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Village Fish Market Restaurant and Lounge

1200 W Retta Esp J36, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
+1 941-639-7959
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“casserole” (22 reviews)
“seafood” (111 reviews)
“onion rings” (45 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 20:00All hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1200 W Retta Esp J36, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
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1 - 10 of 684 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is alway fresh and delicious. The bar staff is superior. We go every time were in town. Best restaurant in the mall.

Thank Debbie T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in Fishermans Village this restaurant is a gem! They serve the best cod I have had anywhere, it is always tender and flaky. hubby always gets the clam chowder soup also and he loves it. Clams have a great taste. It gets very very...More

Thank Jannine C
Reviewed 1 week ago

After living in Punta Gorda for 16 years we finally ate lunch at the Village Fish Market and what a wonderful surprise. My husband ordered Smelts which are never on a menu, and said they were the best he ever had. Every fish selection was...More

Thank Jeanette C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fairly new venue and the food is good. I like that they seem to always have live music. Service at the bar is inconsistent and the happy hour is ok.

1  Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Authentic seafood options and great bar service. Our waitress was prompt and very gracious. Food was excellent!

1  Thank Lanae B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful meal. The lobster Mac n cheese was excellent n the fried Ipswich clams were excellent! We really enjoyed the meal! The sunset was a bonus 🌞🌗⭐️

Thank Trish S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me be honest, I don't usually expect a lot of this kind of resort place. If I get average food at average prices it's OK. This was far better. For ne thing, although the were very busy (lunch time on Labor Day), we didn't...More

1  Thank Ian_Ro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service was good food average at best. Not a great dinning experience. Tuna looked like it was old when served and it taste was not good. Grouper was good. Been wanting to try this restaurant for a while probably will not go back.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved the Village Fish Market. The food was excellent. Sitting outside overlooking the waterfront made this experience even more enjoyable. The only thing that stopped me from giving the Village Fish Market a perfect score was an incident with our server. The refill on...More

1  Thank CaribLover_8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I go to this establishment everytime I visit and the lobster casserole is the best thing I have eaten in fisherman's village. The service is always good.

1  Thank James T
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Kathy R
Are you open Thanksgiving day ?
5 November 2016|
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Response from Sue R | Property representative |
The Village Fish Market is closed on Thanksgiving, one of the three days per year we are allowed to close.
Julie M
Does this restaurant have a separate fryer for the gluten free items?
23 July 2016|
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Response from Sue R | Property representative |
Yes we do. And we have an extensive gluten free menu. Check it out on our website. Thanks for your question.
John A
We are looking for a restaurant that prepares their clam strips fresh in house, do you?
8 May 2016|
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Response from Sue R | Property representative |
Hi, just to clarify we buy the clam strips in ready cut and then bread and fry them in house, fresh to order. We also buy the whole belly clams and bread them ourselves. Both are very popular. Thanks for asking
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$32
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, 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
  • E-mail
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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