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Back Eddy Bistro

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American, Bistro, Wine Bar
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239 W Miami Ave, Venice, FL 34285-2302
+1 941-244-2643
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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:30 am - 8:30 am
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 181
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
This place rocks!

Superior food! Save room for the homemade ice cream! Best pistachio ice cream I've ever had! The coconut is excellent too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
DairyQueen5
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Bristow
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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258 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bristow
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Superior food! Save room for the homemade ice cream! Best pistachio ice cream I've ever had! The coconut is excellent too.

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North Port, Florida
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123 reviews 123 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

At Russ's suggestions I had the shrimp curry, my first experience with curry and I liked it. Not too spicy. Russ is the bartender and server. House wine at 5.00 was great in very interesting glasses. Others Had the cod, delicious. chicken Marsala was great also.

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Harrison Twp. MI USA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Back Eddy with two couples. Waitstaff were friendly and attentive. Entrees exceptional and the Marsala chicken the best I've had. Loved the sides that came with it too. Restaurant is cozy and noise level is low and conversation is easy. Extensive wine list but we selected the well priced house wine. We'll definitely be... More 

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South Venice, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Hidden jewel on the side street of downtown Venice. Dine inside or in the covered courtyard area. This is a neighborhood bistro which is well known to the locals. Be prepared to wait just a few minutes.

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Vermont
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We have been to Back Eddy Bistro 4 of our 10 nights in the Venice area and will probably return once more before we leave. In an area with only pretty good food this place is outstanding. (Honestly, I wonder how most of the restaurants with such positive reviews in SW Florida would fare elsewhere... we have been more disappointed... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We celebrated our anniversary and had a lovely evening at this unique hideaway on Miami Ave on Venice Island. The roasted beet salad was superb, followed by pistachio crusted duck and lemon baked for entrees. All were wonderful. Very fresh and simple/subtle prep you only get from a real artist in the kitchen. The food will bring us back but... More 

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North Port, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Sharing dinner with family, had a wonderful experience. I had swordfish that melted in my mouth delicious. Brother-in-law had duck, sister-in-law had shrimp dish. All commented how fantastic they were.Ambiance just lovely, Cute little bistro. Reserve early. It gets busy fast. When in Venice, stop by, last building on left, on Miami ave, don't go down the street too fast,... More 

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Rochester, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great restaurant for a special occasion. It feels like you are in Europe when you walk in! Everything was delicious and the service was impeccable. Even the chairs were extra comfortable. Quiet--perfect for a romantic dinner.

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Cape May Court House, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Leave Venice avenue and go to Miami Avenue for this small bistro. We dined in the back room with four friends. It was very quiet there. 5 of us had fish dishes- swordfish and grouper and one lamb. The fish was very fresh and prepared properly- not overcooked. The other diner stated her lamb was delicious and served medium as... More 

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Siesta Key, Florida, United States
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181 reviews 181 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The food was good and plentiful. Lot's of leftovers for sure. Bread was fresh and delicious. We would come back to give another try - the waitress was nice, but she didn't have it together at all. Didn't know the menu, forgot things, didn't realize menu issues (what could be 86'd and what couldn't). Took a really long time to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 239 W Miami Ave, Venice, FL 34285-2302
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-244-2643

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Bistro, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 am - 8:30 am
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

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