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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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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

We got here late on a Saturday, around 8:00. Once seated, the service was excellent. The atmosphere was fun and the menu choices are almost overwhelming. The two positive stand-outs from our meal were the cheese curd appetizer and the fried shrimp basket. They were...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant by accident. That there was still a line at lunchtime gave us hope it was a good find. Friendly service, huge portions, and overall decent food were crowd-pleasers. I'd go back to try more items on the immense menu. Something...More

Thank MrsWDE
Reviewed yesterday

Every time we drove by people were waiting to get seated. We decided to get dinner at 3:30 to avoid a wait. They have a very extensive menu. I got the fried shrimp appetizer and it was good. My husband got fish, it was ok...More

Thank robertsl54
Reviewed yesterday

Stopped here on our way back from a long day at Bowman's Beach. We were a group of 9 and were seated within minutes. Great food for all ages. Fast, efficient and pleasant service. Would highly recommend this place to anyone visiting Sanibel.

Thank SusanD407
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went here to eat because they had gator tail and mahi-mahi (amoungst other things) on their insanely massive menu. Wasn't dissapointed with my gator tail which seems to be delishous where ever it is served. However my old man's mahi had clearly been frozen...More

Thank LightRealms
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Overall a nice restaurant. I would recommend going during off peak hours because it gets busy.. we went at 2 on a thur and had to still wait 15 mins for a table. I ordered the gulf coast shrimp dinner, although it was good you...More

Thank klukan
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Delicious breakfast! Fun vibe and decor! We liked our breakfast so much we came back and had it again today! I had the neighborhood Kim not kardashian omelette and he had the bayou breakfast! Both were delicious! Also, you can get your Starbucks fix here...More

Thank Adrian M
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of our favorite places. Caution it is really not air conditioned inside so it was actually warmer inside than out. Their food is very good but the menu is HUGE which almost makes it more difficult. Too many choices!

Thank Katharine K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Awesome breakfast! Sat immediately on a Saturday morning!Great server with hot coffee right away! Two Different breakfast burritos that were both fantastic ! I would definitely recommend this to anyone !

Thank Osprey0112_12
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Island Cow is a fun, family restaurant with a large diverse menu. The "cow decor" is kitschy & fun. We waited about 30 min for seating, not unusual on a Friday night. Very sad to find plastic straws & plastic drink cups for all...More

Thank E B
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Response from Nancy V | Reviewed this property |
yes you can!
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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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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
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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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