Relax… You’re on Island Time.

Your trip to Sanibel isn’t complete without a stop at The Island Cow. With great cookin’, cold drinks, outdoor games, and live entertainment, you can relax knowing you are truly on Island Time.

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Now Serving Full Liquor Tropical Cocktails and Signature Drinks!

It’s not Florida Law yet… But should be… Start your vacation or island day off right with a tasty tropical beverage to get you in a good mooo-d!

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The Island Cow is a Family Owned and operated business for over 15 years.


Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week

In the Mooo-d for Udderly Great Food?

Winner of the Best of the Islands Award for 16 years and counting!

Voted a “Top 5 Breakfast in Florida!” by Southern Living Magazine

Voted “Best Lunch” by the Best of the Islands • Voted “Best Family Dining” by the Best of the Islands

What’s better than great food? More of it! At the Island Cow you will find the largest menu on the Island! Our menu is the result of years of culinary travel, two parts Southwest Florida, one part Southern Comfort food, we throw in a cup of Sanibel add a dash of the caribbean and the result is ALL delicious!

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We have Served Over 5 Million!


Over 5 Million Served out of our little Old Florida Island Shack.

  • 2163 Periwinkle Way,
    Sanibel, FL. 33957
  • 239.472.0606
  • Temporarily Closed



Udderly Sad to Temporarily Close. We'll Miss You MOOOre!

The Sanibel Island Cow has been committed to following the recommendations from Governor DeSantis, the CDC and our local health authorities as our island community faces COVID-19. Unfortunately, after the closure of all hotels and resorts on Sanibel, we have decided to temporarily close the restaurant at this time. You better believe we'll be monitoring all new developments, because we sincerely look forward to serving you breakfast, lunch and dinner 8 days a week again very soon!  Many have asked how can they support us until  the cows come home? Gift cards! Snag them now to redeem them later. We appreciate this! Stay connected on social media while we reminisce the good 'ole days before social distancing was a thing and stay plugged in for the latest updates on when we’ll be open again!

We're thankful for our loyal guests, our committed staff and the community, and we wish you all safe times until we see you again!