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Cabbage Key

Intercoastal Channel Marker 60, FL
+1 239-283-2278
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Great place for a good lunch

We were staying on Pine Island and decided to take the water taxi over to Cabbage Key for lunch. It... read more

Reviewed March 5, 2017
AbbeyCt
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CT
Fun place

We love taking our family here when they come to visit! The staff is always friendly, and the... read more

Reviewed March 2, 2017
sandycheetham
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Cape Coral, Florida
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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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  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Intercoastal Channel Marker 60, FL
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+1 239-283-2278

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Reviewed March 5, 2017

We were staying on Pine Island and decided to take the water taxi over to Cabbage Key for lunch. It was a delightful trip and a great lunch on the outdoor patio. The cheeseburger was very good, but the Stone Crab claws were incredible!! They...More

Thank AbbeyCt
cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2017

Stone Crab season is running out! Get your taste while you can, before May 16th. It’s worth it! Our nature trail does circle the island, and many guests are lucky enough to see some wildlife while journeying through our mangroves! We hope to see you...More

Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

We love taking our family here when they come to visit! The staff is always friendly, and the grounds are always beautiful. Our waitress, Mary, was very attentive, friendly and so pleasant. The restaurant was crowded, but all the staff worked together, and we never...More

Thank sandycheetham
cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this reviewResponded April 3, 2017

We love working together as a team. It always makes the days so much more fun! We’re glad to hear you got a chance to experience our island life this season. Mary was thrilled to hear you enjoyed her service during your visit. We hope...More

Reviewed February 17, 2017

We had 9 boats going for lunch they were all just wonderful, had dock hands to help with boats and the Manager along with the staff Melissa, Christine and Emily were super.

Thank Rose M
cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this reviewResponded February 20, 2017

Our staff is thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful time! We love hearing when someone’s experience makes an impression. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed January 22, 2017 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...More

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2017

Our dock master loves hearing that his efforts don’t go unnoticed. We are always happy to hear when our guests enjoy the food and the unique experience Cabbage Key can offer. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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...More

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2017

Our dock master works diligently to ensure all boaters stay safe while having fun on the waters around Cabbage Key. We are so glad to hear Rebecca helped your experience become a fantastic memory. Come back soon for more island getaway experiences!

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...More

1  Thank MMCPittsburgh_PA
cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2017

Rebecca was thrilled to hear your kind words! We’re so pleased to hear you enjoyed your lunch on our Historic Island. We hope to see you again in the future!

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 reviewResponded December 16, 2016

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

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...More

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2016

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...More

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...More

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2016

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!

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...More

Thank cyclonerex
cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this reviewResponded November 28, 2016

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!

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Heather G
What is the cheapest water taxi or ferry to and from cabbage Key?
June 3, 2017|
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Response from dmcgowa | Reviewed this property |
I would say Island Girl out of Pineland Marina. or Topic Star out of Jug Creek Marina also runs there daily.
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cheezekurl1
How long of a boat ride from Ft Myers beach is Cabbage Key ?
March 21, 2017|
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Response from cabbage_key | Property representative |
Good Day! A boat ride from Fort Myers to Cabbage Key can vary depending upon weather, the speed and size of the boat, and other factors. The distance from Fort Myers Beach to Cabbage Key, by boat, is around 9 miles. Most... More
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R0n_and_Karen
We will be staying in Fort Myers. Any recommendations on where is the best place to catch a ferry (or boat) ride to and from Cabbage Key?
February 21, 2017|
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Response from cabbage_key | Property representative |
A popular location to catch a boat ride to Cabbage Key is from Pineland Marina on Pine Island. You can take the lunch tour ferry, the Tropic Star, or catch a Water Taxi, such as through Island Girl Charters. We hope to see... More
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