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The Sand Trap Sports Bar and Grill

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4145 S. Tamiiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Whatever you want, they have it.

The restaurant serves both American and Thai food. Both are very very good. The Pad Thai was excellent, and the sandwiches are delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
Bebe N
Venice, Florida
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SamVenice (Florida)
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very well presented. Pad Thai is excellent as is the Tom Yum soup. Every choice is well prepared with friendly staff. Female owner a bit testy to help.

Thank SamVenice(Florida)
Nokomis, FL and Bedford, NY
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly place with both an American and Thai menu. Great burgers, Buffalo boneless wings and Thai noodle dishes. I love the cellophane noodle salad. Spotless restaurant. It's our standard for a bite in the neighborhood, worth visiting even if you're not there to watch the sports on the TVs.

Thank wheaton24
Venice, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The restaurant serves both American and Thai food. Both are very very good. The Pad Thai was excellent, and the sandwiches are delicious.

Thank Bebe N
Waukesha, Wisconsin
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I love, love, love the Thai food here!!! The owners are delightful and run an extremely clean place. It's eclectic, but they love Boston- hence the decor. They serve mainstream pub food, but I've never had it. My choice is always the wonderful Thai! My entire family loves it as well. Fresh, spicy and delicious, such an unexpected gem in... More 

Thank Maureen G
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Very nice atmosphere for either a night at the bar or nice dinner. Bar only serves beer or wine, so keep that in mind before you go. I ordered from the Thai menu and do not regret that at all. I had the Spicy Thai chicken wings and they were the perfect combination of spicy sweet, with a little heat.... More 

Thank Chipmanmike
Level Contributor
24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Very good food, or lunch or dinner. Can choose Thai or American cuisine, but either are very good. Service is always friendly and good. Have been there many times with friends and family. Enjoy very much.

Thank james l
Venice, Florida, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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.

Thank Kathy S
Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Thank Denise917
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 

Thank Darlene C
Cromwell, United States
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

Thank Karen M

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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: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings

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