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“The island cow is fun”
Review of The Island Cow

The Island Cow
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Norwalk, Iowa
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The island cow is fun”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

We ate here twice and really had good food. The first night I had the crunchy grouper tacos. They were good and also a large amount of food. My husband had the shrimp Po Boy and loved it. Almost as good as what we had in New Orleans this spring.
We came back for the pink shrimp basket since his shrimp in the Po BO was so good. We weren't disappointed. There was a wait for dinner that night but we sat outside and enjoyed the evening.

  • Visited October 2013
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Wausau, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good food, fun setting, friendly staff”
Reviewed November 9, 2013

This is our second year at Sanibel and we ate dinner here two of the three nights we were there. Good food - staff very friendly and efficient. Both times we ate were weeknights, and arrived about 6-ish. Waits were only about 10 minutes. Prices might be considered a bit spendy by some, but the setting is so fun that we just fold that into the prices. It will be a regular visit for us every time we're at Sanibel!

  • Visited November 2013
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Camden, Delaware
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Not to be missed!”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

Island Cow is a favorite with tourists and locals alike and for good reason good food and lots of it! Dont miss this place you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited December 2012
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DeLand, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good atmosphere, long wait”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

We arrived at about 8 PM on a Friday night. Although it was crowded, there was ample parking. There was a 40 minute wait, but there was a bar, and there was a nice waiting area outside, behind the restaurant, where you could bring drinks. The waiting area could have used more seating. Although there were a few no see-ums in the waiting area, the 40 minute wait passed quickly, with only a few bites.

We had the coconut crusted mahi, and blackened grouper. Both were ok, possibly a little overcooked, but good nonetheless. Both dishes were roughly $20 each. They weren't exceptional dishes, but we liked them both, and would order them both again. The sweet potato fries were just ok.

The service was good, and the waiter was attentive. There was live music at the time we were there, a man with a guitar, but the noise of the restaurant was loud enough that he blended in. Typically, we aren't fans of live music because it's too loud, but the crowd effectively drowned him out.

  • Visited October 2013
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Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Our first stop every year!”
Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

The Island Cow is our first stop every year as soon as we come on island. The food and the prices are just right, and the casual, fun atmosphere is a joy for anyone, especially families with kids. Order their fresh catch of the day--and try hard to find somewhere else to match it for their price. The service has always been stellar as well--you just can't beat The Island Cow!

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