I am sorry that it has been quite a time since the last update, however massive computer failure has required a replacement of 2 computers and a realization that I have to rewrite the entire website. It also brought to mind the Blog content for this issue which is going to be Restaurants in Englewood. We are fortunate in this area in that we have an abundance of family owned restaurants with chain establishments in close by towns such as Venice and Port Charlotte. I have decided to leave out the sandwich shops, such as Subway, McDonalds, Hungry Howies and the like but included pizza joints and chinese pickups.
The Old becomes New. Howards.
Howards has been a family favorite in Englewood for many a year operating out of their location south of Beach Blvd. on South McCall Rd. Approximately six months ago they acquired the building formerly housing the Sassy Snapper and started a complete renovation of the building. The net result is a super sharp facility with lots of parking for patrons at 70 N. Indiana Ave, a block north of Dearborn Street. Howard’s still serves its very popular all you can eat crab legs 3 days a week and all you can eat basa 3 days a week. Mondays they are closed. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling :
Other restaurants, starting at the north end of town.
Norma Jeans. Sports Bar and Grill.
Located in Lemon Bay Plaza across from Englewood Isles, Norma Jeans specializes in regular bar food and have different specials every night.
Boca Royale 475-6464
Boca Royale has opened their dining facilites to the
Lunch Mon – Sun. 11 am – 3 pm
Dinner Wed. – Fri. 5 – 8:30
Sun Brunch 10 – 2 in season only.
1601 Englewood Road.
Snooks (Formerly Zekes)
Hard to find, no signs, Snooks is located in the Royal Palm Marina at the end of Wentworth Street. When Zekes moved to Dearborn St. many assumed that the place closed. Far from it, a great place for casual dining and enjoying an excellent view of Lemon Bay.
Compadres offers authentic Mexican food.
Javier & Wendy Nunez invite you to a unique
dining experience in downtown Englewood.
398 West Dearborn Street.
Ole Time Cafe 474-4141
Breakfast and lunch dining under the great oak tree on Dearborn Street.
Home made bread baked daily along with a breakfast and lunch menu worth experiencing.
Vino Loco 473-8466
Vino Loco offers tapa dishes made from the freshest ingredients available including organic produce, cheese, meats, oils and spices.
420 W. Dearborn Street.
Bobarino’s Pizzeria 473-0000
Family owned and operated, Bobarino’s serves the freshest ingredients in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Hand tossed pizza baked in a brick oven – authentic New York style.
Englewoods on Dearborn 475-7501
Choose your atmosphere ……. Patio dining on Dearborn Street ……. air conditioned indoor dining or escape to our tropical courtyard.
861 W. Dearborn St.
Mango Bistro. 681-3500
Mango Bistro combines excellent food in a relaxing atmosphere. All natural ingredients, 100% fruit smoothies, wine & beer, catering for groups, indoor and outdoor dining plus Wi-Fi internet access.
301 W. Dearborn Street
La Stanza Ristorante 475-1355
If you enjoy Italian food, then savor the La Stanza difference.
Every dish is prepared to order individually, ensuring that you are receiving the highest quality of food possible.
285 W. Dearborn Street.
Zeke’s Uptown Bar & Grill. 460-9353
Olde Englewood’s casual, creative eatery…..
where ho-hum, just won’t do.
115 W. Dearborn Street.
China One. 473-8867
Located in the Olde Village Shopping Center, next to Publix, China 1 provides orders to take out – New York style.
Hours of operation: Mon – Saturday 11 am – 10 pm
45 N. Indiana Ave. Corner of Dearborn Street.
Vienna (Formerly Food is Love) 473-9939
Located next to China One in the Olde Village Shopping Center Vienna serves Austrian food.
91 N Indiana Ave, Corner of Dearborn Street.
Maria Restaurant 460-6063
Open for breakfast and lunch Maria specializes in authentic Mexican food.
The owners wish to thank their customers for their continued support.
60 S. Indiana Ave.
Stefano’s Family Restaurant 475-0868
Traditional homemade pizza. Italian, American and Greek cuisine.
401 S. Indiana Ave.
Beach Road Wine Bar & Bistro. 474-9500
Open daily from 11 am – 9 pm serving a new healthy
Gourmet menu featuring a variety of wraps (salmon, chicken) sliders (Kobe beef, Andouille sausage) Bison burgers and salads.
1350 Beach Rd.
At one time this was the establishment of Crabby George and is like having 3 restaurants in one. Live music afternoons and evenings make this a lively place.
197 S, Beach Road.
Lock and Key. 474-1517
A crowd favorite with lunch and supper menus.
Lunch primarily sandwiches, burgers and fried
baskets. Supper – Steaks and Seafood.
2045 N Beach Road. Opposite main beach.
Gulf View Grill. 475-3500
Steaks, Chicken, Seafood, Veal and Pasta.
Come and experience breathtaking sunsets, freshly prepared food in a casual atmosphere.
Reservation are recommended during holidays.
2095 N. Beach Road.
Authentic Turkish Cuisine. Open Tuesday – Sunday (closed on Mondays). Located in the Cornerstone Plaza across from Merchants crossing, serving healthy food for a healthy life.
Dine in or Carry out.
1720 S. McCall Road.
Good Times Diner. 473-1411
Serving breakfast, lunch and supper. Good food at reasonable prices in a friendly atmosphere.
1500 Placida Road.
(near Publix at Merchants Crossing)
Blue Lagoon. 475-1030
Fine dining in a delightful atmosphere.
Located on Placida Road, south of the High School.
Angelo’s Pizza. 474-2477
2611 Placida Road.
Paraiso Mexican Grille & Bar 460-8081
Formerly Parrotfish Grill.
Authentic Mexican Cuisine. Serving breakfast, lunch and supper 7 days a week.
2639 Placida Road.
New Faull Inn. 697-8050
Open 7 days a week. Different daily specials including barbeque ribs, chicken wings, pot roast, fish & chips and pizza.
2670 Placida Road.
Pings Kitchen Chinese Take Out 698-9973
Open Tuesday through Sunday.
2710 Placida Road.
Ricaltini’s Bistro. 828-1591
Open 7 days a week, Ricaltini’s offers an expansive menu and a full service bar. From starters, entrees, salads, pizza, burgers and more, there is something for everyone at reasonable prices.
1997 Kentucky Ave.
Island Taste 828-1873
Open Monday through Saturday serving authentic Jamaican food including jerk chicken and pork, oxtails, curried chicken and goat. Other more traditional are available.
Prime Time Steak & Spirits 697.7799
Award winning steaks , prime rib, southwest cuisine and margaritas.
Available for private luncheons and off premises catering.
5855 Placida Road.
Placida Grill. 828-1437
Open Tuesday through Saturday serving fresh seafood, steaks and chops, vegetarian options and a made from scratch philosophy.
6800 Placida Road. By Fiddlers Green.
Leverocks Restaurant. 698-6900.
Appetizers, Seafood Features, Combinations,
Specialty Entries and Pasta Offerings.
Leverocks can host your occasion and reserve private indoor or outdoor waterfront dining.
7092 Placida Road.
Zydeco Grille. 828-1472
Cajun. Creole Southern Cookery.
Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice, Jambalaya, Crawfish Boil, Etouffee. Daily Seafood Specials.Life is too short for Dull Food.
Tuesday – Saturday 11 am – close. Sunday 10 – 9
8501 Placida Road.
Villa Capri. 697-1313
Fine Italian Dining using only the best ingredients. Their menu includes calamari, mussels, clams, lobster ravioli, chicken, veal scaloppini, steak and rack of lamb to name a few. Open from 2pm -10pm daily.
8501 Placida Road.
Waterside Grill, 697-0724
Located by the Gasparilla Marina, the Waterside grill is open 7 days a week 6:30 am daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Specializing in sandwiches, burgers, fish baskets and breakfast items.
located at 15001 Gasparilla Road.
The Cove. 828-1492.
Traditional German, American and Italian food.
Hours of operation 3 pm – Close Tuesday thru Sat.
8300 Wilshire Blvd.
Mc. Call Road south of Placida Road
Beef O’Brady’s 473-8776
A family sports bar serving burgers, baskest and bowls, game time pizza, fresh salads and burrito & wraps.
Under 12 younger sports fans menu.
1951 S McCall Road.
Flatbread Pizzeria 460-8044
Flatbread pizza, salads and desserts.
Open 7 days per week. Sun. – Thurs. 11.30 – 9:00
Fri & Sat. 11:30 – 10:00
951 S, McCall Road.
Country Hound Cafe. 474-7767
Open 7 days a week at 6:30 am serving breakfast, lunch and supper – except Sunday breakfast and lunch only. A large selection of dishes including sandwiches, chicken, steaks, seafood and south of the border specials.
In the Palm Plaza. 1951 S. McCall Road.
Great Wall Buffet 475- 8838
Open 7 days a week for lunch and supper.
Eat in or take out. Lunch and dinner specials, Chef’s specials. All you can eat buffets and Buffet to Go boxes.
1951 S. McCall Road. #13.
Farlows on the Water. 474-5343
Tropical dining with a Caribbean flair along with
good Southern Style cooking such as Chicken
Picatta, Corn Pudding and Fried Green Tomatoes.
2080 S. McCall Road.
Koos Kitchen. 460-0728
Open 7 days a week. Large choice of Chinese dishes.
Located in Tiffany Square.
2828 S. McCall Road
Papa John’s Pizza. 473-0100
Taste the Papa John’s difference.
2828 S. McCall Road.
Nicola’s Italian Kitchen. 474-6195
Full Italian menu including Chicken, Pasta, Veal, Seafood, Panini, Pizza, Stromboli and Calzones.
Eating at Nicola’s is like eating with Family.
4343 S. Access Road just off South McCall Road.
Beyond the Sea. Restaurant & Supper Club.
Open for breakfast, lunch at supper. Fresh seafood, Award winning steaks.
Early bird specials 3:30 – 5:30.
3555 S. Access Road.
Bay Pointe Grill. 460-0500
Family restaurant. 7 days a week.
Open Tuesday – Saturday 7 am – 8 pm.
Sunday & Monday 7 am – 2 pm.
3502 N. Access Road.
Spinnaker Cafe. 475-2238
Eat In or Take Out. Open 7 days a week.
Hours 6 am – 8 pm.
3542 N. Access Road.
Joe’s Pizza 698-1717
New York Style Pizza, Dinners, Heros, Appetizers & Salads.
Open daily at 11:00 am.
13435 S. McCall Road. Gulf Cove Plaza.
China Wok. 697-8886
Food to Take-Out.All dishes are prepared from fresh ingredients.
Open 7 days a week. Mon.- Thurs. 11 am – 10 pm.
Fri. – Sat. 11 am – 11 pm.
Sunday 12:00 – 10 pm.
13435 S. McCall Road.