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 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 28, 2017  Great food, great music, great service, great atmosphere, great sunset. I will be back.
A Anderson
Reviewed July 3, 2017 - Great service...even the child meal was great. Drinks stayed full & food was very tasty.
M B Rimes
Reviewed July 30, 2017  Our favorite place to go!
K Marie
Reviewed July 30, 2017  Great food, great people, beautiful view, totally recommend it!
Y Rodriguez
Reviewed July 5, 2017 - Great staff! GM is the best! Food was great, music was great & so was the view!
D Harnishfeger
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 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 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 9, 2017 - Shrimp & Grits was great, and so was the service!
C Eichenberger
Reviewed July 3, 2017 - Food was awesome, live music was cool, and our waiter was on top of things!
C Dawson
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
Reviewed July 25, 2017  Cuban Panini was great. Best have had since being in Florida. Definitely will be back!
M Wig