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Dean's South of the Border

130 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3633
+1 941-575-6100
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (35 reviews)
“queso” (11 reviews)
“taco salad” (10 reviews)
Opens in 18 min
All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
130 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3633
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1 - 10 of 922 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

It's been a while since we visited this restaurant. We hesitated going because of issues in the past. My updated report on this restaurant is not much better than in the past. All is average at best. The service however was good. Disappointed, WT Cote

Thank Walter C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is excellent and large portions. Large variety of food. Menu includes burgers, Tex-Mex, and Mexican. Lots of outdoor seating. Good for eating and drinking. Large bar for seating. Live music. Great service.

Thank Kenneth N
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love Tex Mex and enjoy a nice cold beer, this is the place. Indoor/outdoor seating, casual relaxed atmosphere. Great place !!

Thank barrettdonnam39
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food & service... and this week (Nov.2017) I drove the most fun sign out front: "Hubby Day Care"!!

Thank Anne Camille T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really good food at reasonable prices. Large outside seating area was noisy but fun. Inside much quieter. I wasn’t too hungry so I just ordered nachos...really good but I couldn’t finish the large plate full. My husbands hard tacos were really good also. Will go...More

Thank Bobbe L
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad to hear your review. Sounds like you all had a good time. We look forward to your next and many more visits. Sincerely, Carrie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great live music. Food was fantastic although the portions were very good. Definitely return to this venue.

Thank KateF2116GZ
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We very much appreciate your review and look forward to many more visits! Sincerely, Carrie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was able to get a pitcher of a light beer for $8.50 so my wife, and I, had a seat at the bar. The bartenders were very friendly and the food was good texmex. The tortilla chips were thin and not greasy and we...More

Thank Robert B
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad you enjoyed your Tuesday night with us. We do have lighter bands on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Our bigger bands come in on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. We look forward to having...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dean’s breakfast is great! Bartenders are friendly, the omelettes are hot and very fresh, the hash browns are crispy, brown and perfect. The bagels are fresh and nicely toasted. The best breakfast in Punta Gorda and nicely priced!!

Thank Mark P
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad to hear that you enjoy your time at Deans. I will be sure to share your review with the bartenders and of course our boys and girls behind the scenes. We look forward to having you again. Sincerely, Carrie

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second time to visit this restaurant, and unfortunately, it may be our last. The issues started as we walked through the outside smoke-filled bar area to get to the door to enter the restaurant. The glass on the door was clouded with...More

1  Thank Sheri M
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to trip advisor with your review. We look at each and every review. There are times during our rush towards the end of the evening things are not up to par. We can assure you that our doors and floors are...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second time I have been there. I had the enchiladas last week end. Great value for the price. Excellent atmosphere...very friendly staff!

Thank L8823BFgarym
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Love seeing your review..... thank you! We look forward to seeing you many more times. Sincerely, Carrie

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Questions & Answers
Jenn L
15 June 2017|
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Response from Carrie D | Property representative |
We serve dinner unti 10:00 on Sundays and mondays. The rest of the week we serve dinner until 11 and serve late night until 1:00. Sorry for the delayed response.
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Dlm2929
10 June 2017|
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Response from Carrie D | Property representative |
Yes we start serving at 7:00 a.m.
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Mosey16
4 January 2017|
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Response from Carrie D | Property representative |
Yes they are. They are welcome at all umbrella tables. Carrie😀
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Monday
6:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
6:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 130 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3633
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
  • Phone Number: +1 941-575-6100
Description
Dean's South of the Border has been a local favorite since 1992. Celebrating 25 years! Family owned & operated with 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!
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