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Gold Rush BBQ

) #6 of 182 Restaurants in Venice ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Barbecue
661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
+1 941-483-3137
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Barbecue
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661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
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1 - 10 of 772 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is my mom's favorite BBQ place and I know why. The food is always great and so is the service. I know people that drive from Punta Gorda to eat here. I think this place is delicious.

Thank Will H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got carry out for dinner at home. Ribs, pork, mac and cheese, and baked beans were delicious. More than enough for the two of us. Did not call ahead, but food was ready to go in 15 minutes, hardly time to have a draft. Gold...More

Thank jerry t
Reviewed 1 week ago

Heard good things about this restaurant from locals, so we checked it out. Loved the baby back ribs. Came with 2 sides in a big pan. My friend had the Gold Rush beer. It was $.99, in a cold frosted mug. My friend said it...More

Thank SusanK815
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in here for dinner and enjoyed the experience. The waiter was extremely nice and very helpful. He answered all of our questions. The portions are perfect and served in a tin platter. I suggest the garlic mashed redskin potatoes. The pork was tender...More

Thank Teach3v
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just arrived in Venice, my best friend picked me and a golf buddy at Ft Myers. Arrived in Venice at 2:00 pm...my BBF said I have a treat for you guys...we are going to the Gold Rush Bar-B-Q. It was excellent...they have a daily special...More

Thank rrrooter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our visit here I had the ribs and they were great the service was excellent would definitely go back

1  Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Gold Rush BBQ has All you can eat days, Baby Ribs (Tuesday), Spare Ribs (Thursday), Catfish (Friday) & Barbecue Chicken (Sunday). Having been earlier in the year we decided to give the Baby Ribs a try. True to the offer you can eat as...More

Thank NottsNomads
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat down, had a server come right over, ordered a local draft beer, checked out the menu, they have some nice lunch plates and platters. I settled for the ribs with a dry rub, and no sauce. I felt like they could have used...More

Thank traveling_fiber_guy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the Atlanta area, I've been to many many bbq establishmens around Georgia. Gold Rush BBQ is a excellent restaurant with awesome baby back ribs and delicious sides too. Corn on the cob fabulous! Green beans excellent! Corn bread terrific.....!! Frosted mug ice cold 99...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While staying in the area we ate at this restaurant once, but only because my wife prefers seafood while in Florida. The ribs were very good and I would definitely go back.

Thank Bill O
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Do you have mac and cheese or some such for kids?
7 January 2017|
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Response from Kevin H | Reviewed this property |
Yes- great mac and cheese and great place to take kids.
Do you have mac and cheese or some such for kids?
7 January 2017|
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Response from SRQWLDTVLR | Reviewed this property |
Great Mac and Cheese
do they serve steak?
28 October 2016|
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Response from terry w | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-483-3137
  • E-mail
Gold Rush BBQ is a family own and operated restaurant located in Venice Florida for 15 years. Each year we have been voted best BBQ in Venice. We offer Ribs, Chicken, Steak, Sandwiches and Fresh Seafood. Dine in , Carry out and catering is available. Hope to see you soon !
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