Island Taste

3031 Placida Rd
Englewood, 34224
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Amazing Jamaican food! Curry Goat and Jerk Chicken are incredible. Made me feel like I was in Jamaica again. The goat meat literally melts in your mouth. The jerk chicken is just the right amount of spice (note: I like heat). Chew slow as everything is chopped up whole and slow cooked just like on the islands, so you will encounter bone fragments. I will definitely make this my Friday lunch spot. Oh, they have RedStripe :)

(941) 828-1873

Caribbean

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Subway

5855 Placida Rd
Englewood, 34224
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I thoroughly enjoyed this Subway! Hard to find in a strip mall off the main road :(. Clean good service good prep. Try them!

(941) 828-0007

Fast Food, Sandwiches

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Placida Grill

6800 Placida Rd
Englewood, 34224
Reviews:
The lovely girlfriend and I had a fantastic dinner at the placida grill. We tried the fried oysters, the killer shrimp and the caprese special and all three were absolutely delicious!! We especially enjoyed the coconut sauce that the shrimp came in as well as the mozzarella cheese that came with the caprese salad! For dinner I had shrimp and scallops scampi which was delicious, and the lovely girlfriend had a wedge salad with a side of the seafood bisque. Everything was perfect. Our service could not have been better, lauren was extremely personable and gave us great insight on the menu. She did an outstanding job! Great service! Thanks lauren!! Great food, great atmosphere and even better service!! 5 stars for the placida grill! I will be back!
We stopped in for lunch on the recommendations of Yelp reviews. Don't judge a book by its cover. The setting in a non-description strip mall, and the name of the restaurant suggested we were in for casual pub style food. That notion immediately was put aside as we entered. Staff were very professional. They have a seriously good wine list, not your usual mass market supermarket wine (anyone who has Cakebread on their wine list is the real deal.) I am not a beer "snob," but their beer list was not your usual Bud-Coors-etc. selections. We had a lovely Pinot Noir. I had the Mahi Mahi fish tacos. Awesome! My wife is a crab cake fan, and had a salad topped with a crab cake she described as "delicious!" With the comfortable dining room, superb food and serious beverage choices, I can't wait to come back for dinner.
We are locals and this is our go to place! We have never been disappointed. Today's craft beer and shrimp platter off of the bar menu was perfect served by Colleen. Reservations for dinner is suggested as they have been discovered! Dinners have always been special. You can expect the freshest ingredients no matter what menu! They do it right here!

(941) 828-1437

American (Traditional), Seafood

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Englewoods On Dearborn Restaurant & Bar

362 W Dearborn St
Englewood, 34223
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Excellent blues music, food & atmosphere. If you are in the area this is a must see. The outdoor patio with the live music far greater than I would have expected. Tony, the owner is hospitable and runs a first class place. The food matches the music, fantastic. We come regularly to eat and listen to music and have never had a bad meal.
Great entertainment! Great staff!! Love this place. Come visit and you will be happy!
You can't miss with the top entertainment and friendliest owners in Southwest Florida. A Dearborn Steak or Schnitzel my favs.

(941) 475-7501

American (New), Music Venues

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Ephesus Mediterranean Grill

1720 S Mccall Rd
Englewood, 34223
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I can't add too much to the rave reviews. I had the Adana kebab and my wife had the lamb chops each served with rice and a light, fresh cucumber, tomato, onion, parsley and mint salad. We were both thrilled w/the flavors. We ended w/the pistachio baklava. neither of us big baklava lovers. It was so much better than any we have ever tasted...lighter, more moist. Even though it is in a small strip mall, it had a tastefully decorated interior. The music was appropriate and not overpowering. Such a sophisticated surprise for little Englewood. We will definitely be return customers.
Omg. This is such a hidden little gem. Found the yelp reviews so helpful and decided to have lunch here! Omg the food was so amazing! We ordered the zucchini cakes for an appetizer which were probably the best I have had. My hubby ordered chicken shish kabob and I had a falafel wrap. All the food was excellent. The service was even better. And for a couple with a 9 month old they were very accommodating. Loved it all! We come for a yearly vacation and will totally be back!
We tried the zucchini cakes and falafel appetizers, salads for lunch, and finished with Turkish coffee. All delicious and beautifully presented. Service was helpful and very attentive.

(941) 681-2343

Mediterranean, Turkish

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Twin Lobsters

2700 Placida Rd
Englewood, 34224
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If you want the freshest seafood, and most delicious homemade lobster bisque, stop by Twin Lobsters! Their friendly and knowledgable staff makes you feel right at home, and their prices can't be beat. I've enjoyed their lobster, crab, and clams and have yet to be disappointed!
The best fresh fish source I have found for miles around. Plus, his prices don't bankrupt you!
We must admit we felt a tad skeptical about Maine seafood in southwest Florida. Rest assured this place is absolutely phenomenal!!! The steamers were clean, fresh and tasty. The scallops were plump, sweet, tender and oh so fresh. The star of the meal was the unbelievable GULF SHRIMP! Can't wait to return and eat everything they offer. Off the charts good.

(941) 698-8946

Seafood Markets

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Ping’s Kitchen Chinese Take-Out

2710 Placida Rd
Englewood, 34224
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We were staying at Manasota key and we're looking for Chinese. Saw Ping's and the reviews were good so we thought it worth a try. The place actually reminded me of our favorite back home. Just a small building by the roadside. Very sparse inside. Only 3 or 4 booths. Most of their business is apparently carry out. I had the Szechuan scallops, my wife had the chicken with almond sauce. We also shared some crab Rangoon. The scallops were good and the veggies & sauce were excellent. The chicken was breaded and deep fried (like sweet & sour) but the "almond sauce" was bland and disappointing. The rangoons were ok.
Great family owned Cantonese style Chinese food. Highly recommend a visit when in the area!
I'm kind of a Chinese food snob. We're fairly new to Englewood, and my parents have tried a few different buffets, and told us not to even bother with them. I saw that Pings had good reviews on YELP so we figured we'd try. The General Tso's chicken is the best I've ever had (husband agrees)!!! The Orange chicken is pretty good too. We also had the Pepper Steak, which was good, but if you're a fan of the steak more than the oinoins/peppers, I would ask to go light on the peppers, there were A LOT more onions/peppers than steak. The flavor was GREAT though. The veggie fried rice was delish, as were the spring rolls. Really no complaints at all for this place. Fast take out too (ready in 15 minutes)! I'd recommend it to friends/family.

(941) 698-9973

Chinese

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Nicola’s Italian Kitchen

4343 S Access Rd
Englewood, 34224
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Food was great. Difinitely a good place to eat in Wrinklewood. Had veal picata and egg plant dishes.
This was my first time ordering from Nicola's and I have to say...I was beyond impressed. I ordered the special and the vegetable pizzas. They were both beautifully LOADED with fresh ingredients. Perfectly balanced so that one flavor didn't overpower any of the others. I'm new to the area and all I could think was how awesome it will be to share this place with visiting friends and family. I ordered from Nicole who was spot on with what seems to be a very genuine concern for customer service. Although I had ordered by phone and walked in a couple of minutes early, she immediately walked back to the kitchen to retrieve my pizzas. And, to top it off, I was able to take notice of the very tidy, cozy dining accommodations while I waited for her to return to the front counter. I can't wait to return and begin trying other items on their menu. This was a Home Run for me. :)
This place is amazing, everything is delicious. Always have a great meal, the gnocchi Alfredo is absolutely to die for.

(941) 474-6195

Italian, Pizza

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Mango Bistro

301 W Dearborn St
Englewood, 34223
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We have had many very good lunches and dinners ay Mango Bistro since they opened several years ago on Dearborn Street in Englewood. The atmosphere is a fun and quirky euro-chic, and the food is freshly prepared and very tasty. The service is very good and has continued to be so as the restaurant has become more popular and busy. There is entertainment on Saturday evenings, and when the weather is nice, it is great fun to eat at one of the outside tables. The last time we ate dinner there, we arrived early, and were treated to a two for one wine special. I had a delicious Pinot Grigio that our server said was one of the house wines. Along with a salmon appetizer that was very flavorful and nicely presented, I had a really scrumptious crepe filled with eggplant, tomato, and cheeses. Although Mango Bistro has increased its prices for entrees from the early days, it is still very reasonable and remains a good value. It is great to have Mango Bistro in town, and it has become our favorite local eatery!
One of my favorite place to go for lunch or a weekend dinner. Energy filled atmosphere, great entertainment on the weekends, gets everyone on the dance floor. The couple who own this establishment are wonderful and very customer oriented. Excellent wine selection, great salads with the freshest ingredients, the best lobster bisque around which is a staple on their menu. When they have their homemade mushroom soup it's to die for and their crêpes are out of this world.
Very casual place for dinner but very nice. Good service with an attentive owner. Red sangria was very fruity but not too sweet, quite good. Crepe special was tasty and a very different experience. Would return again.

(941) 681-3500

French, Creperies, Cafes

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Faull Inn

2670 Placida Rd
Englewood, 34224
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Purely Englewood subjective as if you dumped this spot in a city it would probably be ignored. But this place has good bar food, good pizza, and one of the best vibes around. Staff is young and cool, beer is always cold, and they have an amazing outside area with live music, and corn hole. Its just a really fun place that you WANT to hang out in, which is few and far between in this area. So much fun you will want to pee your pants instead of going to the bathroom cuz you wont want to miss out.
Stop here a few times hoping it would be better than the first experience but it was worse! Both times the pizzas where a pile of grease! If you order the meat lovers pie forget about it!!!
If you are in the mood for pizza and good times with family and/or friends, this is the go-to place in Englewood.

(941) 697-8050

Pizza

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