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The Perfect Caper

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121 E Marion Ave, Unit 121, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3635 (Nesbit St.)
+1 941-505-9009
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Tue 16:30 - 21:00
Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Sequim, Washington
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161 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The locals know just how to get here and after 6 the place is packed. So eat early or call early for reservations. The restaurant has a rather non descript entrance on the south side parking lot. A large sign on the opposite side will let you know you have found the place. One word of CAUTION, The curbs in... More 

Thank Tom T
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a very large part, only one server, not enough. Waitress was fantastic but sh needed help. Food was fine, not memorable. Probably won't go back.

Thank cct208
North Port, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been a number of times since we moved here and have always loved it either the dining room or bar both are very good. I have noticed a change since the new restaurant in RI has opened and the owners are not there. Some prep is not the same and the Duck was very overdone and salty last... More 

Thank elliemariano
Mansfield, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very hesitant to go as a few friends told us everything was a la carte and over priced. They were WRONG!!!! We found it to be an amazing dining experience. Our waitress was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. When we asked questions she answered and offered suggestions. The food was by far some of the BEST I have ever... More 

Thank alden84
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted the soup and 1/2 chicken salad sandwich, but even though the restaurant had just opened for the day, they were out of chicken salad. The Brie sandwich was mostly greens and the side salad dressing seemed to be nothing but oil. I have eaten here many times and this was my first bad meal, so I will try them... More 

Thank hjchristensen
Marquette, Michigan
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57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for our first time, but not our last, on 4-5-2017 as a party of four. Our table was waiting for us, even though we were about 10 minutes early. We were promptly greeted by our server and given menus and asked about drinks, etc. Then, started looking at the menu and heard about a couple specials of the... More 

Thank JoeHill3
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love going to the Perfect Caper and dining in the bar area for a more casual atmosphere. Josh the bartender doesn't miss a beat. The food is also cooked to perfection and we have never had a bad meal here. Service is also excellent! If you are looking for someplace special to go, this is THE place to go,... More 

Thank FrancieMC
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During a recent visit to see my parents in Punta Gorda, we treated them to a dinner out. My mother picked the restaurant based on a friends recommendation. WOW what a great place (after finding it on the side of a building)! Everything was fabulous! My mothers scallops on a bed of black rice was so delicious. I got the... More 

Thank LarryLauren
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95 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pork belly tacos were amazing as was the pate' appetizer. The burger was cooked to perfection and the array of salad choices were delicious! Surprisingly busy for lunch so reservations are a very good idea! Mary Jane was a most capable server!

Thank H20T
Newburyport, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because it is a mid-way point for us, we meet friends at the Perfect Caper sometime over the winter/early spring. The food is always excellent and the service is outstanding. The nice thing is that we can sit a little bit too long talking and never feel rushed. We'll be back again next year.

Thank Mimi1952-8

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 E Marion Ave, Unit 121, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3635
    (Nesbit St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
  • Phone Number: +1 941-505-9009

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?