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Dean's South of the Border

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
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130 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3633
+1 941-575-6100
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06:30 - 02:00
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had walked by Dean's dozens of times before finally deciding to go on one of our Friday Date Nights - and I was craving Mexican. We got there around 5:30 and it wasn't that busy yet. It took a while before my husband got the beer he ordered. When it came to the menu, I was actually disappointed by... More 

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Mansfield, Texas
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We love Tex-Mex. We're here from the Dallas, TX area and have been eating at every Mexican restaurant we find. Tonight we went to Dean's in Punta Gorda. We liked it...a lot. They call themselves Tex-Mex, but they also have a full menu of items from "North of the Border". Although they don't serve all the items we'd like, e.g.,... More 

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Thank Sheri M
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

We are glad to hear you were able to stop in and see us! We appreciate your detailed review. When given ideas we definitely research them and consider them! We are glad to hear you will be back, we look forward to seeing you! Sincerely, Carrie More 

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for lunch on our way through the area. The outdoor eating area provided a chance to enjoy the weather, but with plenty of shade. Waitress was friendly. Had the grilled pulled pork quesadilla and my husband had the day's pulled pork lunch special. Very tasty and tender pork! We ended up needing a "to go" container due to the... More 

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Thank rj1222
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

Happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us! We love newcomers! We hope that the next time you are in town you will stop in again to see us. Thank you! More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We have visited here several times as I have family that lives here in Punta Gorda. Great food, nothing fancy but you MUST have a golden Maragita...WOW. great salsa too.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dean's always has good food in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The Mexican cuisine is fresh and authentic. A very large menu with tons of interesting and tasty choices. Wait staff are always pleasant. Fun place to meet friends or just grab a good bite.

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Thank riottheking
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

We appreciate your review. We are glad we are a place that you can enjoy all the way around. Thank you so much for your business we look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Carrie More 

Port Charlotte, Florida
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our food was not very good. It lacked any pride of preparation by the cook. Awful service. If one is going for the drinks & appetizers, it might be ok as the bar is full every time we drive pass.

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Thank Lvnnparadise
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear your review. It is an unusual one. We do take pride in delivering a beautiful dish to our tables, I am sorry we missed the mark for you. Service is very important to us, so all I can tell you is we are sorry. We hope you will try us again and give us... More 

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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was pretty good. Atmosphere out on the patio with live music was nice. Server Brittney was very sweet.

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Thank 40andtravel
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I will pass the kind words on to Brittany and we look forward to many more visits from you. Sincerely, Carrie More 

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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was better than last time! Our server Jody was super busy and did not show much attention! The manger Brenda made our visit great! Thank you Brenda for making this visit memorable! We will be back! Give Brenda a raise! Thank you!

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Thank David R
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us on trip advisor. I will make sure to give Brenda a big thank you from you and from us as well. Jody is usually very attentive, she must have had a lot going on, we apologize for any inconvenience. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you! Sincerely, Carrie More 

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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate at Dean's recently. The service was prompt even though the place was crowded. The food was hot when served and the food was excellent. We will come back.

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Thank mike I
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit! We will be looking forward to your next visit. Thank you very much for your review. Sincerely, Carrie More 

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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's OK, food...not bad, drinks are strong in a good way...music is always good.. They have bands no radio

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Thank foodgirl1968
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your time! We look forward to your next visit and we appreciate your review. Sincerely, Carrie More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast
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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 02:00
Monday
06:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 02:00
Thursday
06:30 - 02:00
Friday
06:30 - 02:00
Saturday
06:30 - 02:00
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, 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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?