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“Crabs anyone?”

Peace River Seafood
Ranked #17 of 158 Restaurants in Punta Gorda
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: There is info on blogthebeach.com.
Fort Myers, Florida
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Crabs anyone?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

This is THE place to go for blue crabs in SW Florida! Excellent crabs and both inside and outside seating. Too bad the cigarette smokers ruin the atmosphere outside and inside when they sit next to the door. Ugh!! The service is hit and run which makes it hard to get refills. I now call in to get my food take out style. :)

  • Visited February 2014
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Bremen, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fresh seafood in a real shack!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

Love this place! The seafood is the freshest - just simple, great food. The she crab food was to die for. The grouper and shrimp were delicious and the key lime pie was the real thing!
We sat on the porch at a picnic table and couldn't have been happier. The service was great as well.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Kathleen H
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Hudson, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“True Fish Shack”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2014

After hearing about this place for months, we decided to give it a try. Since the place doesn't have a website or online menu, we were going blind. Once we got there, we were greeted by an extremely helpful waitress who guided us through the ordering process. Be aware, there is no bar but beer and wine (I think) are served. Sorry booze hounds - no whiskey, etc.

I ordered the shrimp creole and I have to say, it was perfect. Just the right amount of spice, plenty of shrimp, rice and sausage. Very tasty. My friends ordered various fish dishes and all were satisfied. One friend ( a non fish eater) ordered a cheesburger. If you do plan on this type of menu item - be prepared. It was huge and my friend could only eat 1/2.

My bill for two beers and the creole was $ 35 which included the tip. Well worth the trip.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Peter M
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“Excellent food at the Peace River Seafood restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Delightful ambiance, excellent seafood, attentive staff. Sitting outside amongst great old trees and fauna only added to the good food. Blue crabs were excellent. Truly a quaint place to visit end enjoy.

Visited April 2014
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Thank RnKtravels
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Rochester, New York
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“Can't wait to go back..........”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

This "restaurant" features fresh seafood. Really fresh. And, we were lucky to find this place. Headed back from Orlando toward Ft. Myers, we spotted it amongst the trees and did a quick turnaround to head back to it. We found ourselves in the coolest "fish house". Nothing fancy, but it was clean, lively and busy in a laid-back kind of way.

Debby was our waitress and happily led us through their specials. She mentioned that their lobster bites were one of her favorites and so we ordered the big special for two that included these tender morsels. Large firm pink shrimp and two good-sized crab cakes accompanied this entree. Well, these lobsters were amazingly delicious. They were nestled in the lobster shell (large Florida tail) and there were so many of them. A smooth and tangy remoulade sauce and light mustard sauce further enhanced the flavor of these bites. The crab was mostly all crab meat and we even ended up taking a cake home with us as we couldn't finish it. Red bliss potatoes were divine and we enjoy nibbling the corn on the cobs.

This restaurant has an assortment of different rooms to dine in. We were lucky to get the last one available and were quite comfortable sharing this tiny room and sat on a picnic style bench and table. Three other diners also had their own picnic table setup and were enjoying their dinner as much as we were. We were just one big happy family. What a welcome relief this "fish house" is from all the cookie cutter restaurants we usually see. I only wish it was closer to home. But, definitely, it is worth an hour's ride out.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Lillette
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