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A Bit Of Boston

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1939 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5004
+1 941-496-4587
11:00 - 20:00
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Key Largo, Florida
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80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love their shrimp, always give you a good portion of shrimp whether it's a platter or in pasta dish. Very good clam chowder taste like Boston. Slaw is not so great, salad ok. Service is always good. This is not a fancy place, decor is tired, rug is sad looking, but food is good and priced well.

Thank ma12302013j
Orange City, Florida
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Great food and excellent service. Our server, Michelle, was exceptional in service and friendly. We all enjoyed our meals, even the children who we ordered off the children's menu for. We definitely will be returning there on our next trip to Venice.

Thank joemulee
Anniston, Alabama
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

There are 2 things on the menu that are unique to "Bit", One is the New England, clam chowder, the other the lobster roll. In nNew England the lobster roll is a 3 sided hot dog bun grilled on all sides with melted butter. The filling. Is only lobster with a touch of mayo or miracle whip ( personal taste).... More 

1 Thank Daffodil133
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We are from Maine and this was a nice, low key, local place. My husband's uncle took us while we visited. My husband and his uncle got fried whole bellied clams, I had lobster bisque and my daughter had fried shrimp. ALL of it was amazing. Like being at home while on vacation. And the prices are decent too!

Thank 1977november
South Venice
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Not bad not great. If you're looking for some decent seafood at a bit of a price then you could do worse. Bit there are so many seafood places here in town that anyone can find what they're looking for.

Thank Dawn H
Hastings, Michigan
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here the blackened haddock was super, also the fried cod was very good One of our group had a burger that was also really good.

Thank Downstate1
Punta Gorda, Florida
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75 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We have enjoyed fried whole belly clams, fresh haddock and delicious lobster rolls here several times. We were there last week, fried clams were not served piping hot & I suspect they were frozen clams. Small bellies & the texture was not quite right, maybe because they were served warm not really hot. The Haddock had to be frozen. I... More 

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Venice, Florida
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This place is small but the food is good for something when your craving that isn't healthy. Some things are fried and mostly breaded but it's good. We always get the captains platter which is pricey but we dont go that often and it's a nice treat!

Thank traceerae
Port Charlotte, Florida
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Nice little eating place. Good see food and good service. We ate here last year at this time and felt it was better then but still good now. Prices seemed to be up a bit from last year too.

Thank Richard W
Nokomis, Florida
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247 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Another hole-in-the-wall restaurant which turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Small, cozy setting was quiet when we dined. The menu is heavy on seafood and the fish was very good, lightly breaded with ample portions. The French fries were subpar, but the clam chowder was amongst the best I've had. All in all, very good, but a bit on... More 

Thank Rod K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 27
American, Seafood, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1939 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5004
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-496-4587
Whether you are missing home or in need of a seafood fix. Drop by this causal location that boosts of New England seafood and memorabilia. It is like dropping yourself up north to savor the flavors of the New England region. A Bit of Boston has become a favorite for New England vacationers, snow birds, transplants and locals alike. Treats like lobster rolls, sea scallops, clam cakes made with ingredients shipped in from Rhode Island are just a few. Their is hot dogs served on fresh New England style rolls and whole belly clams from none other than Ipswich. Just in case you are not in the mood for seafood, you are covered with favorites like Philly cheese-steak, meatball, Sausage & Pepper Hoagie's. There is a reason some travel as far as Ft Myers just to have a bowl of New England Clam Chowder. Stop by this local gem, you might just become a regular.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?