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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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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 226
    Excellent
  • 163
    Very good
  • 59
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Always Reliable

This is a popular dining venue in town that has been providing consistently good food and service for years. I've tried it for lunch and dinner many times over the years and it always delivers. We recently met friends here for dinner and asked for "the gift" - their two for one special. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
janiewa
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Punta Gorda, Florida
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Niagara Falls, New York
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We were one of the last people to come in, but it didn't stop the friendly wait staff from seating us right away and making sure they checked in on us regularly. It's a little pricey, but with all the entrees you get so much food!! Try the Boom Boom shrimp - we had it for an appetizer, and it... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has been my #1 in Punta Gorda for years and has been previously reviewed. However, not now! We were there Sunday night and it was moderately busy. I ordered the special meatloaf over polenta. It was terrible, and I could not eat it. The sauce was bitter and tasted spoiled and the meat smelled even odd. The pot... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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155 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is a popular dining venue in town that has been providing consistently good food and service for years. I've tried it for lunch and dinner many times over the years and it always delivers. We recently met friends here for dinner and asked for "the gift" - their two for one special. We particularly like the Boom Boom Shrimp... More 

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Punta Gorda, United States
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A very friendly atmosphere, a "Cheers" like bar group, and all the meals are tasty, from the basic pot roast or meat loaf to their pan seared scallops. The meals look like works of art also, can't beat their Summer "Gift" Specials 2 for 1 meals.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had a lovely meal tonight. The food was really tasty and service excellent. We will definitely return on our next visit to Punta Gorda.

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Lakeland
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The food was actually good, and the server was pretty attentive. Here's where they lost some stars: we entered through the rear entrance, and the sign directed us to check in at the host station in the front of the restaurant. So we walked through the 80% empty restaurant to the front station. We gave our name and party size... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Had lunch with a friend in a weekday. Service was courteous and professional. The lobster quesadillas we shared were very good. My friend had the soup and wrap special which she enjoyed and I had the Caesar salad with chicken also very good but was missing the roasted peppers. Over all a nice place in Punta Gorda. This restaurant does... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Lunch with husband and two children. We wandered into Punta Gorda during a rainy beach day and needed to find a place for lunch. We noticed some businessmen going in and thought we try it. We ordered 3 of their burgers and my daughter got a chili cheese dog - all served with fries. The chili cheese dog was gone... More 

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Port Dover, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Stopped in for lunch and had the lobster quesadilla..I was so impressed. The bada bing shrimp was really good too!

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North Port, Florida
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Went Tuesday and promptly seated. Andrew our server was spot on. Six of us shared a serving of Portugese Calamari, what an appetizer! This is a must try. Entrees were mostly the Sweet&sour fish dish. Delicious as expected. Salads served with anchovies, yum. Two for one well drinks😊😊

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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: Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?