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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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4:30 pm - 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 198
    Excellent
  • 147
    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 food and good people

We were seated immediately and our server indicated that it was still happy hour and she would get our drink order in right away.Menu was well thought out and both appetizer and dinner selections were good.We were informed of the daily specials prior to ordering and we were served our courses in a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
JimmyT63
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
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Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

We were seated immediately and our server indicated that it was still happy hour and she would get our drink order in right away.Menu was well thought out and both appetizer and dinner selections were good.We were informed of the daily specials prior to ordering and we were served our courses in a timely fashion.Thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance and good... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

River City Grill is a great restaurant located right in downtown Punta Gorda. Good place to bring family and visitors,as they accommodate groups very well. We have eaten here several times each winter for the past 7 years and have always been happy with our meal and with the service. Food is very good and very well presented. Try the... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

After giving RCG a rest of about ten months, we have been back twice. Once for lunch and this time for dinner. I ordered the sizzler with shrimp and asked if it could be prepared without edamame beans. The waitress came back and said the beans and broccoli and pepper flakes were premixed but the kitchen would try to remove... More 

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West Palm beach
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63 reviews 63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We have dined here for years, but always many months apart. We just returned from a long weekend, and it was our first time there in over a year. The good news is...it's still wonderful! I am a HUGE fan of the Havana pork, and my wife loves the fish. We were both very happy with both our Caesar salads... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Have been to all the good ones except River City Grill until now. My friends did not want to go there but I insisted we try it this trip and am I glad we did.The duck , salmon, fried calamari and lettuce wraps were all fantastic. The one appetizer I didn't like ( personal taste) was cheerfully removed from the... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Both restuarants are 5 Stars, but ITALIA is the new one that just opened. Been there 3 times already and the food is the best Italian menu we have ever had. Eight of us were there last week and each had a different dish. Every one of them were delicious. How often does that happen? River City is more of... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Had Easter dinner with family. The food was fabulous and service was good. A bit slow, but not an issue since it was Easter. Calamari appetizer followed by butterfish main course, and shrimp scampi main course. Everything was very good, but the butterfish was amazing!!!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Just had Easter dinner here after church. Had no reservation, and they were very busy, but we were seated immediately. Pam was our server - so very pleasant, upbeat, efficient. The timing/spacing of our meal was perfect - time to enjoy and savor our salads, with minimal wait for our hot, delicious and perfectly presented entrees. Very attentive to our... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Made reservations at the River City Grill with a few of our friends, and you need reservations at least for a Sat. night.. Not one of us had been here before but heard the restaurant had excellent reviews and a great selection of entrees offered on the menu. Restaurant was as we heard and read, excellent in many ways. Service... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We have dined at River City a numbe of times over the years. When it is good, it is very good. Unfortunately, it can be a little inconsistent with both the food and the service. The restaurant is large and can be quite busy during the height of the tourist season. River City sources produce locally from Worden Farms (certified... 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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