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The Island Cow

2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4007
+1 239-472-0606
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“hush puppies” (68 reviews)
“paella” (101 reviews)
“shrimp” (304 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4007
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great lunch. Our server was very helpful and gave us some great suggestions. Huge servings! Could easily share. Great atmosphere.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bradboy2014
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been here before and ate there twice on this trip. Great staff and a very engaging manager (or owner). I ate here on New Years Eve and he was wearing a tux with a top hat. The menu is extensive and everything I...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank VikingMike68
Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate dinner here and the food & service were great! It was very busy when we arrived around 5:45, they said the wait would be 25 minutes and i think it was barely 10 minutes that we waited. I recommend the Buffalo Shrimp appetizer!...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank superspaceystar
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Fun place to eat any meal. We had breakfast there. I had alligator sausage, grits and eggs. Definitely enough food. Plus got 2 free muffins. Great atmosphere

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank stefanie823
Reviewed 5 days ago

Food was good, very noisy but most of the restaurants we ate in there and Captiva were. I highly recommend the coconut fried shrimp!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jon P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped here for breakfast before spending the day on the Island. We had the most fantastic breakfast burrito, fresh OJ and plenty of coffee. Loved the muffins we got whilst browsing the menu. The food, service and atmosphere is brilliant. We loved it so...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JMDM_12
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Really liked this place. Food was great with generous portions. Highly recommend the smoothies made with ice cream.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank amandacmillette
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a fun place this is to have a meal! Our food and drinks were delicious and it is a very fun place to be, definitely worth the wait.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rubygirl6
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After walking on the beach this was nice stop. Food menu was a lot to choose from. Corn beef hash was very good. Very good friendly service.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank zmanzank
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there a three of times with my daughter and son-in-law. Food was very good, especially their key lime pie and steamer menu. Thing is, this is a very popular place, and on 12/27 -- not a particularly special day -- we waited for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Judi C
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Questions & Answers
May 9, 2018|
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Response from Teresa M | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can have a drink at the bar while you wait on your food.
May 24, 2017|
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Response from nhollywood | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are - but you have to sit outside, which is fine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4007
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sanibel Island
  • Phone Number: +1 239-472-0606
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