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“Like going to a friend's house!”

Harborwalk Scoops & Bites Ice Cream
Ranked #1 of 10 Dessert in Punta Gorda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $6
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Description: Ice cream with a view! Harborwalk Scoops & Bites is Punta Gorda's perfect gathering place for ice cream lovers, walkers, bicyclists, boaters and park-goers. We serve 40 flavors of homemade ice cream in cups, cones, shakes, malts, hot fudge sundaes and banana splits. Our ice cream shop is situated in downtown Punta Gorda on Charlotte Harbor with a glimmering view of Laishley Park's breathtaking marina.
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Going to Scoops & Bites is like going to a friend's house. Ron & Claudia make everyone feel like old friends the minute they walk through the door. Their ice cream is superb and Ron's homemade banana bread is simply the best. You won't find a better waterfront view and there is outdoor seating so you can enjoy it. Be sure to put a pin in their worldwide wall map to show where you are from! You'll be glad you stopped by this Punta Gorda landmark.

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2  Thank PG-RICO
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Ron T, Owner at Harborwalk Scoops & Bites Ice Cream, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2013

Thank you for the great review! So glad you enjoy the ice cream, the view, the banana bread and the map. We love seeing customers add their pins from their home on our USA and world map. It's a great way for customers to share their home area with us and others in the shop. Who would of thought it would be so popular? And the banana bread is very popular but we just feature it during the winter months. It's too hot in the summer to bake! Thanks again, we love being considered a friend.

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Reviewed April 23, 2013

Outstanding ice cream, atmosphere, and service. Must go. Very friendly. Makes the visit fun!!!!! Quick. Too many favors to choose from but what a great " problem" to have ;-)

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2  Thank daqattaq
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Ron T, Owner at Harborwalk Scoops & Bites Ice Cream, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2013

Thanks for the review! "Outstanding ice cream, atmosphere, and service", those are exactly the attributes we want to be known for. And it's also exciting for us when we can be a great part of your visit to Punta Gorda. That always makes us smile!

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

A few weeks ago, my husband and I took our two young boys to visit their grandparents in Punta Gorda. While researching the area ahead of time looking for kid-friendly activities, I came across a lot of great press for Harborwalk Scoops & Bites. I put it on the list. While we were in Punta Gorda, we visited this delightful ice cream shop twice. They have a great riddle game; each table features a stand with puzzles of varying difficulty. Our boys loved reading them aloud and we all enjoyed trying to work them out. We chatted with Chanler and he gave us hints along the way. Another unique feature at Harborwalk Scoops & Bites is a bulletin board with a map for tracking the origins of their customers. Chanler proudly pointed out to us that the board had at least one pin (usually thousands) in each of the states and many of the provinces of Canada. Our boys were thrilled to stick a pin in our hometown. Chanler was so polite, respectful and genuinely interested in the shop that I initially thought he must have been related to the owners. We later found out that he was not a family member, so his devotion to the business is further testament to the positive environment they have created.

We went back a few days later and met Ron, the owner. Easy going and eager to chat, Ron excels at making people happy. My in-laws had become regulars at Harborwalk Scoops & Bites and they spoke about him like he was a friend – now we understood why! He generously offered multiple taste tests to our boys. We told him we were heading to see the Blue Jays’ spring training in Dunedin later in our trip and it turned out that he had grown up in Dunedin. He told us what it was like and gave us some tips of places to check out in and around Dunedin. The boys made up riddles for Ron to use in his shop and he told them to keep sending him more.

Their slogan is “ice cream with a view” and it’s true that they do have a beautiful view of Charlotte Harbor and delicious desserts (you have to try the Krazy Kookie Dough, Milk Chocolate, Triple Carmel and Rainbow Sherbet), but the thing they should be most proud of is their friendly and charming ambiance. You’re sure to have a fun and memorable experience at Harborwalk Scoops & Bites!

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3  Thank ArtOntario_12Jr
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Ron T, Owner at Harborwalk Scoops & Bites Ice Cream, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2013

Wow, what a wonderful review, I can't wait to show it to Chanler. Chanler has been with us for a year and a half and we do consider him part of our family. He is cheerful, conscientious, always tries to do the right thing, and most importantly for our small business, he is completely trustworthy.

I am so glad you and your family enjoyed your visits. The riddles and map are a big hit! We want families to enjoy quality time together while they are enjoying a yummy ice cream and the riddles get everyone from kids, to parents to grandparents involved. We love to see and be a part of families enjoying each other's company, it's what makes our business so much fun!

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Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

The Blue Bell ice cream was delicious. The service was phenomenal. There's nothing like friendly, down-home service and ice cream.... An American classic!

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Ron T, Owner at Harborwalk Scoops & Bites Ice Cream, responded to this reviewResponded April 8, 2013

Thank you Aimee!! Friendly and down-home are two adjectives we do our best to achieve every day. And of course having more than 30 flavors on Blue Bell ice cream makes our little ice cream shop a yummy place to frequent. We're glad you are our customer!!

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

Fantastic Ice cream taste, we were there when he first moved in from over by 41... Just as friendly, personal and nice gentleman to speak to over Ice Cream. we always stop by every week to enjoy the view and the Ice Cream. we love "cherry vanilla"
Bring the family after dinner for a family ice cream treat

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2  Thank BillJoeBob
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Ron T, Owner at Harborwalk Scoops & Bites Ice Cream, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2013

Thank you for the review!! Fair pricing is very important to us. Thanks for noticing. We realize we are in a prime location with a beautiful view of Charlotte Harbor and probably could charge more. But we want our ice cream shop to be an every day part of the family tradition and not just for very special occasions. We also appreciate your love for cherry vanilla ice cream. Our customers have their "favorites" and we that's why we always keep at least 32 flavors at our shop.

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