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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 - 11:00 pm
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
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Entertaining clients

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  • 191
    Excellent
  • 143
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Value and Service

We ate here twice this winter. Good early bird specials, Lovely setting, great service and fine drinks. Food is always well prepared, tasty and nicely presented. What more could anyone want?

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
murstel
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London, Ontario
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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416 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Convenient parking (drive past the restaurant and turn right at the first street to the parking garage)... We have eaten there three or four times in the last couple of months...excellent service....the food excellent! I highly recommend it!

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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134 reviews 134 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The couple we were with highly recommended this place but by the time we were done, they said they wouldn't return. My friend's steak had to be sent back twice, my garlic and herb chicken was dry, my companion's salmon was "just okay," and my other friend's fish was rubbery. The baked potato wasn't done properly, but my creamy potato... More 

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London, Ontario
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

We ate here twice this winter. Good early bird specials, Lovely setting, great service and fine drinks. Food is always well prepared, tasty and nicely presented. What more could anyone want?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We found Punta Gorda, Florida on-line as well as this wonderful restaurant. We were simply treated as we were the owners of this establishment. The food was amazing and the service as well as the price were outstanding. Treat yourself to authentic Italian food and ambiance! Don't miss this true diamond.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A group of us enjoyed a very good meal and time here. The atmosphere was good and the service very good. Prices are reasonable and portion good sized. We recommend trying the River City Grill if you are visiting the Punta Gorda area.

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Simcoe
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16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Service was slow, food was poor, especially since just re opened for the winter season Bad experience was on Valentines Day!:(

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Succasunna, New Jersey
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214 reviews 214 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

we went there with friends and it was very nice .the service was great and the food was very good the setting was a normal place ,nothing fancy but nice

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Toms River
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

As always we checked with TripAdvisor for a good restaurant in Punta Gorda Fl and the River City Grill was just that. Let me tell you about Mary Jane our waitress, she was a super star of waitresses, made suggestions, answered questions and was around when we needed her. Husband and I started with a cup of seafood soup and... More 

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Cleveland, OH
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We are frequent diners at River City Grill. Not only do we eat there in the non-busy season but also during high-season. One word best describes this place: Dependable for great food and great service even during busy, peak times. Our favorite dish is the Sweet & Sour Butterfish. It's a must!

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Livonia, Michigan
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11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Pam, our server, was fun and efficient. The food was fresh and delicious - only wish we had room to try one of the luscious-looking desserts! Obviously, a very popular dining venue, since it filled up very quickly. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves as the atmosphere was comfortable and friendly and, again, the food carefully tended to resulting in... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
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?