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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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American, Barbecue
$$ - $$$
661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not a bad BBQ . Staff was very friendly and the food was priced extremely affordable. If you love Ribs this place is for you. I would like to see more of a selection of BBQ sauces available. If your in the area, definitely stop...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Gold Rush has been our staple go to restaurant for the last 10 years. All their food is excellent..especially the ribs and mac & cheese.....their prices are reasonable...they cater to their customers and the service is great. If you have a party of over five..they...More

Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice family restaurant with good barbecue. If you just got to have your fix of barbecue while on vacation go here.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a group of 6. We were seated right away. Our waiter was wonderful! The food was amazing with a nice variety to choose from. It was hot and so good! i would defiantly come back here again next time we're intown.

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I never thought I would find a BBQ anywhere but Kansas City that I would be faithful to, but The Gold Rush jfills the bill. The spareribs are smoked to perfection and the sides are great!

Thank Patti D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a waiter that completely blew my socks off! His name is Michael, and the kid couldn't be more polite and adequate even if he tried. Not only did I see him bussing all of his tables and going the extra mile to please...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a little wait on weekend night, but service is quick & food comes fast. Great service. Had the sampler plate & split it. Still took food home. Definitely will go again. Must try if you like BBQ.

Thank Paula S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our entire family, including an infant and a toddler, had great meals! The waiter was prompt and courteous and took great care of us! The food was delicious. We gab both St. Louis ribs and baby back ribs and the concensous was that we all...More

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

SMOKED WING OR POTATO SALAD????? whats up with that??? 2 b.b.q. staples,,,I DONT GET IT,,,pretty much forced to have ribs,,,,good,,1 pulled pork sammy,,,1 beef brisket sammy,,,everything was decent ,,going to try the other b.b.q. PLACES IN VENICE,,,if worst comes to worse,,,ILL HAVE TO go back...More

Thank JOEYGCentralWi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for diner with the family. Looks like they specialized on ribs BBQ style. We had the pulled beef sandwich, a cheese burger from the kids menu and a ribs & chicken combo. The food was nice and the service friendly and helpful....More

Thank sierrahotel88
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Response from Kevin H | Reviewed this property |
Yes- great mac and cheese and great place to take kids.
7 January 2017|
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Great Mac and Cheese
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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