Yummy bloody Mary's and beer
Brunch on Christmas Eve
Yummy bloody Mary's and beer


The dog-friendly Island Cow is a casual and relaxing dining hot spot on Sanibel Island that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The menu is extensive, featuring a dizzying array of choices, including steak 'n' eggs, stuffed French toast, shrimp parfait, Florida stone crabs, patty melts, chicken fajita sandwiches, cow-a-bunga quesadillas, and moolicious meatloaf. Pets are welcome at the covered outdoor patio seating area. Opens daily at 7am.


BringFido Traveler Rating

The Island Cow has received a rating of 4.6 out of 5 bones by 14 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 in 4,867 traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.

  • More than a year ago
    WOW!!! Best service in YEARS!!!

    Enjoyed an early lunch and this place did not disappoint!! Everything was delicious from the yummy muffins with lots of butter, the fresh salad, they even made a scallop po-boy into an appetizer for hubby, Fresh, delicious, great service, cold brews. Moderately priced for a resort town. TONS of parking. We'll be back.....

  • More than a year ago
    Really bad

    Not exaggerating this is probably the worst food I’ve ever had. The spaghetti was way over cooked and watery. Every plate had a huge amount of cantaloupe for some reason. The fish was frozen. The fish dip was orange. Ew. Even my husbands fish taco was watery. All was way overpriced. Trust me, don’t go here.

  • More than a year ago
    Great food!!

    What a gem! The food is amazing and the staff very friendly. They immediately filled our sweet girl’s bowl we brought with fresh cold water. Shared the seafood fajitas with my hubby and almost had leftovers! Can’t wait to try more from the menu!

  • More than a year ago
    Dinner with our three "kids"

    Got there at 7:20 tonight and had to wait about half an hour for an outside table. We had our 3 kids with us; golden, lab and chihuahua. The wait was well worth it. Nice table outside. Water for the dogs. Food was wonderful; stone crab and paella. Most of the staff came over to our table and made a fuss over our kids. Very dog friendly.

  • More than a year ago
    Terrific food

    Food was great! Very dog friendly. Ice in her water bowl. My husband a chicken cordon blue sandwich and I had the best tuna melt in my life! Will definitely be back

  • More than a year ago
    Dinner out with the dog

    Highly reccomend this place. Super dog friendly, the staff was great and the food was very good. They fussed over the dog; brought water and treats before we were seated. Planning on returning.

  • More than a year ago
    Island Cow

    First time here and we will be back. Good food & dog friendly!

  • More than a year ago

    Has become an annual visit. Excellent food. Nice size portions. Very friendly staff. Prices are good for Sanibel. Dog friendly. Good set up for dogs.

  • More than a year ago
    great food; cool place

    Try the conch fritters. Lots of dogs here.

  • More than a year ago
    Great Breakfast

    This was our first time taking our rescue dog to a restaurant and it was the perfect first time. Our dog was calm as everybody was friendly and smiling at her and the outdoor tables were great and cool for an August morning. Eggs Benedict didn't disappoint either!

  • More than a year ago
    Dog Friendly and Casual

    Nice place. Casual, island atmosphere. Food was good especially the fries. Sat on the patio with our lab. Very comfortable. Would return.

  • More than a year ago
    dog friendly

    Good food, dog friendly!

  • More than a year ago
    Enthusiastic welcome for our two dogs

    Our dogs were greeted as soon as we arrived. They made special efforts to seat us in a place where our older greyhound could lay on her blanket. The hostess brought our dogs water, even before we were seated. After asking if it was okay, they gave our dogs some hushpuppies, which were quite delicious.

    My friend had the tuna steak salad, and she enjoyed it a lot. The tuna was very good quality, and the greens were quite fresh and delicious. I had the seafood quesadilla, and the seafood was fabulous and fresh.

    There were other guests with dogs, and all dogs were very quiet and relaxed. The patio was very comfortable, and they had a big fan to keep everyone cool. We will certainly go back to the Island Cow.

  • More than a year ago
    Island Cow

    We love the Island Cow Restaurant ! I called ahead to confirm that dogs were still allowed. They were very friendly and brought our doggie fresh water. The staff was very attentive and our food was amazing. Other dogs were there with their owners also. We recommend it!

Submit a Review

Traveler Photos

We've dug up 3 pictures of dogs at The Island Cow for you below. Enjoy!

Frisco at The Island Cow
Chillin’ while waiting

Want to feature your creature? Upload a photo of your pet at The Island Cow! You can also share by using the hashtag #bringfido on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

Add a Photo

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using BringFido, you agree to our privacy policy.