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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great atmosphere and good food

Great atmosphere, extensive menu, and good food. Don't go when you are hungry, because there is usually a long wait for a table. We had dinner and breakfast here and both were great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Angela C
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Kendall Park, New Jersey, United States
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had late lunch with the family while on vacation. Good was fabulous, decor was clever and very clean. Long waits but well worth it.

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Kendall Park, New Jersey, United States
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere, extensive menu, and good food. Don't go when you are hungry, because there is usually a long wait for a table. We had dinner and breakfast here and both were great.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a very solid consistent choice on the island. We always come for lunch and order take out for dinner. The menu is massive and there is something for everyone. My plan is to go back for the meatloaf or shepherd pie, but so far this trip we had the shrimp and fish tacos. The meal is preceded by... More 

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Fishers, Indiana
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Every time we go to Sanibel we always go to The Island Cow. They have a Terrific Full Line Menu and Excellent ,Friendly Service. Everything is just " Great ". Thanks for this place !!!

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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101 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This place has a lot of character. They don't cram everyone inside which is nice. Our server was pretty slow and not very attentive. My husband watched his beer sit at the bar for 15 min. and then had to ask for it. Food is wonderful as always. I had the mahi tacos and they were divine! Too full for... More 

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Party of 7 stopped in for dinner. We all had different entrees and all were reported to be OK to good. Menu is large and service was very good. The atmosphere and environment is one of island old Florida and very loud. Seating is somewhat uncomfortable but tolerable. Nice sides to choose from but I would stay away from the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere, family friendly. The menu is HUGE!!!! Almost too many things to choose from. Food was good and reasonably price. Fun place to eat.

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Orlando
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

One of my families favorite places on Sanibel! The burgers are awesome for the land lover of the family. Fish is fresh!! 👍🏻

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Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Stopped here for a late lunch. Relaxed and inexpensive. Eclectic decor and menu. Animals and games outside to keep the kids entertained.

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Evansville, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Went here for Father's Day 2015 very good food very eclectic setting would recommend prices between 15 and $25 before drinks.

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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
Cuisine: Pizza

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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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