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The Island Cow

2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4007
+1 239-472-0606
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (56 reviews)
“paella” (77 reviews)
“grits” (111 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island, FL 33957-4007
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

This is a decent place for families with younger children but the waits can be long and it is a bit noisy. On our recent visit for an evening meal the outdoor area was under attack by no-see-ums. We each had a fish dish and...More

1  Thank Thirdcoast
Reviewed 24 March 2016

The venue is great. Had an hour wait with two kids under 5 - they stayed entertained with all the odd attractions outside the restaurant. It's a fun place, but like most things on Sanibel - expensive! Servings are generous - though not overly unique....More

1  Thank BuenosNachos2
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

This was a last minute vacation during one of their busiest times. Spring break with Easter Sunday. We had to wait for 45 minutes but the time went by quickly. The drinks were great and my daughter was highly entertained with their beanbag toss and...More

Thank MonikaMSG
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We last ate here in 2004...but it is still as wonderful! the menu is soooo fun, the food great! The setting is just joyful! All the staff are very gracious and we ate their twice on our last visit, once for lunch and once for...More

Thank MajeeSwanson
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here. Fun place, very island-y. Good food, large portions and friendly waiters. The only downside is that we got there at 6 pm and had to wait almost an hour for our table. We did get lucky and got an outside table. Dinner...More

Thank Tammy V
Reviewed 23 March 2016

We visited on Sunday, the place was packed. It's a fun experience and the signs around the restaurant, inside and out are hilarious. The food was unique and we all stuck to specialties and were very pleased. I have never had fried artichokes and they...More

Thank cumberlandga
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

This has been our favorite place in Sanibel. Our service was excellent and the price is very good compared to other places on the island. The crabcake sandwich was good and the burgers were great as well. My daughter had the raspberry madness smoothie which...More

Thank Kelly T
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Loved everything about this place. It is colorful and funky but really well designed. looks shabby chic but is very thought out. Breakfast was great and the serving size was really large so come hungry! Great service, too.

Thank ohcandida
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Had lunch with friends at island cow. Instead of a bread basket they have muffins which are amazing. Many different flavors......we liked the strawberry and pineapple coconut best. Huge menu with many unique dishes. Loved the fish tacos and seafood fajitas. Fun atmosphere, good food...More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

The Cow has a little something for everyone, but serves as a must go to breakfast spot while on the island. It is casual and family oriented, but that is what this island is about. The fish combos change daily and provide a great, fresh...More

1  Thank Foashizzle
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Jennifer B
Are you dog friendly?
24 May 2017|
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Response from nhollywood | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are - but you have to sit outside, which is fine.
can I order the paella for lunch?
18 May 2017|
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Response from Mustafaagha | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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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