If you are not familiar with the Port Charlotte area, you may not know there are many other great restaurants. If you are looking for Asian Food, Nan's Thai Noodle is located near the mall and offers authentic Thai cuisine, Vietnamese and Asian Fusion dishes.
If you like fresh local seafood like blue crab, gulf shrimp and clams, check out Peace River Seafood in Punta Gorda. Peace River Seafood is an authentic Florida Seafood shack with inside and outside seating. They even offer all you can eat crab (when available). If you are in Punta Gorda, it's easy to find right on the main road 17 on the northbound side. 5337 Duncan Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982. They have the best reviews when it comes to local fresh seafood.
If you're looking for Sushi in the area check out the Best Sushi in Sarasota, FL at Yuniku Endless Sushi & Hibachi. 8341 Lockwood Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243. They have some of the best reviews when it comes to local sushi, hibachi, and Japanese food.