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Cabbage Key

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Address: Intercoastal Channel Marker 60, FL
Phone Number: +1 239-283-2278
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Cabbage Key is a 100 acre island located five miles off of Pine Island, FL...

Cabbage Key is a 100 acre island located five miles off of Pine Island, FL in the Pine Island Sound. The Inn, built in the 1940's by the family of Mary Roberts Rinehart, now houses our famous Restaurant & Dollar Bill Bar and six guest rooms. The rooms in the Inn are all different with old Florida charm - they do not have TVs, phones, or refrigerators. We have seven cottages on the island, ranging from a 1 bedroom/1 bath cottage to 3 bedroom/3 bath waterfront units. All cottages have refrigerators, televisions (no cable) and coffee makers, some units have full kitchens. Our restaurant is open seven days a week and serves breakfast, lunch & dinner. If you want to relax on a beach...we do not have one here. But, Cayo Costa is a close kayak or boat ride away. This is a great retreat to discover "Old Florida", relax with a book, fish from our docks & watch the boats go by.

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A must for our Sanibel / Captiva visit. Relaxing ferry ride to the original Cheesburger in Paradise island

Take the ferry from the Captiva Marina to Little Cabbage Key and you will discover a a slice of old Florida paradise. This is the unadulterated, classic Old Florida made of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
shayshay321
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take the ferry from the Captiva Marina to Little Cabbage Key and you will discover a a slice of old Florida paradise. This is the unadulterated, classic Old Florida made of dreams. Feel the history and plenitude of the sea which has been navigated by fisherman for centuries. Gasparilla sound is full of sea life: turtles and Dolphins. If you... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a super quaint little island that is privately owned. The dock hand was very helpful upon our arrival. There's a restaurant and some rental cottages on the island. Be sure to take the 15 min walking nature trail around the island. Climb the water tower for spectacular views. Visit the giant gopher tortoise nests of Speedy, Michelangelo, Donatello,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

We have been here 30+ times with babies, young ones, teens, and now our adult children. We have brought grandparents, sibling, inlaws - you get the picture. We had a lovely boat ride from Boca Grande and were waved in and directed exactly where to go by the ever acerbic and gruff dockmaster. If you are looking for warm and... More 

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

That is an amazing record! 30 visits, and it sound like the whole family has been here at one time or another! Our warmest gratitude for your loyalty after all these years. Our Dock Master does work hard with boaters of all experience levels, keeping you safe and the traffic moving as best he can. He always appreciates when guests... More 

Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

We arrived by boat and Joe, the Dockmaster that afternoon, was so welcoming and polite! He steered us in and was very courteous with all of our questions. We had been before and had a "character" of a Dockmaster who reminded us of your typical "salty dog", part of the island ambiance I guess...lol. We were very impressed with the... More 

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review! Our “salty dog” is still around, and we’re very glad to have added Joe to our family. Come back soon for more Cheeseburgers in Paradise and refreshing Golden Margaritas! More 

Grand Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

Cabbage key is just what you want - a secluded place with dolphins adjacent to your boat on the way in and a great burger joint for lunch. So gald to have had this experience.

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

We were glad to have you visit! Hopefully the dolphins will be back the next time you visit! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Our family enjoyed a great lunch at Cabbage Key, celebrating the end of school and our son's birthday! The staff was very friendly, the food was good and the location can't be beat. If you've never been here and you are familiar with operating small boats, rent a boat, make a day of it and go here for lunch. It's... More 

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

Thank you for such a positive review! We are always glad to hear when our local visitors enjoy their experience with us. Come back soon for a Chef’s Special Catch of the Day, or a refreshing Cabbage Creeper! More 

Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

A must see by boat. This little island is beautiful. A true Old Florida experience. We stopped for a late lunch and had burgers... They were delicious. The drink menu is limited, but your sure to find something you'll enjoy. It was easy docking/mooring and clearly marked in the channel. We did not have time to explore the rest island,... More 

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your trip out to us. Come back soon for some hearty Reuben Sandwiches and refreshing margaritas! More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

What a nice day trip! It is a 7 hr round trip. The captain informed us of the history of Cabbage Key, which was very interesting, plus it is the inspiration of Jimmy Buffets song,'Cheeseburger in Paradise' The food and service are excellent!! My burger was beyond excellent! We even had dolphins swim along the boat as we returned, which... More 

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

It sounds like you had a wonderful time visiting us here at Cabbage Key! Your compliments on our food have been passed on to our kitchen staff. They were delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal! Come back soon for another lunch, or call us to check out our cottages and rooms in the Historic Inn! More 

Central Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We took Island Girl over and arrived at ten, the dead zone between breakfast and lunch. But the bar was open....We had the place completely to ourselves. We got a beer and a bloody and walked around, climbed the water tower, and then just talked to the girls. They were doing their prep work, but they were all very friendly... More 

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Emily was so pleased to hear she was remembered so fondly, and says “Thank you for your kind words”! We’re glad you enjoyed your visit with us, and hope to see you again soon, maybe for more savory Bloody Mary cocktails or a hearty Cheeseburger in Paradise! More 

Space Coast/Florida
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Sandwiches, burgers and big deserts! ( no fryer in this kitchen) Bar has historical appeal and a nice view on both sides of the restaurant. Nothing particularly dazzling about the menu just a pleasant place to stop for a quick bite. Staff was polite and checked back frequently. Met some nice folks from Nebraska and then walked off the good... More 

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of our quaint little island! We love hearing about our guests’ experiences, and what they take note of. The walking trails are very nice, especially on a hot day, when the shade and breeze provide some much needed cooling down. Every dollar that falls from our walls is donated to local charities, around $10,000... More 

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