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A Bit Of Boston

1939 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5004
+1 941-496-4587
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“fried clams” (29 reviews)
“chowder” (33 reviews)
11:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Soups
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1939 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5004
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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...More

Thank 1977november
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
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
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...More

Thank bklyngirl7
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...More

Thank traceerae
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
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...More

Thank Rod K
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

After a day of sitting by the pool, I decided that I wanted fresh fish for dinner. The restaurant is a bit hard to find so I called ahead for specific directions. I was seated promptly and Michelle, my server, was incredible. I had the...More

Thank AMA1917
Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is our second time back since new owners. Fried Clams with bellys look oorly prepared. They tasted ok. My wifes lobster roll was soggy. We showed the watress the claw meat and how it was mush looking. She took it to the young man...More

1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Been there under the original owners. Really liked the food, as close to NE as is down here. The location has never been the best for the restaurant and now I think it is on a slow demise. Not sure if their clams are in...More

Thank Dorosel
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Response from revgeorge | Reviewed this property |
It's been a couple of months since I've been there but most restaurants have got back on the quantity of the food. I do understand it because of the price everything. I will mention this to my wife to keep an ear open also... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 27
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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
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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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