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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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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 36
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 17
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pleasantly Surprised

When I first saw the pricey menu with Cod for 23 dollars and told of the evenings special of strip steak for 36 dollars I thought this would be a one time visit. However, my cod was incredibly delicious and well worth the 23 dollars. My wife had a sweet potato taco with pulled pork in it which she... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
rkclassic1
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Venice, Florida
via mobile
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

When I first saw the pricey menu with Cod for 23 dollars and told of the evenings special of strip steak for 36 dollars I thought this would be a one time visit. However, my cod was incredibly delicious and well worth the 23 dollars. My wife had a sweet potato taco with pulled pork in it which she said... More 

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Englewood FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The food was excellent and plentiful. Had to cancel our salads after the appetizers so we could have room for our man course. The pavlova for dessert was excellent. Lovely atmosphere and romantic as well. Smaller rooms for small parties, a lovely garden area and sidewalk eating as well if you have a dog.

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Alabaster, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Back Eddy Bistro opened in 2008, the same year I started dining there. This establishment is one of my first stops whenever visiting Venice. Owners Eddy and Allyson make me feel like family. But more importantly, Chef Eddy's creations have always been a real treat. He makes the commonplace extraordinary. The latest dish I sampled was unbelievably good...pulled pork, cold... More 

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Southwest Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

From the moment we walked into Back Eddy Bistro we were charmed, We were immediately greeted by Steven the bartender. We decided to have a drink since we were early for our reservation. Nice selection of beer, lovely selection of wines. Delicious, And Steven gave us sips of wine to try, we quickly found one we loved. Steven was a... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I love the Back Eddy. Food, service, ambiance, location...all are superb. From the first visit 6-7 years ago until the present, this place has never disappointed me. Owners Chef Ed ( a genius with a rack of lamb) and wife Ally ( creator of unbelievable desserts) treated me like family from the first day I met them. Though I haven't... More 

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Holliston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We sat at the bar on Saturday evening and again had an excellent meal. We commented, after our delicious dinner, about the friendly service, outstanding food and the kind owners who come out during the evening to ensure all is well. We love, love, love this restaurant. Venice is luckty to have you !

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

My husband and I are locals in the Venice area and have eaten at Back Eddy many times. Our preference is to sit at the bar. The bartenders are very attentive and make sure we are taken care of. We also enjoy the company of the others sitting at the bar. Often times, the owners, Eddy and Allie, will come... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I could have gotten better food at a chain!! I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich. The food arrived by a different person than the waitress ordered with, no requested ketchup or horseradish sauce arrived with it. When the waitress finally came back by she didn't ask how the food was or anything although I had taken one small bite and... More 

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Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We, as well as our family & friends, all enjoy Back Eddy regularly....dinner, wine tastings & now even carry out. This past St Patrick's Day we had the very best corned beef & cabbage ever...and they prepared it for us "to go"....Just lovely. You never quite know what the kitchen will dream up, but it is always a treat. Looking... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Good service and ok food. Don't get the lamb - the Dijon sauce is better for beef. Our server was nice and professional. Just OK.

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Additional Information about Back Eddy Bistro

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

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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: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
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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