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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
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 224
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    Very good
  • 58
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  • 19
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  • 14
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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 menu

Visiting from Ohio. Had a date night here. Nice wine list. Great list of specials for the night. We enjoyed the Portuguese calamari appetizer. Scallop special was perfect. Nice service. Noisy in the back of the restaurant.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Margie G
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Cleveland, Ohio
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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Port Dover, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Visiting from Ohio. Had a date night here. Nice wine list. Great list of specials for the night. We enjoyed the Portuguese calamari appetizer. Scallop special was perfect. Nice service. Noisy in the back of the restaurant.

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Key West, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Food is ok. Ordered steak and probably would have been best to order something else. Good wine list. Great wait staff, very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Last night 9 of us went to the River City Grill and had a very good dinner . The service was excellent and the food great. This was my first time for dinner at this restaurant and will return again. Good job!!!

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Cape Coral, Florida
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Just my b w and I tonight, but will be 6 of us in a couple of weeks. This is a great restaurant and on top of that, they have a special type of bogo in the off season (I am told this is to keep the help busy when it might not otherwise be. Lower profits, but retains good... More 

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boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

To my surprise, as a traveler today, I had a great experience eating at this restaurant. My burger was simply delicious, made to my over demanding requests. I enjoyed every bite of it. My son ate up the pulled pork sandwich with sweet potato fries. Reasonable price. Excellent waitstaff.

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Southwest Gulf Coast, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

River City Grill is a frequent place for us. The food is good and consistent. The service is excellent (many of the servers have been there for years).

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

An area favorite in downtown Punta Gorda. Varied menu--not all seafood. Not too crowded during summer. Great for a quick business lunch or an evening out with friends. Italian restaurant next door (same owner) is also very good--maybe even better if you are hooked on Italian.

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Chipley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

the best food is right here and the drinks too our waiter was fantastic he was so on it pouring our wine when it got low recommending what was good just a great place

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Additional Information about River City Grill

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

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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, Large groups, 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?