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Gold Rush BBQ

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661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
+1 941-483-3137
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Venice, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the food! I have eaten here many times and have yet to have had a bad experience. Owners and staff are awesome! My favorites are the fried corn on the cob and green beans! The pulled pork plate with green beans and mashed potatoes are always delicious. The ribs are incredible and the BBQ chicken is delicious. Frosted mug... More 

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70 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a nice sit down lunch spot my family stumbled across Gold Rush BBQ. Easy parking seat yourself dune in or take out... The menu is vast with something barbeque for every pallet. The friendliest staff that makes no mistakes about telling you any server can help you out! Our main server Ross was quick as a road runner... More 

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Thank fireman217
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

$1 beer- and great barbecue- ribs, chicken, corn bread. The best barbecue in Venice. Friendly staff. On Route 41 on the Island.

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Thank Wwvan
Bradenton, Florida
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family had Sunday lunch here. We all had the chicken leg quarter meal. The chicken was cooked perfectly but was too small. Excellent seasoned green beans, baked beans and nice and moist cornbread. Reasonably priced. Our server was attentive and kept our drinks filled.

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Thank Kristi J
Rotonda West, Florida
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food large portions. I took my family here when they were visiting. Everyone got the Baby Back Ribs. Everyone enjoyed their dinners.

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Thank dsloski
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152 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere. The wait staff was excellent, friendly and professional. The food wasn't that good. We got the motherlode a variety of meats. ALL the meat was dry! I was not impressed. Walked away hungry.

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Thank PGPioneers
The Hague, The Netherlands
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214 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here. Very nice sandwiches with pulled pork. Fast and friendly staff. Nicely decorative restaurant. Good atmosphere.

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Thank Janhel2014
Big Indian, New York
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant never ceases to deliver the best BBQ around. Service was friendly and quick even though it was busy. The food is delicious. Definitely a place to visit again.

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Thank John M
Paducah, Kentucky
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330 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Following a recommendation from a long time area friend and after reading all the glowing reviews on TripAdvisor, we tried it for a late lunch around 2:30 PM. Decor and service were good but the food was very disapointing, considering all the positive reviews. Wife had half a slab of baby back ribs which appeared to have been kept under... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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348 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at this restaurant for the first time. It's a bit rustic inside, but comfortable. We had ribs and they were excellent. I tried the spare ribs and my wife had the baby back ribs. The sides were equally very gopd. Prices were quite reasonable. Our waitress, Mischia, was very helpful and did an excellent job.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 22
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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