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The Lucky Dog Diner

American, Hot Dogs
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602 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34285-3236
(941) 483-4840
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8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 51
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I'm becoming a regular

Drove by this place innumerable times. It's a tiny diner and didn't appeal to me. Decided to at least try it out and was lucky that it was Friday. Now I go as often as I can for "Fish Taco Friday." The generous serving of fish is golden and crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. Wrapped... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Longboat Key, Florida
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Longboat Key, Florida
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Drove by this place innumerable times. It's a tiny diner and didn't appeal to me. Decided to at least try it out and was lucky that it was Friday. Now I go as often as I can for "Fish Taco Friday." The generous serving of fish is golden and crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. Wrapped in... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

LD used to be our favourite breakfast spot in Venice. We would drop in at least once weekly during our two month stay and we liked to take visitors there because of its uniqueness. However, our last few times there in March, 2015 were almost disasters as we were ignored by the waitress (not the younger girl), or she totally... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A friendly place with consistently delicious food and great service. Definitely a place not to miss whether you are coming off the beach or just want to eat. Eat in or or walk to the walk up window, it's all good.

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Englewood FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A very small diner but good hot dogs of all kinds. Atmosphere, well can't say much. My waitress seemed to ignore me at times. They have tables outside but I believe too close to the road.

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Venice, Florida
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Small diner, about four tables and counter service inside. There is a take out window. There are approximately six to seven parking spaces in front of the diner and street parking in the rear. We ordered take out , we had fish tacos and a greek hot dog. Fish tacos are excellent, but the hot dogs and this is the... More 

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Venice, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

I liked the small dinner atmosphere and the service was good. However the food was average and the prices were a little high. Had 2 eggs and an order of ham. Rather than a ham steak I received 3 thin slices of ham,like ham sliced for a sandwich. I doubt I will go back but it was interesting to go... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick "Carolina Dog". Loved the retro/simple atmosphere of the place and speedy service. Got a milkshake to go...looks as if I found my new go to spot!

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Nokomis, Florida, United States
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Loved it. atmosphere, great prices and food was great. Service staff was pleasant good parking and convenient location.

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Tahlequah, Oklahoma
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We stopped by on Friday evening and they were open for their Fish Taco special. The waitress strongly suggested getting them telling us how awesome they were. She was so right. These were some of the best fish tacos we have ever had. Its a great place with indoor and outdoor dining. We'll be back again.

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Venice, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

As a year round resident, I decided to try their breakfast this morning as I was getting my car washed near by...One Customer at the counter and a young Family here on vacation....I got my tattered menu ( which matched their U.S. flag ).... My first thought was their breakfast prices are about 20% high.....I ordered and waited for 30... More 

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Additional Information about The Lucky Dog Diner

Address: 602 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34285-3236
Phone Number: (941) 483-4840
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 602 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34285-3236
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: (941) 483-4840

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Hot Dogs
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?