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Gold Rush BBQ

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661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
+1 941-483-3137
11:00 - 21:00
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Venice, Florida
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Friday nite my lady and got a yearning for some good BBQ and I am ashamed that I haven't turned in a review of this place! We got there late 10 min. b4 closing and they were happy to see us.....you have to have been to places that said "oh gosh now I will be late going home"! Any way... More 

Thank lovers1102
New Port Richey, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner and we all got baby back ribs! They were excellent and fell right off the bone. The onion rings were also fabulous! 😁

Thank Vicki A
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The restaurant looked great inside and out you'd think it was new! The food was fantastic, one of the best steaks I've ever had. And very reasonably priced. I would recommend.

Thank Curtis W
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Oh my goodness! We went to have a late lunch at this place today and it was AMAZING! The mother load bbq was more than enough to share between two adults. Our server was very nice and the place is super clean. I'm not from this area but I'll be back anytime I'm around. You have to eat here. Totally... More 

Thank Carmen B
Nokomis, Florida
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Amazing lunch, great atmosphere, wonderful staff! Food was excellent!! Good prices, cute decor! Without a doubt, I'll be back!!

Thank glasslippers51
Venice, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

excellent bbq, and good service. definitly should try if u have not already. great specials at lunch time

Thank tom0651
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Did not disappoint. The ribs fall off the bone! As good as I remembered it. Best food for your money!

Thank Gayle N
Englewood, Florida
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605 reviews
578 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,837 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

As I have written several times before, I treat people to lunch here after buying my book "MY LIFE WITH PAPA" and everyone, without exception falls in love with the food and service. Today we had Joseph waiting on us, with others jumping in to help out where needed. We ordered the Fried Okra, which is sooooo good (of course... More 

4 Thank mamamia70
Madison, Wi
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Were here for lunch and had pulled pork, baby back ribs, cuke salad and baked beans. Enjoyed it all, and the service was excellent. We'll be back.

2 Thank madisonkathy
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We absolutely loved it. Had lunch one day and dinner the next. The pork belly, chopped pork, chicken and ribs were great. The best thing is the priced fair for the portions. Key lime pie is a great finish.

1 Thank Kevin K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
American, Barbecue
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, Cheap Eats
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
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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