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Dean's South of the Border

) #6 of 117 Restaurants in Punta Gorda $$ - $$$ Mexican, American,
130 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3633
+1 941-575-6100
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“fajitas” (34 reviews)
“queso” (10 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
130 Tamiami Trl, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-3633
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1 - 10 of 882 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and 7 yr old daughter went to dinner Saturday August 12. They raved about the food and service. Clean Wholesome place to take 2-20 people for a fantastic Mexican experience. We have eaten at Deans for over 20 years and have always loved...More

Thank eaglecorp
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like a lively bar with live music and dancing go no further. We did not eat as it was too late but awesome bar for evening entertainment. This place is always hopping. Great atmosphere.

Thank Bill L
Dean S, Front Office Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to hear you enjoy! We cant wait to have you again. Please try and come have dinner or lunch one time. Sincerely, Carrie

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had their ribs and they were very good. He had their Nachos Supreme and it looked very tasty and plentiful. The servings are ample which means you'll be taking home a snack/

Thank Riga48
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to hear you enjoyed! Thank you for taking the time to review us. We look forward to your next visit! Sincerely, Carrie

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great local place for some drinks and to hangout. Outside bar and hangout area with live music. Each time I went classic rock and people loved it and danced. Food was bar food but still good. Closes at midnight.More

Thank RicksterJM
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad to hear you enjoyed yourself. We actually are open Tuesday thru Saturday until 2:00 a.m. We serve dinner those nights until 11:00 and late night until 1:00 a.m. Sunday and Monday we serve dinner until 10:00 with no late night and typically...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pleased with the food. Mini taco salad was portioned well and very tasty. Cheesesteak sandwich was good but bread was soggy and was replaced as requested. It seemed like a good local restaurant with a wide variety of food choices. Prices were good.

Thank Kathy Jean W
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us on trip advisor. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your time. We are glad to hear we were able to fix the issue you did have. We look forward to seeing you again. Sincerely, Carrie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. Good hangout joint. Good wait staff. Terrible management. The only time I've ever seen the manager was when there was an unhappy customer. Her response is always the same. Not our fault. Obviously the customer isn't all that important here. Must be nice...More

Thank Tracy Y
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 on trip advisor. I do apologize if your concerns were not addressed properly. It is our goal to have our patrons leave happy. Please feel free to reach out to me on facebook messanger with your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped for lunch on the patio and had an average for an American/ Mexican restaurant. Looks like a good place to hang out at night with some local music.More

Thank stephenjayklein
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review on trip advisor. We are glad to hear your time. If I must say so myself it is an awesome place to hang at night. We hope you will join us sometime. We look forward to seeing you again soon....More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Not a bad restaurant. The atmosphere is pleasant as is the décor. They feature inside as well as outside dining. The servers are fast and efficient and the prices aren't bad for what you get.. That being said, the food isn't bad, it is just...More

Thank Richard2544
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for your review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. You are correct we are not a Mexican restaurant we are however Tex-Mex style and also offer a wide range of American food. We hope to see you again soon!...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Had a lite lunch with the taco salad and my wife had the egg rolls. Everything was hot and fresh. Enjoyed people watching and had to wait a few minutes to leave to avoid ab afternoon rain storm. The help here are extremely nice and...More

Thank MONYMAN53
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

So happy to hear that you had a nice time while visiting at Deans. I must say that people watching is one of many peoples past times here at Deans ;) Love to hear that you enjoy our staff, we have some pretty amazing people...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

The food I had lack of seasoning or salt except in the beans. They do not offer chip and salsa for free. You have to buy them unlike other tex mex placesMore

Thank Phyllis C
Dean S, General Manager at Dean's South of the Border, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Thank you for coming to trip advisor with your nice review. We are sorry that the food was not seasoned to your liking. Please always feel free to ask for a manager we will make sure to see that you leave happy. We hope to...More

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Jenn L
14 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
9 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
3 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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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