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Gold Rush BBQ

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$$ - $$$
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661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
+1 941-483-3137
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Venice, Florida
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Great food and you can't beat the AYCE specials. It's a go-to place for us on Tuesdays for the ribs. I usually get the fried shrimp but my husband prefers the ribs.

Thank tkelling2016
Englewood, Florida
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573 reviews
548 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,724 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

But, that's not why I came here today. Another woman had purchased my book 'MY LIFE WITH PAPA", and since she had never been here, I just HAD to introduce her to this wonderful haven of food. Susan, part owner, waited on us and told us of something new added to the menu, namely mac and cheese with chili. She... More 

4 Thank mamamia70
Venice, Florida
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115 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Went back with friends for the Baby Back Ribs which were tender and smoky with a light sweet sauce (fell right off the bone). Sides are always homemade in generous portions and I had the Cole Slaw and Beans. My wife had the fried grouper sandwich and was very pleased. A friend had the fried pork tenderloin sandwich and it... More 

Thank Al B
Valparaiso, Indiana
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

We wanted barbeque and this place had good reviews. The food was good but not remarkable. Although I did like the offerings of side dishes. Don't even try the $1 beers. Nice staff. Would be good with kids.

Thank LakeLady4700
Englewood, Florida
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I always try to go to this restaurant on the AYCE rib night, The ribs are always good and the sauces really set them off. Their side dishes are very tasty and prepared well. My personal favorites are the cucumber salad and the green beans. Both are seasoned well and the portions are adequate.....even if you are not getting AYCE.... More 

Thank royvanhorn
Jacksonville, Illinois
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

This was yummy!!🐷. I had ribs, slaw and Mac and cheese. It was delish. I would highly recommend making this a dinner stop one night of vacay. I guarantee you won't be disappointed. Promise.

Thank Samantha1994
Northern Ontario
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Currently vacationing in Florida and while shopping in downtown Venice, salesperson raved about the Gold Rush BBQ and said we had to eat there. Ordered what is called the Motherlode as it contains some of everything (ribs, chicken, pork and beef). Don't understand what all the fuss is about as food has no taste whatsoever as it is steamed. Good... More 

2 Thank Quebecoise1949
North Port, Florida
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We had lunch at the Gold Rush in Venice today! I really Loved the Tumbleweed onion rings. Haven't had rings like this in 20 years! Perfect! The half rack of baby back ribs with dry rub and a choice of 3 sauces was excellent. Red skinned mashers and cucumber salad, Yum! The beef brisket barbeque sandwich & cucumber salad side... More 

Thank Linda F
fort erie, ontario canada
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Be prepared to wait for a table, this fried chicken is delish as are most of the sides. Quick service, reasonable prices, loud but what you would expect from a bbq restaurant with a real country theme.

1 Thank siestafe
Sarasota, Florida
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

All you can eat baby back ribs- yum!!! All the side dishes we tried were also excellent! We have been hearing about this place for years, we finally tried it and was certainly not disappointed!

Thank justbeachy777

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 22
American, Barbecue
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, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
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
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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