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The Island Cow

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2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4007
+1 239-472-0606
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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7:00 am - 9:00 pmAll 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 yesterday via mobile

Great food. Great atmosphere. Tons of pictures and random stuff all over the walls for conversation pieces. Highly recommended.

Thank Austin M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What I liked about this place was the funny cow decor, the cute lovebirds in the back, they proudly serve Starbucks, and the staff. The food was your regular type of food, nothing that special. I'm not a huge breakfast water, but I liked that...More

Thank Sarann1223
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a cute little restaurant with literally anything & everything you can think of on a menus ! The food tastes absolutely amazing & the portions are huge so sharing plates it's a great idea ! It's so worth it & if your into make...More

Thank Brittney Mariee V
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very busy and noisy place. It was too hot for us outside, and waited for an inside table. Ordered the Shrimp "Po" Boy. Had 8 large butterflied shrimp, along with thousand island, lettuce and tomato. Excellent and filling sandwich, along with great fries and a...More

Thank Gene H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a fun and very lively place with interesting and delicious food- we actually ate here twice. It is definitely a popular place, so don't be surprised by the long-ish wait to get a table. They do try to keep you entertained with games...More

Thank Beth0744
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent a week in Sanibel, this is one of two places we came back to! Had breakfast here once, and lunch twice! HUGE menu, great food, great service and really fun atmosphere. Came here 3 times overall. They are typically on a wait, but it...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very disappointed! Over Cooked, greasy food! Homemade sangria was nothing special. With such a large menu they can't focus on quality food. A positive - our waiter was nice.

Thank quicktie
Reviewed 4 days ago

Good food and good service. Staff very friendly. Such a cute restaurant. Colorful decorations and beach theme and cow. Nice location surrounded by vegetation. Our family all enjoyed the meals. We would definitely go back.

Thank dgerman2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

Breakfast was excellent. Their muffins are delicious! Good service, friendly staff. This is not your typical restaurant. Take a moment to read the signs and enjoy the restaurant itself. We went twice and the kids loved it!

Thank Nenag
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had lunch here and it was lovely. The service is very good and there is a spacious parking. Many funny signs on the walls and they have a little giftshop. We will return here. Loved it :)

Thank marjorie7588
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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, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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