Food & Drink in Punta Gorda Isles

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

Multiple Locations

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

$60 $29

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Comedy Show for Two or Four at Belushi's Comedy Bar (Up to 50% Off)

Belushi's Comedy Bar

Belushi's Comedy Bar

Live_logo

Jim Belushi’s new comedy bar welcomes nationally touring standups seen on Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing

$40 $25

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$18 for Three Groupons, Good for $10 Worth of Drinks at The Grind Coffee House & Roaster ($30 Value)

Grind Coffee House and Roaster

Multiple Locations

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

$10 $6

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Crepes and Wine for Two or Four at Z Crepes (Up to 50% Off)

Z Crepes

Fort Myers

Savory crepes made with sauteed shrimp and citrus-marinated chicken or sweet crepes such as the chocolate mousse

$40 $20

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Frozen Yogurt Treats or Three Pints of Take-Home Frozen Yogurt at Orange Leaf (Up to 44% Off)

Orange Leaf - The Forum

The Forum

Rotating selection of frozen-yogurt flavors that may include salted caramel, white chocolate strawberry, and coconut

$5 $3

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Greek Food for Two or Takeout at Plaka II Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

Plaka II Restaurant

Iona

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

$20 $11

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$6 for $10 Worth of Smoothies — Green Cup Café

Green Cup Café

Fort Myers

From the merchant: Over 20 varieties of organic, whole food smoothies. Choose from classic (all-fruit), green, or protein categories.

$10 $6

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Hibachi Cuisine and Sushi for Two or More at Kumo Japanese Steak House & Sushi (33% Off)

Kumo Japanese Steak House

Fort Myers

Hibachi chefs put on a show as they grill meat and seafood; sushi chefs fold fresh fish into colorful rolls

$30 $20

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 Worth of Ice Cream at 2 Scoops & Sprinkles ($24 Total Value)

2 Scoops & Sprinkles

Pine Brook Park Plaza

Enjoy one of 40 flavors of ice cream in a rainbow-hued ice cream parlor complete with kid’s play area and cartoons

$8 $5

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Italian Cuisine at Starz Italian Restaurant & Pub (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Starz Italian Restaurant & Pub

Multiple Locations

Made-from-scratch sauces and pizza dough, fresh pasta, and locally sourced ingredients shine in classic Italian dishes

$40 $23

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$12 for $20 Worth of Seafood for Two at The New England Moorings

The New England Moorings

Hancock

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

$20 $12

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Hibachi Cuisine and Sushi for Dinner, Valid Monday–Thursday or Any Day at Kumo Japanese SteakHouse (Up to 47% Off)

Kumo Japanese Steakhouse

Caloosahatchee

Hibachi menu with meats and veggies grilled tableside is supplemented by a sushi menu with 27 specialty rolls

$30 $16

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Pizza and Pasta for Dine-In or Takeout at Carmine Street NY Pizza & Mussels (40% Off)

Carmine Street NY Pizza & Mussels

Cape Coral

Brick ovens fire thin-crust pizzas to crispy perfection; fresh mussels mingle with live music, full bar, and patio drinking and dining

$20 $12

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Upscale Italian Cuisine at Il Tesoro (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Il Tesoro

Sanibel

Italian sausage, fresh grilled seafood, classic pastas, and other Old World Italian dishes are featured on this menu

$50 $25

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Authentic Italian Food and Drinks at Luna Rossa Italian Grill (Up to 53% Off). Four Options Available.

Luna Rossa Italian Grill

Estero

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

$40 $20

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$17 for $32 Worth of Japanese Cuisine at Kumo Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi

Kumo Japanese Steak House

Bradenton

Chefs fire up hibachis at each table to cook filet mignon and lobster tails at restaurant with sushi bar

$32 $17

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Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Adriatico (Up to 45% Off)

Adriatico

Gulf Gate

Menu includes spinach and ricotta ravioli, slow-braised pork tenderloin, snapper fillet in a spicy tomato broth, bruschetta, and PEI mussels

$30 $17

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Latin American Cuisine at Copa Restaurant & Lounge (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Copa Restaurant & Lounge

Sarasota

Menu includes cuban sandwiches, fried pork chops, spanish onion steaks, boiled yuga, red beans, tilapia burgers, and chicken stew

$30 $15

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$17 for $30 Worth of Italian Food and Drinks at Primo! Ristorante 

Primo!

Sarasota

Wood-oven-baked pizzas; more than 15 pasta dishes flavored with veal, seafood, and housemade italian sausage

$30 $17

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$19 for a Custom Gourmet Birthday Cake at Sweet! Sarasota ($45 Value)

Sweet! - Sarasota

Sarasota

A 7-inch vanilla, chocolate, or marble cake with a custom icing serves 10–14 people

$45 $19

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$10 for $20 Worth of Produce and Groceries at Vung Tau Oriental Market

Vung Tau Oriental Market

Sarasota

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

$20 $9

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$16 for $30 Worth of Homestyle American Comfort Food at Word of Mouth Downtown

Word of Mouth Downtown

Downtown

Omelets, benedicts, soup, specialty sandwiches, and other comfort fare in the dining room or on a dog-friendly patio

$30 $16

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$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Papa Giorgio's Family Italian Restaurant

Papa Giorgios Family Italian Restaurant

Sarasota

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

$20 $11

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Pizzeria Cuisine on Sunday–Thursday or Friday–Saturday at Filippo's Pizzeria (50% Off)

Filippo's Pizzeria

Sarasota

Casual Italian restaurant with fresh pizzas and calzones, seafood, veal, and chicken pastas, and hearty meatball subs

$18 $9

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$8 for $14 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Sweet Frog

SweetFrog

Gulf Gate Estates

75 rotating frozen-yogurt flavor combinations, such as new york cheesecake, sweet coconut, and georgia peach

$14 $8

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Beer Tasting for Two or Four with Growler at Big Top Brewing Company (Up to 48% Off)

Big Top Brewing Company

Fruitville

Small-batch craft beers including White Sands Wheat, Sun Coast Pale Ale, Circus City IPA, Intercoastal Amber, and seasonal brews

$24 $14

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Bubble Tea and Sushi at Kam’s Bubble Tea & Sushi (Up to 40% Off)

Kam’s Bubble Tea & Sushi

Sarasota

Enjoy sushi rolls such as tuna avocado, philadelphia, and shrimp tempura as you sip on watermelon smoothies or green bubble tea

$20 $12

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Pizza, Subs, and Breakfast at Hot Space Pizza Bar & Grill (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Hot Space Pizza Bar & Grill

Bonita Springs

Polish pierogies, calzones, stromboli, and subs at comfy pizzeria that also serves breakfast

$20 $12

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Seafood Lunch Baskets and Drinks for Two at Randy's Paradise Shrimp (Up to 44% Off). Two Options Available.

Randy’s Paradise Shrimp Seafood & Gourmet Market

Bonita Springs

Oyster sandwiches, grouper tacos, and breaded grouper served in lunch baskets with sides such as fries and sliced heirloom tomatoes

$35.96 $20

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Italian Food and Drinks at Lunchtime for Two or Take-Out at Gio Fabulous (Up to $7 Off)

Gio Fabulous

Bradenton

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

$20 $13

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Japanese Food and Drinks for Two at Samurai Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar (Up to 43% Off)

Samurai Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

Bradenton

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

$30 $17

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Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Pub Food on Weekdays or Weekends at Steel City Bar & Grill (43% Off)

Steel City Bar & Grill

Bradenton

All-American favorites such as hot dogs topped with homemade chili, burgers stacked with toppings, philly cheesesteaks, and buffalo wings

$15 $8.50

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$20 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $7 Worth of Hot Dogs, Burgers, Fries, and Drinks at Rippers Roadstand ($28 Value)

Rippers Roadstand

Ellenton

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

$7 $5

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$17 for $30 Worth of Italian Dinner for Two at Gio Fabulous

Gio Fabulous

Bradenton

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

$30 $17

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Soups and Entrees for Two or Four at Jane's Cafe On Third (Up to 40% Off)

Janes Cafe on third

Old Naples

Soups such as grass-fed beef chili; entrees include blackened grouper and four-cheese bowties

$70 $42

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Cuban-Influenced Seafood, Sides, and Desserts at Capt. Marcos Seafood & More (43% Off). Two Options Available.

Capt. Marcos Seafood & More

East Naples

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

$20 $11.50

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Barbecue Dine-in or Takeout at Michelbob's Championship Ribs (50% Off)

Michelbob's Championship Ribs

Multiple Locations

Award-winning barbecue served with classic sides made fresh daily

$30 $15

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18-Inch Pizza or Italian Dinner for Two at Moravela's (Up to 47% Off)

Moravelas

Urban Estates

Choose from a selection of veal, pasta, fish, and chicken entrees during an Italian meal that also features an appetizer and wine

$25 $14

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$20 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Let's Yo! ($40 Value)

Let's Yo!

Let's Yo Naples

Customers crown their all-natural frozen yogurt with a choice of 100+ toppings, including fresh-cut fruit and gummy candies

$10 $5

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$12 for $ Worth of Bar Food and Drinks at Boston Beer Garden

Boston Beer Garden

North Naples

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

$20 $12

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Peruvian Cuisine at La Cuisine (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

La Cuisine Peruvian Restaurant

Naples

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

$20 $11

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$11.50 for $20 Worth of Local, Healthy Food for Dine-In or Carryout at Three60 Market

Three60 Market

East Naples

Locally sourced, healthy food fills market shelves, restaurant plates, and the deli case

$20 $11.50

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Meals for Two at Eats! American Grill (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Eats! American Grill

Riverview

Recipes from across the country comprise an Americana-inspired menu with midwestern BLTs on texas toast and New York-style buffalo wings

$20 $11

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$17 for $30 Worth of Pizza and Italian Food for Two at Joia Fabulous Pizza & Martini Bar

Joia Fabulous

Riverview

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

$30 $17

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$8 for $16 Worth of Cuban Cuisine at Havana Delights Cafe

Havana Delights Cafe

Downtown Bartow

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

$16 $8

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Pan-Asian Food at Asian Castle (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Asian Castle

Barnegat Township

Guests sit down to pan-Asian banquet choosing from a menu bursting with classic Chinese and Japanese fare

$20 $12

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$22 for $40 Worth of French and Continental European Fare at La Cote Basque in Gulfport

La Cote Basque

Gulfport

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

$40 $22

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$19 for One 7-Inch Custom Birthday Cake at Sweet! ($45 Value)

Sweet! St. Petersburg (Parent)

St. Petersburg

Celebrate special occasions with a 7-inch custom cake in vanilla, chocolate, or marble with custom icing; serves 10-14, upgrades available

$45 $19

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$12 for $20 Worth of Pizzeria Eats for Carryout from Jet's Pizza

Jet's Pizza

Saint Petersburg

Pizzeria specializing in deep-dish pies, as well as wings, salads, and subs

$20 $12

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Chicken-Sausage and -Meatball Sandwiches at Jimbo's Joint (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Jimbo's Joint

Historic Kenwood

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

$8 $4

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$12 for $20 Worth of Pizza at Tour De Pizza Deux

Tour De Pizza Deux

St. Petersburg

Owner Matt McClellan champions pizza as a healthy food with pies crowned with roma tomatoes, fresh basil, pears, peppers, and garlic

$20 $12

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$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Food at Big City Grill, Co. ($20 Value)

Big City Grill Co.

Brandon

New menu inspired by American favorites such as potato skins, New York strip steaks, and fresh seafood

$10 $5.50

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Six Meat and Seafood Items at Land and Sea Market (47% Off). Two Options Available.

Land and Sea Market

Multiple Locations

Choose from all-natural chicken breasts, grouper fingers, tilapia fillets, chicken nuggets, and cocount shrimp

$60 $32

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Italian Food for Two or Four or More at Allegria Italiana (37% Off)

Allegria Italiana

Brandon

Homemade gnocchi tossed in zesty tomato sauce, pepper-encrusted beef tenderloin in a marsala sauce, and Italian-style ricotta cheesecake

$30 $19

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American Food at Big City Grill (Up to 40% Off)

The Big City Grill

AMC Regency Movie Theater Plaza

Chefs create signature dishes from around the country, such as Buffalo’s hot wings and LA’s fish tacos

$10 $6

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$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $8 of Food and Drink at Oakley's Grille ($24 Value)

Oakley's Grille

Northeast Tampa

Inventive menu includes cajun chicken cordon bleu and Certified Black Angus half-pound burgers chargrilled at 500 degrees

$8 $5

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Coffee Brewing and Tasting Course for One or Two at The Blind Tiger Cafe (50% Off)

The Blind Tiger Cafe

Tampa

45-minute course includes complimentary snacks and the option to purchase equipment for brewing at home

$60 $30

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Lebanese Mezah (seven different appetizers) for Two or Four with Drinks at Byblos Cafe (Up to 43% Off)

Byblos Cafe

Palma Ceia

Share a hearty platter of hummus, baba ghanouj, labneh, kebbeh, falafel, grape leaves, and tabbouleh with wine, beer, or premium cocktails

$43.95 $25

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Italian Food and Drinks for Two or For Take-Out or Delivery at Islands Pizza (Up to 40% Off)

Islands Pizza

Davis Islands

Pizzeria pairs 20 draft beers and cocktails with hand-tossed pies, grinders, and wings slathered in Caribbean-jerk and lemon-pepper sauces

$20 $12

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One Dozen Cookies or One 15" Cookie Cake at Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip (Up to 39% Off)

Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip - Tampa Mall

Tampa

Delight in dessert with a fresh-baked batch of iconic Nestlé Toll House cookies or a customizable cookie cake

$17.99 $11

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$10 for $20 Worth of Latin-American Food and Drinks at Monserrate Restaurant Bar & Grill

Monserrate Restaurant Bar & Grill

Northwest Tampa

Latin-American restaurant offers a tour of Caribbean, Central, and South American dishes; wines and beers from around the world

$20 $10

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$20 for $40 Worth of Cookie Bouquets at Cookies by Design

Cookies by Design

Multiple Locations

Artfully arranged & custom-decorated cookies for birthdays, holidays & other special occasions

$40 $20

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Cuban and Italian Food for Lunch at Las Vegas Cafe (50% Off)

Las Vegas Cafe

West Tampa

Chef blends Cuban and Italian cuisines to create dishes such as fish stuffed with ham and cheese, Cuban-fried rice, and veggie crepes

$12 $6

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$16 for $30 Worth of Korean Cuisine at Rice Restaurant & Market

Rice Restaurant & Market

Town N County Park

Korean barbecue, stir-fry, stews, and noodle dishes pair with small plates of sautéed, blanched, and pickled vegetables

$30 $14

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$9 for $20 Worth of Indian Food and Drinks for Two at Saffron Indian Cuisine

Saffron Indian Cusine

County Line Coalition

A chef from Bombay folds freshly ground spices into mild or spicy curries, creamy butter chicken, and stuffed naan

$20 $9

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$8 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Frozen Yogurt, Juices, and Coffee at Frogury ($20 Value)

Frogury

Tampa

Create your own sundae using non-fat, low-calorie frozen yogurt and more than 40 available fruit, candy, and nut toppings

$10 $4

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Standup Show with Drinks for Two or Four at Side Splitters Comedy Club (Up to 66% Off)

Side Splitters Comedy Club

Carrollwood

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Comedians seen on Last Comic Standing, HBO, and Comedy Central’s Workaholics take a living-room-style stage

$62 $23

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$20 for Two Burgers and Two Pints of Draft Beer at Hogan's Beach (Up to a $38 Value)

Hogan's Beach

Northwest Tampa

Watch the big game on flat-screen TVs while filling your plate with burgers and two pints of the more than 20 different beers on tap

$38 $20

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$10 for $20 Worth of Barbecue and Burgers at Mike's Smokehouse BBQ & Grill

Mike's Smokehouse BBQ & Grill

Tampa

Choose between gator baskets, ribs, sausage, chicken, catfish, and frog legs, or go for broke with the hearty "redneck platter"

$20 $10

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Contemporary Fusion Food at Cheap (50% Off)

Cheap

Courier City/Oscawana

Eclectic restaurant and bar with a fusion menu of sushi, burgers, pizzas, and other contemporary dishes

$30 $16

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Made-To-Order Boxed Meals at Inside the Box Cafe (Up to 41% Off). Two Options Available.

Inside the Box Cafe

Multiple Locations

Made-to-order boxed lunches satisfy midday cravings with crisp salads or hearty sandwiches layered with savory meats and roasted veggies

$8.50 $5

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$11 for $20 Worth of Burgers, Steaks, and American Food at EATS! American Grill

Eats! American Grill

Fairoaks Manhattan Manor

Recipes from across the country comprise an Americana-inspired menu with midwestern BLTs on texas toast and New York-style buffalo wings

$20 $11

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$14 for Pizza and Beer at Ledo Pizza ($22 Value)

Ledo Pizza

Carrollwood

Pizzeria dishes out square-shaped pizza topped with thick-cut pepperoni, buffalo chicken baked cheese fries, subs, pasta, and salads

$22 $14

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$8 for $20 Worth of Pizzeria Cuisine at ABC Pizza

ABC Pizza

Wellswood

Build-your-own pizzas and gourmet pies topped with crab, feta, or shrimp mingle with grinders and pastas at a pizza chain open since 1966

$20 $8

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In-Home Wine Tasting for Four or Eight with Complimentary Bottle of Wine from PRP Wine International (Up to 87% Off)

PRP Wine International

University Square

Wine consultants travel to homes, pouring samples from four or six different bottles for small groups

$150 $19

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$18 for $30 Worth of American Food and Drinks at Gaspar's Patio Bar & Grille

Gaspar's Patio Bar & Grille

Temple Terrace

Restaurant and bar with nightly entertainment and dog-friendly patio slings American staples such as filet mignon, oysters, and wings

$30 $18

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$18 for $30 Worth of Boutique Indian Clothing at Gro Styles

Gro Styles

Multiple Locations

Rack after rack of affordable attire for quinceañeras, Bollywood theme parties, and formal ball events

$30 $18

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$13 for Four Vouchers, Each Valid for $6 Worth of Tea at Kung Fu Tea ($24 Value)

Kung Fu Tea

Tampa

Iced teas alongside sweet bubble milk teas and frozen slushes with flavors such as caramel macchiato, matcha red bean, and herbal jelly

$6 $3.25

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Italian Cuisine at Gio's Italian Restaurant (Up to 44% Off). Two Options Available.

Gio's Italian Restaurant

Egypt Lake-Leto

Waiters in black-and-white uniforms transport made-to-order Italian classics from the bustling kitchen to diners’ tables

$14 $8

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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

In the 1890's, the only liquids being served at The Ice House Pub were not actually in liquid form. They were ice. And that's because the historic building was originally built as an ice plant for the fishing industry. Now, more than a century later, the landmark building spends its days and nights as a local, English-style pub that boasts an authentic menu of English eats and more than 150 different types of international draft and bottled brews, from Guinness to American favorites like Stone Brewery and Yuengling.

A wooden, high-vaulted ceiling looks down on the pub's tall, brick walls - one of which holds a 10 foot HD television - as diners rest at wooden tables, plunging forks into steaming plates of cottage pie and fish and chips, as well as American bar favorites such as beer battered onion rings and Angus beef burgers. In between bites, guests can take turns pummeling steel-tipped darts into ten regulation-sized boards or take advantage of the pub's other games, such as hot gluing dominoes pieces to snooker balls. The Ice House also regularly hosts dart leagues for men, women, and co-ed teams, and live entertainment in the evenings.

408 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

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 Trail
Port Charlotte,
FL
US