Where to Eat in Englewood: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Stefan Strunk

Travelers who eschew the Spring Break scene will find a taste of "Old Florida" in the town of Englewood, 50 miles north of Fort Myers. When you're not enjoying the miles of tranquil beaches along the Gulf of Mexico, try boating, fishing or bird watching – or bring your clubs to one of the town's eight golf courses.
Things to do in Englewood

1. A Better Scoop

70 S Indiana Ave, Englewood, FL 34223-3302 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Gluten Free Options Late Night +1 941-473-2650
Excellent
85%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 528 reviews

A Better Scoop

Reviewed By mrzeeno98 - Vineland, New Jersey

The lines are sometimes long but believe me, it's worth the wait. The homemade ice cream is fantastic and the young women working there are friendly and efficient. Highly recommend!

2. Vino Loco

420 W Dearborn St, Englewood, FL 34223-3148 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout Mediterranean, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks +1 941-473-8466
Excellent
76%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 157 reviews

Vino Loco

As featured in Coastal Living and Harbor Style Magazines, Vino Loco is more than a restaurant. Many of the ingredients utilzed in our Organic Dishes, such as Artisan Cheeses, Charcuterie, Olive Oils and Marconna Almonds are available to take home. Chef Katrina prepares exciting gourmet fare which change weekly. Our upscale but casual atmosphere is conducive to relaxing, whether inside or on our outdoor patio. Enjoy a glass of wine from our extensive pour list! Take home a chilled bottle from our cooler or a yummy red from the retail wine and gift shop. Be sure to check our website for Wine Tastings, Dinners and other exciting events. Our Catering Service offers an array of scrumptious dishes prepared just for you by our highly skilled staff. You can even rent Vino Loco for your own special occasion. See you there!

Reviewed By citygirlcountrygirl - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tucked onto a Main Street with tables outdoors, some tables inside and a bar. This wine and beer bar is quaint and delicious.
Starting with some pate, barley soup and cheeses with pears, honey and blue cheese to finish. Crackers were too thin and the soup was a little thyme heavy.
Delicious and would definitely go back.
Wine specials and carefully thought out menus make this a spot you want to give your business to.

3. Howard's Restaurant

70 N Indiana Ave, Englewood, FL 34223-2903 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 38 +1 941-473-0171
Excellent
59%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Howard's Restaurant

A Delicious Dining Experience. Progressive yet casual, Howards is the perfect place to enjoy high quality entrees prepared with fresh ingredients and our friendly staff will provide superior service. Menus include Lunch, Early Bird, Dinner and Breakfast on Sundays.

Reviewed By LordFairfax - New Mexico

My husband and I went to Howards for lunch after Easter service. We did not have a reservation and they were completly booked for Easter lunch but the hostess offered us a seat at the bar. We were pleasantly surprised by how clean and comfortable it was. We were immediately waited on by Kristy. We both ordered their lamb lollipops. They were accompanied with a baked potato and fresh, steamed green beans with carrots. Everything was delicious. There was no need for the steak knife they gave us as the lollipops were so tender that they melted in your mouth. I highly recommend Howards for your next outing. The waitresses are friendly, the selections plenty and the food was great.

4. Swirls N Curls Ice Cream

6945 Sunnybrook Blvd, Englewood, FL 34224-8424 Takeout, Television, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American SGD 4 - SGD 8 +1 941-475-1855
Excellent
76%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 95 reviews

Swirls N Curls Ice Cream

"Voted Best of Englewood " Best Ice Cream 2016 in Englewood Fl. We offer homemade hard scoop ice cream over 60 flavors to choose from, also soft serve custard , creamiest soft serve in town. Homemade waffle bowls and cones. The finest quality smoothies and frappes all natural and gluten free. Real Homemade milk shakes, parfaits, sundaes, banana splits and even homemade doggie treats. We also serve the famous Abbe's Donuts known for their huge apple fritters. Come bring the whole family , we are pet friendly and play oldie music to relax to. On the corner 776 and Sunnybrook Blvd. Closed only 2 days a year!!!

Reviewed By Fred G - Milton, Canada

My wife and I stopped off at this neat little ice cream spot for a late night treat. They have a very extensive menu, with all sorts of ice creams, sundaes, and smoothies available. The two young people serving were very friendly and efficient, great music was playing, and nice seating outside to savour our delicious ice cream. Worth the visit!

5. Farlow's On The Water

2080 S McCall Rd, Englewood, FL 34224-4542 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Caribbean, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 941-474-5343
Excellent
62%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Farlow's On The Water

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.

Reviewed By CharlieBurlington - Burlington, Ma

This was our first time visiting Farlows. Other reviews had indicated great food, location and no reservations. We called ahead on a Monday and it was very busy around 5:30. There is a great spot out back along the water to sit and have a drink while you wait with a fire pit. The menu had many choices and the food was exceptional. The service was very good. If in the area it is a must to visit.

6. Lickity Split Cafe

2828 S McCall Rd Ste 5, Englewood, FL 34224-9516 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available American, Cafe Lunch +1 941-474-2185
Excellent
58%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 131 reviews

Lickity Split Cafe

Reviewed By Mary Jean T - Southington, Connecticut

Love their lunch specials. I had a delicious ham, cheddar and swiss cheese quiche, fruit salad and home made cornbread. The quiche was a deep dish piece of pie. Tasty and moist. The fruit cup consisted of strawberries, blueberries and grapes. The cornbread was delicious. Our friends had the chili and half sandwich lunch specials. The portions are very good. Staff is friendly. Prices are reasonable. Definitely like the place.

7. Mango Bistro

301 W Dearborn St, Englewood, FL 34223-3145 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Healthy, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 941-681-3500
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 795 reviews

Mango Bistro

Mango Bistro is an award-winning restaurant created by Marie and Ricardo. Combining influences from their native countries, France and Brazil, they decided to create a destination with a European and tropical flair where people would come for the fresh and original food, as well as for the fun, colorful atmosphere. Marie and Ricardo take pride in offering high-quality original food prepared fresh to order in their uniquely designed kitchen. Come to Mango Bistro and decide where you are in the world: a European Cafe or an Island Bar... The where... Is left to your own imagination!

Reviewed By Patricia P

Eating at Mango’s is never disappointing. Their lobster salad on their freshly made pineapple bread is delicious!! Soups are homemade and very yummy. Do try the Mango iced tea. To end a delicious meal try their homemade desserts. I love the Creme brûlée. Don’t miss this fun restaurant.

8. The Sno Queen

180 N Indiana Ave, Englewood, FL 34223-2965 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Seating American Lunch, Dinner SGD 3 - SGD 13 +1 941-548-8095
Excellent
92%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 48 reviews

The Sno Queen

The only place in Englewood, Florida to get a Real New Orleans Snoball. Don't know what that is? A shaved ice treat with over 60 flavors from which to choose plus numerous toppings available. Please inquire about sugar free flavors. Hours of operation are Wednesdays - Saturdays: 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sundays: 1 - 6 p.m. As always, weather permitting. Please follow on FaceBook "The Sno Queen" for more current updates on early closures or openings. There are times when the 180 North Indiana Ave location is closed due to my serving at an event. You'd find this information on The Sno Queen on Facebook. ***The Sno Queen is a Food Truck and does not serve anything but Real New Orleans Snoballs. There doesn't seem to be an appropriate category other than "restaurant."

Reviewed By wendy c - Ardara, Pennsylvania

My snow cone was so good. I will go back to try more flavors. The lady who runs it was very nice. Make sure you stop. It is also priced reasonably, $2 for a small.Wendy - Thank you for your kind words about my Real New Orleans Snoballs. I'm so glad you enjoy them and thank you for sharing here on Trip Advisor. Stay cool!

9. Flatbread of Englewood

1951 S McCall Rd, Palm Plaza, Englewood, FL 34223-4954 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +1 941-460-8044
Excellent
69%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 305 reviews

Flatbread of Englewood

Reviewed By NanceThought - Indianapolis, Indiana

This is a sweet little spot with really great pizza -- fresh ingredients, gourmet toppings, intimate atmosphere. I'm so over the chains, so was thrilled to find this local gourmet pizza place nearby. I don't eat meat but there are so many unique veg toppings (like sweet potatoes, caramelized onions, exotic mushrooms, roasted eggplant) that I never get tired of the yummy combinations. Eating in is quiet and intimate. Take out is easy and quick. They have tables outside but you're basically on the sidewalk and it can smell like cigarette smoke, so that wouldn't be my first or second choice. Still, this is my go-to place for pizza, every time.

10. Nicola's Italian Kitchen

4343 S Access Rd, Englewood, FL 34224-8647 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner 941-474-6195
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 467 reviews

Nicola's Italian Kitchen

Reviewed By PWS48 - Wales, Massachusetts

This used to be our "go to" place for really good food. Not so much this trip.

The wait was ridiculous - 45 to 50 minutes turned into well over an hour. In their favor they brought out pizzas for the many people waiting in line.

Also waited quite a while for our entrees even though we ordered as soon as the,server arrived at our table. I found the portions especially small on pasta, almost an appetizer size ! And then it was the wrong pasta, spaghetti was delivered and not the ziti that was ordered. No way were we going to send it back and waste even more time.

We were both very disappointed.

If you go, go in a group you'll be seated more quickly than just 2 people.


PWS48

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