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Back Eddy Bistro

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French, American, Bistro, Wine Bar
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239 W Miami Ave, Venice, FL 34285-2302
+1 941-244-2643
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5:00 pm - 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 203
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 9
    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
A quiet afternoon lunch.....

A peaceful atmosphere with friendly hosts. We were there at around 2:00 PM so we had the place to ourselves and sat at the bar for lunch with one other person. I had the first salad on the menu, it was a chopped salad. It was aesthetically pleasing along with being exciting in flavor and texture .

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
seashellhunter1956
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Englewood, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Skeptical after reading reviews. Food was so-so, could have gotten similar quality at KFC. Watching owners speak to other customers so rude is what disappointed me the most. They should be ashamed of themselves. It seems they don't like to have large parties; based on treatment of customers and reviews.

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A peaceful atmosphere with friendly hosts. We were there at around 2:00 PM so we had the place to ourselves and sat at the bar for lunch with one other person. I had the first salad on the menu, it was a chopped salad. It was aesthetically pleasing along with being exciting in flavor and texture .

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We got a gift certificate to Back Eddy as an anniversary present. Although we had been living in Venice for some time and dining out regularly, we had never been to Back Eddy. After enjoying our time there earlier this week, we will definitely go back as often as possible. The menu is eclectic and the daily specials are superb.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My sister and I met at Venice Beach and then had lunch here. What a wonderfully delicious surprise. We shared the goat cheese appetizers. It was served with nice fresh warm bread. Also on the plate was roasted garlic, pear slices, sliced figs, 3 types of fruit preserves, fresh blueberries and grapes. The portion was large and very tasty. We... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I'll be honest. Really, the only reason we selected this place to eat "all the way down in Venice" (we live in Lakewood Ranch) is because we had tickets for the 8:00 pm production of Godspell at The Venice Theatre. We've eaten at several establishments in Venice but wanted to try something new and perhaps a bit more "upscale". Since... More 

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Boston, Ma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I have eaten here many times. What is great is the consistency of creative and tasteful dishes. We had 3 appetizers and 2 entrees. The goat cheese stuff figs were outstanding. The crab cakes were good and the beet salad was wonderful as it has been in the past. We then had short ribs and orchietta. Both great dishes that... More 

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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had a great dinner. Ashley the waitress was a joy and very helpful. The lemon crusted cod was delicious as was the top sirloin. We had a Chilean merlot Santa Ema which topped the evening. We'll be back!

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I'm always so pleased to have the opportunity to comment on yet another fabulous culinary experience at the Back Eddy Bistro. July's wine dinner served to take it up another notch on the quality scale and to also let out another notch on my belt! The wines were unique and the food pairings were creative. And speaking of this month's... More 

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vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We visited Back Eddy Bistro for lunch after a trip to the consignment stores on Miami Avenue and had a truly exceptional meal. The talapia sandwich served with sweet potato fries was mouth watering and absolutely delicious. I followed that with their Key Lime Pie which was outstanding. We arrived at about 12:30 where we were the first to be... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 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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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: French, American, Bistro, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
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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