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Village Fish Market Restaurant and Lounge

1200 W Retta Esp J36, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
+1 941-639-7959
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“casserole” (24 reviews)
“seafood” (116 reviews)
“onion rings” (47 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1200 W Retta Esp J36, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the area and decided to try this place for dinner based on the reviews. The service was excellent and eating outside on the water was beautiful. My husband is allergic to fish and had the Chicken Alfredo (one of his favorites) and...More

Thank WAHMto5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here...Bronzed Grouper and Seafood Casserole. Loved my Grouper! They are known for their casseroles...a little too much garlic for me, but I'm not much of a garlic fan.

Thank Cathy P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered the "all you can eat" fried swai fish which was an ample serving of small pieces that were not heavily breaded and were tasty. Requested additional since it was "all you can eat" and it was delivered quickly. The "all you can eat" did...More

Thank wildlime92
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived very hungry and my daughter was very glad that they have a gluten and special menu. We loved the homemade chips and dip that were complementary. She ordered a blackened grouper which she thought was a bit too spicy. (Easy to fix by...More

Thank kathiev_13
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is usually the 1st place we eat every time we come to Port Charlotte. The grouper and shrimp are the best around. Also love the onion rings. We normally eat here 2-3 times before going back home again.

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 3 August 2017

If you want to dine with a view, this is a good place to be. Overlooking Charlotte Harbor while eating is great. The menu has more than seafood. My wife had the grouper fingers and I had the Philly cheese sandwich with fries. My wife...More

Thank CaribLover_8
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Like the other restaurants within Fishermen's Village this restaurant is pretty much catered to the tourist trade. In fact during our visit there was a coach party just finishing up. This is a large restaurant with bar seating and indoor and outdoor dining. There is...More

Thank GightRunner
Reviewed 1 August 2017

I don't know if I'd be considered a local anymore, but I grew up in the area. Although the food was good, between the prices and the presentation, this seems more suited to the tourist trade. The service was good and attentive, and the meals...More

1  Thank Rob S
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We took our first trip to Fisherman Village in Punta Gorda. It was a quick trip from Venice and a pleasant surprise. My husband had the Lobster Seafood Casserole with onion rings and mac and cheese for sides. Delicious!! Onion rings were a little under...More

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Four of us ordered seafood plates and all were pleased. Tried a new fish for me... Swai, and i loved it. Waitress was very helpful with the menu offerings. I would go back again!

1  Thank ShutterBug44256
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Questions & Answers
Kathy R
5 November 2016|
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Response from Sue R | Property representative |
The Village Fish Market is closed on Thanksgiving, one of the three days per year we are allowed to close.
Julie M
23 July 2016|
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Response from Sue R | Property representative |
Yes we do. And we have an extensive gluten free menu. Check it out on our website. Thanks for your question.
John A
8 May 2016|
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Response from Sue R | Property representative |
Hi, just to clarify we buy the clam strips in ready cut and then bread and fry them in house, fresh to order. We also buy the whole belly clams and bread them ourselves. Both are very popular. Thanks for asking
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 W Retta Esp J36, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
  • Phone Number: +1 941-639-7959
  • E-mail
Oldest restaurant in Punta Gorda!!! Award winning New England Seafood Style restaurant, from Fish 'N' Chips to Maine Lobster Salad, from Ipswich Clams to Grape Nut Pudding. Many meat lover specials too and a great gluten free menu. Watch stunning sunset views over Peace River while sipping a cocktail from the fully stocked bar. Voted 'BestSeafood Restaurant' with Charlotte Sun, Harbor's Hottest 'Freshest Seafood' and Business of the Year with Punta Gorda Chamber of Commerce.
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