Dining options are far from extensive in Punta Gorda. In addition to the restaurants listed below, check out Grace's Restaurant (tel. 702-2414), at the corner of Main and King streets, for good local fare; or try The Snack Shack (tel. 702-0020), a simple open air joint located between the post office and BTL building that's very popular for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Out a little bit north of town, just across from and facing the bay, Waluco's Cool Spot (tel. 665-3066) is a good place for fish, pasta, or rotisserie chicken. The open-air restaurant has a great view and a friendly, casual vibe.

For a cool treat on a hot day, head to Marrenco's Ice Cream Parlour, 57 Main St. (tel. 722-2572).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.