Whether you're looking for waterfront dining, a romantic dinner for two or fun food for the whole family, Southwest Florida restaurants offer something for everyone. The following select restaurants are recommended for your dining pleasure.
Fishermen's Village, Punta Gorda • 941-637-1177
Enjoy a beautiful panoramic view to Charlotte Harbor and out amazing sunsets. Feast under the stars at night or sun & shade during the day from our beautiful outdoor deck.
The Fishery Restaurant is a unique blend of Old Florida and New Florida. The Heritage behind this beautiful waterside dining spot is as rich as the tapestry of mangroves and wildlife outside the windows.
Harpoon Harry's is the downstairs portion of Smuggler's Restaurants. It is a boat-casual, indoor, outdoor facility with fantastic sunset views daily, great seafood, lighter fare menu and all in a fun atmosphere.
Laishley Crab House offers waterfront dining and the freshest seafood available. Feast on Blue Crab direct from Charlotte Harbor and the Peace River Seafood Market, fresh Alaskan King Crab and Snow Crab flown in daily from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, or enjoy your favorite seafood, steaks, and sushi.
If you like seafood, you'll love Peace River Seafood. Specializing in fresh caught blue crabs straight from the Peace River, this is where the locals go for all kinds of fresh seafood - grouper, snapper, shrimp, oysters and of course CRABS - served up in an authentic, casual attmosphere.
You can't fake fresh! That is the standard that Southwest Florida's favorite seafood shack has operated by for ten years. From blues to kings to snows to stoneys, Pinchers is all about crabs. They
also fry an awesome grouper, toss a mean Caesar and barbeque simply the best ribs you'll ever find in a seafood joint! Family friendly and casual as you can get – that's what Pinchers is all about.
The only beachside restaurant on the Gulf of Mexico between Venice and Fort Myers Beach! Spectacular sunsets and panoramic views are the main course for the eyes, and the menu features local fish cooked with an Island flair, steaks, ribs, chicken and pasta. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
The Village Fish Market & Restaurant has been trading since 1981, starting as a small restaurant by the water and expanding to four times its size. With the larger dining room it is possible to host specialist dinners during the summer months offering wine or beer tasting along with a set menu, maybe even a ‘clam bake’ for those New Englanders.
If you're looking for great food in a nautical attmosphere, head for the Waterside Grill. Live entertainment most weekends. Come by car or boat! Gasparilla Marina is the area's largest deep water marina offering direct, uninterrupted access to Charlotte Harbor.