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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/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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  • 44
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  • 14
    Average
  • 7
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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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 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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14 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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Boyne City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Girls lunch out (one from the UK who said it was the best green curry dish she had ever had. Awesome friendly waiter, fast service, fresh food beautifully prepared and presented at reasonable prices. One lady in our party of five did order the quesadilla, said it was excellent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The Sand Trap ranks above the average sports bar in many ways. Upon entering the restaurant you are not met with hoots and hollers, instead you are greeted in an upscale manner and seated promptly. The waiters are excellent, and attend to your ever need in a quiet manner. I recommend the Tai food selections. Everything I have eaten has... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I have trouble deciding which way to go when I visit the Sand Trap. Should it be on the American side, such as a lobster roll? Or maybe Thai food which is what I usually choose. The Thai menu is easy to use. There are basically four choices: two for lunch depending on the add-in and two for dinner. There... More 

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Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Although the bar and TV screens make the place look like a sports bar, people go for the Thai food. The selection was extensive, service was prompt and although the wait can be long at times, the restaurants serving ethnic food in the Venice area is limited in our tourist view. It's well worth a visit if you can get... More 

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Florida
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16 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Went with a couple of friends and were seated reasonably quickly. Name suggests it is a sports bar but the bar is pretty pitiful - only the standard bud/ bud light type choices on draft - no IPA's or craft beers for example. Screens are pretty small and not well placed from where we sat - not that we wanted... 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, Café, Thai

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