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All 208 Venice Restaurants

Blu' Island Bistro

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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Ranked #2 of 208 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $33
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
Description: With an Executive Chef/Owner from Philly who is also a Culinary Institute of America graduate, expect the best. A gourmet twist to everyday favorites, with a Philly "infused" menu. Beachy chic, comfortable, a favorite of locals! Located on the Island, across from the Venice Hospital/Venice Car Wash. Open 7 days, breakfast all day, dinners (reservations) Fri/Sat. Nights with a different menu weekly!
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Paducah, Kentucky
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

While in town, looking for a new retirement home, our realtor suggested this place to us, saying it was a favorite among locals. We stopped in for late breakfast after church and thoroughly enjoyed our meal and service. It is obviously a local favorite as many of the patrons were on a first name basis with the attentive staff. Not... More

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Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We consider Blu Island Bistro the top restaurant in Venice. We make a point to stop by and have dinner at least 2-3 times per month. The food is perfect every time and fantastically delicious. We have literally tried everything on the menu, whether it be breakfast, lunch or dinner, we have never had something we didn't enjoy. My favorite... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were recently in Venice and decided to eat at the Blu' Island Bistro. We were seated and waited on by Tara who was an awesome server. I selected the Grouper and Filet tacos which were 'Outstanding'. My husband chose the Cuban sandwich which was equally delicious. . On top of this great lunch, decided to try... More

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Venice, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here last evening! It was our first time to this restaurant. The food was excellent. We both had the Blu salad, which was fabulous! My husband had the grouper and I had the chicken. Both were excellent. The fingerling potatoes could have been warmer as they were lukewarm at best. Our only issue was as... More

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Venice, Florida, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

One of the best restaurants in the lovely city of Venice. Very diverse menu that changes often but retains many of its specialties. Love their breakfast lunch and dinner offerings! Always greeted pleasantly and served politely by a very efficient wait staff. Never fails to be a great dining experience!

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Venice Florida
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We continue to enjoy our Sunday morning breakfast at Blu Island Bistro. Even with a generally 10-15 min wait the staff could not be any better with updates on the seating status. While you wait they offer free coffee outside in the patio area. This past Sunday Katrina R was our waitress for our table of six. we had Katrina... More

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Venice, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Bistro is small, a little noisy if you are looking for elegant dining but you'll probably experience one of the best if not the best meal available in Florida. Tremendous value, most entries in the 20-30 dollar range, appetizers and deserts around 10, and reasonable wine prices. The award winning chefs, yes chefs, are among the highest rated in... More

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Williamstown, WV
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This was my first visit to Venice. We (a group of five girlfriends) found this gem. The breakfast was awesome..Plenty of choices with huge portions. Everything from omelets to pancakes. The hashbrown potato cake was yummy. We had great service. What a unique breakfast experience.

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Englewood, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Although this restaurant is best known for its breakfast & lunch, it serves dinner on Friday and Saturday nights. We had dinner there tonight. It was a real pleasure. We had a reservation and were promptly seated. We were immediately handed menus and offered drinks and water. Very shortly thereafter our waitress appeared, offered a few menu insights and left... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Food was fresh and tasted great. Tara our waitress was very friendly and gave us some awesome recommendations. Priced for two of us for lunch was about 35 dollars. All in all I would go back again.

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Address: 625 Tamiami Trl S, On the Island of Venice, Attached to the Island Sun Inn Hotel, Venice, FL 34285
Phone Number: +1 941-485-8200
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
Average Prices: USD 5 - 33
Cuisine: American

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