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Cabbage Key Inn Restaurant

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Intercoastal Channel Marker 60, Pineland, FL 33945
+1 239-283-2278
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126 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had heard the hype about the cheeseburgers here and even the story of how this cheeseburger was supposedly the inspiration for Buffets Cheeseburger in Paradise. I was sadly disappointed. The burger was over done and dry, the burger was a lot smaller than the bun, (brings to mind the old Wendy's commercial) and it wasn't anything special at all.... More 

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Grand Ledge, Michigan
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106 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate at the Inn for two days. Except for the price, nothing remarkable. Breakfast choices were average but eggs are scrambled only. What's that about? Prices are high even keeping in mind you are on an island. Cocktails are crazy high priced. $7.50 for a shot of vodka? How do I know this? Because there was no tomato juice... More 

Thank travelgram02
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed steak and fresh grouper. The grouper was superbly fresh and tasty. The steak was a little tough for $31.95 and slightly overcooked. Sam was an above average waiter. Very pleasant evening.

Thank pncboy85
Bokeelia, Florida
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

good food nothing fried any of he fish is always good known for the Cheese burger of course full bar watch out for the island creeper because it will do just that. Fun place with a aptly stocked gift shop lots of docks & the staff is very accommodating.

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

The staff were thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us! Come back soon for another Cheeseburger in Paradise! Or maybe stop by for a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner on the upcoming holiday! We are taking reservations all day for Thanksgiving. Don’t miss out on this treat! More 

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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What great fun! Of course we all ordered cheese burgers, which were yummy, and we had peel n eat shrimp for an appetizer, yummy as well. Great service and awesome atmosphere. We boated in and live in the county but this was our first visit and we will be back again for sure!!

Thank M C
cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

We can’t wait to have you visit again! The kitchen staff were very pleased to hear you enjoyed their cheeseburgers and shrimp. They love hearing when they’ve made someone’s day more enjoyable. Come back soon! More 

Orlando, Florida, United States
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My, what a drink you have concocted! And the name fits the most delicious tasty feel good intoxication one can find. Stop in at Cabbage Key, stay a while in one of their cabins or in the lodge. What fun you will have climbing the water tower and seeing the beauty of Old Florida!

Thank JoAnne Q
cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Our bartenders were delighted to hear you enjoyed your tasty treats! Our Signature Cabbage Creeper is a popular and refreshing summer specialty. We hope you got a chance to walk our scenic nature trail, or visit our friendly gift shop? We hope to see you again soon, maybe for a Cheeseburger in Paradise, or some Planter’s Punch! More 

Church Stretton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just visited this place for lunch during an island hopping trip. Great food and drink at a reasonable prices with very friendly service. Would recommend the hot prawns , with a piquant wasabi tomato dip, and the corned beef on rye, was really unctuous, others said the obligatory burgers were great. All washed down with real iced tea with free... More 

Thank Charleswood1
cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

The kitchen staff was delighted to hear you enjoyed most of your dining experience with us! They love hearing when our guests are satisfied with their meals. Your comments on the corned beef on rye have been passed on to our head Chef. We hope you come back soon, maybe for Thanksgiving Day! We are taking reservations all day for... More 

Edina, Minnesota
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226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful boat ride over to this little spot for lunch on a sunny October Monday. A cooling north breeze was blowing making for a perfect weather day. While this spot was busy when we arrived (a big tour group was finishing up their lunch inside the restaurant) we had no trouble grabbing a shady outside table perfect... More 

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

We strive to maintain the natural state of the scenic beauty that is Cabbage Key. The wildlife often pay our guests a visit, and we’re glad to hear you enjoyed their company on your visit. Our bartenders were thrilled to hear you enjoyed their concoctions! No, we don’t serve fries, as our kitchen does not have a deep fryer (we... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have went here many times over the years. Every time is like the first time. When you eat here you will understand why Jimmy Buffet wrote cheeseburger in paradise. The atmosphere is only second to the food. A nice boat ride from anywhere. This is indeed old Florida. You really hate to leave. What an awsome memory.

Thank William M
cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

We love hearing from our repeat guests, and hearing that we still have the “Old Florida” feel! Our atmosphere and food make for a wonderful memory, for staff and guest alike. We can’t wait to see you again, hopefully for many years to come. More 

Tampa, Florida
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143 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Has lunch here with my husband for our anniversary weekend. We were really excited after reading about cabbage key and its history. The boat ride from Captiva was the best part. Once you are on cabbage Key you are stuck like a hostage. The restaurant is… Awful. The waitstaff is incredibly rude. But they can afford to be since this... More 

Thank PJg8r
cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

We were very surprised to read your review of our establishment. Many of our guests have their own boats, so yes, you are at the mercy of the tour boat schedule when that method of transportation is chosen. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the boat ride over here. The ambiance of the local area is a big part... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Intercoastal Channel Marker 60, Pineland, FL 33945
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Pineland
  • Phone Number: +1 239-283-2278
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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