There is something special about waterfront dining. The refreshing breeze, the fantastic views, and the relaxing atmosphere provide a truly unique dining experience. There are a wide variety of waterfront dining options in Punta Gorda and Englewood Beach. One thing is certain: few things give more of a relaxing vibe than food on the waterfront. Keep reading for the best waterfront dining and bars in Punta Gorda and Englewood Beach. 

1. Farlow's On The Water 

Patio and View: Farlow's on the WaterA tropical dining destination on Ainger Creek, Farlow's On The Water offers a winning fusion of Southern meets Caribbean cuisine. For starters, at this waterfront dining gem, try the fried green tomatoes made with thin sliced green tomatoes dipped in cornmeal batter and drizzled with Farlow's famous cocktail sauce. Popular dishes include the Shrimp & Kentucky Cornbread and Anguilla hogfish. Don't miss waterfront cocktails at Farlow's, either. Choose from a selection of mules, island favorites, and handcrafted cocktails. 
2080 S. McCall Road, Englewood | 941-474-5343

2. Riviera Bar & Grill 

Discover a slice of paradise in Punta Gorda with waterfront dining at Riviera Bar and Grill. You will find this idyllic restaurant with water views nestled by the shimmering waterfront in Punta Gorda, where you are welcome to dock your boat. This waterfront dining experience is more than just a meal. It's a journey of culinary delights and good times that is sure to have you coming back for more. Enjoy live music as you dine on the Grilled or Fried Grouper Reuben, Harbor Lobster Roll, or the Admiral Joe's Combo. Grab a slice of Riviera Bar & Grill's Key Lime Pie to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

5500 Deltona Dr., Punta Gorda | 915-584-1542

3. Harpoon Harry's Restaurant and Sports Bar 

Harpoon Harry's serves fresh seafood comfort food on the waterfront of Punta Gorda. The restaurant has seating on the charming porch and plenty of TVs for viewing the game or live music. Harpoon Harry's also has fun arcade games for kids. Harpoon Harry's fresh seafood and made-from-scratch dishes with a Southern twist include coconut shrimp bowls, grouper baskets, and steam pot trio. Kid's meals offer shrimp baskets and kid's burgers. This restaurant with water views also offers fantastic waterfront cocktails, including the famous Bloody Harry, their signature Bloody Mary. 

1200 W Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda | 941-637-1177

4. Lock N Key Restaurant & Pub

Great food and refreshing drinks at Lock 'N Key Restaurant & Pub in Englewood, Florida RestaurantLock 'N Key Restaurant & Pub offers dining close to the beach with delicious food and drinks in an elegant, casual atmosphere. You can enjoy live entertainment several nights a week and soak up gorgeous sunsets every night. Try the Grouper Rocket with fried grouper, Swiss cheese, a thousand island dressing, and coleslaw on rye bread for lunch. This beachside restaurant offers surf and turf with succulent lobster tail and savory filet mignon (or delicious stuffed shrimp) for dinner. Try the coconut shrimp that is hand battered and served with spicy berry sauce or the Parmesan-coated shrimp and scallops.

2045 N. Beach Road, Englewood | 941-474-1517

5. The Captain's Table on Charlotte Harbor

This seafood waterfront dining establishment has stunning views of Charlotte Harbor and serves up sizable dishes that are perfect for sharing. With the freshest gulf seafood, hand-cut steaks, and dishes from their award-winning chef, The Captain's Table delivers stunning views and delicious dishes. Try the coconut shrimp dish or the lobster grilled cheese sandwich. This restaurant with water views is known for its grilled grouper sandwich, crab BLT, and hearty fish & chips. The Captain's Table also offers private dining for special events where you and your guests can enjoy the stunning water views while enjoying fresh and savory dishes. 

1200 W Retta Esplanade #55, Top Floor | 941-637-1177

No matter which of these waterfront dining experiences you choose, you will leave with memories of the stunning views and delicious food. With this array of restaurants you can enjoy the surf and the sand, refreshing waterfront cocktails, and gorgeous sunsets in Punta Gorda and Englewood Beach.