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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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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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.

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Thank William M
Tampa, Florida
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141 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

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Columbus, Georgia
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108 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We anchored out just off Daymarker 60 and my instructor informed me that Jimmy Buffet thought of this restaurant when he was writing "Cheeseburger in Paradise" so I HAD to visit! The experience was unforgettable! We made reservations (easy for the off-season) and also taped a $1 bill to the ceiling. I learned the story from Marlene who is the... More 

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Mason, MI
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have a free day take the Captive Cruises tour to Cabbage Key - the legendary birthplace of the Jimmy Buffet song, "Cheeseburger in Paradise." The food is delicious and the views are gorgeous! Rebecca was or server and she did a great job! The Mahi sandwiches are amazing and so are the cheeseburgers. Take a minute to walk... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only access to this island restaurant is by water, either your own or by one of the water taxis. You will not be disappointed, the decor is nothing you would expect. Oh and what you bring on the island, you have to take off!

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Thank JoAnne Q
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time at Cabbage Key. From the minute we pulled up to the dock and Jeff helped us in to the Creepers and Cheeseburgers that Rebecca kept feeding us. It was hard to leave...we will be back for certain. Thanks guys!

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

Our Dock Master always works hard to ensure everyone gets in when and where they need to. He is always touched when folks remember him with kindness. Rebecca was also thrilled to hear you had a fantastic time on our Old Florida Island! We look forward to seeing you all again very soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took ride over on Lady Chadwick with Captiva Cruises for lunch. No dissapointmnet here! Greeted as soon as we arrived, seated in a dining area with walls covered in $1 bills with autographs and fun times of those who visited before. Our waitress Makyla was friendly, courteous, efficient, and had a contagious smile! The cheeseburger was definately a taste of... More 

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

The history on our walls is truly amazing, from the generations of dollar bills, to the various paraphernalia scattered around the Historic Restaurant & Inn. Makyla was thrilled to be remembered so fondly! We all hope you come back soon for more Cheeseburgers in Paradise, and maybe a slice of decadent Caramel Fudge Turtle Ice Cream Pie! More 

Orlando, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had 20 people for dinner at the restaurant and the service and food was amazing. We can't wait to go back.

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

Thanks for the kind words! We’re glad to hear You had an amazing dinner experience, and we can’t wait to have you back! More 

Wisconsin
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

About an hour boat ride from Cape Coral...a fun stop to grab lunch and a refreshing drink. We had the blackened mahi mahi sandwich with coleslaw. Both were delicious. The drinks were good but on the small side. We sat outside but the inside is a must see as it it covered by apparently $70,000 in dollar bills. The walls... More 

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Thank live4palms
cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

The kitchen staff were glad to hear you found your food delicious! It’s true about our dollar bills, and every dollar which falls is donated to various local charities. Come back soon for a delicious Cheeseburger in Paradise, and a refreshing Cabbage Creeper! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here yesterday, our waiter Josh was very prompt and helpful. Good food and atmosphere. Would def go back. Bar inside restaurant looks like it's come from the UK and the 100 dollar bills hanging everywhere, make it very unique. Once they fall off they are donated to a charity.

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

Josh was thrilled that his service was remembered so fondly. We’re glad to hear you enjoyed the food and atmosphere! It’s true, various charities benefit from our falling money. However, they are only $1 bills on the walls. Maybe you did spot a hundred, in which case our local charities will be very happy indeed! Come back soon for Peel... More 

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Restaurant Details

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