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The Perfect Caper

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121 E Marion Ave, Unit 121, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3635 (Nesbit St.)
941-505-9009
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went on Friday evening and had no reservation and we were happy enough to eat at the bar. The bartender was world class. All the rest of the staff were friendly and accommodating from the moment we walked in. The food was outstanding: Hint, try the Thai mussel appetizer. Great atmosphere, great service, great drinks and great food. What... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wife and I had drinks and dinner in the bar area. Really a classic little bar and the drinks were first class, as was the bartender. Had mussels and their signature fries and dinner off the prix fixed menu. Hard to beat.

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1 Thank DeeeT
Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What can I say! This has to be one of the best Resturants in Punta Gorda. Every time we have family and friends in we have to make sure we hit the Caper. The food is amazing. Service is always wonderful. We always have a French martini to start our visit! If you spend anytime in PG. you must go... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the best restaurant in Charlotte County. I'm not just writing that, I truly believe it. My wife and I always look forward to meals here. This place is great for special occasions and intimate dates. The mussels are incredible, great salads, and excellent service. This restaurant is not appropriate for children.

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2 Thank Winston S
Jacksonville, Florida
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Appetizers Mussels & Kalamari were just perfect. Love the bread too. Great atmosphere and friendly & efficient staff. A great evening.

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1 Thank Genny1955
Venice, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us had an early dinner at The Perfect Caper last night (a Saturday night). We arrived at 5:30 PM without a reservation. ALL of the tables were empty. There was no greeting from the person at the front desk and we were brusquely asked if we had a reservation. When we said no, he said 'well you'll need... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met with our friends for a new dinner experience. I was a little confused about the type of cuisine we had a choice of then a friend of mine said the word that made sense to me. fusion! They served me a perfectly cooked Moroccan rack of lamb. However the choppsalad was below average. overall food was excellent and... More 

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2 Thank David C
Port Charlotte, Florida
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere is very warm and elegant, as well as the staff was very attentive, and brought out each dish very prompt. The food is out of this world.

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2 Thank Charmayne M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated our anniversary at The Perfect Caper and had a great dining experience. Appetizer, entree and dessert were all exceptionally prepared and the service was highly above average. We will definitely be returning on future trips!

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Thank Sara P
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is warm and elegant inside, and the food is out of this world. The owner was on "Beat Bobby Flay" and won! The bar area is my favorite. Very comfortable and low key with great service.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $60
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 E Marion Ave, Unit 121, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3635
    (Nesbit St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
  • Phone Number: 941-505-9009

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