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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%
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“cornbread” (161 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
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Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Very friendly wait staff. The chopped pork sandwich was excellent along with the baby back ribs. Sweet potato fries and barbecue beans were great. Make sure you have the cucumber salad. Don't forget the corn bread.

Thank FloridaNYSP
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Let's face it, Venice is beutiful but fairly boring. However, the Gold Rush BBQ is one reason to drag your butt to good Olde Venice for some of the very best bbq in Florida. This place has everything for bbq lovers plus a fair amount...More

2  Thank aws883
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Being from NC, I wasn't sure how this would taste. It was super good and so glad we decided to try it. Very large portions 😀

Thank BeachGirl0214
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Brought family for lunch. All ordered pulled pork. Tasty as always. Mac and cz creamy and hot. Yum. One mistake on sandwich but fixed instantly. I'm pretty sure that I've eaten here every week since I moved here.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Besides the fact that I have never had a bad meal here, tonight I had Tony as my waiter, and I mean that kid bent over backwards to make my meal the most enjoyable one. I ordered the Chicken and Ribs, with OF COURSE my...More

4  Thank mamamia70
Reviewed 3 October 2016

The ribs are tender an juicy, without too much sauce which I personally despise. The waiter was superb, was intelligent, efficient and courteous. The food was delivered quickly and plated perfectly. I am a tough critic and really have nothing to complain about. I'll be...More

Thank gradyguy
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Food and service was AMAZING!! Great BBQ sauces. Fast service and the prices were great too!! We will be back!!

Thank PBRoutt
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Nothing fancy but this restaurant is clean, in good shape, really good service and food with decent prices. I ordered the all you can eat catfish special on a Friday. The AYCE catfish is bone in, not filet. It is deep fried and is tender...More

Thank RickHLihue
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a "down-home" type of restaurant. Interesting southwestern decor. Good service. We used to think it was the best rib place in Venice and it still is the best rib place on the Island. However, we like Rib City Grill better. Their ribs are...More

Thank robertgladysj
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The ambiance is very casual old western style and the food is absolutely wonderful! We had Baby Back Ribs and they are the best we have ever had. The side dishes are also excellent so you won't be disappointed. We went in off season and...More

Thank Marianne V
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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
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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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