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“Rocking Rueben”

Dean's South of the Border
Ranked #9 of 159 Restaurants in Punta Gorda
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$20
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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!
Punta Gorda, Florida
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Rocking Rueben”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Best Rueben sandwich ever! Food was hot and great tasting. Definitely worth a repeat visit. The outdoor patio is gorgeous.

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Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review, 16 August 2014
THANK YOU!!! Thanks for noticing our patio....it is uniquely different and I must agree it is beautiful. I am glad you enjoyed your reuben. We really appreciate you taking the time to review us on trip advisor and we look forward to seeing you real soon!
Sincerely,
Carrie Dillow
Deans South of the Border, GM
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Fort Myers, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Fabulous Wings”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

My husband and I went to the farmers market in downtown Punta Gorda today. As we were parking the car we noticed a restaurant with out door seating. We had our dogs with us and thought we might be able to bring them there. After visiting the market, we did go to Dean's and had probably the best wings I've had since moving to FL. I come from Syracuse NY, not too far from Buffalo, home of the chicken wing, and these were by far the best I've had in a long time. Sue, the manager, was a doll and from Cortland NY!! Syracuse to Cortland is like Fort Myers to Punta Gorda and we will be back!!

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Eileen7216
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Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review, 16 August 2014
Thank you so very much for the nice review. I love when our patrons have such a good time. Sue is one of a kind and she is sure to make you smile. We appreciate you speaking of our wings. We do put extra special love into them to make them different from other places. We look forward to seeing you again.
Sincerely,
Carrie Dillow
Deans South of the Border, GM
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Mclean
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great affordable meal!”
Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

We were staying at the four points Sheraton on 41 and walked a block down to deans south of the border for dinner. There was live music out on the patio which was nice to listen to and have a drink. We decided to eat inside where we could hear each other talk. Fantastic service, meals are huge portions, and a very reasonable price. Mexican food was really good....steak was very average. The menu is big, suggest you stick to Mexican food or bar food. Try the Mexican mule if you want an amazing adult beverage.

Visited July 2014
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Thank John J
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Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review, 16 August 2014
Thank you so much for taking a walk over to Deans. We are very glad you enjoyed your evening. The next visit you make to beautiful Punta Gorda we will be looking to see you again.
We appreciate you taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor.
Sincerely,
Carrie Dillow
Deans South of the Border, GM
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clay township, mi
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“good music, cold drinks”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

It was a bit over crowded but we had a good time. Just get there early on a weekend so you get a table.

Visited October 2013
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Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on trip advisor. We try to accomodate all even when we are busy. In the event you were unaware we do have an inside dining area. We look forward to seeing you very soon!
Sincerely,
Carrie Dillow,
Deans South of the Border, GM
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Punta Gorda, Florida
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“More than Mexican Food”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

All of the food choices we have made at Dean's have been very good and portions are large and fairly priced. The Staff are friendly no matter if you are there on weekends for breakfast or listening to one of the areas bands. The people watching is first rate here broad range of ages frequent Dean's on a regular basis. Dean's is our favorite place off the water.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Bruce B
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Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review, 11 August 2014
We love to hear reviews such as yours. Knowing that no matter what time of the day you come you are being taken care of. It is very important to us! We do have a wide variety of age groups and always a lot going on. We look forward to seeing you again. Thank you for taking the time to review us on trip advisor.
Sincerely,
Carrie Dillow
Deans South of the Border, GM
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