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Blu' Island Bistro

625 Tamiami Trl S, On the Island of Venice, Attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel, Venice, FL 34285-3237
+1 941-485-8200
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (52 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (63 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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625 Tamiami Trl S, On the Island of Venice, Attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel, Venice, FL 34285-3237
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Reviewed yesterday

after seeing the reviews my wife and i went there for lunch. the servers were very nice and helpful. but that is about all i can say that was good. the location is easy to get to but bad view on all sides. if you...More

Thank Henry K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great food, great Bloody Mary, a little slow on service but overall was still good. Not open on Monday which I don't love but I understand because of season and snow birds.

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a quaint place and has great food. We had breakfast to include pancakes, house potatoes, eggs, maple bacon and fresh bread. Everything was delicious and the coffee kept coming. My kind of place!

Thank Migliaccio
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Chef /owner, Alan,is an award winning Philadelphia area chef! His buttermilk pancakes are light and fluffy and all around delicious! I love scrapple and he cooks it just right for me! The waitress, Annmarie, is excellent and I enjoy the experience whether solo, with hubby,...More

Thank ricalla
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our 4th year coming to Venice for our family vacation. We usually eat here at least twice during our visit. The food is exceptional! The daily frittatas are sooo good. In fact we have never gotten anything that was not delicious. Very kid...More

Thank Freda P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch was great with outstanding service to compliment the excellent menu choices. Anna Marie is a terrific server.

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for breakfast before leaving for home. Our server was Anne-Marie, and she was delightful! Despite being short a busboy, and with a full house, she was polite, enthusiastic and informative. We would definitely be regular customers if we lived close by!

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by for lunch today , we had called ahead and was told they were going to have a table ready for us . We stood outside in a torrential downpour for over 20 minutes waiting for our table. We were told when we arrived...More

Thank Luther S
Alan L, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I read with interest your review, "not as good as it used to be." I am sorry that you were so disappointed in virtually every aspect of your visit, (i.e.; food, service and courtesy.) We constantly try to uphold our hard earned standards, making the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cute little restaurant serves a really good breakfast. I had a spinach mushroom omelet that was delicious, and my husband had the traditional eggs, bacon and grits. Friendly efficient service....will definitely go back.

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I work near this restaurant once a week and my entire office looks forward to having lunch there. I have yet to try something I haven't loved - the pancakes are amazing - my favorite thing is the blackened chicken tacos - delicious !!!!

Thank connie s
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Will you be open on any special occasions in February or March? Last year you were open on Valentines Day.
23 December 2016|
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Response from xrayjng | Reviewed this property |
If they do a Valentine Dinner reserve EARLY!!!! They sold out last year on the first day!!!!
Do they serve Sunday brunch
22 May 2016|
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Response from Alan L | Property representative |
Hi, we serve breakfast all day on Sunday and lunch starting at noon. Hope to see you! Lots of specials too!
Do they serve brunch on Sundays and times
22 May 2016|
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Response from SueBee19 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but I am not sure they call it "brunch." It's from 7:30-2. According to their website. You can also check out their menu there. Just google blu island bistro in Venice, FL. If you are looking for a set brunch menu... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 33
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
07:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 625 Tamiami Trl S, On the Island of Venice, Attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel, Venice, FL 34285-3237
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-485-8200
  • E-mail
A local hot spot where everyone knows your name! Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski, Culinary Institute of America Alumunus delivers a gourmet twist on everyday favorites. Chef Alan won the local Iron Chef, Best of Philadelphia, People's Choice Award and many more. From meat lovers to vegetarians, and the gluten free, we have something for everyone. Comfortable and chic, just a few blocks away from the beautiful gulf of mexico. Located conveniently on the Island of Venice, one block south of Venice Hospital, attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel. Breakfast/Lunch 6 days with breakfast all day that give the word creative all new meaning. Restaurant, Private Parties, Catering, Private Party Room.
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