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Gold Rush BBQ

661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
+1 941-483-3137
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baby back ribs” (93 reviews)
“cornbread” (182 reviews)
“cucumber salad” (69 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have been coming here when in town for 2 years. I’ve been to a lot of BBQ restaurants in several states and Gold Rush is my favorite. Love the ribs with with the sauce they season it with. The Mac and cheese is a very...More

Thank SusanK815
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent ribs and chicken, Cajun corn was superb! Great service! Highly recommend , great atmosphere, clean, friendly

Thank eesm1412
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of the top two BBQ places in the area and has continually been rated number 1 The service is exceptional and the BBQ baby backs are my favorite followed by the chicken. Reasonable prices and large portions!!!

Thank rockydogz1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the chopped pork platter with coleslaw and baked beans. It was excellent as usual. The cornbread is as good as dessert! And they have great service and are fast. I had my food - on a packed Friday night- in less time than...More

Thank PAB_FL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

in season, you will have to wait, but it is because people come for the fabulous BBQ. You will not be disappointed. It's a lot of food, but so good & they offer 2 sides which are great selections. The cornbread is out of this...More

Thank Bonrae
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to Gold Rush for about 13 years now and have never been disappointed in our meal. They make the BEST and most tender ribs around!! The side dishes are great too, especially the cheesy pineapple side, and oh yes, the onion...More

Thank Christine02031231
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great cornbread, brisket and beef. Good sides! Service is always quick and friendly staff. Very consistent quality. We visited here about a dozen times this year.

Thank franksnake71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food excellent service great atmosphere. Not cheap but you'll walk out full and happy you picked barbecue.

Thank herv r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with friends for supper. Food was very good, service average. Large menu. Would go there again.

Thank K. G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at Sunshine Village Inn and wanted somewhere close. This was just two doors down. The food was plentiful and service was excellent. Price was moderat. Will probably go back.

Thank Joyce d
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Questions & Answers
11 February 2018|
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Response from craigc379 | Reviewed this property |
Please give them a call, they will give you anything you need to know before you arrive.
11 November 2017|
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Response from Adrienne_6110 | Reviewed this property |
The daily specials are so good I failed to ask about early bird specials. Generally go for the specials. The ice cold beer is an attraction for mr.
7 January 2017|
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Response from Kevin H | Reviewed this property |
Yes- great mac and cheese and great place to take kids.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$22
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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
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Gold Rush BBQ provides Ribs, Chickens, Steaks, Seafood, Pulled Pork and Sugar Free Barbeques to the Venice, FL area.
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