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Dean's South of the Border

130 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
941-575-6100
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Ranked #8 of 124 Restaurants in Punta Gorda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $18
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: Dean's South of the Border has been a local favorite since 1992, family owned & operated it offers something for everyone from Tex Mex to classic American favorites. Dean's offers indoor/outdoor dining, entertainment 7 days a week, full sports bar, kids menu, happy hour, early bird, daily specials and late night menu.
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Moline, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Lots of fun sitting outside. Enjoyed a good lunch consisting of tacos and enchiladas for reasonable price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Great Mexican food! Love the Jalapeno coins! Dos Equis in a a chilled glass is awesome! Would recommend to anyone who is planning a trip to Punta Gorda.

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Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

Well thank you so much for the nice recommendation on trip advisor. We are glad you enjoyed your Dos Equis in a chilled glass. It is the small details that sometimes make a difference. We look forward on your next visit to beautiful Punta Gorda. Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. Sincerely, Carrie Dillow... More

Annapolis, Maryland
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Deans was next door from our hotel (The Wyvern). Ignore its outward appearance - the food is great, and they have entertainment nightly. Good local band fare, fun and entertaining. We visited during record heat (97 deg) and couldn't hang with the locals outside, so we ate at the indoor bar. We had the ribs and pork chops. The pork... More

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Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

What a nice review you wrote for Deans South of the Border. We love to hear that somebody has stumbled in to our unique restaurant and enjoyed it as much as you did. In the event you are in the area any time soon we look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for taking the time to review. Sincerely,... More

Punta Gorda, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Food is always good at Dean's. Staff is attentive. Nice open air bar. I favorite is their corned beef hash breakfast. They do an EXCELLENT job with it.

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Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review on Trip Advisor. We look to our customers for their feedback and we appreciate it. I am glad you love the corn beef hash! We look forward to seeing you real soon:) Sincerely, Carrie Dillow Deans South of the Border GM More

Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Menu is expansive with some interesting options, but not expensive. Prices are also reasonable but the specials are quite a deal ($3 for 8 wings). We went on a few laid back weekdays for lunch - decent scene outside with multiple TVs and was not close to empty. Didn't check it out at night but would have no reservations.

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Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to review us on trip advisor. We are glad you found your way to our corner of the world. It sounds like you came on our wing day. Very glad you enjoyed them. I would like to invite you back for an evening. We do have live music 7 nights a week... More

Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

At Dean's the service is great, the food is great, and all is priced right. My wife and I have been eating at Dean's for many years and have Never been disappointed. Try it you will like it.

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Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

Thank you so much for being a loyal customer for several years. It is all of you that have helped us grow over the years. We are glad we continuely keep making you happy! We look forward to serving you again soon and look forward to keeping you happy. Sincerely, Carrie Dillow Deans South of the Border, GM More

Port Charlotte, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Our group enjoyed the evening at Deans South of the Border. Good mango margaritas, food good, friendly service.

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Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on trip advisor. We rely on our customers to let us know how we are doing. I am glad we hit a home run with you. Food, service and drink! We look forward to seeing you very soon! Sincerely, Carrie Dillow 'Deans South of the Border, GM More

Elkhart, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Best Rueben sandwich ever! Food was hot and great tasting. Definitely worth a repeat visit. The outdoor patio is gorgeous.

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Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

THANK YOU!!! Thanks for noticing our patio....it is uniquely different and I must agree it is beautiful. I am glad you enjoyed your reuben. We really appreciate you taking the time to review us on trip advisor and we look forward to seeing you real soon! Sincerely, Carrie Dillow Deans South of the Border, GM More

Fort Myers, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My husband and I went to the farmers market in downtown Punta Gorda today. As we were parking the car we noticed a restaurant with out door seating. We had our dogs with us and thought we might be able to bring them there. After visiting the market, we did go to Dean's and had probably the best wings I've... More

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Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for the nice review. I love when our patrons have such a good time. Sue is one of a kind and she is sure to make you smile. We appreciate you speaking of our wings. We do put extra special love into them to make them different from other places. We look forward to seeing... More

Mclean
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

We were staying at the four points Sheraton on 41 and walked a block down to deans south of the border for dinner. There was live music out on the patio which was nice to listen to and have a drink. We decided to eat inside where we could hear each other talk. Fantastic service, meals are huge portions, and... More

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Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking a walk over to Deans. We are very glad you enjoyed your evening. The next visit you make to beautiful Punta Gorda we will be looking to see you again. We appreciate you taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. Sincerely, Carrie Dillow Deans South of the Border, GM More

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