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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, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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
Surprised but very satisfied

My wife and I hit the sand trap after a long day of house hunting, we were so hungry and with our eating habits we were not expecting much. My wife is vegan and I have a legitimate gluten allergy. We expected greasy pub food and were delighted to find they also served Thai food and they were very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Sarasota, Florida
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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Venice, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

I arrived at 7:35 on Sunday night. They had a closed sign in the door, which was unbelievable. I looked at their window sign and it said open until 8. So I walked inside. The bartender hollered at me "CLOSED". Nothing else, just "CLOSED". Maybe that was all the English he knew? They get a zero for manners, a zero... More 

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Buffalo
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Loved it! Never knew such a great place was in the strip! I will return again. The waiter was awesome! He kept returning and we just couldn't make up our minds what to order! I decided on his recommendation ... Winner winner!

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Venice, Florida
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98 reviews 98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Met friends there we hadn't seen in months. The Thai was excellent & my friend's Philly looked good also. Our second visit, nice place quiet to carry on a conversation & enjoy the company and food.

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Sarasota, Florida
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67 reviews 67 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

My wife and I hit the sand trap after a long day of house hunting, we were so hungry and with our eating habits we were not expecting much. My wife is vegan and I have a legitimate gluten allergy. We expected greasy pub food and were delighted to find they also served Thai food and they were very busy... More 

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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A good friend took us to lunch at this un-typical "sports" bar. Besides the usual sports bar fare they offer a nice selection of Thai cuisine. I had the Pad phed pha with pork, a nice combination for those of who enjoy spicier foods. Well prepared and elegantly presented. Our server, Eric was very efficient and informative. This is not... More 

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Venice, Florida
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18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

A great start with our reserved table waiting for our group of 8. A bit crowded however the waiter was attentive and quickly served drinks. The Massaman Curry was outstanding- savory with the ' Thai Hot 'spice level just as ordered. Others in the group ordered a variety of entrees from the American menu. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Ambience and... More 

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Venice, FL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We met friends for a birthday gathering. Even though we occupied a big booth for a little more than 2 hours we never felt rushed so they could seat others. The food was very good. It's nice to be able to enjoy the Thai food while anyone who doesn't care for Thai food can enjoy American cousine. The ambience is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Excellent service prompt, friendly efficient. Today was my first visit although I must have passed The Sand Trap a million times.... Well never again. Today I had the shrimp wrap and fries so good!! I will return to try some of the Thia food and bring my football loving man. This is a place that will be a go to... More 

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FLORIDA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you were to read my previous review, you would find that this is my favorite Thai restaurant. Now, I have reservations. Our last trip to dine there left us very wary as to what was happening.. My wife and I had our usual, the dumplings which we'd enjoyed; next our entrees: drunken noodles and pad Thai, which, to our... 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, Coffee Shop, Thai

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