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Now Serving Breakfast! 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.
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $32
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
FEATURES
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in the mood for Fried Clams and knew this restaurant had New England clams. We were not disappointed. The clams were big and good. My kind of clams. My wife also had Hush Puppies and I tried one and it was good. Our...waitress Kristi was excellent. Kudos to her, she needs a raise. We'll be back.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 12, 2022

Service could be a little friendlier atmosphere. Food okay. It could be a little cleaner. Good views.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 28, 2022

Stopped in for brunch on the water - we ordered both the Eggs Benedict/crab cake and the the Eggs Benedict /lobster cake, it was delicious. Good Bloody Mary, excellent view and pleasant service.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 27, 2022 via mobile

I came with my family, 10min after we order our starters and cocktails, the waitress came to ask if we knew what we wanted. We were still eating so i just said ; not yet. She just answered : well at some point you will...have to know . I later ordered the steak with garlic bread and macncheese. When my food arrived, it was only onion rings. So i kindly asked another waitress if i could have the right thing. She kindly do it. When our waitress came back, Laurie, she asked us how was the food. I just told her that the order was wrong but i asked another waitress to help me. She only answer : well you have your macncheese now 🤷🏼‍♀️. Like it was my fault and i shouldn’t complaint . I never saw such a wrong behavior in a waitress. Really disappointed. The food was goodMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 22, 2022 via mobile

We went to est at sunset and the view was beautiful The food was very good The service was excellent If you do not have a big appetite do not order dinner sized meal, we both made that mistake. The clam chowder was also excellent...and the fried oysters were huge. We eill be going back!!!!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022 via mobile

Our group enjoyed a wonderful lunch; very delicious! Initially our group of nine had to work hard to be seated in the shade but eventually it was arranged.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 1, 2022 via mobile

Very nice breakfast of eggs, sausage, toast and potato pancake. I really liked the potato pancake. A little disappointed that lunch isn’t available until noon on Sunday, so it’s not really brunch, if lunch isn’t available. The food is good and the service is prompt...and friendly, so overall it was a good visit. Atmosphere is great for families or couples wanting to have conversation.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 23, 2022

Restaurant served a variety of foods. However, I was there for seafood. Ordered the platter with three choices (could have 4 or 5 as well). Ordered the blue crab cake, scallops and a house salad. All were good, not outstanding. Friend had the chicken pasta....We both ordered the coconut runner with vodka, which was really good. The best things were our server Sabrina, she was on the spot and the view. The late was longer to eat outside, but we ate inside and enjoyed the sunset through the windows.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 16, 2022

Here is a nice seafood restaurant experience located in the middle of the popular Fisherman's Village in Punta Gorda. Has both inside and outside seating along the waterfront but get there early as it gets packed at mealtimes. large seafood menu offers lunch or dinner...sized portions as one would expect.Fast friendly waitstaff get the job done.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed March 9, 2022 via mobile

We ate here for the first time while visiting friends. The place was packed but the service was very quick. I had a seafood casserole and it was delicious. My husband had grouper and he was very happy with his choice. You must try this...place.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 24, 2022

We phoned, on the 21st, to make reservations to have dinner for 4 of us on 'Twosday 2/22/22"! They don't take reservations for groups under 9. Therefore we showed up at 17:15 (5:15pm) and was told it would be a 45 minute wait. We were...just about to order a drink while waiting at a neighboring bar when we received a text that our table was ready (about 15 minutes later). Disappointed that during COVID, they walked us all the way through the restaurant and not around to the deck via outside. Once seated we were promptly greeted by our friendly cheery wait staff, 'Emily'. Our drinks took a bit to arrive but they were mixed correctly to our various requests. I ordered the smaller portion of the Salmon Rockefeller with corn bread and edamame salad. The salmon was overdone and somewhat dry even with the bacon, spinach stuffing and hollandaise sauce poured overtop. Thankful for the corn bread and edamame salad which were the stars of my meal. My husband had the Grouper (bronzed) with coleslaw and mac & cheese. He enjoyed the Grouper but his sides were average at best. We didn't really ask our friends how their meals were but based on the fact that they didn't empty their plates or ask for a take-away container for their leftovers ... think it's pretty safe to say that they felt the same as we did. The sunset view, our friends and our server Emily saved the meal from being ho-hum! Might give it another try but will try some of the other establishments in Fisherman's Village first to compare.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 19, 2022 via mobile

We were a party of four, arrived around 7:45pm, and seated right away. The dining room was just at the end of the supper rush and still busy. Although, it wasn’t too long and we were the only diners in the whole place. We had...a wonderful dinner, superb service, and we appreciated that we didn’t feel rushed. That’s why this review is to say we had such a lovely quiet dinner as the crew were busy with closing duties but still stayed far enough away for our party to enjoy our time. Thanks to the crew that evening, much appreciated.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 7, 2022 via mobile

Recently had lunch there with friends on a Sunday afternoon. We sat inside because it was a chilly day. I had a - pick your choice of 3 of more kinds of fish cooked to your choosing - I selected whole belly Ipswich clams, oysters...and shrimp , all battered and fried. As a born New Englander, I can say that they were perfectly battered and fried; absolutely delicious. The others had Fish and Chips that were also expertly battered and fried. Our waiter was efficient, whose name I can’t recall but he had a small tattoo on the side of his head, was polite, helpful and efficient. Great experience!!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 31, 2022

Never disappointing, Enjoyed my fish and chips and ice cold beer. Staff was fun and enhanced our experience.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed January 30, 2022

This is the place to go for lunch/dinner if you love clam chowder - they are famous for it here. The fish & chips are delicious as well, same with the grouper. It gets very busy on the weekends or during the holiday when tourists...visit around Christmas, so keep that in mind, particularly for dinner time.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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I believe they have live entertainment outside on the weekends. I’m unsure about happy hour.
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  • Food: 4
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  • Value: 4
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