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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, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, 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, nice atmosphere

My husband, 3 kids and I had a lunch here. The portions were generous, and the service was friendly and quick...nice family atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My husband, 3 kids and I had a lunch here. The portions were generous, and the service was friendly and quick...nice family atmosphere.

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Tampa, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is probably the most laid back and friendly breakfast on sanibel. We arrived 30 minutes before lunch time and I wanted breakfast but my husband wanted a burger. So they allowed us to sit and sip our mimosas while waiting for the kitchen to switch over to lunch. They timed our orders so that we could eat our meals... More 

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We have had breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Cow for many years, but hadn't been there recently. We went for breakfast and it was just delightful. The coffee is Starbucks and brewed to perfection. It was strong, but mellow. The ambience is a cross between island and cow. It's fun. Each guest is served a freshly baked muffin while... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Best place in the island for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The food was great, prices very reasonable and the staff very friendly. Great place to hang out or stop by for a meal.

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Prairieville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Went for dinner. Food was delicious, atmosphere was laid back and fun and the staff was super friendly! Cocktails were really good too! This was probably the best part of our 2 day weekend.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

After spending the morning at Ding Darling, we looked through our restaurant brochures we had picked up at the welcome station and by far the Island Cow had the widest choice of variety, not everyone in our group are seafood eaters. 🐠🐳. Now, you probably wonder if they have that range of options, how could everything be good? We had... More 

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Randolph, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This place is Fab. So busy we sat at this tiny bar and had Roger serve us. He is a world of information on where to go to have fun..the food is mouth watering..I had Shrimp Tacos that were Huge and so tasty..my husband had the Oyster Poorboy..needless to say we got there at 12:30 and could not eat another... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

busy place... good food...fair service great atmosphere stopped here for lunch simply for the fact that every time we had passed it was busy and others raved about it I can say was good and that's about it

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Brandon, Florida
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Family friendly menu with variety. Very casual, the décor is country looking with lots of cow items. They have sweet tea.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My husband and I always make a stop to eat at least one meal here on our Sanibel visits. They are always accommodating for families, larger groups and pet friendly. The coffee is Starbucks and is a serious jolt to wake you up for breakfast- or anytime. The signs and decoration around the restaurant are inviting and funny, keeping the... More 

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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: 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?