I am a local who has been going by boat to Cabbage Key for 15+years. It's a old house turned restaurant on an island accessible only by boat. You are not going here for a gourmet luncheon. Your not going here for a fresh cobb salad and glass of wine, It's as close to a Caribbean dive bar as you will find in SW Florida, and thank goodness for that! Get the cheeseburger and potato salad, a couple of cold beers, sit at the bar if there's a chair and chill out and enjoy! Just watching boat amateurs and renters try to dock their boats is worth the slighlty overpriced food alone. And to the reviewer who mentioned staying after 3:00pm when the tourists are gone, you got that right. It's a cozy away from home spot and you get to really talk to the folks working there and enjoy the evening. I hope it's stays the "tourist trap" it's always been and never changes for the "better".
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cabbage Key Inn And Restaurant Hotel Bokeelia
- Cabbage Key Inn Florida/Bokeelia