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Blu' Island Bistro

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625 Tamiami Trl S, On the Island of Venice, Attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel, Venice, FL 34285
+1 941-485-8200
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7:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: A local hot spot where everyone knows your name! Chef/Owner Alan...
A local hot spot where everyone knows your name! Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski, Culinary Institute of America Alumunus delivers a gourmet twist on everyday favorites. Chef Alan won the local Iron Chef, Best of Philadelphia, People's Choice Award and many more. From meat lovers to vegetarians, and the gluten free, we have something for everyone. Comfortable and chic, just a few blocks away from the beautiful gulf of mexico. Located conveniently on the Island of Venice, one block south of Venice Hospital, attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel. Breakfast/Lunch 6 days with breakfast all day, Dinners Fri/Sat nights (resuming Sept. 18th) that give the word creative all new meaning. Restaurant, Private Parties, Catering.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic food. Nice atmosphere. Great service. Wonderful staff.

This restaurant has been on our bucket list for a few years and we finally stopped in today for an early lunch at 11:15 AM. We absolutely loved it! The staff is very friendly and pleasant. The food was excellent and served quickly. It was really nice to see how all the staff worked together... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Englewood, Florida
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Englewood, Florida
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has been on our bucket list for a few years and we finally stopped in today for an early lunch at 11:15 AM. We absolutely loved it! The staff is very friendly and pleasant. The food was excellent and served quickly. It was really nice to see how all the staff worked together (getting drinks, serving food, cleaning... More 

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alan l, General Manager at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for all your compliments-we are so pleased you enjoyed your lunch! Thank you for mentioning the upcharge for the hand-cut french fries and onion rings-I am so sorry we missed this one, and it has been reviewed with our staff. We hope to see you again soon, thanks again for taking the time to write us! More 

Winter Springs, Florida
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

1st lunch visit(had dinner here a year ago and it was fabulous) and was not disappointed. Quick friendly service, clean and welcoming dining space, and a varied menu with gluten free and vegetarian options. Food was well presented and tasty. Will visit again!!

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Cute and quaint, happy staff. Food was excellent, quick and delicious, waitstaff attentive and warm. Definitely will be back

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

Excellent fish tacos. We're looking forward to when they start serving dinner again. At that time I will update my review and hopefully give it 5 stars. I just can't justify 5 stars for a breakfast and lunch restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We stopped here on our way to look for sharks teeth at casperson beach. Staff were very friendly, attentive and welcoming for our group of 4 adults, 4 children. Breakfast pancakes were a winner, as were the cooked breakfasts. Plenty of choice and reasonably priced.

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alan l, General Manager at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your breakfast. Heres hoping you found lots of sharks teeth :) More 

Farmington Hills, Michigan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I ordered the crab cake sandwich. It was pretty good and I'd definitely eat here again. It wasn't "out of this world" or anything but I'm sure some of the other dishes are very yummy. I loved the atmosphere of the place and the staff is very friendly.

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San Francisco, California
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We stopped in for breakfast and it was beyond good. We had blueberry pancakes that were among the best I'd ever had, excellent hash, and great coffee. We were sorry we hadn't discovered this place before. It's not a lot to look at when you arrive; the restaurant is attached to a single-story motel and at first, you wonder, "what's... More 

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alan l, General Manager at Blu' Island Bistro, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for the wonderful compliments! We always have GF bread and taco shells, and often on Sundays we make GF pancakes. Your kind words will be shared with my staff, thanks again for taking the time to write! More 

Venice, Florida
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Went back to Blu and had a delicious breakfast. My husband enjoyed his pastrami Benedict and I had the blt with fried egg which was very flavorful. Love the Chefs hot sauce.We will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

How they manage to provide the most amazing dishes time and time again is beyond me. Today I tried the Blu BLT breakfast sandwich. It was the best one I've ever had.

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Green River, Wyoming
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

My family and I were visiting friends that live in Venice. They took us to a "must-visit" joint. Holy crap, this place is great! The service was fantastic, the house made chips were perfection, then I ordered the grouper fish tacos and almost cried they were so good. You gotta eat here!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 625 Tamiami Trl S, On the Island of Venice, Attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel, Venice, FL 34285
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-485-8200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 33
  • Cuisine: American

Description

A local hot spot where everyone knows your name! Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski, Culinary Institute of America Alumunus delivers a gourmet twist on everyday favorites. Chef Alan won the local Iron Chef, Best of Philadelphia, People's Choice Award and many more. From meat lovers to vegetarians, and the gluten free, we have something for everyone. Comfortable and chic, just a few blocks away from the beautiful gulf of mexico. Located conveniently on the Island of Venice, one block south of Venice Hospital, attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel. Breakfast/Lunch 6 days with breakfast all day, Dinners Fri/Sat nights (resuming Sept. 18th) that give the word creative all new meaning. Restaurant, Private Parties, Catering.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 2:30 pm

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