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River City Grill

131 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4412
+1 941-639-9080
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“river city” (54 reviews)
“pot roast” (34 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
131 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4412
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Used the buy one get one coupon and was very satisfied with the menu selections. Service was very good and the restaurant was busy considering it was off season.

Thank stephenjayklein
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have gone here several times and always had decent meals. Service can be improved, but food makes up for that aspect. This last time, both service and meal was unacceptable. First of all, I'm gluten sensitive and all over the menu it denotes *ask your...More

Thank frugaltraveler14
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never a bad meal. Something for everyone. Easy to recommend because of the consistency in menu items. The Butterfish is a favorite. It can be noisy especially in the back room so we usually have no more than 8 people and request a round table...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to this restaurant twice for dinner, twice for lunch and no more. The place seems dogeared and downright dirty. The last time we were seated in a booth with seats that dipped from broken springs or compressed cushions and it smelled. It was...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent restaurant, always a great meal! Try the Ahi Tuna... the Pork Schnitzel is to die for! You won't be disappointed in anything on their menu! Great Service too!

Thank jmh23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great deals,ask for the "gift" . It's a 2 for one special. The butterfish with asparagus was excellent. Minimal atmosphere but I came to eat. Will return.

Thank Peaches0422
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is AWESOME. The portuguese calamari is the absolute best we have ever had,. the atmosphere is great, servers and service cannot be beat... Highly recommend this place for eats....

Thank Susan H
Reviewed June 13, 2017

We ate at the River City Grill while exploring Punta Gorda, FL. The atmosphere, the ambiance, the food and the service were very good. We ate at the bar. Ellen our bartender was excellent. Our meal (both seafood dishes) were tops. We understood that the...More

Thank John D
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Asked locals to recommend their favorite seafood restaurant and were directed to River City Grill. We wound up only staying for drinks at the bar due (in large part) to the limited seafood selections and incredibly rude bartender. Granted, everyone has an off night but...More

3  Thank jillgarris3
Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

We had a great dinner on Memorial Day weekend. We have eaten at River City many times in the past and it's always great but the food and service this weekend we even more awesome than usual. We had a special seafood stew, steak burger...More

Thank Dawn T
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March 31, 2017|
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Response from MangroveCafe | Property representative |
Yes, please call the restaurant and they would be happy to accommodate you!! 941-639-9080 River City Grill
February 15, 2017|
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Response from MangroveCafe | Property representative |
Hi. Please contact us directly at TheMangrovecafe @ yahoo. com
November 14, 2016|
Response from MangroveCafe | Property representative |
Yes we do. All of our restaurants, River City Grill & Italia in Punta Gorda as well as our Mangrove Cafe in Naples are pet friendly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 am
4:30 pm - 2:00 am
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: +1 941-639-9080
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