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A Bit Of Boston

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American, Chowder, Fish & Chips, Seafood
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1939 Tamiami Trl South, Venice, FL 34293
+1 941-496-4587
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Love Authentic New England seafood. Then A Bit of Boston is the place to...
Love Authentic New England seafood. Then A Bit of Boston is the place to be. Come on in and see why customers travel all the way from Ft Myers just to have a bowl of our New England Clam Chowder. Lobster rolls, Large Premium "Sea" Scallops, Crab Cakes made with mix we have shipped in from "Rhode Island". Even our Hot dogs are served on a fresh New England style roll. Have a craving for Whole Belly Clams, oh yes, they are from "Ipswich". We believe in fresh authentic food. Over the years we have had requests for other regional foods. So we have added a few like our Philly Cheese-steak. Anyone that knows anything about a real Philly Cheese-steak knows it must be served on an Amoroso roll. That's right we have Fresh Amoroso Bakery rolls shipped in. Last but not least we serve a good old NY style Fish Fry....Stop by ..Give us a try..We promise..You will be a regular...
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  • 69
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Looking for good seafood outside of New England

My husband and I were told this place in Venice Florida, not far from us, had the best New England style seafood down here. Having experienced some pretty awful stuff passed off as "New England style", we were skeptical. No problem finding the address with our GPS, but it's a little hole in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
Roz1112
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Milford, Massachusetts
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Milford, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

My husband and I were told this place in Venice Florida, not far from us, had the best New England style seafood down here. Having experienced some pretty awful stuff passed off as "New England style", we were skeptical. No problem finding the address with our GPS, but it's a little hole in the wall in a strip mall in... More 

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Osprey, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Friend recommended I go since I am from Boston. Very small unassuming - hole in the wall in a sense as never would have found if not looking for it. I got the Fried Clams and there were excellent - and a good price - the freshly made onion rings and coleslaw were also good. The menu has fish and... More 

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Ed F, Owner at A Bit Of Boston, responded to this review

We are so glad you found are little place....Which by the way has the best Wicked Seafood in town...We hope to see you soon. More 

Morgantown, West Virginia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Today was our first visit to this unassuming restaurant in south Venice. I started with a bowl of clam chowder that was arguably the best I have ever had. My wife and I both had the cod sandwich, lightly deep fried. It was served on a toasted bun which I enjoyed. The fish was good, although I don't think the... More 

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Ed F, Owner at A Bit Of Boston, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. We hope to see you soon. More 

Venice, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

No, I am not from New England, but I do know and like shrimp. I have never had "red" shrimp but when I asked they said they were lobster like. I can say they are my favorite shrimp ever. Very much tasting like lobster, and excellently blackened, The place is very cafeteria like, but service was friendly and the food... More 

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Ed F, Owner at A Bit Of Boston, responded to this review

Our "REDS" are hard to keep in stock. They arrive fresh once a week and are usually gone in a few days. May I suggest our homemade onion rings as a side next time you are in. Yummy..We hope to see you soon. More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The place is located in an unobtrusive spot along 41N. Having driven by it hundreds of times, we finally stopped for late afternoon lunch. We were NOT disappointed. I'm a New England Clam Chowder snob having spent 15 years living there! To my surprise they delivered on great tasting and textured clam chowder. The prices are quite reasonable, only $9... More 

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Ed F, Owner at A Bit Of Boston, responded to this review

We love great reviews from Our New Englanders... Since you know best...Hope to see you soon. More 

Penn Yan, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We always return to this restaurant for the seafood. Fresh fish of all kinds. Yesterday our party had the full bodied clams and homemade onion rings. One had the wonderful shrimp, and the best clam chowder around. You can't miss at this restaurant. Haddock, scallops, all yummy. You can find it by looking for the yellow "Dans Fans" sign and... More 

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Ed F, Owner at A Bit Of Boston, responded to this review

Linda. Thank you for the 5 stars. We hope to see you again soon. More 

North Port, Florida
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

First time in since a change of ownership. I liked the new menu, a lot more items. The new décor is very easy on the eyes and the clams were excellent. I was savoring each mouthful and they tasted like they just came out of the water. My wife even got a piece of the Boston Cream Pie. Excellent.

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Thank You we are glad to be here...See you soon. More 

Venice, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Our server, # 7 on the receipt, was dresses as a bearded leprechaun because it was St. Paddy’s Day! Her service was excellent throughout the entire meal. My wife and I shared a bowl of creamy clam chowder. It’s definitely the best in Venice! My wife’s grilled, lightly blackened haddock had a nice char to add to the flavor. The... More 

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Ed F, Owner at A Bit Of Boston, responded to this review

We are glad you have stayed as a Bit of Boston Customer. The one place in Venice you are not just a customer but part of our Bit of Boston Family. P.S....Her name is Kaila More 

North Port, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Since I am from Maine but have retired here in Florida, I never order clams cause they are always the strips and I prefer whole bellied, and I never order lobster, mainly because of the price. A friend highly recommended a Bit of Boston and my visit there was more than I had ever thought it would be. Now the... More 

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Ed F, Owner at A Bit Of Boston, responded to this review

Thank you for the Wicked Good Review...We hope to see you soon. More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

of home .. having grown up on Cape Cod I often seek out true New England seafood and am very often disappointed .. this time I was pleasantly surprised .. Lobsta Roll on the proper grilled bun, served cold or hot .. fried whole belly clams .. a food unique to the cape .. the sweet fries are tossed in... More 

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Ed F, Owner at A Bit Of Boston, responded to this review

WOW...Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fab review. We may be small but we are large on Wicked Good New England Seafood... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1939 Tamiami Trl South, Venice, FL 34293
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-496-4587

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 27
  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Fish & Chips, Seafood

Description

Love Authentic New England seafood. Then A Bit of Boston is the place to be. Come on in and see why customers travel all the way from Ft Myers just to have a bowl of our New England Clam Chowder. Lobster rolls, Large Premium "Sea" Scallops, Crab Cakes made with mix we have shipped in from "Rhode Island". Even our Hot dogs are served on a fresh New England style roll. Have a craving for Whole Belly Clams, oh yes, they are from "Ipswich". We believe in fresh authentic food. Over the years we have had requests for other regional foods. So we have added a few like our Philly Cheese-steak. Anyone that knows anything about a real Philly Cheese-steak knows it must be served on an Amoroso roll. That's right we have Fresh Amoroso Bakery rolls shipped in. Last but not least we serve a good old NY style Fish Fry....Stop by ..Give us a try..We promise..You will be a regular...
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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