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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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4:30 am - 8:30 am
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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 172
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 16
    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
Most recent review
First Visit

We were anxious to visit Back Eddy after hearing about the quality of the food. We were not disappointed with our meal. Two in our party of four had the special which was snapper. The large piece of snapper was moist and delicious. The other two in our group had the duck which was also very tasty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Rob P
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Calabash, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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246 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Calabash, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We were anxious to visit Back Eddy after hearing about the quality of the food. We were not disappointed with our meal. Two in our party of four had the special which was snapper. The large piece of snapper was moist and delicious. The other two in our group had the duck which was also very tasty. All the dishes... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner . The cod was scumptious and the duck was delightful. We will be back soon.

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Venice, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

The food is absolutely gourmet. The chef/owner was the personal chef to Jimmy Buffett! We have lived here for 8 years and Back Eddy's is by far our favorite restaurant in Venice. Gourmet food and even better people !

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Venice, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

Back Eddy's is one of my favorite places in Venice to eat. Everything I've tried on the menu is excellent and the wine selection is great and at an affordable price. The owners and staff are very friendly and offer excellent service.

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Venice, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

OK, well I guess it hasn't been THAT many years, but it is THAT good. Creative cuisine--Chef Ed could make a grilled cheese sandwich a culinary experience. Consistent quality and service. The bar area is warm and welcoming. I'm sure the main dining room is the same based on positive feedback from friends. I understand they've expanded their days of... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

While visiting my brother in law and his wife we went to Back Eddy Bistro. The service was outstanding, one of the best servers I've experienced. The food was very good too. Wine selection was just ok. We plan on visiting again next time we are in Venice.

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Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I WILL NEVER FORGET their Food- Eddy and his kitchen are excellent! Front of the house is friendly, and the wine menu is just wonderful. This is truly a hidden gem. You are lucky to eat here. It has this local's only vibe. The owners seem very genuine, and don't have time for ungrateful, needy customers. I've heard stories, and... More 

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Brampton, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We usually dine here two or three times over the winter season and have always enjoyed a good meal and friendly service. The owner/chef is creative and execution is very good. Try the onion tart with two forks as an appetizer. Mmmm.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We had two meals at Back Eddy's and both were delicious. We particularly liked the way the plate was heaped with a variety vegetables, often not the "usual suspects".

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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?