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A Bit Of Boston

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1939 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5004
+1 941-496-4587
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Tampa, Florida
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239 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 fact from Ipswich, however if they were, I doubt they would be priced as low.... More 

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Canton, Georgia
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a wide range of reviews on this restaurant. We had been when they first opened and it was great. When we came down this year we heard it was under new ownership. We were the only table in there at lunch. Our waitress was prompt and courteous. My husband had the haddock plate,it was delicious, fried to perfection... More 

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Venice, Florida
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368 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

OK!. We are from New England!..Still summer in Maine..We both lived close to Ipswich and Essex and my family has been in the fishing business for over 200 years so we know what we are talking about...A bit of history about Bit of Boston: This place started out owned and operated by Gigi who was a fry cook at Legal... More 

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Ed F, Owner at A Bit Of Boston, responded to this review

We are so glad you took the time to review A Bit of Boston. We just wanted to clear up a few facts you pointed out so our other guests who already know them are not confused. When Gigi owned A Bit of Boston she hired and trained an aspiring young cook named JJ. He has worked at a Bit... More 

North Port, Florida
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

the clam chowder is more like a stew. it doesn't have much salt but lots of flavor. the fish has more fish than batter and is served with a generous portion of fries and cole slaw. Server is very cheerful and pleasant and efficient. I had to thank the chef for the best clam chowder ever!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I don't know what all these negative comments are about. My wife and I are from Boston Massachusetts and we have been going to bit of Boston for 5 years. I ordered the whole belly clams and it's like I haven't left home. They were delicious! My wife had the blackened haddock and it was cooked just perfect. We also... More 

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Found this gem talking to a buddy we decided to go sit down and try it out , I am from New Bedford mass and this place well exceeded my expectations when we first walked in we got a warm welcome from the young cook in the kitchen which he said ( how you doin have a seat wherever you... More 

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Venice, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I knew Gigi the original owner of Bit of Boston. She understood the importance of the experience of eating such a New England delicacy like whole belly fried clams. Size matters ! Eating one with a large belly is not pleasant. The smaller the belly the better they fry and the taste is amazing. I have not been back since... More 

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Avon, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Most all seafood on menu came fried, so tried the lobster roll. Choise of cold or hot with butter. Chose the later. Very disappointed. For a 19$ plate expected more than a few morsels of lobster on a grilled hotdog bun, with fries & coleslaw! Come on man! Mediocre clam chowder, which is par for this place.

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Venice, Florida
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We decided to visit because of the good reviews, but we were disappointed. I ordered the lobster roll. It was the worst one I ever had. For $19, I had great expectations. It turned out to be a roll with melted butter and lobster claw meat and a few other small pieces (don't think they were from the tail). It... More 

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Parrish, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Craving - absolutely craving - belly clams and so glad we took a ride to Venice to have some of these succulent little bi-valves!! We didn't get to Maine this year and we were craving clams - this fir the bill and more! Huge helping of belly clams, great tartar sauce with fries and slaw. We thought the pricing was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups
Meals
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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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