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Cabbage Key Inn

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newnan, United States
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26 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took Island Girl to Cabbage Key. We spent the night in the Dollhouse Cottage. I hesitated writing this review because I really don't want anybody to know how GREAT this place is. Lunch, cheeseburger was tremendous. Dinner, hog fish, really blew me away. The afternoon sitting on our private dock reading and watching the world go by breathtaking. The... More 

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Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate lunch twice here and just loved it! The view is spectacular and is great entertainment for boat watching! The burgers and drinks are great but the best part was our server, Megan! After the second time we felt like old friends! A must place to go! More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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88 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Myself and Two of my buddies set off kayaking and paddle boarding from bird key. We took an 7-8 mile trip around beautiful islands, we saw a little hammerhead shark and an osprey, by the time we arrived we were ready for a cheeseburger in paradise, we were not disappointed. The staff was great the food delicious and the drinks... More 

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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In our wonderful family tradition, my siblings and our families visited Cabbage Key during our family reunion on Little Gasparilla Island. Jeff, the dock master, and Rebecca, our server took great care of us. They and the burgers get five stars, as well as the ambiance of this family favorite restaurant since 1972!

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Thank Rebecca H
cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key Inn, responded to this review

Thank you! We’re overjoyed to hear you enjoyed your family reunion with us! We love being a part of the big events in people’s lives, and even the everyday quick visits. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is wonderful and well worth the trip, especially if you have your own boat. Everyone is so pleasant and helpful the food is great and the rooms are like you have stepped back in time to old florida. We arrived just after lunch and there were a lot of people finishing up and departing, then by the evening... More 

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

Our dock master works very hard, and always appreciates when someone has a kind word to share. Our evening atmosphere is very quiet and relaxed, as compared to our lunch time. We’re so glad you got to see both sides of Cabbage Key! Come back again for our nightly Chef’s Special or a Fresh Catch of the Day for dinner! More 

Northford, Connecticut
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53 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch here during our cruise to Canbage Key. Menu looked nice but all three of us had the cheeseburger. Just had to since rumor has it tat Jimmy Buffett got the idea for his song while on Cabbage Key. Excellent choice. Neat little restaurant too. Floors and ceilings completely covered I one dollar bills (.which we added to). I... More 

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

We’re all glad to hear you enjoyed our Cheeseburgers in Paradise! Jimmy Buffet did dedicate a performance of that particular hit to some of our staff, after he dined with us for lunch! Our walls and ceilings hold around $70,000 at any given time, and every dollar that falls is donated to various local charities. We’re glad you stopped by! More 

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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We just stayed in cabbage, you need your own boat (the ones they rent are old skiffs), the people are amazing and the food is decent... Bring a case of water with you, as you can only drink bottled water. The dock master gets a bad rap, we thought he was awesome! Treat him well, and he will take care... More 

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

We’re so happy to hear you enjoyed the company of our staff! Our dock master always appreciates when people see how amazing he can be! The cottages are much more geared toward the island getaway experience. You can really kick your feet up, watch the boats go by, and really “get away from it all”. We do have potable water,... More 

Anna Maria Island, Florida
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

First of all after reading so many negative reviews I had to write a review to set some things straight. I am guessing all the complainers should have been staying at a 5 star resort where they can be pampered! LOL Cabbage Key is old Florida! I would say the people that don't like the dock master are probably newbies... More 

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

We all want to send a big Thank You your way! We really appreciated all the kind words you have for our island and amazing staff. Michelle and Mark both can’t wait for a return visit! We are a very unique establishment, and we can be very appealing to those who are looking to just “get away from it all”.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

We have stayed here before but at the "Doll House". This time we lodged at "Cabbage Patch" which is a 2 bedroom/2 bath cottage. Both cottages are quaint, old Florida feel, and fun to stay at. We secured our little boat to the corresponding docks each time which allowed a quick departure for the day to local beaches, state parks,... More 

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

We’re so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Rebecca was pleased to hear her service was appreciated. We love helping our guests celebrate their special occasions, and hope to see you again for your 26th Anniversary. More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Dockmaster is an arrogant jerk. Him alone is reason enough not to visit this place. Hotel service just as rude. They treated our family with no respect the entire time. After a couple grand and 2 days on the Island we could wait to leave to shake the unwelcoming feeling we had since the moment we arrived. DO NOT WASTE... More 

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

We are sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay with us. Cabbage Key strives for excellence aims for the best experience possible. We are disappointed that you did not feel as though we delivered a great experience. Your comments have been forwarded to management. More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cabbage Key Inn

Address: Intercoastal Channel Marker 60, Bokeelia, FL 33945
Location: United States > Florida > Bokeelia
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Cabbage Key Inn And Restaurant Hotel Bokeelia
Cabbage Key Inn Florida/Bokeelia
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