Food & Drink in Punta Gorda Isles

50% Off Tea Package at The Butterfly Estates

Fort Myers

$19.99 $10

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Groups of tea drinkers enjoy pot of hot or iced tea with tea sandwiches; soup, salad, or a side; and sweet baked goods

Up to 47% Off Pan-Asian Cuisine at NAMI Japanese Steakhouse

Fort Myers

$30 $16

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Hibachi chefs put on a show, searing steak and lobster before customers’ eyes; dining-room guests enjoy Thai and Japanese classics

Half Off at The Grind Coffee House & Roaster

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

In addition to coffee, espresso drinks, and tea, cafe serves breakfast foods such as danishes and lunch fare such as sandwiches

Up to 45% Off Greek Food for Two or Four at Plaka II Restaurant

Iona

$20 $11.99

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Greek food such as roast lamb and pastitsio—pasta, ground beef, and parmesan cheese topped with béchamel sauce

50% Off at Happiness Healthy Cafe

Fort Myers

$14 $7

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Blend of healthy paninis and wraps with North Indian cuisine and fresh smoothies; vegan and gluten-free options are available

Up to Half Off at Ice Cream Club of Cape Coral

The Shops At Surfside

$5 $3

More than 100 flavors of ice cream, sherbet, and fro-yo can be topped with sauces, nuts, and candies

Up to 55% Off Seafood at The New England Moorings

Southeast Cape Coral

$40 $18

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Homemade crab cakes, fresh fish, and new england clam chowder served in bubblegum-pink eatery with large, outdoor patio

Up to 53% Off at Luna Rossa Italian Grill

Estero

$40 $20

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Chef Hernandez crafts authentic Italian fare from fresh herbs and ingredients to pair with multinational wine list and occasional live music

$10 for Oriental Produce and Groceries

Sarasota

$20 $10

Shoppers can find Thai, Chinese, Malaysian, Korean, Japanese, Philippine, Indian, and Vietnamese groceries

Up to Half Off Bar and Grill Food

Riviera Club Village

$20 $11

Bar and grill food with a tropical spin, from lava shrimp to burgers with grilled pineapple

Up to 44% Off at La Malinche Mexican Restaurant

St. Armands

$20 $11.50

Merlot and pinot grigio complement sizzling shrimp fajitas, chicken enchiladas, and lava-stone dishes filled with meat, peppers, and onions

Half Off at Papa Giorgio's Family Italian Restaurant

Tallevast

$30 $15

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Housemade sauce & fresh, oven-baked bread mingle amid signature rosa pasta and NY-style thin-crust pizzas

45% Off at The Coffee Loft

North Trail - Across from Barnacle Bill's Seafood

$11 $6

Cozy, community-centric space serves espresso drinks, hot chocolate, fruit-flavored smoothies, savory paninis, and desserts

Up to 40% Off at Bernwood Grille & Catering Co.

Bonita Springs

$10.58 $6

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Enjoy Greek omelets, blueberry pancakes, vanilla-cinnamon french toast, hand-made burgers, and homemade soups

Up to 50% Off at Hot Caboose Island Grille

Bonita Springs

$20 $11

Within a historic building or outside on the patio, savor classic American fare from burgers to prime rib imbued with a spice of the islands

Half Off Italian Food and Drinks at Gio Fabulous

Bradenton

$30 $15

Italian specialties such as spinach ricotta pizza, chicken Parmigiano, and spaghetti with shrimp, scallops, and calamari in white wine sauce

Up to 45% Off at Samurai Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

Bradenton

$30 $17

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Diners cluster around gas-heated hibachi grill, where chefs prepare steak and seafood meals with flair; sushi bar showcases colorful rolls

43% Off Italian Dinner at Gio Fabulous

Bradenton

$40 $23

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Italian entrees, such as wild mushroom ravioli and manicotti made from a family recipe, plus pizzas with thin crusts handmade daily

Up to 45% Off Hot Dogs and Burgers at Rippers Roadstand

Ellenton

$10 $5.50

Cooks deep-fry their hot dogs and smother their 100% beef burgers in toppings such as jalapenos and A1 sauce; fries are hand-cut in house

Up to 50% Off Peruvian Cuisine at La Cuisine

Naples

$20 $11

Peruvian dishes, such as seafood ceviche, are made with farm-to-table ingredients and paired with wines from several countries

Up to 53% Off at LaPinata Mexican Restaurant

East Naples

$60.97 $32

Mexican eatery pairs margaritas with tasty apps like fresh guacamole and nachos and entrees such as shrimp fajitas and chimichangas

45% Off at Maguro Sushi & Steak House

North Naples

$20 $11

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Cooks sizzle up fresh Japanese entrees on tableside hibachi grills as sushi chefs coil attractive sushi rolls in dazzlingly lit dining room

Up to 54% Off at Marios Ice Cream & Pizza

Naples

$10 $5.50

Diners can feast on two of the finest foods on the face of the Earth: gourmet pizza and sweet Royal Scoop ice cream

Cgrape Chef – 46% Off Asian and American Dinner

North Naples

$50 $27

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Made with micro-greens and organic produce, American and Asian dishes range from Canadian scallops to pineapple-mango chicken

43% Off at Capt. Marcos Seafood & More

East Naples

$20 $11.50

Families dine on piscatorial delights from whole, wild-caught fish, freshly netted crabs, and homemade sauces with a Cuban bent

45% Off at Boston Beer Garden

North Naples

$20 $11

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Hearty stuffed burgers and beer-braised short ribs in a sports bar with more than 70 high-definition televisions

39% Off Sushi Experience for Two at Osetra

Downtown Naples

$63.70 $39

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Four-course meal from Chef Kaoru Saganawa features starters, rolls, nigiri, and a decadent dessert.

30% Off Brunch at Bice Ristorante

Old Naples

$64 $45

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Italian brunch entrees such as pasta carbonara vie with poached eggs and omelets for taste buds' affections; meals end with dessert or fruit

43% Off Dinner at Joia Fabulous Pizza & Martini Bar

Riverview

$40 $22.99

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Classic Italian pastas and slow-cooked meat dishes compliment hand-tossed pizzas and drinks

$8 for Cuban Cuisine at Havana Delights Cafe

Downtown Bartow

$16 $8

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Specialty cuban sandwiches with layers of freshly roasted pork, grilled steak, and spanish sausage on homemade bread

51% Off European Fare at La Cote Basque in Gulfport

Gulfport

$35 $17

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French, Italian & German entrees showcase dishes such as roast duck in amaretto cherry sauce, sauerbraten, and beef wellington

49% Off Winery Tour and Extended Tasting for Two

South Pasadena

$97 $49

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Experience premium fruit wines in tour that includes extended tastings, glasses of wine or wine smoothies, wine pouches & take-home bottle

Up to 53% Off Dinner Show & Eastern European Meal

St. Pete Beach

$100 $49

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Guests enjoy a traditional dinner while watching an interactive murder mystery, a burlesque cabaret, or Russian music and dance

Up to 50% Off Pub Food at Durty's Bar and Grille

St. Petersburg

$20 $11

Tear into a burger and stay a while with a game of pool or join in with a nightly event, like karaoke or trivia

$10 for Pizzas and Subs at DeNunzio's Pizza

Historic Old Northeast

$20 $10

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Pizzas crafted from fresh handmade dough and produce from next-door market, sided with baked Italian subs, pepperoni rolls, and salads

43% Off Sushi at Vue

St. Petersburg

$30 $17

Sushi spot and club with stunning 19th floor views provides specialty martinis and inventive rolls to diners and dancers

50% Off Empanadas at Mr. Empanada

St. Petersburg

$8 $4

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Selection of soups and sides rounds out menu of creative empanadas filled with cream cheese and guava, pizza, spinach artichoke, and cheese

45% Off at Mario's Pizzeria Trattoria

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

New York-, doppio-, and sicilian-style pizzas served up alongside philly cheese steaks, meatball parmesans, pastas, and desserts

50% Off Chicken-Sausage Sandwiches at Jimbo's Joint

Historic Kenwood

$8 $4

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Chicken sausages, chicken meatballs, and falafel put a healthy twist on classic eats such as meatball subs and Chicago-style hot dogs

Half Off Catering by Saffron's Cuisine of the Sun

Saffron's on the Go - Downtown

$200 $100

Catered dishes such as boneless chicken sauteed in Jamaican curry with onions, sweet peppers, and coconut milk

Steak and Seafood at Fish Tales Seafood & Steak House

St. Petersburg

$30 $17

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From their harborside perch, chefs prep pounds of stuffed blue crab, oysters, and other fish cuts

Select Local Merchants

Owners Ines Josupeit and chef James King join culinary forces at Table 209, a bistro tucked into the historical buildings and sunny harbor walk of Punta Gorda. James brings his 20 years of experience working in kitchens throughout San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland to the restaurant, cobbling fresh seafood, prime meats, and seasonal ingredients into innovative gourmet dishes. Every Monday night, Ines grabs the culinary baton, pulling from her own German heritage to simmer up an authentic menu of traditional German sausages and potato pancakes. Out in the dining room, local artwork festoons the walls, as guests sit around white tablecloths, illuminated by flickering candles that stop passing cavemen dead in their tracks. Outside in the patio, glimmering strands of hanging lights cascade above rows of tabletops and lush plants.

209 W Olympia Ave
Punta Gorda,
FL
US

The culinary crew at Torch Bistro crafts a fusion menu filled with American bistro fare and Japanese dishes, which pair with eclectic cocktails mixed by the dexterous bartending staff. The eatery grabs diners’ attention with hearty entrees such as a shrimp and scallop duet ($16), a slow-roasted beef pot roast ($13), and an apple-bourbon-roasted half duck accompanied by carrots and parsnips ($17). Showing a passion for things flat and flour-based, Torch also hauls out four different BLTs ($7–$8) and an equal number of stuffed crêpes including the cordon-bleu crêpe filled with black forest ham, roasted chicken, and swiss cheese ($7). Torch’s bar staff pours a sassy selection of drinks, rumtinis, and after-dinner coffees spiked with irish whiskey ($4) or accurately aimed volleyballs.

2113 Tamiami Trl
Punta Gorda,
FL
US

The blonde wood paneling and walls of windows thrown open to the sea-enriched air make the interior of Porto Bello look more like an enchanting island retreat than an Italian and American eatery. The menu, however, keeps the experience firmly grounded in the old world, with such delights as braised short ribs in green onion crepes, gnocchi, and chicken marsala. The chefs embrace local flavors, as well, with Cajun-spiced shrimp and the catch of the day, an ever-changing helping of fresh Gulf fish.

3200 Matecumbe Key Rd
Punta Gorda,
FL
US

There are few online reviews for the Earth Origins Market (formerly Mother Earth Market) East Silver Springs Boulevard and 76th Boulevard locations, but there are some for the 13th Street location. Nine Google Mappers give it a three-star average, and five Yelpers give it a four-star average:

2000 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte,
FL
US

Visani Restaurant & The Comedy Zone set the stage for comedians from throughout the United States to fill the rows with uproarious laughter every Saturday night. Guests can munch on an appetizer platter of mini meatballs, fried mozzarella, and bruschetta before a main course of hard-boiled comedy is served at 10 p.m., which leaves ample time to warm up guffaws throughout the day. Upcoming acts include Tony Tone, an impressionist who has appeared on HBO's Def Comedy Jam and Cedric the Entertainer's DVD The Starting Line Up 1, and James Sibley, an observational comedian who has appeared on My Name Is Earl. Unlike an elitist ATM, the 200-seat theater operates on a first-come, first-served basis, so reservations are recommended.

2400 Kings Hwy
Port Charlotte,
FL
US

At Sweet Cravings, dairy denizens crown cones with scoops of Working Cow ice cream, a local company that hand-blends confections in small batches. The aroma of sizzling batter inundates the cheerful, yellow-walled shop as the staff whips up fresh waffle cones. Sweet Cravings's old-fashioned batch freezers preserve the palate-pleasing smoothness of such premium ice-cream flavors as butter pecan, carrot cake, and fudge brownie delight. Soy-based ice cream and italian ice sate the sweet-tooth cravings of the dairy-free sector, and sugar-free scoops and frozen yogurt keep waistlines trim for graceful dives through rapidly closing elevator doors.

1900 Tamiami Trl
Port Charlotte,
FL
US