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The Lucky Dog Diner

#104 of 215 Restaurants in Venice
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602 Tamiami Trl S, Venice, FL 34285-3236
(941) 483-4840
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • 48
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    Very good
  • 13
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  • 6
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  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Great Little Place !!

This place is Old Florida to the max. Looks small, but very roomy inside with table service and a counter that was very busy all the time we were there. On our way down to Fort Myers, we stopped here for a quick lunch. Had a couple of delicious hot dogs served with potato chips and a coke. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2013
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Seattle, Washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Upon entering we hesitated when we saw Lucky Dog was closing. A perky / friendly voice called out ~ come in! who does that?! :) Other patrons inside stil eating & we were welcomed to place an order. Wow A+ customer service! Understand why LDD recd a Trip Advisor award!! The generous hot dog for $7.95 was as wonderful as... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

This place is worth the visit just to say you did. A Fun place to take kids, grand kids and family. Fun atmosphere! The food is what you'd expect for a hotdog- burger joint. Pretty good. It's the atmosphere that I love to take visitors to experience :)

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Please do not waste your time or money at this dive. Unless you enjoy Oscar Myer or Ball Park Frank hot dogs! We stopped here for just a fast bite to eat for a lunch and based on what we read on a TripAdvisor review, expected a pleasant experience. We would have been better of going to SUBWAY!!! Truly disgusting.... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Went three days in a row....love Coney dogs so day one I had two coneys with onion and a root beer. Went back day two and had two Chicago dogs with another root beer. For whatever reason I still felt the urge on day three so I headed back...lo and behold it was fish Taco Friday. Had mine grilled with... More 

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Excellent fish tacos, available only on Fridays though, and the place was HOPPING, even during the off season. Very friendly service too.

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Englewood, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

I moved to the Venice area one year ago from California and have been really missing West Coast style fish tacos. Today I had lunch at the Lucky Dog Diner and was very pleased with their fish tacos! They are the best I've had in this area, and believe me, I've tried quite a few this past year and have... More 

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Perth, Australia
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71 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for a week in Venice beach. Arrived Wednesday, found out about fish taco Friday on Saturday, went Monday evening after they closed at 3pm but grabbed a hotdog on the way out of town on Wednesday! Glad we did too! They were really good and cheap! We both had the Carolina dog with chili and slaw and for... More 

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Like everyone else who has raved about the Friday fish tacos, I have to agree. Tried the grilled fish version last week and loved 'em...you get 3 and they are not overly filled so you can roll them up for less messy eating. The sauce is fresh with a little bite to it and the veggies were fresh tasting and... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

We stopped by early afernoon for a simple bite to eat...Brat/kraut, hot dog/slaw, fries and a couple malts...Very comfy and laid back...Perfect place and time for what I was looking for, a beach diner...I have vacationed in the Venice area for 7+ years but this was my first time staying on the island so I never knew about this place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This place is Old Florida to the max. Looks small, but very roomy inside with table service and a counter that was very busy all the time we were there. On our way down to Fort Myers, we stopped here for a quick lunch. Had a couple of delicious hot dogs served with potato chips and a coke. The big... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?