At Signal Inn, we have always understood the importance of allowing our visitors bring their best friends along on the vacation of a lifetime. Pets are companions, not creatures to be locked away in a kennel for the duration of your trip. We encourage our guests to bring their pups along with them to experience all that Sanibel has to offer.

Though our stance is extremely open and pet-friendly, we also understand and respect that there are other businesses on the island that may not feel the same way.  It is our job to make your vacation one to remember, and one that is as relaxing and stress-free as possible- which is why we are highlighting our favorite pet-friendly island restaurants. So come on down to the sunshine state, sprawl out on the beach with your pooch and enjoy delicious eats along the way!

Island Cow:

2163 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957

(239) 472-0606

Every destination has that one restaurant you have to visit while you’re in town. On Sanibel, it is The Island Cow. You can’t miss the sign as you drive West on historic Periwinkle Way, and you definitely can’t miss the chance to order from their delicious and large menu. Offering your favorites, along with a little bit of local flavor and a lot of seafood – of course-  there is something available for everyone in your party.

The dining room is lined by an outdoor patio, perfect for you and your pooch. Well behaved dogs are allowed to enjoy the Island Cow experience, too!

Over Easy Cafe:

Olde Sanibel Shoppes, 630 Tarpon Bay Rd #1, Sanibel, FL 33957

(239) 472-2625

For the ultimate island breakfast, stop in to The Over Easy Cafe. Dine on your morning favorites like skillets, scramblers and the infamous “stuffed” french toast. Lunch items are available as well, but be sure to get there before they close at 2:30pm! Dogs are more than welcome on the outdoor patio in front of the restaurant.

Pinocchio’s Original Italian Ice Cream:

362 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, FL 33957

(239) 472-6566

What good is a beach vacation without a trip to the local ice cream shop? Pinocchio’s, located on the east end of the island, is a Sanibel Tradition- especially after a long day enjoying the sun and sand. Offering 37 homemade flavors every single day, the flavors rotate from their menu of over 120! Indulge in a World Famous Sanibel Krunch, Dirty Sand Dollar or Key Lime Frozen Yogurt with your furry friend out on their front porch!