Retro diner sign picture.


If you’re a fan of the Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives you’ll love this list.

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Bert’s Bar & Grill in Matlacha – Seafood shack w/ live music and a million dollar water view.

Captain Bill’s Hot Delicious Seafood in Punta Gorda – Just looking at their menu will make you hungry.

Cesar’s Tacos Food Truck – Traditional street tacos and other Mexican treats.

Fresh Catch Fish Co. – This isn’t a restaurant but made the list because of their ready made dinners, dips and abundance of fresh seafood. Our tip is to try their crab cakes and any of the pot pies.

Martin’s Country Market in Arcadia – Dutch country food market with sandwiches, deli, bakery and ice cream. If you’re a fresh bread lover we highly recommend a visit.

Penny’s Diner in Punta Gorda – Breakfast and lunch at your friendly neighborhood diner.

SmokeHouse in Punta Gorda – Breakfast with a capital B and cash only. Our tip is to wear stretchy pants.

Sweet’s Diner in Port Charlotte – Small, no frills diner with great food.

Super Day Express Gas Station in Port Charlotte – Yes it’s really a gas station but we promise you won’t regret going.

Zoet Sweet Boutique – Sandwiches, salads, burgers but the ice cream is the star!