Dining options are far from extensive in Punta Gorda. In addition to the restaurants that we discuss with full reviews, check out Grace's Restaurant, at the corner of Main and King streets (tel. 702-2414), for good local fare.

Out a little bit north of town, just across from and facing the bay, Waluco's Restaurant (tel. 702-2119) is a good place for fish, pasta, or rotisserie chicken. The open-air restaurant has a great view and a friendly, casual vibe. And even a bit beyond Waluco’s, you’ll find the Mangrove Inn (tel. 623-0497), which serves a limited nightly menu in an intimate setting with personalized service.

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