Food & Drink in Punta Gorda Isles

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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$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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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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$17 for $30 Worth of Pan-Asian Steakhouse Cuisine at NAMI Japanese Steakhouse

NAMI Japanese Steakhouse

Fort Myers

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

$30 $18

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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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Burgers, Hot Dogs, and Shakes for Dine-In or Take-Out at Burger 21 (Up to 47% Off)

Burger21

Fort Myers

Hand-crafted certified angus beef burgers. hormone-free chicken and turkey burgers are made from fresh meat; gluten-free menu also available

$16 $9

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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 40% 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 $25

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Three Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Frozen Treats, or Party for Up to 10 Kids at Ice Cream Club of Cape Coral

Ice Cream Club of Cape Coral

The Shops At Surfside

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

$5 $2.50

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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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Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt at Menchie's Coral Walk (Up to 50% Off)

Menchie's Coral Walk

Pine Island Road

Frozen yogurt flavors such as cake batter, vanilla and chocolate topped with fresh fruit, candy bites, chocolate syrup, and other treats

$10 $5

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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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$15 for $30 Worth of Japanese Dinner Cuisine for Two or More at Kumo Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi

Kumo Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi

Bradenton

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

$30 $15

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One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 of Frozen Yogurt at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt (50% Off)

Orange Leaf

Fruitville

Nearly 70 rotating flavors of frozen yogurt, ready to be sprinkled with any combination of dozens of toppings

$10 $5

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$14 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 $14

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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 $10

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$17 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 $17

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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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Frozen Treats at Menchie's University Walk (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Menchie's University Walk

Menchies University Walk

Frozen yogurt flavors such as cake batter, vanilla and chocolate topped with fresh fruit, candy bites, chocolate syrup, and other treats

$10 $5

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$19 for One Dozen Gourmet Cupcakes at Sweet! Sarasota ($30 Value)

Sweet! - Sarasota

Sarasota

A box of 12 gourmet cupcakes come in flavors ranging from simple chocolate and vanilla to Boston creme pie and red velvet.

$30 $19

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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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$6 for $10 Worth of Ice Cream — Divino Gelato Cafe

Divino Gelato Cafe

Bonita Springs

Use voucher for any purchase of gelato, sorbetto, speciality coffee drink, or bubble tea

$10 $6

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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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$42 for a Winery Tour, Tasting, and Bottle of Wine for Two at Florida Orange Groves Winery ($84 Value)

Florida Orange Groves Winery

St. Petersburg

Experience premium fruit wines in tour that includes extended tastings, wine pouches, take-home bottle, and glasses

$84 $42

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$35 for an Evening Cruise for Two from StarLite Dining Cruises ($75 Value)

StarLite Cruises

Multiple Locations

Groups can arrange a last minute holiday party or individuals can celebrate a special occasion all while cruising on smooth inland waters

$75 $35

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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 or Four at Samurai Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar (Up to 50% 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 $15

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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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Seafood and Steak for Two or Four at Spanky's Grill 41 (Up to 52% Off)

Spanky's Grill 41

Palmetto

Eatery dishes out classic plates such as chicken wings, pork chops, St. Louis–style ribs, and crab cakes

$50 $24

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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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$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Crepes at CrepeMaker ($30 Value)

CrepeMaker

Coastland Center Food Court

Menu includes crepes such as cordon bleu, raspberry chicken, ham and cheese, Nutella and raspberry, nutty caramel apple, and florentine

$10 $6

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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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$11 for $20 Worth of Japanese Cuisine for Dinner at Maguro Sushi & Steak House

Maguro Japanese Steak House

North Naples

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

$20 $11

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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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$16 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 $4

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Breakfast or Lunch with Drinks for Two or Four, or a Takeout Meal for Two from Cafe Blu (Up to 54% Off)

Cafe Blu - Naples

Naples

Breakfast dishes served all day include omelets, crepes, and maple-walnut French toast; lunch entrees range from tuna melts to meatloaf

$36.98 $17

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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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Mexican Meal with Drinks for Two or Four or Take-Out at LaPinata Mexican Restaurant (Up to 56% Off)

LaPinata Mexican Restaurant

East Naples

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

$66.96 $32

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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 55% 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 $9

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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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Seafood and American Cuisine For Two or More at Lunch or Carry-Out at JFD's Seafood House (Up to 45% Off)

JFD's Seafood House

Downtown Bartow

Laid-back seafood spot promises oysters, crab cake baskets, mahi mahi tacos, and non-fish options including pasta, barbecue, and burgers

$20 $11

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$7 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 $7

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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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$45 for a Swim in a 33,500-Gallon Tank for Two with Breakfast or Lunch at RumFish Grill ($75 Total Value)

RumFish Grill

St. Pete Beach

Swim with a nurse shark and tarpon in a tank that lines an entire dining-room wall, then dine on sandwiches or Southern-style breakfast

$75 $45

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Seafood at Crab Daddy's (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Crab Daddy's

St. Pete Beach

Dine on crab legs and other seafood specials on an outdoor patio and rooftop tiki bar overlooking Blind Pass Inlet

$30 $18

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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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$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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Comedy Night at Manhattan Casino on Saturday, December 13 or January 17, at 9 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

Comedy Shows

Manhattan Casino

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Night of laughs features up-and-coming comics, including Marlon Maxwell and Timmy V

$25 $15

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$11 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 $11

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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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Seafood, Sandwiches, and Wings at Sloppy Pelican (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sloppy Pelican

St. Petersburg

Casual seafood bar and grill with tiki bar and live music serves up fresh seafood, burgers, and wings tossed in one of five sauces

$20 $12

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$19 for One Dozen Gourmet Cupcakes with Six Flavors at Sweet! ($30 Value)

Sweet!

St. Petersburg

A box of 12 gourmet cupcakes come in flavors ranging from simple chocolate and vanilla to boston creme pie and red velvet

$30 $19

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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). Three 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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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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Standup-Comedy Show at Tampa Improv (Up to 80% Off)

Tampa Improv

Tampa Improv - Ybor City

Touring comedians and up-and-comers perform at a comedy-club chain that launched the careers of Jerry Seinfeld and Robin Williams

$50 $15

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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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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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$25 for Two Holiday Gift Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Spaghetti Warehouse ($40 Total Value)

Spaghetti Warehouse

Historic Ybor

Give the holiday gift of hand-rolled meatballs, lasagna, and chicken parmigiana at historical warehouse restaurants brimming with antiques

$20 $12.50

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A Sinatra New Year's Eve with Sharp Sings Sinatra with Open Bar, Dinner, and Champagne at 9 p.m. (Up to 26% Off)

A Sinatra New Year's Eve with Sharp Sings Sinatra

Tampa Women's Club

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Mister Nik Sharp leads a 10-piece jazz band with his uncanny Frank Sinatra impersonation; includes prime rib or chicken marsala dinner

$200 $149

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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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Afghan Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Anaar Bar and Grill (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

Anaar Bar and Grill

Tampa

Enjoy hummus, lamb-and-rice dishes, veggie kebabs, and gyros

$20 $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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$19 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 $19

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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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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
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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
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