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23247 Bayshore Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980
941 743-2800
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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 65
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner

I enjoyed the coconut shrimp dinner my mom had the spinach salad with shrimp it was good,the waitress checked on us often.wasn't a big dinner menu but I enjoyed the view and my dinner

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
debbiedo1970
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The view is the only decent aspect of this place! The service is reflective of the arrogantly rude management! Food is substandard to say the least!! Don't bother...several other good places to eat in the area!

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Eaton, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Went for lunch on Saturday. The place was deserted so no problems getting parking. There was no sign on the building so we had a moment in the parking lot trying to figure out if we were at the right place. Finally saw a sign across the street for their overflow parking lot and decided to head on it. They... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed the coconut shrimp dinner my mom had the spinach salad with shrimp it was good,the waitress checked on us often.wasn't a big dinner menu but I enjoyed the view and my dinner

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Reservations at 6pm .Drink order taken/husband drink came wife's almost 10 min later had to tell waiter we ready to order.7pm no rolls salad or meal. Questioned waiter about our order. Was told she forgot to turn our order in !! She would turn it in then and it would be another 1/2 hr or longer - REALLY ! We... More 

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Milford, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My husband and I checked out this place not too far from our winter home in Florida as we were having out of state guests and thought it might be a nice place. The view of the Peace River and Charlotte Harbor was beautiful and the restaurant itself, while not upscale, was nice. Their outdoor bar and gazebo seating was... More 

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Salem, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Try the gumbo poopa! The presentation is as delightful as the dish! We love the outdoor area and the view...

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Baden, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I went for lunch with about 12 other friends. We did have reservations. It did not seem excessively crowded, although the waitress kept apologizing for the wait -- saying the kitchen was backed up. She kept offering more ice for our beverages or some bread, but never brought either. After waiting 1 hour and 15 min, we finally got our... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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246 reviews 246 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We recently had lunch here and we were disappointed by the food. We have eaten here many times over the years and unfortunately, it seems to have deteriorated a bit since the last time we were here. Everything was just okay. In the past it was always great.

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Vermont
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This is a good place to be at sunset. Good bar, burgers and surprisingly good entrees that you might like to try such as the chicken piccata The view over Port Charlotte Harbor is lovely. Come, take your time...enjoy!

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North Port, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We have been there many times before and was so disappointed today, 2/25/15 had a grouper sandwich and asked for slaw on the side, no, guess what we want don't count.. then to top it off the fish was raw!!! The manager Doug ( didn't show his face) but told us to bad.. hummmm not a good way to run... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23247 Bayshore Rd, Port Charlotte, FL 33980
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Port Charlotte
  • Phone Number: 941 743-2800

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Seafood, Mediterranean
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?