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Dean's South of the Border

) #6 of 118 Restaurants in Punta Gorda $$ - $$$ Mexican, American,
130 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3633
+1 941-575-6100
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“fajitas” (34 reviews)
“queso” (10 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
130 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3633
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1 - 10 of 876 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped for lunch on the patio and had an average for an American/ Mexican restaurant. Looks like a good place to hang out at night with some local music.

Thank stephenjayklein
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a bad restaurant. The atmosphere is pleasant as is the décor. They feature inside as well as outside dining. The servers are fast and efficient and the prices aren't bad for what you get.. That being said, the food isn't bad, it is just...More

Thank Richard2544
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. You are correct we are not a Mexican restaurant we are however Tex-Mex style and also offer a wide range of American food. We hope to see you again soon!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lite lunch with the taco salad and my wife had the egg rolls. Everything was hot and fresh. Enjoyed people watching and had to wait a few minutes to leave to avoid ab afternoon rain storm. The help here are extremely nice and...More

Thank MONYMAN53
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So happy to hear that you had a nice time while visiting at Deans. I must say that people watching is one of many peoples past times here at Deans ;) Love to hear that you enjoy our staff, we have some pretty amazing people...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food I had lack of seasoning or salt except in the beans. They do not offer chip and salsa for free. You have to buy them unlike other tex mex placesMore

Thank Phyllis C
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming to trip advisor with your nice review. We are sorry that the food was not seasoned to your liking. Please always feel free to ask for a manager we will make sure to see that you leave happy. We hope to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I visit Punta Gorda every couple years or so, and every time we look forward to coming back to Dean's. You get the biggest portion of food I've ever seen and it's so damn good! Their bucket drinks are delicious, service is...More

Thank MickyW09
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your kind words and nice review. I have passed the kind words onto Keri. We love hearing that our long time customers look forward to coming and seeing us when in town. We hope you had a pleasant visit here in beautiful Punta...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I tell ya.. We have been here many, many times in 3 years and JODY is the best server we have ever had. She is very attentive even though she was extremely busy on a Friday night. Dean's never really disappoints us, but tonight was...More

Thank eelicart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been there many times and ordered the same fajitas, and tonight they say they can't do what they always have done in the past years, no beans no rice may extra gaucamole'. Cant do it, well we will never return!More

Thank harley4417
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate you coming to trip advisor with your review. We do take all reviews in to consideration as they come in. There is certain substitutions the staff is not allowed to do and unfortunately we do not do a substitution on guacamole for other...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to go to hear awesome bands. Good food & drinks. Good bartenders. Downtown hangout. Friendly.

Thank John R
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

THANKYOU! We look forward to many more visits from you! We will continue to work hard and bring you the best bands around. Sincerely, Carrie

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrating the 4th of July in downtown Punta Ford's, stopped here for dinner firsr5time. I've heard alot of great things about Deans and it was all true. We had the taco salads and they were big and hearty, along with house margaritas. Everything was great,...More

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

So glad to hear that you finally decided to stop in and give us a try. Sounds like you had a great time and that is our goal every time. I will be sure to pass the kind words on to Deana. We look forward...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife, grandkids and I stopped in for dinner. My granddaugther really likes the food. My wife and I have never eaten a taco with that much grease in it. The tacos were large and had a good taste, however the amount of grease was...More

Thank clark957
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate you taking the time to review us. In the event you ever feel that an item is not to your liking please feel free to ask for a manager. We will be sure to rectify your concern immediately. We are in hopes to...More

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Jenn L
15 June 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.
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Dlm2929
10 June 2017|
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Response from Carrie D | Property representative |
Yes we start serving at 7:00 a.m.
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Mosey16
4 January 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 20
Cuisine
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
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 02:00
Monday
06:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 02:00
Thursday
06:30 - 02:00
Friday
06:30 - 02:00
Saturday
06:30 - 02:00
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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