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River City Grill

131 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4412
941-639-9080
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Ranked #12 of 125 restaurants in Punta Gorda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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77% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We happened upon the River City on a July Sunday night as our first choice wasn't open. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. A nice bar is complimented by both booths and tables that let you know up front that you are in for a good meal. It's not quite "fine dining" in a big city sense, but the staff... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Location not that great, food was average and the cost was average. A decent place to get a bite. Parking can be tough on a busy night

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Port charlotte
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have always love this Restaurant and the atmosphere, but was very disappointed last evening. The bread was aweful, cold and straight from the plastic bag. Was told by our server that this is what they serve now! In the past yummy hot, healthy seeded breads! Asked for grated cheese to sprinkle over our pasta and got a dinky plastic... More

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Cranford, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

This place was quite a find. We have owned a condo in Punta Gorda for 10 years and are only in a Florida a few months a year. We always heard about the River City Grill, but never had the opportunity to have dinner there. We made a reservation for a party of nine.....seven adults and two children. It was... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I'm a vegetarian and the Mediterranean wrap is awesome! The service is excellent and the price is reasonable.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Great find, you wont be sorry you stopped here. Huge bar, even when busy you can manage a seat. Great service at bar as well, knowledgeable bartenders know their drinks and food. We ate here several times during our stay, great food and the owner takes care of his customer's personally. He made Steak au Poivre for one of his... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

In a word...WOW! River City Grill has recently begun offering local organically grown/produced specials (bison for example) and I knew that I wanted to try it so when I saw they were serving a bison special last evening we made reservations for dinner. Upon being seated, we were introduced to our Server Extraordinaire Jessi who took tremendously good care of... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We've been there for both lunch and dinner and find the lunch offerings sometimes better than dinner. Service is usually very good.

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London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We visited this place twice on our trip to Punta Gorda. The food was great, I had the stuffed grouper on both occasions and it was delicious. The service was excellent. We will be back.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Ordered some sort of english roast special. It was so tuff I could not chew it so I swapped it for a bland pasta dish. Atmosphere is OK. It would be nice if they offered some live music.

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