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Cabbage Key

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Address: Intercoastal Channel Marker 60, FL
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+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 fun lunch destination

After renting a boat for the first time and venturing out into the great beyond, we were so delighted to find the restaurant without any difficulty. We also appreciated the great... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After renting a boat for the first time and venturing out into the great beyond, we were so delighted to find the restaurant without any difficulty. We also appreciated the great help with tying the boat up, the cold beer and the wonderful burgers. Looking forward to visiting again soon.

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

Decided to take the boat to Cabbage Key with a few friends for lunch today. I was instantly immersed into an excellent and truly unique experience. All the way from the dock masters help in getting into a slip and helping the ladies depart the boat safely to the excellent service from Rebecca. A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE !

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Pittsburgh, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

This historic restaurant is a true treasure both literally and figuratively. Certainly $70,000 worth of $1s on the walls and ceilings qualify! Lunch was superb under the expert direction of our top notch server, Rebecca. She has a passion for the island, the restaurant, food and wine. Her "people skills" are excellent. She made our stop on Cabbage Key memorable.... More 

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Fort Myers, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

The scrumptious food was just as great as the prompt/courteous service by Marcie....great experience for our family of 10!

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

Marcie is very pleased that you enjoyed her service and the food on your visit! We hope you visit us again very soon! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Having rented a 26' deck boat the 4 of us set sail for some deserted islands for shelling and a slightly busier island for lunch. Cabbage Key is a treasure. It was very busy but the dock guide got us in in a minute. The island itself is small but enticing. A nature walk and viewing tower complement the cabins... More 

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

Rebecca was so excited to hear your compliments and wonderful feedback! Our kitchen staff was also very happy to hear the meals they served were so well received. Our walls in the back dining room and bar area are covered in dollar bills from previous guests, amounting to about $70,000! Every year, we donate every dollar that falls from our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016 via mobile

We rented a boat and spent the day fishing and exploring the area. Stopped by Cabbage Key for a Creeper and lunch. Our server, MARCIE recommended the smoked salmon as a starter which was terrific! We had cheeseburgers, shrimp salad and the black beans and rice with Mahi! Everything was perfect! We will be back!

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

Marcie was so pleased to hear your lunchtime visit was perfection! We hope to see you again soon, for more Signature Cabbage Creepers and maybe a hearty grilled Reuben! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Rented boat from Sannibel Marina with 2 other couples. Followed the intercostal up to Cabbage Key seeing lot of dolphins along the way! 2ND time visiting restaurant and had another wonderful experience. We dined on the patio this time. Scott was our waiter and was personable and efficient and full of knowledge about the island. Food and Drinks were excellent.... More 

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

We are over the moon with the thought that you and your group are making Cabbage Key into a tradition! Scott was thrilled to hear himself remembered fondly. We look forward to seeing you again soon, for another wonderful experience! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Yet another great lunch at Cabbage Key. Thank you to the ever helpful Dock master. Thank you to Marcie for the wonderful service. Shrimp and Crabs claws were the best!! Always love the shrimp salad and the burgers! And the caramel dessert is amazing. Love your little island paradise. See u again soon. MV Hillo and crew 🛥😘

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Thank W1sue
cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

Marcie was so glad she helped make your lunchtime visit great! We’re glad you got the chance to enjoy our seasonal crab claws. We can’t wait to see you again, as well! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

We had a great time, the food was delicious and our Server was fantastic. Rebecca was very knowledgeable about the food and Island. The nature trail was very interesting and the water tower was fun to climb. Overall this is spot I definitely would come to again!

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

Rebecca was tickled pink to hear her service was fantastic! We are all thrilled to hear you enjoyed the natural features of our island. Come back soon for a hot cup of rich Clam Chowder with a refreshing Signature Cabbage Creeper! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 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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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

Dolphins do frequent our waters, and they are a sight to behold! They love playing in the waves kicked up by boaters coming out for a rest and a quick Cheeseburger in Paradise. While we are off the beaten path, lunchtime can still be quite busy and a bit noisy. We always invite our guests to check out our dinner... More 

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