Port Charlotte, Florida is a medium sized city in Charlotte County with a size of about 54,000. It is known for being one of the best places to retire to in America, according to Forbes Magazine. This is because it is a very quiet, relaxing environment that is kind of slow paced and has amazing weather. They are known for being home to the Charlotte Stone Crabs, the Port Charlotte Beach Park, Cultural Center of Charlotte County, and their Smoke and Roses Sightseeing Tour. While you are in Port Charlotte, you are sure to work up an appetite or a need to sit down for a drink, so here are some of our favorite restaurants and bars in Port Charlotte.
1951 Tamiami Trl, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
JD's Bistro & Grille is an excellent place to unwind and enjoy a nice after work cool down. There are so many things to love about JD's Bistro & Grille. They offer a unique blend of both a gourmet dining experience and a casual dining atmosphere. They have great live entertainment, with frequent stand up comedians who are always smash hits and a pleasure to dine to. They have an excellent wine and drink menu as well, and they are certain to satisfy whatever palette you might be trying to please. They focus greatly on caring for their customers not only with impeccable service, but also with food that satisfies and blows away each and every one of your senses. They only use the most fresh ingredients around, opting to only get their ingredients from local growers when possible and it is all prepared in the highest quality, and they offer diverse, remarkable meals. So whether you are looking to head there for a special occasion, a business meeting, a large catering event, or just a fine dinner or lunch, JD's Bistro & Grille is the perfect place for you. If you head in, then we suggest you start out the with Fried Goat Cheese and for your entree you must try the Grilled Pork Chop or the Grilled Wild Alaskan Salmon.
1032 Tamiami Trl Unit 11, Port Charlotte, FL 33953
Royal India offers a fantastic, unique dining experience that is a buffet but not like one you have ever encountered before. They offer an incredible culinary experience that takes you across the many flavors and styles across India that the cooks at Royal India have picked up across many adventures and tours throughout the country. You can count on the authenticity and the quality of the meals that you will have at Royal India Port Charlotte. They have a vast range of dishes that link directly to many different areas and cultures such as wheat dishes from Northern India and to rice-based dishes from Southern and Eastern India. No matter what your favorite kind of Indian cuisine is, you can count on it being present at Royal India, and possibly the best that you have ever had in your life. Upon entering the establishment, you will be seated immediately, even though the place is usually packed full of people who are eager to try this incredible cuisine. The service, as many describe, is absolutely first class. It truly can not be beat. The decor is pleasant and elegant and will set a certain ambiance that is sure to please any and all who enter. We strongly recommend that you start off with the Coconut Lamb and you absolutely must try the Mutteer Paneer.
19655 Cochran Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Prime Serious Steak is an excellent place to pick up some seriously quality steak that will blow you away. They are locally owned and operated and you can really tell. They have that very palpable community-driven mindset that can only come from a place that is genuinely locally owned and operated. You will truly love every single thing about this place. They have a modern and clean environment that is certain to set a great mood for you from the minute you sit down. The staff is extremely friendly and professional and they really, honestly seem to care about quality, presentation, and you, the customer! Now, the food will absolutely knock you out of your seat. They really know what they're doing at Prime Serious Steak. Let's just say the restaurant is very aptly named. The folks at Prime Serious Steak really seem to bring back old fashioned values that seems lost in many corporate franchise chains these days. They truly have a person touch over there at Prime Serious Steak.
2711 Tamiami Trl, Port Charlotte, FL 33952
If you're the kind of person who loves to support delicious small business coffee houses then you need to head over to Hava Java Grill, as they are amongst the best that we have ever had the pleasure of trying. There is something truly special about a locally owned and operated coffee shop -- something that you can't get from one of those big chains that pepper each and every corner of the globe. There is a person touch that you can't get anywhere else, and Hava Java Grill gets this better than almost any other coffee joint that we have been to. Not only do they have delicious, self-serve coffee served in mugs, and not paper or Styrofoam, but they also have delicious breakfast foods such as breakfast sandwiches like the Cheesy Asiago Egg Sandwich. There is so much to love about Hava Java Grill, and it will certainly become a new place that you frequent in the city of Port Charlotte.
1225 Tamiami Trl Unit A4, Port Charlotte, FL 33953
From the very first time that you visit Diane's Cafe, you will be instantly blown away. Everything about it is absolutely splendid. The servers are immediately attentive and will seat you, requesting your drink orders, and giving you the "sweet spot" amount of time that you need in order to peruse the menu and find something that you want to eat. They have some of the most delicious and incredible breakfast food that you have ever had before, and one of their most famous and delectable items on the menu being the Blueberry Stuffed French Toast. It is all absolutely mouthwatering. No matter what your favorite breakfast classic is, you are sure to find something that you are going to love at Diane's Cafe as they get just about every classic dish absolutely perfectly, with their own amazing spin on each and every item. Diane's Cafe might look like just about any other Cafe that you have been to, but there is a certain element of genuine passion and love for the customer that Diane's Cafe has, and you will be happy that you took the time to head over there for whatever meal you decide to.
2400 Kings Hwy, Port Charlotte, FL 33980
Visani prides themselves on providing both quality food as well as quality laughs with their excellent stand up comedy stage. They provide the freshest ingredients available with their authentic Italian cuisine. Everything from the produce to the home made egg pasta are produced fresh daily, so you can always be sure that what you get is quality and worth eating. They have a great passion for providing a quality dining experience and they will not leave you wanting more out of your experience. They claim to be Southwest Florida's premier nightspot for a great night out and it is hard to argue with that. We can't think of many times where we have had a a funner time than when we went out to Visani one night. They offer internationally touring acts from top comedians from all over the world such as Carlos Mencia, Tom Greene, and Gallagher. If you're looking for a place with amazing food, excellent atmosphere, wonderful service, and premium entertainment, then you absolutely need to try out Visani. If you head there for dinner, they offer three courses: The Prelude, the Main Attraction, and the Finale. For the Prelude, we suggest the Fresh Mozzarella Salad or the Shrimp Cocktail. For the Main Attraction then you absolutely must try the Stuffed Flounder Mediterranean. The Cannoli is our personal favorite for The Finale.