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Dean's South of the Border

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130 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
+1 941-575-6100
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6:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Dean's South of the Border has been a local favorite since 1992, family...
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. There's always a party going on at Dean's!
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  • 217
    Excellent
  • 162
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Deliciosos

We stopped for a late night snack and the place was hopping. Outdoor music, dancing, tons of seating. We sat inside and had drinks tacos and salsa and chips. Everything was seasoned perfectly and we enjoyed it all. The service was attentive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
aslal
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Venice, Florida
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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NYC
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great food at decent prices!! Nothing bad on the menu. And drinks and drinks! And Brenda is the BEST!!!!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We just moved here. They have been consistently great on Mexican and Prime Rib. The Kids Menu is varied and priced right.

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Chipley
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

place was great bartender wes was so handsome and so sweet makes great drinks serves with a sweet smile love those dimples band was great "torched" great time

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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 are glad that you enjoyed the staff at the bar and your all together time. Torched is one of our locals favorite band. We are glad you were here to enjoy them. Sincerely, Carrie Dillow Deans South of the Border, GM More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Want a great Mexican/American meal look no further, the food are simply put great. It's a down to earth place to enjoy a meal and a few drinks. Energetic service and lots of character.

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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 are so happy to hear that you had an all together great experience. We love to hear that people feel our positive energy. We look forward to seeing you the next time! Sincerely, Carrie Dillow Deans South of the Border, GM More 

Venice, Florida
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29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We stopped for a late night snack and the place was hopping. Outdoor music, dancing, tons of seating. We sat inside and had drinks tacos and salsa and chips. Everything was seasoned perfectly and we enjoyed it all. The service was attentive.

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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. It sounds like you had a great time and we love to hear that. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Carrie Dillow Deans South of the Border, GM More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Silverware is store right next to the men's and women's outside restrooms and outside uncovered with secondary protection. Food gave me BAD STOMACH! Men's outside bathroom door was broken off on lower hinge. Lunch took 45 minutes to come out after ordered, breakfast took 25 min. next day. Just not a fan of food, patrons or cleanliness.

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

We appreciate you coming to trip advisor with your review. We are sorry we did not do a better job for you. We try our hardest always. As far as the door being off the hinge you are right. It was broken the night before on 4th of July at about 1:30 a.m. We had maintenance in by 11:00 a.m... More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We visited Deans for breakfast. The food was delicious and our waitress Brittany was nice as could be. She explained that the kitchen was overwhelmed with all the orders at once and being in the industry we understand. When ordering keep in mind the portions are on the heavy side. All in all a good experience.

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

Thank you for your nice review on trip advisor. Brittany does a nice job. I will be sure to pass the nice words on to her. We look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Carrie Dillow Deans South of the Border, GM More 

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We have stopped at this unique restaurant two separate times. There is some nice outdoor seating, or indoor if you want AC. Close to the Peace River and downtown Punta Gorda. The lunch specials are reasonably priced and the food is very good. Friendly staff and good drinks. A must stop in Punta Gorda.

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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 Deans. We are glad that you enjoy our establishment. We try hard to keep everybody happy! We look forward to many more visits from you. Again thank you! Sincerely, Carrie Dillow Deans South of the Border, GM More 

Cape Coral, Florida
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I did not have much in the way of expectations. I went because this was a choice of someone who was going out for a birthday dinner. The food was very good. My only complaint was that the service was very slow - and they did not seem to care much that it was.

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

Thank you so much for coming to trip advisor and reviewing us. I am glad you were pleasantly surprised. I am sorry that service was slow for you. We take pride in our food and our service and it is very important to us. I am posiitive we will do better on the service end for you next time. Again... More 

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58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Heard so much about this place, we tried it and it was very good, I love sittin outside, steady stream of people coming in, definitely will come back again...the pulled pork Quesadillas were pretty good!!!

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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 review us on trip advisor. We are glad you took the recommendations for Deans and come try us out for yourself! As always we love when we make yet another happy customer and we look forward to seeing you in the near future!!! Sincerely, Carrie Dillow Deans South of the Border, GM More 

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Additional Information about Dean's South of the Border

Address: 130 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone Number: +1 941-575-6100
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday 6:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 6:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 6:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 6:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 6:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 6:30 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 4 - 20
Cuisine: Mexican, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 130 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, FL 33950
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
  • Phone Number: +1 941-575-6100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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. There's always a party going on at Dean's!
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:00 am

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