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River City Grill

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131 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4412
941-639-9080
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 255
    Excellent
  • 186
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 21
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  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

Excellent food...we love "Riva's Meatloaf", beef and veal wrapped in pancetta like a filet mignon served on a bed of blue cheese polenta and sautéed spinach on top of the meatloaf. The presentation is beautiful. They do take reservations which I highly suggest since they always seem to be very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Smcclendon
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Gulf Breeze, Florida, United States
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even though we got there just before closing, the service and food were excellent. I had the Phyllo Salmon and my husband had Cuban pulled pork with rice. Both were greatly enjoyed.

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Thank Melanie W
Wellsville, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The dinner we had tasted great. We ordered fried oysters which were perfect, also seared tuna with ginger on top and scallops on a bed of risotto with a yummy sauce. Each plate was served with great presentation! On the scallops was a flower to set it off. The waiter we had gave us excellent service. We will definitely go... More 

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Thank PatienceR1955
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food...we love "Riva's Meatloaf", beef and veal wrapped in pancetta like a filet mignon served on a bed of blue cheese polenta and sautéed spinach on top of the meatloaf. The presentation is beautiful. They do take reservations which I highly suggest since they always seem to be very busy. On the negative side, there is really no place... More 

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Thank Smcclendon
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great staff, great selection and very nice food, had Coconut Crusted Salmon that was amazing and their Butterfish is always good.

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Thank Dandad2
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230 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was 20 minutes to 5. The dinner seating starts at 5. I asked if we could have a drink until 5 and then have dinner. No, we could have the lunch/dinner menu but no dinner menu. I asked why cant we have a drink and wait until 5. They said because we don't have enough waitstaff until 5. I... More 

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Thank Bob0409
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this place. Best Tampa steak I've had in a log time. Cooked just the way I Like it and was on HOT cast iron skillet. Waiter was very sharp and we were well attended too. This is definite keeper place. Price is a little on the higher side for just a meal, but if you have special occasion... More 

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1 Thank johnsford
BRISTOL
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere and very good food. Tried the chicken salad sandwich for lunch and it was delicious. Good service and very clean. Will definitely go back again and check out the Italian restaurant that is adjoining and owned by them.

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1 Thank DEBRA C
Port Charlotte, Florida
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184 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After checking the menu on line we decided to go for lobster rolls and wine for lunch - when we arrived we were told the restaurant had JUST completely changed their menu..hardy any seafood...no lobster rolls, shrimp or scallops...basic main course salads, burgers and sandwiches...how did RCG ever make it to the Top Five Restaurants in Punta Gorda....we were not... More 

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Madisonville, Kentucky
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere in the historic district to have a weekday lunch when we found this restaurant. They have a nice menu plus daily specials. Food was great and service prompt.

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Thank KYGirl5720
Punta Gorda, Florida
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Whenever my mind draws a blank on where to go, I can always count on RCG to deliver a good meal and friendly service. Had a special request off the menu and it was perfect for lunch - Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 131 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4412
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
  • Phone Number: 941-639-9080

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
4:30 pm - 2:00 am

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