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Gold Rush BBQ

661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
+1 941-483-3137
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baby back ribs” (85 reviews)
“corn bread” (85 reviews)
“chicken” (107 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
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1 - 10 of 816 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What else can you say. Best barbecue around. Friendly staff service is always good. Price is great. Sides are always fresh A little noisy but the food makes up for it.

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We headed here after spending time at Caspersen Beach & brought our appetites! Their pork sandwich lunch special is a terrific bargain (my Daughter loved this!)although I tried their smoked turkey with cornbread. I wish there was a little more cornbread with the serving, but...More

Thank JeffnEdie
Reviewed 5 days ago

While the restaurant's decor is tired and a bit overdone, Gold Rush serves decent BBQ at reasonable prices.

Thank Tracy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since I bought more gift cards, I'm so glad to be able to bring new friends here. Today I brought someone who had never eaten here before and when I raved about the pulled pork, the special green beans, the garlic mashed and as appetizer...More

Thank mamamia70
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The four us all ordered the rack of ribs and beers. The ribs were really not that tasty, nor not especially meaty. On the plus, the beer was cold.

Thank Dennis O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite local places to dine on Venice Island. The food is always good and the service is spot on. Monday features my wife’s favorite sweet tea chicken. Also they have a 99 cent draft beer in a frosted mug. Try...More

Thank Craig C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here many times over the years.very good BBQ baby back ribs. The ribs are all I get anymore simply because it is the best choice here. Service is good. Sides are Good also. Good family place for food.

Thank clmcdonald9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had baby back ribs and chicken on Saturday night. The first batch came out burnt and very little portion of ribs. Sent it back!!! Then the second and 3rd batch of ribs were tasteless. Told the waiter, when I could finally get his attention. He...More

Thank Nancy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice family owned local bbq joint. The baby back ribs and pulled pork are excellent. Corn bread is practically dessert, it's so sweet and moist. Baked beans are great, if not just a little too much brown sugar for my taste. Cole slaw is...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited for supper. Had not been there in a while. As good as ever. I had the special Sweet Tea Chicken- very tasty and a bit different. My husband had a half rack of Spare Ribs. All of their sides are...More

Thank veggiegirl60
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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 - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 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
  • E-mail
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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