Beef O'Brady's: Best Chicken Wings; Sports Bar. Newly expanded to include more seating, pool tables and golf tee.
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: Elegant Dining.
Cubby's: Old fashioned ice cream parlor located in downtown Punta Gorda.
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.
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.
Laishley Crab House: Waterfront Restaurant
Leroy's Southern Kitchen and Bar: One of the newer places in downtown; Authentic southern cooking with a unique flair, check out this menu.
Old Monty's: One of Punta Gorda's first popular Italian restaurant. Now a new building in the restaurants original location. 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.
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.