City of Punta Gorda > Visit Here > Restaurants & Nightlife


Punta Gorda is the central urban hub in Charlotte County, Florida and it lives up to the task. Exciting and unique restaurants line the streets of downtown, where foodies can enjoy everything from fast food to fine dining. Just a few minutes outside downtown is Fisherman’s Village, called the gateway to Southwest Florida.

The Village is Florida’s unique combination of a full-service destination resort and a hometown hang out for visitors and locals alike. Fishermen’s Village Resort and Marina can fill a day, define an evening, or pack the itinerary of an extended stay.

On the weekends, the Saturday Punta Gorda Farmers Market is a great place for fresh produce, but it is also social happening where neighbors connect and converse, and enjoy music, the arts, and culture. On Sunday the party moves to History Park.

At night, a different side of Punta Gorda comes to life. According to the Miami Herald, “when the sun goes down in Punta Gorda, put on your dancing shoes. And hopefully they double as walking shoes. From beach boogie to acoustic jams to classic rock, the compact downtown core gets an unexpected groove on as day turns to night.”

Punta Gorda may be a small city, but when it comes to restaurants and nightlife it can be larger than life.

Punta Gorda Center Court Sunset
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