You can make Cowes a regular place to visit and find many varied places to eat and drink. Yellow Octopus Cafe opposite the island Sailing Club on the High Street is great for Breakfast/Brunch and is Beatles themed without being too 'in your face'. Friendly Staff and great food. If you are after a more up-market evening meal, try the Red Duster which is almost opposite the Red Jet terminal. Fancy a bagette, they're all freshly made at Tiffins. Directly opposite is the Anchor Inn on the High Street for typical 'pub grub' whilst the Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club on Birmingham Road is RIB friendly and welcomes visitors in the bar. There is the possibility of short stay pontoon moorings (from water it's just to the right of Lallows boatyard/fuel pontoon)- Enquire and pay at the bar. Does not do food, but after a drink and game of pool, leave club and turn left on Birmingham Road for the 'Duke of York' pub, one of Cowes undiscovered treasures. Appears a locals haunt at first sight, but don't be deceived, very friendly and excellent value food. Also has accomodation if staying overnight.
Most of the above also worth a visit in Winter, unlike some places Cowes doesn't completely die out of season.
Also on offer are Indians, Thia, Chinese takeaways, Kebab houses and plenty more pubs and restaurants.