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There are many restaurants in the area from fast food to Gourmet. The area is abundant with excellent local restaurants offering multi national cuisines. Don’t be put off by some of the restaurants facades as the old saying goes “Don’t judge a book by its cover” because we have found the food generally to be of a very high standard if not excellent. If you head towards the Dearborn Street area of Englewood you will find a number of excellent restaurants and bars.

Prime Time Steak
5855 Placida Rd # 100., Englewood, FL 34223941-697-7799
Best Prime Rib and great food

Farlows on the Water
2080 S McCall Rd. Englewood, FL 34224

Gulfview Grill
2095 N Beach Rd, Englewood, FL 34223
Gourmet with Gulf Sunset views

Cafe 776
138 N Indiana Ave, Englewood, FL 34223
Best Fish & Chips ever

Johnny Leverock’s
(941) 698-6900
7092 Placida Road, Cape Haze
Fish restaurant with the catch phrase, ‘If it’s fresher than Leverock’s, it’s still swimming!’ Also has a Tiki Bar open Friday – Saturday - Sunday

The Egg and I
Placida Road
This is a great place to have breakfast.

Nicola’s Italian Kitchen, Inc.
(941) 474-6195
4343 S McCall Road Englewood, FL 34224
Italian home cooked food

Mama’s Italian Restaurant
2091 S McCall Rd., Englewood, FL 34223

Mad Sam’s
(941) 475-9505
1375 Beach Road, Englewood, FL
Every table has a great waterfront view. Eat outside on the veranda overlooking the inter-coastal waterway. Choose Steaks, Seafood, Pastas, Sandwiches or salads. Closed Mondays Fabulous

Barnacle Bill’s 2901 Placida Road, Englewood, FL 34223,
Sea food and steaks/burgers huge portions

Lock & Key
2045 N Beach Rd, Englewood, FL 34223

Ye Olde Miners Pasty Shop
180 N Indiana Ave # 1 Englewood, FL 34223
Great Cornish Pasties

Sassy Snapper
(941) 475-8975
70 N Indiana Avenue Englewood, FL 34223

Spinnaker Cafe
(941) 475-2238
3578-D N Access Road Englewood, FL 34224

Crabby Georges
(941) 475-7767
1975 Beach Road, Englewood, FL

Donamo’s Italian Restaurant
941 473 1116
Placida Road, Englewood

Restaurants offering good value casual dining

Tiffany Family Restaurant
941 475 2040
Tiffany Square, McCall Road, Englewood

941 475 4399
McCall Road, Englewood

For truly gourmet food, why not visit Gasparilla Island to the South and eat in some of the up-market restaurants such as the Pink Elephant with outside veranda, or Temptations where the locals gather for excellent fish and steaks.
Gasparilla also offers the ‘Loose Caboose’ in the centre of Boca Grande where a basket meal at lunchtime followed by handmade ice cream is a real treat. South Beach on the road out to the Southern most tip of the island is popular and offers a pleasant stop right on the beach.

Jams in Boca Grande
(941) 964-2002
Corner of 5th and Railroad in the Railroad Plaza, Boca Grande, Gasparilla Island
Italian American restaurant, open for lunch and dinner. Reservations accepted.

Loose Caboose
(941) 964-0440
The Depot Building, Centre of Boca Grande on Gasparilla Island. Serves light lunches inside and outside, speciality Grouper and/or Shrimp and/or Chicken basket followed by excellent homemade ice cream. Also serves dinner 7 nights a week, Lamb chops, fresh seafood, Asian Duck, Pasta etc.

Pink Elephant
(941) 964- 0100
Bayou Avenue, Boca Grande, Gasparilla Island
Offering excellent food, an almost Austrian style of restaurant where you can eat outside or on the balcony as well as inside. Serves lunch 12 noon – 2.00, Dinner 6.30 – 9.30 and Sunday Brunch 11.30 – 2.00. Closed Mondays. Table reservations essential.

South Beach
(941) 964-076
777 Gulf Boulevard (at the south end)
Casual seafood dining on the beach overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Music at weekends.

On the 775 to the west heading back towards Gasparilla Island there are plenty of restaurants, including Johnny Leverock’s and behind here you can catch a ferry to Palm Island to enjoy a meal on the island restaurant. The last boat leaves the island at 9 pm so an early meal is recommended! At the most southerly tip of land just before the toll, you will find The Fishery, which is friendly and informal with a good menu.

Fisheries (The)
(941) 697-2451
Gasparilla Sound, Placida, Florida (Where the 775 meets the 771 near the Gasparilla Toll
Famous for ‘walk-ins, boat-ins, swim-ins, float-ins – always welcome! A lovely blend of old and new Florida. The windows overlook a tangled area of mangroves teaming with wildlife. Serving really good, fresh produce, particularly fish, well worth a visit.

Jams in Cape Haze
(941) 697-2080
8501 Placida Road, Cape Haze
Italian American restaurant, open for lunch and dinner. Reservations accepted.

If you choose to travel east to Port Charlotte you will be spoilt for choice with ‘Chili’s’, the ‘Red Lobster’, the ‘Olive Garden’ the ‘Outback’ and a mass of individual restaurants including some good Italian restaurants.

(941) 743-5299
1811 North Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Italian Grill where they are passionate about the flavour of their food. Claim to use only the highest quality products available.

Outback Steakhouse
(941) 766-7077
1481 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33948.
A fast food chain offering a wide selection of dishes, including steaks from Midwestern grain fed beef. Both chicken and fish are fresh, never frozen.

Red Lobster
(941) 625-7745
1331 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33948.
A fast food chain with the emphasis on seafood. With all these chains, the menu range is wide, but the seafood is their speciality.

(941) 255-0058
1471 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, Florida
Offers a distinct, fresh, healthy mix of grilled American favourites prepared in their individual style. With burgers, fajitas, steaks and salads, they are a popular choice with children and adults alike. Try the ‘lettuce leaf wraps’ or the ‘awesome blossom’ for something completely different!

Olive Garden
(941) 625-8807
1341 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Italian Food served from one of the popular fast food
If you travel a little further than Port Charlotte and take the 41 down to Punta Gorda, there are plenty of good restaurants; two in particular are worth a visit at Fisherman’s Village:

Captains Table
(941) 637-1177
Fisherman’s Village, 1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda FL 33950
Fine dining on the 2nd level overlooking Charlotte Harbor, the Captain’s Table offers fine dining with seafood, steaks and unique specialities leading the list of entrees.

Harpoon Harry’s
(941) 637-1177
Fisherman’s Village, 1200 West Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda FL 33950