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“Consistent goodness”
Review of River City Grill

River City Grill
Ranked #10 of 162 Restaurants in Punta Gorda
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Groups, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Good service and consistent food and drink. friendly bartenders. Menu doesn't change as much as I'd like. Parking can be a pain

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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We happened upon the River City on a July Sunday night as our first choice wasn't open. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. A nice bar is complimented by both booths and tables that let you know up front that you are in for a good meal. It's not quite "fine dining" in a big city sense, but the staff is welcoming, the food is VERY good and the price is reasonable. Our waitress, Pam (whom I consistently referred to as Karen due to my sub-par hearing) was among the best we have ever experienced. She was enthusiastic about the food, careful not to interrupt our conversations, very helpful, and a treat to talk with. Frankly, we wish there was a place just like this in our home town and will surely go back the next time we visit Punta Gorda.

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1  Thank Jim B
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Location not that great, food was average and the cost was average. A decent place to get a bite. Parking can be tough on a busy night

1  Thank John P
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We have always love this Restaurant and the atmosphere, but was very disappointed last evening. The bread was aweful, cold and straight from the plastic bag. Was told by our server that this is what they serve now! In the past yummy hot, healthy seeded breads! Asked for grated cheese to sprinkle over our pasta and got a dinky plastic cup that tased like it came from a cheap store. Will think twice about returning!

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1  Thank Southernlandlady
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

This place was quite a find. We have owned a condo in Punta Gorda for 10 years and are only in a Florida a few months a year. We always heard about the River City Grill, but never had the opportunity to have dinner there. We made a reservation for a party of nine.....seven adults and two children. It was a Tuesday night, and a reservation was no problem. It has an easy to find location, right on Marion Avenue, one of the main streets of Punta Gorda. We were seated immediately upon our arrival and the kids, ages three and five, were handed a choice of coloring books and crayons. The restaurant was pretty busy and we were apparently not immediately noticed by our server as I think we were at a table that was just set up for us. Another server noticed we were not being helped and kindly offered to take our drink order. Our drinks were ordered and quickly served as were our appetizers and meals. The waitstaff offered their apologies for initially missing our table. Most everyone ordered seafood, but two ordered steaks and everything was delicious. The service was very good and our server did a fine job considering we had a fairly large party, and two kids. The interior of the restaurant was very well done with much wood and nice wall hangings. The River City Grill is a definite must visit if you are in the Punta Gorda area.

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Thank PMCranford
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