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The Sand Trap Sports Bar and Grill

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4145 S. Tamiiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293
941-493-2300
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
unexpected

Went with friend for lunch and had mentioned to her I like Thai food. Never expected a place in a strip mall named for golf had really good Thai food. Plate was decorated like a 5 star restaurant , I am looking forward to taking other people there to be surprised. Décor and name do not match the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Kathy S
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Venice, Florida, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Venice, Florida, United States
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Went with friend for lunch and had mentioned to her I like Thai food. Never expected a place in a strip mall named for golf had really good Thai food. Plate was decorated like a 5 star restaurant , I am looking forward to taking other people there to be surprised. Décor and name do not match the food.

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Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

What a refreshing change of pace - a sports bar with Thai food. The place was clean and nice, service was very good but we spent $40 for lunch and left hungry. We both ordered lunch specials, which came with nothing else - no beverage or side. We split the veggie spring rolls appetizer which was tasty but I have... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Been in venice a while and finally made it to the sand trap. Totally didn't expect the Thai food options at a sports pub, so that was a little interesting. Gave it a try and it was good. Server was great. They don't seat anyone within 30 minutes of closing but they made an exception for us. Will definitely go... More 

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Cromwell, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Pleasant restaurant with excellent service. Ambiance was casual, sports bar type. Food for all tastes. One diner had their taco salad and burgers on a different occasion. We all ordered cashew nut dish with seafood. The scallops were cooked to perfection as was the calamari and shrimp. Calamari was the best ever; not tough. Dish had fresh vegetables and tasty... More 

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

Went to lunch with a friend and was pleasantly surprised. We expected pub food and were delighted when we found Thai on the menu. We ordered two dished and shared both. I ordered the lobster roll special. It was good - not too much mayo. The fries were good too. The Thai was excellent. My friend ordered a non-coconut curry... More 

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Venice, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We just had lunch there today, but decided to eat our main meal. I had Curry Lamb with rice and veggies and always adorned with a beautiful orchid. It was so so delicious, I just loved it! My husband had the Shrimps and Filet, also very good, with mashed potatoes and fresh veggies. It was a bit pricey, but well... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Thai menu and American menu. You can't go wrong with either one. Prices are very reasonable, and the service staff is exceptional.

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North Port, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Veggie Rolls with a sweet and sour sauce and a couple of cold drafts hit the spot after golf today. My golfing buddy enjoyed the Sand Trap Nachos with a Guiness draft. Service was quick and served with a smile. Thanks Nida, great personality😊😊😊

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Went with friends who own a second home in Venice. Located in a strip mall. Surprised by menu offering Thai food in a sports bar, but there is also an American menu. We ate a variety of Thai dishes and enjoyed them all. The service was attentive and good. It is a sports bar atmosphere and very enjoyable for a... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food here has always been excellent and my wife and I own a second home in Venice so we visit her often. The best thing is that they have offer a pub menu and a Thai menu. I hate Thai food but my wife loves it so this gives us both something that makes us happy. I can have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4145 S. Tamiiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: 941-493-2300

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Cafe, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Doing business

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