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Back Eddy Bistro

239 W Miami Ave, Venice, FL 34285-2302
941-244-2643
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Ranked #13 of 210 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Bistro, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
McLean, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My husband and I drove to Back Eddy's from Naples, Florida, to meet a friend who had driven there from St. Petersburg with her little dog. We could not have chosen a better place to meet for lunch (January 23rd). I had made a reservation, and a table outside was set for us prior to our arrival -- right down... More 

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Venice, Florida
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95 reviews 95 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Initially we stopped in for a late night glass of wine/beer with several friends. We looked at the menu & thought this was a place that we would have to return to for dinner. When we returned we had the Orecchiette which was excellent as was the service. While looking at the menu I noted some very interesting appetizers that... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Eating at Back Eddy Bistro is the best meal we eat in Venice every year during our annual visits. Nobody combines flavors like they do at Back Eddy. The sweet potato pancakes and wahoo appetizers both have onions, capers and pears that serve as perfect complements to the main item. The wine was excellent. Our main courses (Tilapia, grits with... More 

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Venice, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Had reservations for ten people for the back room on New Years Eve. Got there and we were told we would not be in the back room despite confirming reservation twice. Took 15 minutes til waitress came, took 30 minutes to get bottle of wine. Took an hour to get bread. The waitress was sweet but they were unprepared to... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

My Husband and I just moved to Venice and we were very excited to try this little bistro. We had a Wonderful Night at the Bar with Steve as our Bar Tender. The Owners came out of the kitchen and spoke with the guests and everyone was very friendly. Great conversation and spectacular food. We shared the Goat Cheese and... More 

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Dayton
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Wonderful, quiet dinner at Back Eddy with salmon, duck and pasta dishes pretty much flawless. staff was attentive, quick & helpful. Happy it was a slow night at a great restaurant.

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Houston, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Very excicited for a family meal on Christmas Eve - Party of ten. We made a reservation is advance and were told we would be seated in a private room. We arrive on time and our "private room" is actually a long table in the hallway between the men's restroom and the kitchen. We ordered a round of drinks and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The difference between amateur's and pros- everybody messes up once in awhile but pros know how to recover. This place was definitely amateur hour. We came with a large party(12). It took over an hour to get served once we placed our orders(mostly) the one meal which was ordered was actually an appetizer didn't come until everyone had finished their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

I have been going to Venice Island Florida since early 2004 and bought a home there I liked it so much. The Venice island restaurant landscape has changed alot since then but my favorite place to eat has become the Back Eddy Bistro. Really great food, knowledgeable and attentive staff and a very comfortable environment.....Cheff Ed makes a meal you... More 

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Venice, Florida, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

When we moved to Venice four years ago we were pleased to find this restaurant. We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. We probably frequent Back Eddy four to six times a year for special occasions like anniversaries and birthdays. Last year on my wife's birthday, they informed us they were out of filet mignon! How do you run out... More 

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Additional Information about Back Eddy Bistro

Address: 239 W Miami Ave, Venice, FL 34285-2302
Phone Number: 941-244-2643
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Bistro, Wine Bar

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