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Dean's South of the Border

130 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3633
+1 941-575-6100
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“fajitas” (35 reviews)
“queso” (11 reviews)
“refried beans” (14 reviews)
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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
130 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3633
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is the bomb!!! The burritos are amazing, if you don't want Mexican, try a sandwich or even a steak!!! Food is simply amazing!

Thank Denise L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Dean's is a very nice casual restaurant with an outdoor bar/ dining area.Additionally there is also indoor dining and a bar. Most nights in the outside area there is live music that is very good. The menu is extensive and the food is well prepared...More

Thank Alan G
Reviewed yesterday

I would have rated this a 5 until today. My husband and I went with 2 other couples yesterday. I ordered a cheeseburger and fries. My girlfriend said something about ordering onion rings instead for an additional 1.25. The waitress said, no you can do...More

1  Thank Cyn V
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had the chips and queso, which was ok. Also the tamales and tacos, which were mediocre. Pretty dirty restaurant and bathroom . Poor service. Definitely would not recommend.

1  Thank MelindaIllinois
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Called in for a night cap on our way back to our hotel as found a great place. Great cocktails. Great service. A great band that played good music and got this place absolutely bouncing. If it was this good on a Wednesday night what...More

Thank KnJ9-2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. They offer "mini" burritos and enchiladas. Nothing mini about them. Large portion with sides for only $6.25. It was very good! Margaritas were delish :) Our server, Rachel, was awesome! We will be back and will recommend to friends. Indoor and...More

Thank amynlarr
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We love to hear when people enjoy. I will be sure to pass the kind words on to Rachel (she has many that love her). We look forward to having you again soon! Sincerely, Carrie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Low grade dog food. Terrible service. I would chalk it up to bad luck if it hadn't been 3 times in a row. My mother likes it but never again. Might as well be a can of Alpo.

Thank Joe D
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear your opion of our nothing but high grade food, which is prepared fresh daily. But as always we appreciate all reviews. Sincerely, Carrie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for Mothers Day with my children. Did not know what to expect. What a great nice surprise. The buffet had so many choices. Eggs Benedict, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes and more. Forgot my favorite Biscuits and gravy. Will go back soon for...More

Thank Arlene H
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Omg Margarita Heaven...great Music and the best Chili Rellanos I ever Had with pork Carnitas. A must visit off the beat stop on hwy 41. Punta Gorda

Thank vintagegems28
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed. We look forward to having you many more times. Sincerely, Carrie

Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

I wouldn't say this is excellent Mexican food, but it's a fun place and you definitely get your money's worth.

Thank FairReviewer11
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed! Sincerely, Carrie

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Questions & Answers
Jenn L
June 14, 2017|
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Response from Carrie D | Property representative |
We serve dinner unti 10:00 on Sundays and mondays. The rest of the week we serve dinner until 11 and serve late night until 1:00. Sorry for the delayed response.
June 9, 2017|
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Response from Carrie D | Property representative |
Yes we start serving at 7:00 a.m.
January 3, 2017|
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Response from Carrie D | Property representative |
Yes they are. They are welcome at all umbrella tables. Carrie😀
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 2:00 AM
6:30 AM - 2:00 AM
6:30 AM - 2:00 AM
6:30 AM - 2:00 AM
6:30 AM - 2:00 AM
6:30 AM - 2:00 AM
6:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3633
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
  • Phone Number: +1 941-575-6100
Dean's South of the Border has been a local favorite since 1992. Celebrating 25 years! Family owned & operated with something for everyone from Tex Mex to classic American favorites. Dean's offers indoor/outdoor dining, entertainment 7 days a week, full sports bar, kids menu, happy hour, early bird, daily specials and late night menu. There's always a party going on at Dean's!
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