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River City Grill

131 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4412
941-639-9080
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Ranked #11 of 132 Restaurants in Punta Gorda
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cuisines: American
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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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Des Moines, Iowa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We were worried that there would be a long wait in this rather large and busy downtown restaurant. We were surprised that we were able to be seated outside along the front sidewalk. Just where we wanted to be. We both ordered one of their grouper specials. It was very good and I especially liked the red pepper sauce with... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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194 reviews 194 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Tuesday, January 20th we had dinner with friends who were celebrating their anniversary. Because it's busy season, we made reservations, good idea this time of year. We were seated at a nice booth, after having a cocktail at the bar. Appetizer special, risotto stuffed clams, nice, for entree's we had Shrimp Scampi with spinach and tomatoes, plenty of garlic, filet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We were traveling from Naples to Tampa. We decided to stop here for dinner. We were not disappointed. It was easy to get to from I 75. They were very busy but we were seated in about 15 minutes. We could tell there were many locals eating there. I had the Phyllo Salmon and my friend had the open-face steak... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My husband & I always have a great dining experience here! We started with the ClassicBeer Batter Calamari, the batter is light & the calamari is very fresh the dipping sauce adds a little zing to the dish. The serving is just enough for two to share! My husband had the Shrimp Scampi which is not over powering with garlic,... More 

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Punta Gorda, FL
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

River City Grill is an all time favorite, has always been consistent, and we've been going there since they opened, always great food, and good times, it's our cheers, 'where everyone knows your name'. I highly recommend it. BUT, now it is even better, owner, Doug Amaral, has outdone himself in opening a new restaurant, right next door, ITALIA RESTAURANT...and... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

River City Grill has great staff who are vey friendly and attentive. I love to meet friends there, the is a lot of parking in the immediately vicinity. Try the Boom Boom Shrimp as an appetizer to share. It's Awesome!! Staff are attentive and don't Rush you...lots of time to catch up with friends without feeling pressured to hurry. Burgers... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

They have a nice selection on their menu. My wife and I dined outside on the sidewalk facing Marion Street. I had fish and chips and my wife had the chicken maddoni. All excellent! It was just after Christmas so we could see the enormous tree across the street. Their drinks were good as well so we will be back!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

good food, good service and serving on Thanksgiving! The atmosphere was friendly. We chatted with our neighboring table guests.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

River City Grill uses local produce & dairy products & incorporates this in their daily menu..great location right Downtown..we R local & they run great specials when it is not season teaming with "snowbirds" as they also have found this great place to eat & enjoy friends🌴

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Front end was a little slow in seating, but our waitress was quick and attentive. The food presentation was excellent and delicious, try the chicken wrap and the clam chowder. It is obvious that this restaurant needs to spend a little on maintenance starting with new ceiling tiles in the mens washroom they are awful.

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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

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