Waterfront Dining & Entertainment on Charlotte Harbor

Come to Hurricane Charley’s Raw Bar & Grill for…

Waterfront dining in Southwest Florida overlooking Charlotte Harbor. Charley’s offers a full menu and bar outside on the scenic Hunker-Down Deck, where you see the best sunset views in Charlotte Harbor. You can also dine indoors in the historic ‘Jim Reif’ room, named after our South-Florida-famous weather forecaster.

Our menus are eclectic. Try our fresh seafood dishes; including gumbos, crayfish, full belly clams, oysters and scallops. Come in for great steaks, sandwiches, burgers and salads. And leave room for one of our delicious desserts. We offer daily lunch, dinner specials, seasonal features and a children’s menu. Happy Hour is 2pm to 6pm, Monday through Friday. Enjoy Sunset Specials and entertainment seven days a week.

The Food at Hurricane Charley’s

Lunch & Dinner


Hurricane Charley’s offers something for everyone. Start your meal with a delicious appetizer; jumbo peel & eat shrimp, oysters, clams, crab, flatbread and more. Salads, burgers, sandwiches, pasta, platters, steak and entree’s will please your palate. Beverages from a full bar, extensive wine list, as well as a full line of craft, domestic & imported beers. Menus subject to change without notice.

Dine in air-conditioned comfort or on the Hunker-Down Deck. Enjoy the views of Charlotte Harbor.

Entertainment Daily (Please see the entertainment calendar for today’s performers)
We also feature afternoon entertainment on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1-5pm

Serving Your Favorites

Monday thru Thursday
11am – 10pm

Friday 11am-11pm

Saturday 11am-11pm

Sunday 11am-10pm

Sushi, Sushi & More Sushi


Available all day and all night, choose from a large menu of classic and signature rolls, sashimi, tempura, and appetizers. Our sushi menu offers a wide variety of both raw and cooked sushi, served with artistic flair by our talented and experienced sushi chefs.

All our sushi items are prepared fresh and to order.

Can’t make up your mind? Try a Sushi sampler! You can choose your level of spiciness, from Category 1 to 5 (Blow Your Doors Off!)

You’ll be blown away by Hurricane Charley’s Sushi. A feast for the eyes as well as the palate.

Sunday thru Thursday
11am – 9pm

Friday & Saturday
11am – 10pm



WE’RE OPEN! A portion of W Retta Esplanade will be closed for park work, but the driveway to Hurricane Charley’s parking lot will remain open. We are expecting that all of W Retta Esplanade will re-open very soon.

Shop Hurricane Charley’s!


We’ve got great gift ideas and Hurricane Charley’s t-shirts too. Click on the Shopping tab and come back often as we’re always adding new items!


Hurricane Charley’s Banquet Facilities


For intimate private dining to parties and business meetings, hosting up to 500 people, our banquet rooms can service your event with ease.

“Simple to Simply Elegant”, we offer in-house and off-premises catering by THE CATERER. Decorating services are available! We’ve been serving Charlotte County for over 30 years.



Upcoming Events


Drop Dead Dangerous makes a tour stop in Punta Gorda! Appearing at Hurricane Charley's on Friday, October 27 at 7pm ...


Songwriters Island Radio Pit Stop Party! So much to choose from...and then there is this...come and join us at Hurricane Charley's ...


Oct 28  7-11pm Hurricane Charley's Awesome Halloween Party! Costume Contest with Prizes! Live Entertainment with American Made! ...

NOV 10-12 2nd Annual Songwriters Island Key West After Party!

This year's entertainment includes: Friday, November 10 Donny Brewer & Cory Young 1-5pm Trop Rock Junkies 7-11pm Saturday, November 11 ...

The Fun at Hurricane Charley’s

Enjoy Sunset Specials and entertainment seven days a week.
Happy Hour is 2pm to 6pm, Monday through Friday.

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Come to Charley’s for the Views

Come relax and enjoy the stunning views of Charlotte Harbor. We’re right on the Harbor Walk.

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Why come to Charley’s?
Incredible food, drinks, view and friendly staff…..
Plus, your friends are already here!

Reviewed July 3, 2017 - Food was awesome, live music was cool, and our waiter was on top of things!
C Dawson
Reviewed July 25, 2017  The food is great and there is an amazing variety. Everything from Sushi to dessert. Love the oysters wrapped in bacon with whiskey glacé. Beautiful sunsets. Service is great even when they are busy. A must if going to Punta Gorda.
Reviewed July 21, 2017  Took a day trip to Punta Gorda and found this little gem on the water. Beautiful view while you enjoy local seafood. We had the Bangin Shrimp and the Blue Crab Tower appetizers, deliciousness. Our waitress, Jenny indulged us by making us an amazing Mojito. Best mojito we've had this side of Miami, hey Boss, that girl is a keeper! Finished off with a piece of heaven in true Florida style....Key Lime Pie! Great service, great food, will return on our next day trip.
Diane B
Reviewed July 9, 2017 - Shrimp & Grits was great, and so was the service!
C Eichenberger
Reviewed July 30, 2017  Our favorite place to go!
K Marie
Reviewed July 28, 2017  I tried it based on a friend of my wife. Having lived in Florida a long time it is hard to be impressed with views, but their view is great. Sunset on the Peace River is beautiful. The food was tasty, Cajun jambalaya and key lime pie. Service was fast and friendly.
Lawrence G
Reviewed July 27, 2017  We were recently having our family vacation in the area and had a hard time finding a place to eat later at night. We stopped by to try this place and were pleasantly surprised with the food quality and atmosphere inside. There was a fairly busy bar/patio outside by the water with live music.The food was excellent and the staff was friendly. The seared ahi tuna was probably the best thing we had, although all of our food was delicious. We would definitely stop by again.
Leah S
Reviewed July 25, 2017  Cuban Panini was great. Best have had since being in Florida. Definitely will be back!
M Wig
Reviewed July 3, 2017 - Great service...even the child meal was great. Drinks stayed full & food was very tasty.
M B Rimes
Reviewed July 5, 2017 - Great staff! GM is the best! Food was great, music was great & so was the view!
D Harnishfeger
Reviewed July 30, 2017  Great food, great people, beautiful view, totally recommend it!
Y Rodriguez
Reviewed July 28, 2017  Great food, great music, great service, great atmosphere, great sunset. I will be back.
A Anderson
Reviewed July 3, 2017 - Great food location is awesome. The sunset was beautiful.
A M Soyke
Reviewed July 9, 2017 - Great place, great service, food was awesome. Good drinks.
J Leizear