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A Bit Of Boston

1939 Tamiami Tr. S., Venice, FL
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Ranked #19 of 202 restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Venice, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is owned and operated by Gigi, a real new England gal. If you crave NE fried clams, scallops or broiled haddock, this is the place to go. It's a small, out of the way place, but always packed during "season". If your down from new England on vaca or otherwise this is a must eat place to go!

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Bradenton, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Saw their ad on 7/1 and dined there on 7/2. I can't express how thrilled we are to find a restaurant that serves authentic N.E. seafood. We just moved to Venice and are checking out restaurants and this has the best seafood so far. The place isn't fancy but it was very clean and the staff were warm, friendly and... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

My wife being from MA, had to take her for her fried whole belly clams. She said they were just like back home, I had the Clam Chowder, and probably the best I had ever had. Also had the Haddock, wasn't bad a little bland, would have liked some kind of Sauce or a mango salsa on the side, but... More

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Venice, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I was expecting more of a "chain" restaurant atmosphere but got a wonderfully, quint, typical east coast "no frills" restaurant! LOVE IT! The wait staff looked to be brothers or cousins of all ages, ours being a 12 year old boy who was absolutely ADORABLE! The food is mostly deep fat fried and was "ok" but if you are from... More

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Toccoa, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

went for lunch today and i was amazed! the fried clams were delish. made me think i was back in ipswich. might have to go back later this week! it was kind of hard to find but well worth the hunt.

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Frederick, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here on the way to manasota beach. The 3 of us had the mini haddock sandwich and chowda bowl combo. Both were fabulous; freshly made haddock and the clam chowda was a wonderful blend of clams and potatoes combined with the right consistency and buttery flavor. Enjoy!

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Nokomis, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

First off you have to fine it, its on US 41, on the east side of the roadway, south of Semonole and north of Baffin. Great Chowder and Claim Cakes, the Lobster Roll is a copy of the New England Front. The product served at this restaurant is as fresh as it gets. Not a large building, but its worth... More

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Venice, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Fresh lobster, fresh clams, all around great meal. Next time I'm in Venice I'll be returning for more.

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Erie, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly atmosphere. Owner was working in food preparation & her father greeted us at the door & took our names - only about a 20 minute wait on a Friday night. "Lobsta" roll impressive with large pieces of lobster, whole bellied clams & clam "chowda" just like what you get at the cape. Way to go Gigi! Your hard... More

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Hard to find places in Florida that serve fried clams with the bellies but this is one. The batter is light, simple and not greasy. It could use a little seasoning, however. The clam chowder has a smooth and silky consistency, good flavor but my order could have used a few more clams and potatoes (I got the bottom of... More

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