Waterfront dining options in Charlotte Harbor, Florida

When it comes to dining, there are so many options in and around Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands in Southwest Florida.

Come by boat or car, whatever is more convenient for you. A great majority of restaurants offer great views and will definitely tantalize your taste buds!

Here are 2 recommendations of well-known and loved establishments by locals and visitors alike.

Allow me to feed your senses with the following images 🙂

Just a warning, you will probably be very hungry and thirsty after seeing all the food and drinks!

Waterfront Dining Options in Charlotte Harbor, Florida

Located in Southwest Florida, Charlotte Harbor is a beautiful area where life runs at a different pace. Since it's proximity to the water, there are many waterfront dining options and here are two recommendations for foodies and seafood lovers!

 

Farlow’s on the Water

Farlow's on the water, restaurant, Englewood, SWFL, Southwest Florida, Florida, tropical setting, view, waterfront

Great view of the backyard

Farlow’s on the water serves Caribbean inspired dishes with a southern twist. Food is fresh tasty and the view is awesome!

Drinks

There is no better way to start than ordering delicious cold drink to quench your thirst.

Farlow's on the water, restaurant, Englewood, SWFL, Southwest Florida, Florida, Charlotte Harbor, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, waterfront

Refreshing Sangria to start 

Appetizers

conch fritters, appetizer, Farlow's on the water, restaurant, Englewood, SWFL, Southwest Florida, Florida, Charlotte Harbor, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, waterfront

West Indian Conch Fritters

Main course options:

Food, meal, Farlow's on the water, restaurant, Englewood, SWFL, Southwest Florida, Florida, Charlotte Harbor, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, waterfront

St. Croix Chicken House Specialty

Food, meal, Farlow's on the water, restaurant, Englewood, SWFL, Southwest Florida, Florida, Charlotte Harbor, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, waterfront

Chicken Del Ponce

Food, meal, Farlow's on the water, restaurant, Englewood, SWFL, Southwest Florida, Florida, Charlotte Harbor, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, waterfront

Sweet potato with mango rum butter & Southern Peaches and Brie Quesadilla

Dessert

If you still have some room left for dessert, then you definitely need to try the famous Key Lime Ice Cream Pie. It is delicious!

Key Lime Ice Cream Pie, dessert, sweets, Food, meal, Farlow's on the water, restaurant, Englewood, SWFL, Southwest Florida, Florida, Charlotte Harbor, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands

Farlows on the Water
28080 South McCall Road
Englewood, FL

http://www.farlowsonthewater.com

The Fishery Restaurant

The Fishery Restaurant, Placida, Florida, FL, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, restaurant, SWFL, Florida, Discover USAAt first glance you probably think it’s is a regular family restaurant where, as the name clearly states, seafood is the specialty.

Well looks can be deceiving. The interior is filled with sea inspired arts and crafts created by the owners and artists Gary and Margaret Albritton. They even have their own gallery!

I was pleasantly surprised to hear that I could go walk outside and admire Gasparilla Sound.

Of course, being adventurous and restless, I grabbed my camera and made my way out 😉 Nothing prepared me for what I was about to experience!

Pier, The Fishery Restaurant, Placida, Florida, FL, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, restaurant, SWFL, Florida, Discover USA

Pier, The Fishery Restaurant, Placida, Florida, FL, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, restaurant, SWFL, Florida, Discover USA

The Fishery Restaurant, Placida, Florida, FL, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, restaurant, SWFL, Florida, Discover USA

View of the restaurant from the pier

Placida waterfront, The Fishery Restaurant, Placida, Florida, FL, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, restaurant, SWFL, Florida, Discover USA

Gasparilla Sound, view, The Fishery Restaurant, Placida, Florida, FL, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, restaurant, SWFL, Florida, Discover USA

Standing in admiration and giving thanks for such a fabulous view

That little escapade left me quite hungry and thirsty. So I quickly made my way back to join the group. What better way to start than having with one of these

Drinks 

drinks, cocktails, The Fishery Restaurant, Placida, Florida, FL, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, restaurant, SWFL, Florida, Discover USA

Delicious cocktails

Appetizers

Gator bites, The Fishery Restaurant, Placida, Florida, FL, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, restaurant, SWFL, Florida, Discover USA

Gator bites anyone?

House Mixed Green Salad, salad, food, The Fishery Restaurant, Placida, Florida, FL, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, restaurant, SWFL, Florida, Discover USA

House Mixed Green Salad

Main course options

Grouper sandwich, food, The Fishery Restaurant, Placida, Florida, FL, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, restaurant, SWFL, Florida, Discover USA

Grouper Sandwich

Seafood linguini, pasta, food, The Fishery Restaurant, Placida, Florida, FL, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, restaurant, SWFL, Florida, Discover USA

Low Tide Linguini

Oysters, seafood, food, The Fishery Restaurant, Placida, Florida, FL, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, restaurant, SWFL, Florida, Discover USA

Oysters

grilled burger, burger, food, The Fishery Restaurant, Placida, Florida, FL, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, restaurant, SWFL, Florida, Discover USA

Classic grilled burger

A burger in a seafood restaurant? Yes, you read that right. A basic burger was seen at the table and I’m the one who had it since I’m allergic to seafood 😦

Now as you know, a meal is not complete without dessert!

Again as THE dessert in Florida is Key Lime Pie, we simply could not say no and left a little space for it!

Key Lime Pie, Ice cream Key Lime Pie, sweets, dessert, food, The Fishery Restaurant, Placida, Florida, FL, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, restaurant, SWFL, Florida, Discover USA

Ice cream version

Key Lime Pie, sweets, dessert, food, The Fishery Restaurant, Placida, Florida, FL, Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands, restaurant, SWFL, Florida, Discover USA

Original version

The Fishery Restaurant

13000 Fishery Road

Placida, FL

http://fisheryrestaurantplacida.com/

 

Tell me, which meal would you like to try? 😉

What’s the best waterfront restaurant you’ve been to?

I’d love to hear from you!

Many thanks to Farlows On the Water and The Fishery Restaurant for welcoming us, to Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau and Above Water PR for coordinating these visits.

The honest opinions & photos I share are my own and always will be.

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9 thoughts on “Waterfront dining options in Charlotte Harbor, Florida

    • traveller soul says:

      Thank you! They sure do look great.

      I wish i had tried them but im severely allergic to seafood ;(

      It’s very sad because i used to eat a LOT! Especially Peruvian food 😉

      Thanks for visiting!

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