café, a very interesting and nice place to be. The menu was good and the prices are good. We ate there several times and had great service.

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Covington, Kentucky
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We once for breakfast and once for lunch. Both were great experiences. Breakfast was on Mother's Day and they passed out chocolate covered strawberries to all the women. Menu was fun, wait staff was attentive. Will definitely go back our next visit.

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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: Local cuisine, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?