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The Island Cow

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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
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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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
Most recent review
Service was really good

If you are looking for a casual place with okay food, them this is good for you. The waiter was great, and the food was okay, but to me, it was roadhouse food. I

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Debora B
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Toronto, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

If you are looking for a casual place with okay food, them this is good for you. The waiter was great, and the food was okay, but to me, it was roadhouse food. I

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Pipestone, Minnesota, United States
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Our family loves Island Cow. Great food and good wait staff. Always crowded so bring patience. Great atmosphere.

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Hawthorn Woods, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We went to this place for dinner with our friends. They took the reservation since there were 8 of us and that may have helped with the waiting time. The food was good for the price. Conch appetizer was great. Kids loved the good and the atmosphere. All in all, good experience.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We did take out from island cow. Food is always good and we'll be back. Menu is huge so be prepared to take the time to review everything. There is something for everyone here. There is almost always a wait but take out was quick. Very kid friendly restaurant.

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Sanibel Island, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I constantly see tourists lined up for this restaurant and for the life of me I cannot figure out why. I have not had a good experience here at all with mediocre food at best.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Very good food!!! Long wait to be seated, but typical for spring break time. However, we played bags and had fun frozen drinks while we waited. Only complaint is that the server forgot silverware and didn't come back for a while so we had to get up and get it ourselves. Huge portions and good food!

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Hamburg, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

After our trip to the wonderful beaches of sanibel island we wanted to have a break with great seafood. But this stop was kinda dissappointing. You should consider that you have to wait about 30 to 40 minutes for a table in busy periods. (and actually thats the time you maximum spend here) The have plenty of food, the menu... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed the experience. Fish tacos were very good and served quickly. Atmosphere was inviting and service very good. I would go back again.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A fun place to eat...especially if you enjoy good food and clever decor/menu related to cows! (We raise and show dairy beef in 4-H so we loved the Holstein humor! ) orange juice, fresh fruit, delicious grits, seafood omelet, pancakes! Just a delightful, relaxed way to start the day!

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Saddle River, New Jersey
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A friendly and clean ice cream stop. Also some light fare but come for the ice cream sundaes !! Really nice staff and even when it is crowded, the wait goes quickly.

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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

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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?