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Farlow's On The Water

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2080 S McCall Rd, Englewood, FL 34224-4542
+1 941-474-5343
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
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Hartwick, New York
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Since the recent total renovation. The outside dining area is nicer, the menu is similar but we still expect value for money and they can either reduce prices or provide previously supplied portions.

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Thank Tom P
Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review

Tom, thank you for your feedback -- it will be discussed among the team shortly. It's great to know you think highly of our new look, but we want you to consider us a complete value-for-money experience, too. Quality of ingredients is a top priority which is why prices stand as they do, and we hope you may give us... More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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600 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Farlow's gets crowded quickly during the winter season so you need to get there by about 11:30 for lunch and early for dinner. With the season over, the crowds have dissipated and lunch is more leisurely with fewer people. All of the food is great. My wife loves the fish tacos. She says that they are the best she has... More 

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Thank Radmrjg
Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review

We're flattered to have your wife's ringing endorsement of our fish tacos! Sounds like she really knows her stuff, so we're proud to have impressed her. Thanks to both of you for being regulars of our spot -- it means a lot to us. Hope to see you back soon! All the best, Laurie and Keith, Owners More 

Niagara
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

We have been visiting the Englewood, Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda area for over eight years and we finely found a restaurant that serves amazing food with exceptional service and atmosphere. My wife and friend had the Filet and it was cooked to perfection and they said it was delicious. I had the chicken special topped with crab meat and... More 

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Thank Charlie2Niagara
Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review

After so many years visiting this beautiful area, we're truly honored to be a new tradition of yours! Angela and Pam are so lovely to work with -- we're happy to have them recently join our team. Travel safe until your next visit! Can't wait, Laurie and Keith, Owners More 

Venice, Florida
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Went to farlows for lunch yesterday with friends who suggested it.thought the trip from venice was not worth it, but I was wrong. Really a terrific experience.a bottle of coors was 3 dollars.i had the fish tacos (grouper),and my wife had the Mahi salad with grilled peaches and cherries.both were great.our friend had the BBQ ribs with fries and loved... More 

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Thank clmcdonald9
Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review

Glad you left your first visit feeling the trip from Venice was worth it! You're honestly making us hungry reading your description here, and you're right -- our evening music is a can't-miss experience. We do get a bit busy, so give us a call up to 60 minutes before your visit, and we'll put you on our list. Cheers,... More 

Mukwonago, WI
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232 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

We got there before the 6PM rush. We didn't have to wait for a table. The food & service was better than expected.I had the Grouper entree & my wife had the coconut shrimp. Both meals & side dishes were very good. I will return for another meal. There is seating inside & outside.

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Thank BiggPapa
Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review

Excellent choices when it comes to the grouper and coconut shrimp -- two of our favorites! We're thrilled to know we could exceed your expectations as you deserve the best. Thanks so much for this wonderful review and we're already looking forward to your next visit. Best, Laurie and Keith, Owners More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

We felt relaxed and comfortable as soon as we walked in and got an outside table. They've recently done some major renovations and what a fantastic result. Lots of comfortable outdoor seating right on Ainger's Creek, a quiet body of water surrounded by mangroves. There's lots of indoor seating as well. The menu is extensive with so many delicious items... More 

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Thank Perthling
Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review

Nothing like a relaxing meal outside! We love the nature we get to be surrounded in daily, because it makes every single bite more enjoyable. Can't wait to have you as a regular, of course! Thanks for the great review. Let us know when you make it back so we can make some more recommendations for you. Until then, Laurie... More 

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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

We sat at the bar outside because they were so busy. The bartender was extremely busy but saw to our every need. The calamari was some of the best I have ever had and that is saying a lot! I had the snapper entree and it was so moist and well prepared that I would order it again without hesitation.... More 

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Thank Jandabaker
Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review

Glad our bartender could take such great care of you -- they sure work hard, and we love hearing they've done a great job. It sounds like everything was super tasty, and we hope you'll make it in again sometime. Next trip, just give us a call up to 60 minutes before your arrival and we'll get you on the... More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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130 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Went to Farlows for the first and had a wonderful experience. What a great place. The indoor and outdoor dining is wonderful. The service and food is great. The only setback I had was with the wings. Although they had a good flavor, I ordered medium heat and they had no heat at all. Other than that Farlows was great.... More 

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Thank CaribLover_8
Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review

Glad you loved us so much! Sounds like this was your first time checking us out, and we're happy nearly everything hit the spot. We've gotta say, though -- we're sorry the wings didn't have quite the kick you were looking for. Next visit, don't hesitate to let us know next time so we can spice those wings up right... More 

Lakeland, Florida
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

We had the 21 day wet aged fillet with a sweet potato and corn chowder. Excellent food, service and a great view. Can't ask for more than that.

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Thank ct259
Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review

You sure can't! Seriously, we're pleased everything really blew you away when you came by recently. We're always happy to offer some recommendations, so don't hesitate to ask if you want to explore the menu more next visit. Cheers, Laurie and Keith, Owners More 

Chichester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

We arrived around 1.30pm and were shown to a nice table by the window. The lunch menu is very interesting with plenty of choices. My husband had a crab salad in a large taco shell and I had the shrimp and scallop quiche, both were excellent as was our coconut shrimp starter. To finish we had key lime ice cream... More 

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Thank London50
Laurie F, Owner at Farlow's On The Water, responded to this review

Sounds like both you and your husband really enjoyed your orders, and we truly appreciate you stopping by! Can't wait to have you back in this week -- be sure to say hello when you make it! Cheers, Laurie and Keith, Owners More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Caribbean, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2080 S McCall Rd, Englewood, FL 34224-4542
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Englewood
  • Phone Number: +1 941-474-5343
Description
After you experience a meal at Farlow's On The Water, you'll find this restaurant will quickly become a favorite place for you, your family and friends.All our food is made fresh daily. We use the freshest fish and seafood, meats and produce we can find. Come and enjoy items from a menu that features a variety of delicious appetizers, entrees, desserts, tropical drinks, and gluten-free options. Choose from some of our signature dishes, such as Seafood Pie, our fresh catch fish selections, and beautiful salads, like our Cranberry Chicken Salad or our Crab Salad.The herbs used in our delicious dishes are grown in our garden here at the restaurant. You are welcome to tour the garden and allow your taste buds to be teased by the scent of parsley, basil and rosemary.Farlow's offers live music Wednesday through Sunday nights. Join us for a great meal filled with delicious food, refreshing drinks from our full bar, a beautiful view from our inside or open air dining rooms and fun entertainment.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?