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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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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
131 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4412
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Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They serve an excellent selection for lunch with a different specials menu daily. Constantly rated one of the best resturants in Punta Gorda. Well worth the visit or multiple visits.

Thank Vernon R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It has good food, great service, and the price range is good for the atmosphere. It is in a great location in Downtown Punta Gorda where you can walk around at night and feel safe. A nice casual dining experience.

Thank 289Joyce1925
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We returned here after almost a year ago.hey have a BOGO special but you have to purchase a drink, whether alcoholic or soft drink. Eating only poultry or seafood, their menu is limited and heavy on sauces. When here last year, their Asian stir fry...More

Thank Nonnieandpops
Reviewed 9 May 2017

The service is great, we always eat at the bar. The food can be hit or miss especially the steaks. The drinks are always good

Thank Frozentundratraveler
Reviewed 5 May 2017

What a great night out with my wife. Dinner was amazing and the wine list was extensive. Our server Jenifer was a delight and made the evening that much better. Thank you for a great place to retreat to with all the hussle and bussle...More

Thank jimmyr638
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We have gone to River City Grill many times over the years and always request that Michele be our waitress. She gives great food recommendations, great service and has a great personality...a lot of laughs!

Thank Rae D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Coming over with 6 people for lunch at 12 pm on Monday. Can/should we make a reservation?
1 April 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
Do you have meat loaf back on your menu again?
16 February 2017|
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Response from MangroveCafe | Property representative |
Hi. Please contact us directly at TheMangrovecafe @ yahoo. com
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
15 November 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
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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