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A Bit Of Boston

1939 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5004
+1 941-496-4587
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“fried clams” (29 reviews)
“chowder” (37 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
1939 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5004
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went A Bit of Boston today with a gift certificate we received and what a nice suprise! We are from Mass. And just lime home. Clam chowda was delicious. Wholebellies cooked to petfection. My wife had the special AUCE Fish and chips.Haddock she had. Waitress...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tonight we had dinner at a bit of boston and it was delicious. Chowda was full of flavor and clams. My whole belly roll was the best I've found in Florida. It's the closest to home. My husband had cold lobster roll and traditional is...More

Thank inhisnextlife1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't waste your money . the worst I have ever eaten. Clam chowder no clams, terrible whole belly clams all over cooked hard to find a whole clam. My husband had Braddock dinner. Fillet so thin it looked like it had been run over.

Thank monarch1962
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

My friends and I were greeted as soon as we walked in the door. They let us pick our table. Had wholebellie appetiser to start. They were cooked to perfection and the meal just got better. I had the fish and chips special. Delicious! My...More

Thank Kathrine S
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

We went to Bit of Boston for dinner, my husband said they really had the best clam bellies so we went there for dinner....we walked in and was seated and the sever dropped the menu on the table and said she would be right back...there...More

Thank Mrsoct62
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Very disappointed. Used to be okay, never outstanding. Clam chowder lacked both clams and diced potatoes -- only mushed into the broth. Fried clams we're underdone, not at all crispy. Of course, the rolls for lobster roll and clam roll weren't like anything I've ever...More

Thank Evan L
Reviewed 16 February 2018

We were both disappointed. I ordered the shrimp appetizer -grilled. There were five of them and they were swimming in oil. $10.00. My husband said the cod was fresh but nothing to write home about. I'm beginning to think there is a real difference between...More

Thank Mel2013_13
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Under new management, it's been freshened up. Food is very good, onion rings are addicting, good place to get New England fish dishes. We had a group of 15 and they took superb care of us, very friendly wait staff, very enjoyable. Wish there was...More

1  Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

The quality of food is outstanding and fresh.. if you are looking for authentic New England style food such as lobster roll, fried belly clams, or steak and cheese “grinders”.. then I highly recommend A Bit of Boston, in Venice Florida.

Thank rubies80
Reviewed 16 January 2018

As we are from New England we wanted to try this place. NO complaints what so ever. The haddock was fresh as can be and cooked to perfection for me. My friend had fish and chips and thought it was very good. The Lobster Bisque...More

Thank emp617
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14 April 2018|
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Response from Mrsoct62 | Reviewed this property |
Yes my husband and father-in-law has been going there for years and the original owner sold the restaurant and that’s why the service and food was terrible!!! (Was under new management) We will never return there again
stephen s
22 December 2014|
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Response from revgeorge | Reviewed this property |
It's been a couple of months since I've been there but most restaurants have got back on the quantity of the food. I do understand it because of the price everything. I will mention this to my wife to keep an ear open also... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$27
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, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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
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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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