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The Cove Bistro & Gifts - CLOSED

8300 Wiltshire Dr, Port Charlotte, FL 33981-2812
+1 941-828-1492
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Feb 11, 2016
“Reopened as EPHESUS (Turkish/Mediteranean)”
Oct 16, 2015
“Why Closed Down ? We missed them all !”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, American, German
$$ - $$$
8300 Wiltshire Dr, Port Charlotte, FL 33981-2812
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Reviewed February 11, 2016

They have been around 5 years, but only 2 months in this location. It is hard to spot because of the ongoing road construction on Gasparilla Rd. The quality of the food and the service was excellent. Odd thing was that they skimped on the...More

1  Thank CollinsJR
Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

Why They Closed down ? This was a great place and we stopped by and could not believe its closed ! We missed the Octoberfest Music last year ! We loved the German and Italian food they offered ! We will miss them and hope...More

1  Thank Meark
Reviewed August 11, 2015

Have been here a few times last year and was looking forward to eating here again this summer but there is now a card in the window saying it has closed.

1  Thank Philip R
Reviewed June 3, 2015

The Cove is a comfortable, casual restaurant that specializes in German and Italian cuisine. The food is well prepared and quite tasty. They have a very good selection of imported beer and wine. You may choose inside or outside dining all year round. This is...More

1  Thank flyingrn3
Reviewed March 23, 2015

My husband and I arrived on a Saturday evening just in time for happy hour. To our surprise, the menu had German food. We ordered schnitzel and sauerbraten...the presentation and taste were exceptional. The service was friendly and efficient. This is a hidden treasure that...More

Thank Ann M
Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went and was bumped twice by people who came in after us. Food is not great. The service was terrible and we had to ask for bread and she kept telling us they did not have bread but we had bred there the first time...More

1  Thank BMAN777
Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had a group of 6 for dinner. Everyone enjoyed their food. We made reservations and asked to be seated outside. The two musicians made it impossible to have conversations. I would recommend inside seating for groups of 6 or more.

1  Thank Bosco2408
Reviewed March 16, 2015

Revisited The Cove again and I am pleased to say it is still an excellent place to dine. The menu offers a wide range of dishes and the items I have selected Goulash and schnitzels have been well presented and tasted really good. The garlic...More

Thank andbeegee
Reviewed March 7, 2015

Nicole's goulash is the best in town. Trust me. I'm a goulash nut and have tried goulashes at three other German restaurants from Englewood to Port Charlotte, and this one is, hands down, the richest, with the most luscious Czech bread dumplings on earth. And...More

1  Thank Suzymobile47
Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Had a quick lunch in their outdoor patio. Beer was frosty pints for $3 awesome!! German theme with sauerkraut and corned Rueben was great. Grilled grouper sandwich great! Will be back!! Great menu!

1  Thank Muskoka21
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$7 - $19
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8300 Wiltshire Dr, Port Charlotte, FL 33981-2812
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Port Charlotte
  • Phone Number: +1 941-828-1492
  • E-mail
Casual dining with upscale ambiance. Great menu with German & Italian influence. Items include; schnitzel, sauerbraten, pizza, chicken picatta, salmon, grouper, steak and a wide variety of salads & sandwiches. Perfect for a lite meal or for the hearty appetite. Large selection of beers and wines! Outdoor dining also available with entertainment often. Take out available. Located along Gasparilla Road between South Gulf Cove & Rotonda.
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