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Patches Family Restaurant

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501 E Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
941-484-6713
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6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Mixed feelings

Bad smell, service was ok, food was 7 out of 10 enjoyed it...great coffee, manager argued with waitress in front of my husband which was rude and unprofessional. Hated the clown decor!!!!!!! Other than decent food, they need to call in the hell ' s kitchen guy for an overhaul.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Bad smell, service was ok, food was 7 out of 10 enjoyed it...great coffee, manager argued with waitress in front of my husband which was rude and unprofessional. Hated the clown decor!!!!!!! Other than decent food, they need to call in the hell ' s kitchen guy for an overhaul.

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Fairfield, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The place was very clean, staff was friendly, and the food was good. Large portions. The pancakes were huge and tasty.

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

was very disappointed to revisit an old favourite - there have been many owners since the original greek couple had the restaurant - staff are demoralised with I pads to take orders which is strange in a diner - therefore if you have something a little different, they have to go into the kitchen to advise them - place looked... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

The moment you step in the smell is bad Not sure why The clown decor is scary to me but fits in that Venice was the home of Ringly Circus Meal ok Wait staff fine It's just that the restaurant feels dirty I will not go back

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

If you are looking for fancy or hate clowns this is not the place for you. If you want a good breakfast at a decent price it is. We had the biscuits & gravy and the pancakes with eggs and bacon, the two pancakes were almost the size of dinner plates. The coffee is good and strong and the waitstaff... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great place for breakfast we really enjoy the food and the service is good too. Good portion as well as very good prices. Look for their specials. We never leave hungry

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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Small-town diner atmosphere when you walk in. We ate with another couple on a Sunday morning around 9:00am and beat the post church crowd. I had the Eggs, bacon, corned beef hash, wheat toast and coffee. Everything was delicious and in generous portions. I had to explain to our waitress while ordering that I simply did not want the potatoes... More 

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Kansas City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Great breakfast food, cheap prices. It reminds us of our breakfast place in MO we would always go to. People are friendly and we always take everyone who comes to visit there for breakfast. Especially if they don't like clowns because the place is full of them.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

I went to breakfast here with my family it was very slow poor service and I had my three-year-old up with me it took at least a half hour to bring fruit to the table for my boy

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Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Patches is a nice small and crowded diner with clowns hanging from the ceiling. We had breakfast at Patches which was good and reasonably priced. We had the usual eggs, bacon, toast and coffee all good. It is conveniently located at 501 Venice Ave. E. . No need to call for reservations. Patches, like most diners has fast service with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 E Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: 941-484-6713

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 3:00 pm

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