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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 252
    Excellent
  • 185
    Very good
  • 68
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 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
THE "Go To" restaurant...

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jimmyDJV
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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229 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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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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1 Thank marleyandmike
Madisonville, Kentucky
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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Thank jimmyDJV
Rochester, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent and they have a very diverse menu, however the server was very impatient and not capable of completing a simple list of ordered items, never did properly complete our drink order.

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Thank Voyagertwelve
Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful fresh, local food. We eat there frequently and it is always very good. Make reservations in season.

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Thank Barbara B
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bar staff are great and serve really good drinks. I love the Moscow Mules served here. I will definitely return to this place.

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Thank Pilley85
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They were really good about gluten free meals. The menu has an asterix on it and if there's an asterisk in front of the meal the menu item can be made gluten free. Server was very friendly great place to eat

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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: Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?