We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Good Family Restaurant” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Island Cow

The Island Cow
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Denver
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good Family Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

We visited the Island Cow twice during our visit to Sanibel. It was a good family restaurant that catered to our children's tastes (meaning, they could order a cheeseburger and grilled cheese with fries). It was reasonably priced, service was good and had a comfortable atmosphere. They provide bug spray if you sit outside, but beware that if no-see-ums like you, they'll probably still find you out there (we had to move inside because of those pesky critters!)

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank luv2diveDenver
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

5,106 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    2,430
    1,635
    664
    228
    149
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Frederick, Maryland
Level Contributor
141 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“This was a very nice place to have dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

The prices were good and the atmosphere was casual. The food was very good and the service was on target. I would definetly go back here.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Cheryl W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Level Contributor
25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

We've been to the Island Cow twice and I don't think we'll go back. If you want a noisy restaurant with an exceptionally large menu, then this is the place. If you want to really enjoy your meal in a pleasant atmosphere and have food that isn't prepared in mass quantities or isn't deep fried, then I would suggest that you look around. The food is ok............but there are better choices on Sanibel.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank anniea46
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Maryville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
4 reviews
“Fun place for breakfast!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

It is tradition for my family to visit the Island Cow at least once for breakfast on our trips to Sanibel. The food is great and the decor very fun!

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank SanibelIslandGirl910
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Eau Claire WI
Level Contributor
269 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank CDC_ALUMNI
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Island Cow also viewed

Sanibel Island, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sanibel Island, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Sanibel Island, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sanibel Island, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Sanibel Island, Southwest Gulf Coast
Sanibel Island, Southwest Gulf Coast
 

Been to The Island Cow? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing