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“Fantastic time for fun meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Island Cow

The Island Cow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Eau Claire WI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Fantastic time for fun meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

Had drinks outside while waiting for a table(usually a line...as its good)! Delightful and fun family atmosphere...we took a couple that had never been there...they greatly enjoyed experience. Food and waitress were excellent!!!

  • Visited March 2012
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“A bit pricey but a good place if you are with kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2012 via mobile

Very casual with very big portions. Check out the specials menu. Had the gator nuggets, very good but heavy. Also the boom boom tacos.....couldnt finish it

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Waterloo, Canada
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“Great family restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012 via mobile

Where do I start.... excellent, prompt and friendly service. I had the blackened swordfish with slaw and cucumber salad; everything was fantastic. Great selection and large portions for the kids, for a decent price. Great atmosphere. Altogether a great family restaurant.

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“Very pleasant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012 via mobile

We are regular visitors to sanibel and almost always come here first. Huge variety of food choices. Crunchy Grouper is crisp and flavorful. Shrimp in all forms is done well. Salad is ok. They give you little cupcakes for starters and that is cute for children. Atmosphere is cheerful. Reasonably maintained but showing some wear. Staff is not very attentive but because of business of the cafe it is ok. Never have had disappointing dish, everything we order is tasty and fesh. Pricing is typical of the island and portions are generous. We will keep returning.

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Indianapolis
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“Still an excellent Sanibel staple”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

My wife, daughter and I went not one but twice to the Island Cow during our stay in October. The fact that my wife and daughter wanted to go back speaks volumes of the food at the Cow. The menu is chock full of about anything you can think of, with the unique Island Cow spin. We ate indoors the first evening and outside the next; both servers were attentive but not pushy. The coconut shrimp (as always) was very flavorful; my wife had the pan seared snapper and crab cakes at the cow and they were great! The coconut Mahi special was also prepared well and had a great taste. Of course, the (almost) free beer at $1.99 a pint is always attractive. A little Key West Ale goes a long way. Good job Island Cow...three satisfied customers in two nights! If you want to avoid the long lines and crowd, hit the Cow before 6p.

  • Visited October 2012
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