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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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Hours:
Tue - Sun 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: A local hot spot where everyone knows your name! Chef/Owner Alan Laskowski,...
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 that give the word creative all new meaning. Restaurant, Private Parties, Catering, Private Party Room.
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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
Great place for brunch!

Located in a motel on Venice island. Very busy on the weekends but you can call ahead to put your name on the wait list. Varied menu. All the food is great. The pancakes are special.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
kidneymd
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north venice, florida
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north venice, florida
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Located in a motel on Venice island. Very busy on the weekends but you can call ahead to put your name on the wait list. Varied menu. All the food is great. The pancakes are special.

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Petersburg, Virginia
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81 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

when visiting Florida you gotta have a grouper sandwich, right. Blu Island is rated number 1 in Venice Fl. My daughter & I met my cousin here this past Sunday. My daughter had visited the restaurant previously, I selected it based on location and Trip Advisor recommendations. My cousin & I had the grouper, my daughter the fish tacos, we... More 

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Port Washington, New York
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate here twice and enjoyed it so much. Despite the wait for Sunday brunch it was well worth it! The food is fresh, tasty, and original. We loved the fish tacos and the bloody marys! The service is terrific -- personal, friendly and efficient.

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1 Thank Arty_woman69
Venice, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You will search high and low to beat this hidden gem ! Food and service outstanding. Cannot wait to go back.

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Brampton, Ontario
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163 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place was halfway between our location and our friends location, so it was the perfect place to meet. We got there at 11.30 am on a Sunday. It was already busy, but the wait wan't too long. While you're waiting on comfy seats outside you can help yourself to some little very tasty biscuits (inside on the counter). As... More 

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Venice, FL
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

All of the food is outstanding here...been going to this place for years...great breakfast, lunch and dinners...but there is just something about their burger that makes it one of the best I've had anywhere...get one if you go!

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I took a client to lunch and wanted something different. My client lives in Venice and had never heard of this place. It was OUTSTANDING! The staff, food and outdoor seating were great. Fish tacos are the BEST! I look forward to my next trip here and hope to try the breakfast as well. Don't miss it!

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1 Thank Tom L
Wheaton, Illinois
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133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Full service breakfast with a very creative menu. Service is very food, plenty of parking and a Chef who seems to take pride in the food served. Try the home made corn beef hash, outstanding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first time here after driving by a hundred times. Our breakfast was fantastic, I had a ham and cheese omelette my wife had French toast. Servers were wonderful and never an empty coffee cup. We'll be back.

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Boyne City, Michigan
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When I saw all the good ratings, the 3 of us just had to try this inconspicuous little (busy) restaurant in Venice on a busy highway located in a motel setting. What a treat for brunch; they shared a huge delicious reuben and I had the special of the day, fish tacos-3 generous tacos and the fish wasn't chopped up... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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 that give the word creative all new meaning. Restaurant, Private Parties, Catering, Private Party Room.
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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