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Darrell's Restaurant

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215 Tamiami Trl S, Suite 20A & 21A, Venice, FL 34285-2420
+1 941-485-9900
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I travel quite a bit across the southeast and look for those special places to eat that will draw you back time and again. Darrell's is one of those places. We just made our 7th stop at Darrell's today and every time both the food and service have been exceptional. Today I had the Pulled Piggy sandwich... More 

Thank Mike34698
Clifton Park, New York
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We drove down to Venice from Siesta Key and had lunch here. Micah, the hostess and Gina, our waitress, welcomed us with open arms. I had the Shrimp and Grits, which the smaller size was more than enough and delicious. My mom, brother and father had wings, which they really liked too. Given the beach, pier and shops in Venice... More 

Thank LoneRock
Venice, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were on the hunt for BBQ while visiting Venice, FL. We were lucky enough to hear about Darrell's, and we were not disappointed! Casual atmosphere, great wait staff, and the food was excellent. Try the crab cakes served on top of fried green tomatoes, they were wonderful. We had a rack of ribs with a dry rub, so not... More 

Thank Katejoyce1112
Port Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just found a wonderful restaurant so close to our beach house in Venice!!! Staff is wonderful!!! The brisket, pulled pork and pecan pie were Stella!!!!!!

Thank Allison R
Shelburne, Vermont
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Darrell's lived-up to its reputation by providing some awesome bbq. Everything was excellent-chicken, brisket, pulled pork, sides. The banana pudding was incredible and large enough to share. The three different bbq sauces on the table provided a great way to sample and determine your favorite style.

Thank VTBrigade
Bradenton, Florida
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is always excellent with a large selection on the menu. Service is excellent! There was no room for dessert, but they had a good dessert menu.

Thank lottiewebster
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It wasn't very busy when we stopped in so we were nervous but so glad we did...Fried green tomatoes were just average but when the main course came this place shined! Hubby got brisket and homemade style mashed potatoes. The corn bread was soft and delicious...I loved the the key Mac and cheese...creamy and spices with lots of seafood. Love... More 

Thank Luvaim1998
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally, a place for those of us who live here! No tourist atmosphere, no phony environment and no jacked-up prices, good food in a comfortable location. Good service with a comfort menu.

Thank 5jeanr
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good comfort food, casual atmosphere, go often. Never had a bad meal.The atmosphere can be noisey but it is a local place with it's own charm.

Thank Paul C
Venice, FL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having lived in Texas and Georgia, we enjoy good barbecue and thought that Darrell's would fit the bill! The atmosphere was great and welcoming, although I found the booths uncomfortable for a petite person Darrell is very gracious and engages with all customers (almost too much!!). Hubby had the pulled pork sandwich which was good, not great. It was not... More 

Thank landlcochran

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Tamiami Trl S, Suite 20A & 21A, Venice, FL 34285-2420
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-485-9900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?