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August 16, 2014 – 5th Anniversary Crab Fest Party at Laishley Crab House

July 23, 2014

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Join us for great specials and samples of fresh seafood on August 16th from 3-10pm as we celebrate Laishley Crab House’s 5th Anniversary with a Crab-Fest and Street Party. The Reel Ladies Tournament will be in gear and there will be live music as well. Come join the fun! Click on the flyer below for full details.


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Letter to Smuggler’s from Florida Governor Rick Scott

June 25, 2014

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Smuggler’s received the following letter from Governor Rick Scott in recognition of being one of only 23 food service establishments in the state to have no safety or sanitation violations. We are very pleased to receive this recognition and thank our employees and managers for all of their hard work that made this recognition possible.


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2013 Haunting on the Harbor

October 14, 2013


Smuggler’s Events is bringing the annual Haunting on the Harbor back bigger and better for 2013. The Halloween Festival will be October 25-27 with a Haunted House Encore on October 30-31.  Please visit for full details!


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12th Annual Flatsmasters Redfish Series Championship, October 12-13, 2013

October 7, 2013

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PRESS RELEASE – October 7, 2013
The 12th Annual Flatsmasters Redfish Series Championship will be held this weekend. October 12-13, 2013 at the Laishley Crab House in Punta Gorda.
This weekend’s tournament is the culmination of 6 qualifying events that began back in March.  Teams of up to 3 anglers competed in qualifying events earning cash prizes and Power Pole Team of the Year Points towards earning the opportunity to compete in the Championship Tournament.  In each qualifying event, teams were challenged with catching, weighing, and releasing two legal redfish with the heaviest 2 fish total being the winner.
The Flatsmasters Championship will be a two day tournament with all qualified teams fishing both days.  Teams will enter two legal redfish each day for a combined four redfish total.  The heaviest weight over the 2 days will be crowned 2013 Flatsmasters Champions and take home the grand prize of a 2014 Hewes Redfisher 18 flats boat with Yamaha F115 four stroke outboard valued at $30,000!
On both Saturday and Sunday, teams will leave Laishley Park City Marina at safelight or approximately 7:10am and the Weigh-In festivities will begin at 3:30pm on the Laishley Crab House stage, The Awards Ceremony will be held immediately after the Weigh-In concludes on Sunday.The public is invited to come and cheer on their favorite teams.
The Flatsmasters Series has been the benchmark for redfish tournaments in Florida for over a decade.  With an emphasis on conservation, the Flatsmasters Series has innovated many of the conservation practices used to ensure a continued healthy fishery.  These include water filled carry bags, oxygen release tanks, fish runners, and a release boat to carry redfish back into the harbor.
The 2013 Flatsmasters Series is presented by Maverick Boat Co, Yamaha Outboards, Ingman Marine, Coors Light, Absolut Vodka, Mosaic, Don Gasgarth’s Charlotte County Ford, Power Pole, Grande Air Services, Sun Newspapers, RedZone Apparel, Rapid Graphix, Laishley Marine, WaterLine Magazine, J & C Drydock Marine, Turbo Prop, Integrity Employee Leasing, Laishley Crab House, Bob’s Machine Shop, and Roy’s Trailer Country.
For more information regarding the Flatsmasters Series, visit
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Harpoon Harry’s Raises the Bar with New Nightlife Renovations

September 18, 2013

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For Immediate Release
Punta Gorda, FL
(September 18, 2013)

Harpoon Harry’s has been a standout on the Punta Gorda waterfront restaurant scene for twenty years, widely known for its resolute commitment to quality food, quality service, in a clean and maintained environment. Inside in the relaxed dining room or outdoors on the spacious waterfront deck overlooking Charlotte Harbor, guests enjoy carefully selected beers, wines, and spirits as well as seasonal fresh fare.

In an effort to create a much needed outlet for the nightlife of SW Florida, Harpoon’s is rolling out the red carpet for a spectacular opening weekend for the companies latest venture – a newly renovated and re-imagined Harpoon Harry’s. Maximizing the same treasured experiences customers have loved for over twenty years, combined with a new modern twist!

Upon entering the newly renovated restaurant, guests will descend into the open-air space designed to offer a unique waterfront atmosphere that will engage all of your senses. Directly adjacent; a custom built DJ booth featuring a new, top-of-the-line digital sound system. With a massive one-hundred inch projection video wall, state-of-the-art lighting systems, and professional acoustics throughout the venue, Harpoons sets the stage for performance artists to engage and entertain the crowd. The main dance floor sits directly across from the newly built stage, and is surrounded by plush sectional furniture, designed to be moved and reconfigured so customers can customize their own perfect lounge setting.

In addition to the dance music by their new house DJ, Big E, whose mixes have been enjoyed all around SW Florida, as well as on the air; the new modernized Harpoon Harry’s will distinguish itself by being the first venue to offer real-time video gaming for sports fans. The establishment will be hosting a game night where participants can lounge in front of the massive one hundred inch projection screen and challenge their friends to a video game feud.

With no detail left unnoticed, the newly remodeled space also features high capacity airflow, and ten additional HD flat-screen TVs situated around its three large bars.

Come and experience the nightlife for yourself. DJ Big E will be on hand to host the grand opening on October 12, 2013.

Media Contact: Corinne Wimberly –

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New looks for Smuggler’s restaurants

September 15, 2013

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New looks for Smuggler’s restaurants - Sun Newspapers 9/15/2013

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Pirates storm Punta Gorda for annual festival

July 29, 2013

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The fifth annual Pirate Fest took place at Fishermen’s Village last weekend.  View some of the highlights shown on Fox 4 and WINK News:

For more information about the event, please visit

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Harpoon Harry’s celebrates 20 years on the waterfront

July 12, 2013

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From Florida Weekly, July 11-17, 2013, page 44

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Seeking to make a difference through successful community partnerships

February 6, 2013

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From the January 24-30, 2013 edition of Florida Weekly. Smuggler’s Chief Operations Officer, Chris Evans, discusses the mission and goals of Smuggler’s Community Foundation.

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Habitat, Smuggler’s turn houses into homes – Charlotte Sun

August 16, 2012


The Charlotte Sun featured a front page story about the partnership between Smuggler’s employees and the Charlotte County Habitat for Humanity on August 16, 2012.

From page 1:

Smuggler’s Enterprises is providing donations that will allow Habitat to build six homes by the end of this year.

Eight staff members from Smuggler’s restaurants – Harpoon Harry’s and the Captain’s Table, the Laishley Crab House, and the Goal Post Grill and Sports Bar – provided volunteer labor on Wednesday at a wall-raising for the first of the six homes.”

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