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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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    Very good
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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
Hops seafood at reasonable prices

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
Paul J
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Venice, Florida
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Farmington, Connecticut
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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 67 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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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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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15 reviews
12 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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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

VENICE FL
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

It had been a while since we had been here & were really looking forward to whole belly clams. Even though the price had gone up a couple of dollars, we expected the same quality. Didn't happen! The clams were small but very chewy which leads me to believe that they were either frozen or overcooked. The batter wasn't the... More 

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

Thank you for the review...Just a note about Whole Belly's...they come in all different sizes depending on when they are harvested. Next time please feel free to ask your server if they are large or small today. They also can be cooked well or light again, just let your server know. Our ingredients have not changed we promise. Our batter... More 

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53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Atmosphere is not the big selling point for this modest joint just off the Tamiami Trail. But it's a decent place for coastal New England-style seafood offerings, including fried clams, lobster roll etc. Prices are reasonable.

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

Thanks for the review..We look forward to seeing you soon... More 

West Calder, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Went here with my husband, we started with the chowder it was first class worth going just for that alone although the rest ofthe meal was very good to

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

Thank you so much for the review and sharing your love of our famous New England Clam Chowder..We have customers who travel all the way from Naples just for a bowl of the yummy goodness. More 

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Additional Information about A Bit Of Boston

Address: 1939 Tamiami Trl South, Venice, FL 34293
Phone Number: +1 941-496-4587
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 27
Cuisine: American, Chowder, Fish & Chips, Seafood, Soups

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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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