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A Bit Of Boston

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American, Chowder, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Soups
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1939 Tamiami Trl South, Venice, FL 34293
+1 941-496-4587
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Better than Boston

Ask them for the red shrimp - delish - it's a special. Clam chowder is better than anything I had in Boston or the Cape. Husband loves the sausage sandwich. Great food for a little hole in the wall.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
SmittieRichardson
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South Venice, Florida
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South Venice, Florida
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22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Ask them for the red shrimp - delish - it's a special. Clam chowder is better than anything I had in Boston or the Cape. Husband loves the sausage sandwich. Great food for a little hole in the wall.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great place for authentic Ipswitch Clams, Lobster Rolls, Cod, Haddock and Chowda! Friendly staff. No frills place where it is all about the food. Quality seafood done right and served with a smile!

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hampstead maryland
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

After all the rave over the years about lobster rolls, we had to have one, and this place was highly recommended. Warning: new owners within last 7 months as some reviews may mention, and this will affect one's expectations. No disappointment regarding the lobster roll. It was fantastic, as the wife and I split a cold one. The clam chowda'... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

if you love whole belly clams, this is the place for you. We go there about once a month and always get the fried clam platter, yummy. Very casual, the service is friendly and attentive. I am originally from New England and food is just as good if not better.

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

Thanks for the review and letting all your fellow New Englanders know where the wicked good food is in Venice... More 

Orlando, Florida
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112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a HIDDEN GEM! Great meal, great service, very reasonable prices. You'll probably drive by the address at least once, but make a U turn and look for the sign. Good place for families, mostly locals. Friendly atmosphere.

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

Thanks for the 5 star review.....See you soon... More 

Nashua, NH
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Great food...large portions of clams on platter..I got haddock sandwich with a bowl of clam chowder...best ever...I will not go anyplace else for seafood offer eating here

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

Thank You... Thank You We love 5 star reviews......See you soon... More 

wesford
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stopped by after shopping in the area. I had fried fish which was good. My husband had the special which was a special shrimp. He said it was good, not great. The service was slow and the restaraunt was not busy, but seemed to be winding down after a busy evening. We would probably go elsewhere in the future... More 

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

Next time you are in the area stop in and try our fresh fish, shrimp and scallops prepared grilled or blackened. We also have Lobster Mac, Cheese steak with rolls shipped in from Philly , Brisket Burgers, Homemade meatball and sausage sandwiches to compliment Bostons North End. Yummy More 

Venice, Florida
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The atmosphere is very casual and the food is very good. The A service is friendly but not fast. If typy Haber time is a great casual meal. Try the lobster bisque, one of the best around.

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Thank you for the review... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Nothing fancy here, but you'll find the best New England-style FRESH seafood at this little restaurant. The clam chowda is to die for. We've always had fantastic food and service here. This dinner is worth every penny.

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

Thank you for the 5 star review. We will keep the Chowda fresh hot and waiting for you ..every time... More 

Venice, Florida
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

If you are from New England and want a clam platter just like Maine or Cape Cod or the South Shore, this is the place!

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

Love the 5 star review..Thank you for sharing your love of A BIT OF BOSTON... 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, Soups

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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