Waterfront Dining & Entertainment on Charlotte Harbor

Waterfront Dining at Hurricane Charley’s Raw Bar and Grill, indoors or out on the Hunkerdown Deck!

Who We Are

Our menus are eclectic. Try our fresh seafood dishes; including Cajun & Creole 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 Lunch and Daily Specials, even a Children’s Menu. Join us for Happy Hour 2pm to 6pm, Monday through Friday. Enjoy Sunset Specials and entertainment seven days a week.

Our History

In January 2014, Hurricane Charley’s Raw Bar & Grill, Punta Gorda’s newest waterfront restaurant, opened in the Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel on Charlotte Harbor. The sister restaurant to Dean’s South of the Border, Charley’s offers a full bar outside on the scenic HunkerDown Deck, where you see the best sunset views on Charlotte Harbor. Or dine indoors in the historic Jim Reif room, named after our South Florida-famous weather forecaster.

Hurricane Charley’s is more than a restaurant; it holds an historic view of the 2004 hurricane that devastated Charlotte Harbor. Our walls tell the story of a community effort to recover and triumph over the hurricane that leveled our city.


We invite you to stop by, meet our friendly staff and enjoy a premier dining experience at Hurricane Charley’s, overlooking Charlotte Harbor.

**Buses Welcome. We’re very happy to accommodate large groups.


For intimate private dining to parties hosting up to 500 people, our banquet rooms can service your party with ease. From “Simple to Simply Elegant“, we’ve been serving Charlotte County for over 30 years.

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Reviews from the Web

Reviewed April 18, 2017 - The outdoor seating was great. The sunset view was beautiful. There is a bridge there that is also a great walk and beautiful view
Iris W
Reviewed April 19, 2017 -  It wasn't easy to decide because everything read so well and it's not a local restaurant for me. We decided on calamari with a sweet and slightly spicy glaze as a starter. It was a perfect amount and so much better than boring calamari with marinara that other restaurants serve.
C Haley
Reviewed April 13, 2017 - This place is busy for a reason, the view and the excellent food. Start your meal with the decadent seafood chowder, then head to the fantastic sushi menu. I highly recommend one of the 'Category' rolls. Expansive menu, narrowing down what to order is the hardest decision you'll make.
Reviewed April 12, 2017 - Very friendly service. Sushi was fantastic and my cajun flatbread was probably the best I've ever had.
T Moore
Reviewed April 12, 2017 - This time we took all my wife's family and had just a great time. The meals all around were great. No one had any issues. I always go for the Oysters as they are the BOSS!!! Staff and Managers treat us just like family. Big shout out to Bob and to Sam for their stellar hospitality.
Bill L
Review April 18, 2017  Had Easter dinner at Charlies with my brother and sister-in-law great food great accommodations great waitress the buffet was excellent.
A. Kneiding
Reviewed April 16, 2017 - Have visited this fun restaurant in the Punta Gorda Waterfront Hotel several times over the past year. Outdoor seating over looking beautiful Charlotte Harbor, with consistently good food and service. They have a full bar with lots of on tap brews and a menu from fish tacos to burgers. It is a lovely place to chill out and enjoy paradise.
Marilyn L
Reviewed April 10, 2017 - Awesome Sushi Menu. Great atmosphere, Band was playing . Nice place to enjoy with your family.
D Groves