Beef O'Brady's: Best Chicken Wings; Sports Bar.
Burnt Store Grill: Nice American faire menu with many choices, casual atmosphere.
Carmelo's: Fine, Authentic Italian Dining; outdoor seating in back, great ambiance.
Captain's Table: Finalist Best Restaurant for Elegant Dining.
Cubby's: Finalist Best Ice Cream. Homemade ice cream. Located on corner of Marion and Rt.41 South. 941-637-9600
Dean's South of the Border: Best open air restaurant, best margaritas, live music
Elena's Restaurant: Authentic Greek Diner
Harpoon Harry's Restaurant & Bar: Finalist Best Open Air Restaurant, located at the end of Fisherman's Village; dock your boat right outside the restaurant.
Golden Corral: Finalist for Best Buffet. 1451 Tamiami Trail 941-639-1600.
Hurricane Charley's: Located adjacent to the Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel, this restaurant has a varied menu with ample space on the inside and a great porch setting dining area with bar overlooking Charlotte Harbor and City Walk
The Ice House Pub: English Pub setting, British and American Fare. Play a game of darts or a game of pool; wide variety of interesting beer. Fun time for all; a local hot spot; family friendly.
Jack's on Marion: Great place to meet after work; outside and inside seating located in the heart of Downtown; unique and tasty menu choices.
Laishley Crab House: Best Waterfront Restaurant; Finalist Best Open Air Restaurant; Best Seafood.
Leroy's Southern Kitchen and Bar: One of the new places in downtown; Authentic southern cooking with a unique flair, check out this menu.
Muscle Car City Diner: Fun place to visit, this is a great private collection of vintage cars, a retro diner serves some great classic meals.
Old Monty's: One of Punta Gorda's first popular Italian restaurant. Now a new building in the restaurants original location. Nice casual and friendly atmosphere. Nice for the family and also gathering for many locals at the lounge.
The Orange House Wine Bar: Great gathering spot in downtown Punta Gorda for light fare and distinct wine collection.
Turtle Club and Claw Bar: This restaurant will re open in October of 2015
Phil's 41 Restaurant: Sit down dining, nice atmosphere with personal touch. Phil is always on site to say hello to his dining guests. American and Italian faire; great catering service as well.
River City Grill: "River City Grill’s laid-back, eclectic atmosphere encompasses urban elegance with a neighborhood café." Located along Punta Gorda's charming waterfront community in downtown, this restaurant offers a great menu and wine list.
Sandra's: German faire, family casual atmosphere.
Village Fish Market & Restaurant: Located in Fishermen's Village; great seafood in a casual dining setting, nice,friendly bar while waiting for your seat. Outside seating to see the center court of Fisherman's Village.