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Village Fish Market Restaurant and Lounge

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1200 W Retta Esp J36, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
+1 941-639-7959
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went and it started off with being ignored while waiting for a table. Several employees walked by us without even acknowledging our presence. Finally I asked a gal that appeared to be the hostess if we could get a seat. She It never got much better. The food was ok at best. The batter for the... More 

Thank Brian S
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Like to visit here for lunch when in the area. I always choose crab salad croissant which I recommend. Husband varies his choice but always happy with what he gets. Ordered a glass of Chardonnay which was mediocre but didn't spoil enjoyment of food. Worth a visit.

1 Thank Jintymac2016
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seating indoors or out nearer the Peace River. Excellent "New England Sea Food" Cod, soft shell clams,etc. as well as local sea food. Born and breed in New England it was as good as the food in MA,RI and ME.

1 Thank Roland B
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our dogs with us to Fishermen's Village as Punta Gorda is a dog friendly city. At the other restaurant on the end of the Village they allow dogs... and before The Village Fish Market underwent the deck renovations my husband and I used to stop after our daily walk with the dogs and have a Black and Tan... More 

Thank MarkandMarie F
Sue R, Owner at Village Fish Market Restaurant and Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for writing, and I am sorry you did not have a good experience, I am stunned by your comments, yes the owners are English but they are not new. We have been there for over 13 years. I was the one who implemented the dog friendly seating and I have to go through hours of paperwork annually to... More 

Walkerton, Indiana
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it Enríque was our waiter and he was Oh to happy too service whatever we wanted. I will be back to try other dishes. I had their special shrimp, fish, and scallops in a baked dish, yum yum

1 Thank Emeric S
Trenton, Michigan
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163 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch last week with my mother-in-law while visiting her in PG. While waiting for food, the hostess sat two young ladies at table next to us who asked if they could smoke and were told "No" by the hostess. As luck would have it, our server Sabrina, was friends with these ladies and told them they could smoke... More 

Thank Carl P
Punta Gorda, Florida
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122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to lunch with some friends visiting. We have been going there regularly for several years. I ordered my usual grouper sandwich. over time the sandwich has become more bread, less fish, no tomato, one side instead of cole slaw and two sides. You get the picture. My wife ordered a crabcake which has become more cake and less crab.... More 

Thank KjunCelt
Estero, Florida
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have dined at the Village Fish Market many times. The food is fresh and consistent although a bit expensive. The Clam Chowder soup is excellent as is their fish sandwich. One person in our party had the shrimp scampi and he said it was terrific. Of all things the Philly Cheesesteak was excellent as well. The reason why I... More 

Thank gschleiffer
Shelby, United States
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to Punta Gorda since 2012. This is my go to restaurant for seafood. Everytime I visit I have to eat here. The whole belly fried clams are delicious. Every meal I've had has been great. The employees are friendly and very attentive. If you like seafood I would suggest to try this restaurant and i think... More 

Thank Richard C
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed lunch on the deck. They had a healthy menu which was a first for me in Florida!! The village market is interesting and fun! A must see in Punta Gorda!

1 Thank Carol L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?