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“Enjoyed our visit. Evening of Monday, June 9th”

Dean's South of the Border
Ranked #7 of 165 Restaurants in Punta Gorda
Price range: $4 - $20
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed June 19, 2014

The 3 of us visited Deans early on Monday evening. We sat outside, close to the outdoors fireplace. Our server greeted us and got our drink orders right away. After extra time needed to check out the menu, our server took our orders and we were served fairly fast. Deans did seem fairly busy too. We did not go inside during our visit. Our server was wonderful and made our visit that much nicer. I ordered the ground beef El Paso combo. Very yummy. I loved the red sauce. Rice and beans were yummy also. I would return for that combo. My wife ordered the personal size supreme nachos. She thought it was ok. My daughter ordered a burger. Very good. Deans was within 2 blocks of our hotel and was well worth the short walk. We would return.

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Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2014

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We appreciate you taking your valuable time on vacation to do so. It makes us so glad to see that our girls are taking such good care of our valued customers. We hope if you are in the area you will come back and visit us. We offer breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night for your convenience. We also have live music 7 nights a week. Hope to see you soon.
Sincerely,
Carrie Dillow
Deans South of the Border, GM

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

We ate here and Melinda was our waitress. She was so helpful with me needing to order GF. I had 2 soft corn tortillas with shredded pork and toppings, also black beans. Very good. My Father had the basa fish grilled, and raved about it.

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Thank kglahamilton
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Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2014

We are glad to hear that we were able to help you in the gluten free area. Equally as happy that you and your father enjoyed your meal. I am happy to hear that Mel was able to assist you in this area and will make sure to let her know of your nice compliment. We look forward to seeing you soon and thank you so much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor.
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Carrie Dillow
Deans South of the Border, GM

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Reviewed June 18, 2014

We moved to Florida about 2 years ago. As we were learning our way around our new stomping grounds, looking for some decent Mexican food we discovered Dean's South of the Border. Their menu contains some Mexican dishes that are pretty darn good for SW Florida. Even though it is a 25 mile drive for us to eat at Deans, we eat there at least once a week. Our favorite server, Kim, is a major reason we return weekly. She is always friendly and service is excellent.
The menu is extensive with something for everyone. Reasonable prices and large portions make Dean's a must visit in Punta Gorda.
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Thank Michael O
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Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2014

We love to hear such nice words from our customers, or should I say our extended family. We are so glad that in your search of places to eat we didnt get overlooked and better yet we kept you coming back on a weekly basis. Kim has been with us a long time and she is a gem. We appreciate you taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor and we greatly appreciate your business! See you soon.
Sincerely,
Carrie Dillow
Deans South of the Border, GM

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

We eat at Dean's South all the time. Consistently good and always great service. On Father's Day we had breakfast and, although they were busy, the buffet was great and the service right on! Compliments especially to Jaime, our waitress, and to the chefs!

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Thank Edie M
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Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2014

Thank you so much for reviewing us on Trip Advisor. Fathers Day Buffet was a first time for us and we are so glad to hear that so many of our locals enjoyed it. We will be sure to let Jaime know that she was recognized for her service and we will also let the chefs know that they were complimented. We look forward to seeing you again in the very near future.

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

We are local and have had many breakfast's at Dean's. They have the best whole grain bread with their breakfast. It is also priced very reasonable and the staff is very nice as well. Dean's is nothing fancy but well worth the trip.

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Thank CAMellon
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Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2014

So happy to hear that we are pleasing our locals with our breakfast. Our breakfast here are good. We begin with the finest quality foods and we cook every breakfast to order. We try hard to keep our prices fair and keep our community coming back for more. I am not sure if you have tried our lunches or dinners but they are equally as good :) Thank you for taking the time to review us on trip advisor.
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Carrie Dillow,GM

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