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A Bit Of Boston

1939 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5004
+1 941-496-4587
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“fried clams” (29 reviews)
“chowder” (33 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
1939 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5004
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

So disappointing. $113 later and the food was awful. My step father and I had the fish sandwich with onion rings. The fish was way too small for the bun and just did not have an appealing taste. The lettuce on the sandwich was wilted...More

2  Thank Shoogie417
Reviewed 8 October 2017

In the past, this has been one of our favorite places in Venice. We recently visited for the first time since the ownership has changed (I was told that occurred on 8/1/17). The food is still very good, but the waitresses are another story. It...More

Thank jimmy1301999
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

New owners, longtime Venice natives (sisters) are returning this restaurant to the great place it was when it opened years ago. Diehard New Englanders will appreciate the authentic Chowdah, Lobstah roll, baskets, whole belly clams, fish n chips etc. land lubbers will love the Philly...More

Thank Mamaloves2
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

The fish n chip ( haddock) was great the price was just as good $14.99. Clam Chowder so thick that the spoon stood straight up. The service was above and beyond. Thank you!

1  Thank dorismcp
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Awesome food! Cute theme- New England - little football - little seafood. Staff is very friendly and pleasure to have them wait on you. Owner's Kim & Kelly are the best! Highly recommend! Can't wait to go back! Chowder, claim strips, philly, fish I could...More

Thank Susan34705
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Wow, this place is phenomenal! Not only do they create a friendly environment where anyone can feel comfortable, but the food is beyond words. This place is literally a piece of Boston that has been installed into Venice, the food takes me back to Boston...More

1  Thank chloestar63
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Love their shrimp, always give you a good portion of shrimp whether it's a platter or in pasta dish. Very good clam chowder taste like Boston. Slaw is not so great, salad ok. Service is always good. This is not a fancy place, decor is...More

1  Thank ma12302013j
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Great food and excellent service. Our server, Michelle, was exceptional in service and friendly. We all enjoyed our meals, even the children who we ordered off the children's menu for. We definitely will be returning there on our next trip to Venice.

1  Thank joemulee
Reviewed 29 March 2017

There are 2 things on the menu that are unique to "Bit", One is the New England, clam chowder, the other the lobster roll. In nNew England the lobster roll is a 3 sided hot dog bun grilled on all sides with melted butter. The...More

2  Thank Daffodil133
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We are from Maine and this was a nice, low key, local place. My husband's uncle took us while we visited. My husband and his uncle got fried whole bellied clams, I had lobster bisque and my daughter had fried shrimp. ALL of it was...More

Thank 1977november
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Response from revgeorge | Reviewed this property |
It's been a couple of months since I've been there but most restaurants have got back on the quantity of the food. I do understand it because of the price everything. I will mention this to my wife to keep an ear open also... More
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 5 - USD 27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1939 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34293-5004
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-496-4587
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Whether you are missing home or in need of a seafood fix. Drop by this causal location that boosts of New England seafood and memorabilia. It is like dropping yourself up north to savor the flavors of the New England region. A Bit of Boston has become a favorite for New England vacationers, snow birds, transplants and locals alike. Treats like lobster rolls, sea scallops, clam cakes made with ingredients shipped in from Rhode Island are just a few. Their is hot dogs served on fresh New England style rolls and whole belly clams from none other than Ipswich. Just in case you are not in the mood for seafood, you are covered with favorites like Philly cheese-steak, meatball, Sausage & Pepper Hoagie's. There is a reason some travel as far as Ft Myers just to have a bowl of New England Clam Chowder. Stop by this local gem, you might just become a regular.
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