Restaurant Reviews

The Most Unusual Dining Destination In Florida Will Delight You In Every Way

Posted on April 23, 2019
By Marisa Roman, OnlyInYourState.com
Cabbage Key, Restaurant Reviews

The next time you’re thinking of visiting this one particular restaurant in Pineland, Florida then you should probably bring your dollar bills. Aaaaand, it’s not what you’re thinking, just to be clear. This unusual yet delightful restaurant uses dollar bills as decor taped to the walls and ceilings, which makes for a surprisingly fun way to dine in Florida.

Cabbage Key Inn Restaurant is one of the coolest, and possibly strangest restaurants you’ll ever come across in Florida.

Located in the Old House on the property, this open-air restaurant serves three meals a day—breakfast, lunch, and dinner—365 days a year.

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Travel to Sanibel Island, Cabbage Key for a taste of Old Florida

Posted on July 31, 2018
By Tracey Teo, Special to Nashville Tennessean / USA TODAY NETWORK – TENNESSEE
Cabbage Key, Restaurant Reviews, Sanibel

Diners on the patio of the Cabbage Key Inn and Restaurant in Florida.

Cabbage Key in southwest Florida is a long way to go for a cheeseburger, but this isn’t just any cheeseburger — it’s a “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” Legend has it that musician Jimmy Buffett wrote his classic hit at the historic Cabbage Key Inn and Restaurant, practically the only evidence of human life on this roadless, 100-acre island that is accessible only by boat.

With just eight rental cottages at the inn, the island is usually a tranquil oasis, but at lunch time, it teems with hungry day-trippers, like me.

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Manhattan to Margaritaville

Posted on March 22, 2017
By Guest Blogger, Emily Ershowsky, NYC
Recreation, Restaurant Reviews

As I sit inside on another cold winter day, with two-foot snow mounds lining all New York City streets, I find myself sharing my photos from last weekend with yet another coworker.

Every time I visit my parents in Southwest Florida, where I still consider “home” after all these years, I look for ways to be a tourist in my own city. A discoverer. An explorer. After hearing recommendation after rave recommendation about Cabbage Key, I knew I had to find a way to get there.

One sunny Florida day after another. Friday morning arrives, we hop in the car and head to Tarpon Lodge in Pineland. A historic, old Florida home greets us with the most gorgeous view of the Gulf. Our guide for the day is co-owner of Tarpon Lodge, Rob Wells, a friendly face and an interesting background growing up on Cabbage Key taking a boat to school every day.

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