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Blu' Island Bistro

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625 Tamiami Trl S, On the Island of Venice, Attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel, Venice, FL 34285-3237
+1 941-485-8200
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07:30 - 14:30
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Tue - Sun 07:30 - 14:30
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our favorite place for an adventurous breakfast. The menu is interesting and unique, such as Blu breakfast burrito, surf and turf eggs Benedict,(to die for) Italian eggs and so much more. Come out to Blu Island Bistro and try something new. Accompanied by a loaded Bloody Mary, your day will be off to a extraordinary start! By the... More 

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Thank Cindycct
Clemmons, North Carolina
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well prepared breakfasts especially signature pancakes and waffles. Fresh juices and friendly service, ate here twice during Venice stay.

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Thank whit1955
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Blu's Chef Alan is great, putting some seriously good food with a friendly staff. We went twice in two days.

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Venice, Florida
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

there are a lot of legitimate "greats" here. start with a decent setting; then, to the great menu, continue to great service and finish with the great taste.

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Thank Michael B
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I go out to breakfast 3-5 days per week. My favorite Breakfast spot by far is Blu Island Bistro! The food never disappoints and the staff is top notch! I love their different selections of Eggs Benedict that they offer daily. Make sure and check them out if you are in the Venice/Nokomis area.

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Thank Dee F
Omaha, Nebraska
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It’s been 4 yrs since our last visit which didn’t go well. Ref: “Wish it were cleaner since we walked out”; Reviewed June 19, 2013. This visit purely outstanding and will be back every time I visit Venice, FL. I kept my word I was coming back and glad we did. All 6 of us were delighted. My Dad said... More 

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Maryland
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Struck out at Blue Island Cafe last Sunday. The pros first, great customer service. Excellent fried green tomatoes. I tried the lump crab eggs Benedict at suggestion of the waitress. I shouldn't have. My experience with the eggs benedict was identical to another TripAdvisor member's review that was posted on here on 4/7/17. The egg whites on the eggs were... More 

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alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this review

I have noted your review and recognize it as one that has appeared on several other sites. As I stated in my previous responses, I wish you well in your pursuit of satisfaction. Chef/Owner Alan More 

Venice, Florida
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The CornBeef & Cabbage along with potatoes carrots etc takeout for St Patricks Day was delicious & plentiful. As mature adults (>75) it was enough for another meal. We also had car troubles, but they held our meals after closing for us.

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Thank Bob M
alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this review

Bob M., Thank you so much--I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your to-go dinner! Thanks again for your loyalty to Blu! Chef/Owner Alan More 

Venice, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service, delicious meals all at a reasonable price. The chef is an award winning chef and his excellent meals prove it. Service is on the spot and attentive.

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Thank Archie n
alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this review

Archie, Thank you for the compliments! I will share your review with my staff--it is greatly appreciated! Chef/Owner Alan More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot!! cozy environment (decorative pillows on the bench seats) and everything on the menu was fantastic! I had the corned beef hash and eggs. Hash was super and the eggs were cooked perfectly. Kids had banana/choc chip pancakes and didn't leave a morsel on their plates. Even the coffee was a very pleasant surprise- you know how the average... More 

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alan l, Owner at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you! I am so pleased to hear you & your family enjoyed your visit! Chef/owner Alan More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$33
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 14:30
Thursday
07:30 - 14:30
Friday
07:30 - 14:30
Saturday
07:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 625 Tamiami Trl S, On the Island of Venice, Attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel, Venice, FL 34285-3237
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-485-8200
Description
A local hot spot where everyone knows your name! Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski, Culinary Institute of America Alumunus delivers a gourmet twist on everyday favorites. Chef Alan won the local Iron Chef, Best of Philadelphia, People's Choice Award and many more. From meat lovers to vegetarians, and the gluten free, we have something for everyone. Comfortable and chic, just a few blocks away from the beautiful gulf of mexico. Located conveniently on the Island of Venice, one block south of Venice Hospital, attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel. Breakfast/Lunch 6 days with breakfast all day that give the word creative all new meaning. Restaurant, Private Parties, Catering, Private Party Room.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?