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All 209 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 #1 of 209 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $33
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery
Description: Restaurant 7 days, breakfast all day, Dinners, Fri/Sat nights, Catering. Executive Chef/Owner from Philly who is also a Culinary Institute of America graduate, expect the best. Winner of "Iron chef" locally, "People's Choice Award" and "Best of Philadelphia." A gourmet twist to everyday favorites, with a "Philadelphia/Up North" style menu you won't find anywhere else. 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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Brick, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I visited the Blue Island Bistro in early January. If I have one guilty pleasure, it is for pancakes, and Blu never fails to satisfy my craving. I am writing this review because this past weekend, I visited Amsterdam, a city RENOWNED for its famous Dutch pancakes. As I was eating my breakfast, I thought to myself, "Chef Alan's are... More 

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Dayton, OH
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Very endearing and talented chef. Wait staff most personable. We come here every time we are in Venice for the winter!

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were a large party originating from every corner in FL - we chose Blu Island because most of us love hidden spots owned and patronized by locals. And Blu is a home run. Very accommodating hostess, Kim - we called days ahead promised to "make room" for us all.Not an easy task since Blu Island is small and intimate,... More 

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Fairborn, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We are snowbirds and discovered this restaurant a couple years ago, It is now on our regular agenda. Outstanding menu with multiple outstanding omelet choices, Their 'blu burrito' is also outstanding. This morning my wife had ;crab stuffed shrimp eggs benedict'. which was a Sunday special. She also rated it as outstanding. Wait staff was (as in the past) very... More 

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Lunenburg
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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We camped in the area for two weeks and ate breakfast here three times. All fabulous - there was not one dish that disappointed: Eggs Benedict, roasted veggie omelet, Italian eggs, Blu burrito, quiche, pecan-smoked bacon, breakfast potatoes - even the Scrapple was great and we didn't even know what it was. Highly recommend this restaurant. We have a B&B... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We enjoyed our second visit to the Blu Island Bistro this morning. Breakfast was wonderful - and especially delicious -- and they had gluten-free toast for me too. Friends and us had a great meal - and we definitely will go back up to Venice to enjoy again. Thank you to the whole staff - it was a nice way... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We are consistently amazed by the high quality of food and service we receive at Blu. Every meal, every time, a delight. But our post-Holiday date night dinner - exceptional. We went light on appetizers - just one plate of Wild Mushroom Ravioli - because we ordered big on the entrees. My husband had the Wild Board Ribs which he... More 

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Huntley, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We have breakfast here. All food is really really good and the service is even better! You might have to wait to get in as in any good restaurant but it's worth the wait. Creative menus, friendly staff, great chef. Highly recommend this off-the-beaten path treat.

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Venice, Florida, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Once again I had an OMG experience at my FAVORITE resturant in Venice. The meals are such a variety, it becomes difficult to choose. Tonight I went we our server Tara on her recommendation of Grilled cobia which I had never tried before. It came with a tequila tomato salsa. I thought I had gone to heaven. The ambience is... More 

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Second time there, had lunch and my husband had breakfast. I had chicken tacos , unbelievable!! My husband had the meat lovers omelette he said it was delicious. We also got onion rings, which were awesome, and the portion was huge.

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Additional Information about Blu' Island Bistro

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
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 33
Cuisine: American

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