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“WHY DO YOU ACCEPT RESERVATIONS IF WE STILL AHVE TO WAIT”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of River City Grill

River City Grill
Ranked #7 of 158 Restaurants in Punta Gorda
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Port Charlotte, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“WHY DO YOU ACCEPT RESERVATIONS IF WE STILL AHVE TO WAIT”
Reviewed 17 July 2014

I called to make reservations for dinner at 6:00 and we arrived at your restaurant at 5:50 only to be told it would be a little while to be seated, well that little while turned out to be a half hour wait.
Why does your restaurant accept reservations if we have to still wait a half hour to be seated? I was very upset at this point until our waitress came and took our order, she was very nice and courteous. Her name was Angie, she went above and beyond to take care of us. She was very friendly and made sure our drinks were always filled and it did not take long for our food to arrive.
After waiting to be seating after half an hour with a reservation i decided my husband and I were not coming back to this restaurant but after receiving the fantastic service of Angie, we will return.

  • Visited July 2014
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North Port, Florida
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“Consistently Good”
Reviewed 13 July 2014

My husband and I went last night...Saturday night....7:30 p.m. for dinner. Made reservations...got there and it was very busy..only had to wait about 4-5 minutes...host desk was very nice. Waitress Pam came to table right away...introduced herself and was very nice, informative, friendly and really seemed to care about her customers. We have been here a few times and the food is always consistently Good....very good.....cooked to Perfection.

It is hard to find a restaurant with good food, and good help, and good prices (bogo) a very good idea. Want to keep us Floridians coming back.

Thank you again to the cooks, the owner for the consistency and Pam for such a great job.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Tikilover22
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Consistent goodness”
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

Visited June 2014
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“Great find!”
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.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Jim B
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good food”
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

Visited July 2014
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