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The Sand Trap Sports Bar and Grill

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4145 S. Tamiiami Trail, 941-493-2300, Venice, FL 34293
941-493-2300
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good thai food

In general excellent Thai food in the many times I've eaten here. The prices are bit high. My last lunch was disappointing in that my Thai salad portion was quite small for 10$. The Restaurant is very clean and has a nice atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Matthew W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In general excellent Thai food in the many times I've eaten here. The prices are bit high. My last lunch was disappointing in that my Thai salad portion was quite small for 10$. The Restaurant is very clean and has a nice atmosphere.

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Thank Matthew W
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I first went to the sand trap i was confused about this Thai AND American food sports bar. Interesting combo...but I go here at least weekly for their panang curry or pad Thai. The food is always incredible and every time you walk in you are greeted with smiles. From start to finish this place is a great choice.

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Thank Paula B
Venice, Florida, United States
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had lunch; we had the Lobster Roll with Sweet Potato Fries, and the Chicken Pad Thai. Our server, Terence, couldn't have been more polite, and he brought us our drinks and our lunch order quickly. We loved the orchid flower on each plate - what a delicate/beautiful touch! Terence told us that the recipes are Sue Flynn's, the owner.... More 

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Thank Kate B
Whitby,Canada
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108 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our party of six has 3 particularly picky eaters. Not even worth talking about Thai with them, but we went knowing they had another menu. Turns out it wasn't a problem everybody enjoyed their food though I think the Thai portions need to be 20% bigger. We always go later so as usual " they start packing up and putting... More 

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Thank micharli
Venice, Florida
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this sports bar for lunch and loved the warm cozy feel of the place with great lobster roll (real chunks of lobster salad!) and outstanding pad Thai. Good service and plenty of tv's for watching sports events.

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Thank Al B
Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The mix of Thai and regular American fare is fantastic. We tried 4 different entrees and all were fantastic. Great staff also!

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Thank Bruce H
Venice, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by this little place for dinner. The service was great. Ordered the coconut shrimp as an appetizer. It was the best. Fresh and great coconut taste. The fried white fish was excellent, cooked perfectly, lightly browned and moist inside. My companion had the seafood platter. The platter took a bit longer to prepare which delayed our dinner but well... More 

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Thank snowbird745
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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191 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, it's a sports bar and grill in a shopping center, however, we have visited and eaten dinner there numerous times and this is consistently good, tasty and fresh food. It is an unusual combination for sure. There's a big u shaped sports bar with beer and wine (no spirits) and plenty of tv screens and camaraderie and good, casual... More 

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Thank lsihrofhhisc
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went on a weekend night and the place was packed, but we got seated right away. There were two menus; one for Thai food and one for American food. Both menus had a nice variety. We ordered from the American menu. After 45 minutes of waiting for our food, we were told that orders from the American menu take... More 

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Thank AMCTheJetSetter
Mashpee, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

My wife and I stopped at the "Sand Trap" for lunch while in the area. She had a BLT that was more like a club sandwich - HUGE! I had soup & sandwich that was also excellent. Definitely worth the stop.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, American, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?