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Dean's South of the Border

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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar
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130 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3633
+1 941-575-6100
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An outstanding choice of food, from burgers to wings to taco's. One of our most favorite places to have lunch or dinner.

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Thank trweixel
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to trip advisor with your nice review. We are glad you have made us one of your "go to spots". We can't wait to see you again soon!!! Sincerely, Carrie More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there with my boyfriend and had the wings CAT4. Amazing! Been looking for great wings near us. These are it! Also had the fish tacos and a combo platter. Portion size is insane for the price! The staff was excellent and the Manager takes time to great and speak with everyone. Cool atmosphere, 80s music playing. Cant wait to... More 

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Thank Kicky P
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming to trip advisor with your review. We love to hear such kind words and we love when you walked away pleased across the board. We can't wait to have you both back again. Sincerely, Carrie More 

Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The "Cheers" of Punta Gorda and Charlotte area! Everybody knows your name. Great food, great staff. Great entertainment 7 nights a week.

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Thank mtriccio56
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

This review makes me really happy. We all feel the same here at Deans about all of our loyal customers. We look forward to seeing you again real soon! Sincerely, Carrie More 

Port Charlotte, Florida
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very good food and service. Locally owned. Fun place with music 7 days a week. Great location right on US 41.

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Thank debrabeebe10
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

So happy to see your review. Service is very important to us. Along with the nightly music we also have music on Saturday and Sundays from 1 to 5 please join us then! We look forward to having you again soon! Sincerely, Carrie More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Dean's is a regular stop on my walks around Punta Gorda. I save up my weight loss rewards for a Dean's breakfast of huevos rancheros. Oh, talk about good. Summertime is a good time to visit as you can find a table. Staff and management are friendly and food has a Mexican bias.

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Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review on trip advisor. I love that you save your rewards and treat yourself at Deans. We love to have our locals visit us often. We look forward to seeing you agian on your next day. Sincerely, Carrie More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food. Great atmosphere. Great staff. A must stop if you want good time while in town. Music is some of the best around.

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Thank Mike C
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

Its great to hear that people enjoy the bands we bring to Deans. The girls work very hard to get some of the best bands here to play for all of you! We look forward to your next visit and we thank you for coming to trip advisor with your review. Sincerely, Carrie More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dean's is a great place for good food at a reasonable price !! Plus the entertainment 7 days a week !! I definitely would recommend this place !!!

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Thank Paul B
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

We very much appreciate your nice review and we thank you for taking the time to write it. So glad to hear that you enjoy what we have to offer. I wanted to let you know that along with the 7 nights of music we also have music on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 -5. Please come join us again!... More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here for lunch many times. The lunch time specials are generous, food is great & prices are very reasonable. Service is usually pretty fast & servers are attentive. (Being a non-smoker, I don't like having to walk past the outdoor lounge to get in to the restaurant. Smell of smoke can be extremely strong!)

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Thank Manne983
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you enjoy our food and service. We hope you will continue to come see us often. Sincerely, Carrie More 

Port Charlotte, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always have fun here. Rachel and Joe are awesome!! Food, bands, and drinks are great. Always a great time.

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Thank Dane M
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoy our awesome twosome Rachel and Joe. They are loved by many. We appreciate you coming to trip advisor to let us know. We very much appreciate your continued business. We will see you soon! Sincerely, Carrie More 

1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bar food in a filthy environment. Chimichanga was lacking taste, wings terrible, flies everywhere. Homemade tortilla chips from a bag. Red white and blue thick tortulla chips.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $20
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast
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
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
6:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
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
Description
Dean's South of the Border has been a local favorite since 1992, family owned & operated it offers 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?