We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

River City Grill

131 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4412
+1 941-639-9080
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“butterfish” (40 reviews)
“river city” (53 reviews)
“pot roast” (34 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
131 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4412
Write a Review
Reviews (781)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 781 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We returned here after almost a year ago.hey have a BOGO special but you have to purchase a drink, whether alcoholic or soft drink. Eating only poultry or seafood, their menu is limited and heavy on sauces. When here last year, their Asian stir fry...More

Thank Nonnieandpops
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service is great, we always eat at the bar. The food can be hit or miss especially the steaks. The drinks are always good

Thank Frozentundratraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great night out with my wife. Dinner was amazing and the wine list was extensive. Our server Jenifer was a delight and made the evening that much better. Thank you for a great place to retreat to with all the hussle and bussle...More

Thank jimmyr638
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have gone to River City Grill many times over the years and always request that Michele be our waitress. She gives great food recommendations, great service and has a great personality...a lot of laughs!

Thank Rae D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here 10+ times and it remains consistently good. the menu never varies and it is a typical middle of the road local place.

Thank erikhoffer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service here is fantastic, thanks to our server Jen. She was very attentive, polite, funny, and just simply enjoys her job. The next best thing was the steak: juicy, tender, as well as tasteful. The combination of the quality food and the service made...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to have our girls night out here for dinner. I've eaten here many times over the years but this was the best experience I've had. In the past the service and food haven't been very good, so I was very pleased to give...More

Thank ErinLee13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

ME and my soon to be husband went in to river city grill in downtown Punta Gorda, Florida for a nice dinner and cocktails. We had Jennifer as our server who was friendly and knew what she was talking about. She suggested a few items...More

Thank Allison D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our food was very good and came out hot.. Our server was Andrew who was great. Didn't see the chowder on the menu and he made sure we got it. He was so gracious and an asset to River City Grill. We will definitely go...More

Thank aznana41
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Had an awesome dinner of Portuguese calamari and Porco a Alentejana. Highly recommend. Great service.

Thank Denise T
Nearby Restaurants
The Turtle Club
359 reviews
.02 km away
Carmelo's Italian Ristorante
443 reviews
.17 km away
Jack's on Marion
810 reviews
.07 km away
The Perfect Caper
495 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
Military Heritage Museum
246 reviews
1.46 km away
Laishley Park
133 reviews
.41 km away
Gilchrist Park
143 reviews
.48 km away
Punta Gorda History Park
64 reviews
1.28 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Coming over with 6 people for lunch at 12 pm on Monday. Can/should we make a reservation?
31 March 2017|
Answer Show all 9 answers
Response from MangroveCafe | Property representative |
Yes, please call the restaurant and they would be happy to accommodate you!! 941-639-9080 River City Grill
Do you have meat loaf back on your menu again?
15 February 2017|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from MangroveCafe | Property representative |
Hi. Please contact us directly at TheMangrovecafe @ yahoo. com
Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
14 November 2016|
Response from MangroveCafe | Property representative |
Yes we do. All of our restaurants, River City Grill & Italia in Punta Gorda as well as our Mangrove Cafe in Naples are pet friendly.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:00
16:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 131 W Marion Ave, Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4412
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Punta Gorda
  • Phone Number: +1 941-639-9080
  • E-mail