by Beth Luberecki
Cabbage Key Inn sits on an island off the Southwest Florida coast that’s accessible only by boat or seaplane. The property offers rooms in its circa-1930s inn building as well as several charming cottages that are ideal for families. It’s about getting away from it all when you come to Cabbage Key. Cottages, for example, have basic TVs but no cable or satellite service. Wi-Fi is available at the inn’s restaurant, which serves up a cheeseburger that is rumored to be the inspiration for Jimmy Buffett’s “Cheeseburger in Paradise.” Days here are spent reading, relaxing, exploring the island’s nature trails, and enjoying sunsets from atop a 1930s-era water tower.
Our Editor Loves
- Off-the-grid escape
- Historic inn and cottages
- Options for arranging charters/guides
- Water Sports
- Onsite Dining
We had a wonderful visit to Cabbage Key Inn and Restaurant. We stayed in the dollhouse/honeymoon cottage which was delightful. We ate several meals in the dining room and just loved the food, including the famous burger, the black beans and rice, homemade rolls, tasty salads, and yummy turtle ice cream pie. Our servers were great too, including Courtney and Andrew. We have loved staying here and are so glad we came!
Amazing food in a magical paradise! Andrew, our server, was great!
The burger I had was immaculate and the key lime pie is out of this world. Before and after our lunch, my kids explored the island. Incredible day!