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Cheeseburger in Paradise On The Island of Cabbage Key

My boating adventure starts along stunning Florida Keys, where we stumbled upon Cabbage Key from a recommendation.  I asked myself why is Cabbage Key so special.  Decided to go out and find this Florida Key along with the history that goes with it.  So, we jumped into the boat in Cape Coral Florida to find the interesting Cabbage Key.

 

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The adventure begins with navigating unfamiliar waters as we go full speed, hair blowing and dogs hanging on deck in their life jackets.  An hour and a half later we come upon Cabbage Key according to the channel markers.  We are surprised, half expecting a white sanding beach with a crazy beach bar but what we found surprised us.  A historic Inn and Restaurant, boat slips, cottages, with mangrove trees.

We decided to stop, docked our boat with the dock master directions.  Walked up the stairs through the restaurant and in awe looked around the bar to see the dollar bills hanging from the ceiling or taped to the wall.  Do not miss the plaque behind the bar of a famous singer/songwriter who made a stop here on the Island.  We decided to stay for a meal but first, let us go back in time.

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Dollar Bill Bar…

Back in Time – Cabbage Key

The winter estate on Cabbage Key was built in 1936 for Alan Rinehart & Gratia Houghton Rinehart for the price of $14,500.  Alan’s mother Mrs. Mary Roberts Rinehart was a successful writer in the 1920’s whose influence can be seen to this day throughout the Island.  Cabbage Key changed hands a few times to its latest owners Bob and JaAnn Beck who over the last 40 years have taken pride in preserving “Old Florida Charm”.

Celebrity History – Cabbage Key

“Cheeseburger in Paradise” phrase might remind you of a famous song?  The story starts out that Jimmy Buffet visited Cabbage Key for its famous tasty Cheeseburgers and amazing views.  The Cabbage Key Restaurant is where Jimmy Buffet wrote his famous song “Cheeseburger in Paradise”.  Being a fellow “Parrot Head” (fan) I was so excited to eat in the same restaurant the song was written to try a cheeseburger.

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Jimmy Buffet plaque in the Dollar Bill Bar…

Cabbage Key Island Inn – Bar – Restaurant

Address – Cabbage Key

ICW Channel Marker 60

Lat. 26* 39’ 24.162”  Long. 82* 13’ 20.635”

www.cabbagekey.com

239-283-2278

Overview – Cabbage Key

Make sure to take a stop over to Cabbage Key to visit the Famous Dollar Bill Bar, Restaurant, Inn and Cottages.  Stay over for Fishing, Boating, Kayaking, and Nature Trails.  Along with those activities say a hello to Floyd the bird, Sneaky the Otter, Speedy the turtle, Mr. Quacker the duck and more.

If the restaurant is full do not worry the tasty food comes out fast.  There is a set menu if I am not mistaken with no changes.  The famous Cheeseburgers comes out only medium cooked but it is so awesome tasting.  I am ready to go back and visit again and take a look around and stay overnight in one of their cottages.

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Famous Cheeseburger at the Cabbage Key Restaurant…

The Restaurant serves Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. 

Breakfast:  Mon – Sat: 7:30am – 9:00am;

Sun:  7:30am – 10:00am

Lunch:         Mon – Fri:  11:00am – 3:00pm;

Sat – Sun:  11:00am – 4:00pm

Dinner:        Mon – Sun:  6:00pm – 8:30pm

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My view of paradise while eating the famous cheeseburger…

Location – Cabbage Key

Off the coast of Coral Key, Florida

Is private boat accessed or by Water Taxi from Pineland Marina

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Restaurant Patio…

Clientele

All types of people from young to old.  Boaters to vacationers & locals.

My Favorite Experience

Sitting in the Famous Dollar Bill Bar and looking at all the dollars from people all over the world.  Also, eating the famous Cheeseburger while looking out to Paradise.

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Dollar Bill Bar at the Cabbage Key Island Inn, Bar and Restaurant
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My dollar on the dollar bill wall…

My Least Favorite Experience

Dogs are not allowed.  I understand their position but it is sad they are not allowed outside anywhere on the property.  It would have been nice to put them on the beach to cool off.

Other

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Have you heard of the song “Cheeseburger in Paradise” by Jimmy Buffet?  Did you know the story of how the song was written?

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18 thoughts on “Cheeseburger in Paradise On The Island of Cabbage Key”

  1. Sounds awesome! I love the fact that the burgers only come cooked Medium; this is how I always request for mine to be cooked but 9 out of 10 times, they come out Well Done, no matter where I am. Thanks for sharing! #weekendwanderlust

    1. Thanks Samantha,
      It is a bit quirky but I love the story how Jimmy Buffet wrote his song there. Of course I had to put my dollar bill on the wall. What I also read is that any dollar bills that all off are donated to charity.
      Happy Travels 🙂

    1. Hi Carmen,
      I am still trying to visit different places in Florida which is so diverse. Cabbage Key is located in the Florida Keys on the Western side of Florida. I like you thought that the florida keys was just the keys located only south of Miami but this area is also called the Florida Keys. Cabbage Key was fun along with tasty food and lets not forget the Dollar Bill Bar 🙂

    1. Hi Shona,
      The song “Cheeseburger in Paradise” by Jimmy Buffet is so beachy and fun! Reminds me of a beach vacation. I was sad my little dogs could not go to the outside tables. They were okay plus after we ate they went for a swim to cool off in their little life jackets. (not by choice…lol)
      Happy Travels 🙂

  2. Cabbage Key is a very unique location, very Instagrammable! As a cheeseburger is my favourite food I would love to try a cheeseburger in there. I’m interested in how a medium cooked burger tastes!

    1. Hi James,
      The Cheeseburger according to this vegetarian was very tasty. I broke down and had one and glad I did 🙂 Wish I had more time or stay the night there to take more photos.
      Happy Travels 🙂

  3. Looks like Cabbage Key is a place to go, or sail to(?) 🙂 Really like the restaurant patio and the view is just amazing! Thanks for sharing your experience!

    1. Thanks Silva,
      Cabbage Key was a great place to boat or sail too. They do offer a boat that transports people to and from the mainland also. The weather was perfect and food great.
      Happy Travels 🙂

  4. Eating a Cheeseburger in the same restaurant where the song was conceived must indeed have been a thrilling experience. Cabbage Key seems as interesting and intriguing as its name.

    1. Hi Sandy,
      Cabbage Key was fun along with the bit of history that is associated with this place. It would have been more thrilling experience if Jimmy Buffet was there. lol. The journey there by boat on a perfect sunny day made it a wonderful day.
      Happy Travels 🙂

    1. Hi Siddharth and Shruti,
      That “Cheeseburger in Paradise” was fabulous and I am a vegetarian. Could not resist the temptation due to the Dollar Bill Bar and amazing views of Paradise.
      Happy Travels 🙂

  5. Augh! You’ve got it stuck in my head!

    I like mine with lettuce and tomato
    Heinz 57 and French fried potatoes
    Big kosher pickle and a cold draught beer…

    I’m just a cheeseburger in paradise, too! 🙂 As Parrotheads, this has been on our To Do list for ages. Believe it or not, we have yet to make it to the keys! Shame on us…

    Alright…time to fire up the grill. 🙂

    1. Hi Rob & Ann,
      Hope you cooked that juicy burger after reading my article. Cabbage Key has a good atmosphere with the Dollar Bill Bar and eating a nice tasty cheeseburger while viewing paradise. Life is good! Of course this #Parrothead was excited to eat in a location where Jimmy Buffet wrote the song.
      Happy Travels 🙂

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