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“Good Find” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Dean's South of the Border

Dean's South of the Border
Ranked #7 of 156 Restaurants in Punta Gorda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$20
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Tustin, CA
Level Contributor
18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good Find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

Visiting friends in the area who recommended Dean's for breakfast. It was great. Good food,
good prices, and Brenda R. is a kick! We tried to go back the next day, but we were too early.

DG

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank CAT061
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Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
We are glad you stumbled across Deans while visiting Punta Gorda! Brenda is one of a kind, and we are glad we have her, to continuously put a smile on our patrons face. We are sorry we missed you the next day and hope that we will be able to serve you again when you are in the area. Thank you for taking the time review us on Trip Advisor!
Sincerely,
Carrie Dillow
Deans South of the Border,GM
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English first
Punta Gorda, Florida
2 reviews
“Awesome Food and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

We eat at Dean's at least 2 times a week if not more. Brenda, Sue, & Ryan are always ready to help. They know are drink order and have it there by the time we sit down. LOVE this place...!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SFaircloth2014
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Dean S, Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
Hello and Thank you for such a nice review. One of my favorite things about Deans is the girls and their ability to remember drink orders and food items that people order on a regular basis. They are definitely one of a kind. We are very thankful for customers such as yourself that make Deans a part of your life. We look forward to seeing you soon. I will pass a big thank you to the girls/1

Sincerely,
Carrie Dillow
Deans South of the Border, GM
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Port Charlotte, Florida
2 reviews
“Good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

My wife and I love this place. Breakfast is great, and dinner is awesome. Not to mention we ask for our favorite waitress,,,,Ampara. She awesome, always smiling and quick. Love the fact that she remember what we eat when we come for dinner or breakfast.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Louie L
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Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
What a refreshing review! Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review of Deans South of the Border. It sounds like we are a place that you frequent often and we love to hear that! Amparo and her smile is infectious I am glad you are able to enjoy her service as well! We look forward to seeing you real soon! I will make sure to pass this on to Amp :)
Sincerely, Carrie Dillow
Deans South of the Border, GM
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“Fantastic breakfast & service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

We go to breakfast just about every Sunday here & just love it! We've had nothing but EXCELLENT service from Brenda Ryan! She's very nice & knows what we want to eat before we know! haha Overall, a fantastic place to dine anytime of day with great food & awesome staff! Also, great night time fun & entertainment!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lizzird
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Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review, 4 June 2014
We are so happy you come in and enjoy our breakfast on Sundays! Brenda has so many regulars such as yourself and she never ceases to amaze me when it comes to ordering for her customers! Thank you for coming in at ALL times of the day. We greatly appreciate your business.
Sincerely,
Carrie Dillow
Deans South of the Border, GM
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Medford, New York
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“5-4-3-1”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

Was there with a few people May 28th. Staff gets a 5; friendly, attentive and accommodating. Atmosphere is a 4 very casual but the outside area does get busy and loud but many people like it that way if you want quiet move inside.. Food is for most part a 3 just average; portions are OK size and if you stay with the southwest selections tasty but stay away from the fried fish and pork chops neither was edible. I would return but likely just for a drink and some appetizers....

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 956pat956
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Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review, 4 June 2014
Very creative title, and thank you for your review. We are very glad you enjoyed our servers! That is extremely important to us. I am sorry to hear that you did not like your pork chops or fish. Dean and I discuss any and all issues when a patron is not happy. If you would, to better serve you, email me with more detail on your pork chops and fish at carriedillow@me.com In the event you are not happy in the future please ask for a manager so we can correct it on the spot for you. See you soon!
Sincerely,
Carrie Dillow
Deans South of the Border, GM
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