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“Service has always been iffy, but not anymore.”

Hurricane Charley's Raw Bar And Grill
Ranked #11 of 162 Restaurants in Punta Gorda
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Hurricane Charley's Raw Bar & Grill, Punta Gorda's newest waterfront restaurant opened in January of 2014 in the PG Waterfront Hotel on Charlotte Harbor. The sister restaurant to Dean's South of the Border, Charley's offers a full bar on the scenic deck with the best sunsets in Charlotte Harbor. Our menu is eclectic ranging from fresh seafood including gumbo, crayfish, Ipswich clams, oysters and scallops to steaks, sandwiches, burgers, salads & delicious desserts. We offer inside dining or harborside with entertainment seven days a week. Hurricane Charley's is more than a restaurant, it is a historic picture of the 2004 hurricane which devastated Charlotte Harbor, our walls tell the story of a community effort to recover and triumph over the 2004 hurricane which leveled our city.
Punta Gorda, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Service has always been iffy, but not anymore.”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

Food excellent, cajun especially, white pizza also excellent. As always, great ambiance. Great interactions with the waitress andd manager.

Visited June 2014
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Thank gmlyons
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Dean S, Owner at Hurricane Charley's Raw Bar And Grill, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Thank you! We've been working diligently on our service & it's great to hear your comments. We've only been open six months, opening in season was a challenge which we were happy to accept. The staff takes great pride in what they do and your reviews provide valuable feedback. Hope to see you back soon.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Happy Hour visit”
Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

Loved the place, sat at bar, Colton the bartender was attentive and personable, had the muddles (OMG - wonderful !!! Wish I had ordered full order for $4 bucks more ( was $7 ), calamari was delish, unfortunately it's rings and tentacles ( I prefer the strips) not overdone which most restaurants are guilty of, fish taco's , not so much ( just a hunk of fish and some sauce ) bummer
Will be back though!!'

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Dean S, Owner at Hurricane Charley's Raw Bar And Grill, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and appreciate your comments & suggestions. Our managers read all reviews, it's how we learn about your experience, it's an ongoing process with your feedback a valuable tool.
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Punta Gorda, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“First visit”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

Food and drinks were excellent....had the filet....great size and really good.. Ate at the bar....Mary and staff were very nice...service was excellent...food and drink a little pricey for retirees, but view is great...and Tiki deck much nicer than when Benedetto's....need a little better price on domestic draft for happy hour...all in all...great...will be back soon and often...Thanks to Dean and staff for a very pleasant evening!

  • Visited June 2014
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Dean S, Owner at Hurricane Charley's Raw Bar And Grill, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we appreciate your kind comments & take not of all suggestions. We now have a Summer Specials menu for our locals, 24 items $10 and under. We want to offer something for everyone. We've also started a weekday special with promotions Monday through Thursdays including drink specials. We hope to see you back soon.
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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“GREAT PLACE AT THE END OF THE DAY...”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

After a busy day working with buyers and sellers as a realtor, I was invited by a special friend to have dinner and drinks. It was a great time to talk and catch up on "how our day went"...the food from the appetizers to the main course was very good. Just love the tuna!!! The staff were very attentive and didn't get in the way of our conversation with each other. I didn't feel rushed to eat and vacant for the next customer. The water/harbor view is always relaxing. What a fantastic location. The music in the back ground was not too loud however it added a nice touch to the atmosphere. I would highly recommend Hurricane Charlie's for anyone wanting to capture the Florida Lifestyle with a twist of food and refreshments to make it memorable.

  • Visited May 2014
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Dean S, Owner at Hurricane Charley's Raw Bar And Grill, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Your dining experience is our primary concern and when we get it right it makes us very happy! Hope to see you back soon.
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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“Excellent 1st visit.”
Reviewed June 4, 2014

Tonight I took my mom n dad for HH (Weds.) We were greeted on our way heading outside by Donna W, who sat us at one of her tables. So glad we had such a pleasant server. She answered all our questions about HH and helped us with our selections.

Calamari with a sweet chili glaze,mussels in a delish sauce, and whole belly clams pipping hot and crispy.

Donna W told us about the desserts and described the choc tort in such a way we couldn't resist. It was just what I was hoping for.

We are already planning our next visit.




  • Visited June 2014
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Thank iw2eat
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Dean S, Owner at Hurricane Charley's Raw Bar And Grill, responded to this review, June 12, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate your kind comments and shout out to Donna. Hope to see you back again soon.
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