As we near summer, I am thinking of three-day weekend trips near Orlando, and Charlotte Harbor is on the list. The eateries in the area have developed their own culinary style, and the food is amazing. In downtown Punta Gorda, locals know about Peace River Seafood, a longtime seafood wholesaler and restaurant which cooks the fresh seafood catch from local fishermen daily. They may still have an "All You can Eat" crab special for $20! Rum Bay Restaurant, inside the Palm Island Resort on Palm Island, is another casual seafood-focused restaurant that gets great reviews. I feel like I am back in the Keys with menu items like Key West Conch Fritters, Fried Grouper Cheeks, and Key West Conch Chowder.
|Rum Bay Restaurant|