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Village Fish Market Restaurant and Lounge

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1200 W Retta Esp J36, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
19416397959
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been coming for years and have always enjoyed the excellent New England seafood. The food is good and consistent. I was disappointed that the French fries have been changed to steak fries. Please consider going back to the thinner fries it keeps with the New England tradition.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really like this restaurant. The seafood is cooked the way I like. Lots of flavor, gourmet sauce and broiled to perfection. The plate is not overloaded and leaves you full and comfortable. It compares to a fine dining restaurant but is casual in environment. The service is good and attentive. Even though crowded it is not loud and you... More 

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Thank Ruth C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I recently worked at the fish market for 12 years tonight was the first time I ever sat in the dining room to eat here. It was fabulously delicious. We sat outside the harbor breeze cooling us off, the beautiful sunset made for a wonderful view and of course the food was spot on. Even being a little bias I... More 

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Thank Nicholas H
Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This venue has been a mainstay at the old punta Gorda fishing warf called FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE. The food ranges from local fish and fare to New England favorites. They also have gluten free and vegetarian selections. A beautiful view of the harbor only makes the experience complete. Stop and say Hi to the owners, Nick and Sue, who hail from... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were planning to have diner at Scottys in Fishermans Village but their AC was not working properly so we dined next door Village Fish Market. I have been there a number of times and always had a very ordinary meal. This time I heard they had new owners but nothing has changed. Same menu, same ordinary food

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Thank Walt D
Sherman, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Always eat at Village Fish Market when we vacation in Punta Gorda. Food is always great as is the service. View of the harbor is very nice. If you like fresh seafood, definitely stop here.

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Thank Lee W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place to eat. Eat there a lot and never had a bad meal. Lobster casserole is great. So are onion rings Mike is great bartender.

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Thank Barry S
Kellogg, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food for our family of 6 was all really good! Service was good, drinks were good! The only thing I would suggest is some outside seating.

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Thank ksbarrett
Powder Springs, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've have been to the Fish Market several times...all for lunch. We always arrive early for seating next to windows for the best views. It doesn't take long for the place to fill up for lunch. Our food has always been good. Nothing spectacular but still good for burgers or fish tacos. We recommend based on 3 visits without issues... More 

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Thank 1leftygolfer
Sue R, General Manager at Village Fish Market Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

So glad you enjoy our restaurant - arriving early is always a good plan but if we are on a wait you can add your name to the list before you leave home. Just go to the website and check if we are on a wait - if we are you can add your names to the list and time... More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bustling restaurant on the water in Fishermans' Village is always busy in the season, with good reason. The seafood is very good - lightly breaded if you like fried and other options if you don't, and if you love fried zucchini, as I do, you can get it as one of side choices. They have a very flexible menu.... More 

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Thank Sheila J
Sue R, General Manager at Village Fish Market Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, so glad you enjoy our seafood. Sorry you were disappointed in the bay scallops, please let me know what disappointed you at admin@village-fish-market.com so I can have the opportunity to improve what we are doing. The views of the water are spectacular and even if you are seated near the back of the dining room... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $32
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 W Retta Esp J36, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
  • Phone Number: 19416397959
Description
Oldest restaurant in Punta Gorda!!! Award winning New England Seafood Style restaurant, from Fish 'N' Chips to Maine Lobster Salad, from Ipswich Clams to Grape Nut Pudding. Many meat lover specials too and a great gluten free menu. Watch stunning sunset views over Peace River while sipping a cocktail from the fully stocked bar. Voted 'BestSeafood Restaurant' with Charlotte Sun, Harbor's Hottest 'Freshest Seafood' and Business of the Year with Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce.

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Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?