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Patches Family Restaurant

501 E Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34285
941-484-6713
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Nokomis
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My husband and I come to Patches at least once a month and have always received good breakfasts. Their huge pancakes are amazing --- you won't find any better. Place can get very crowded and restaurant can get a bit frenzied, but the morning good is always hot and good.

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London/Philadelphia/Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My mom has been going here for more than 20 years. The staff all know her, and treat her well when she visits, and by extension they treat me well. The breakfast is excellent. Eggs, bacon, toast, grits, sausage gravy, pancakes - all delicious. My friend had the sweet potato pancakes, which were out of this world.

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Lakewood Ranch, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We really should have left Patches within minutes of entering. The waitress was making coughing and sneezing noises which she sort of apologized for by saying that it was an allergy. That may be so but it was inexcusable for her to sneeze into her hand more than once. GROSS! As for the food, we both had a Western omelette.... More

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Hopewell Junction, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My husband's grandparents are regulars at Patches and it's always a treat when we go with them during our visits. The food is delicious, the service is fast and friendly, and the customers all seem to know each other. I highly recommend dining here!

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Venice, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The last time I was there the food was horrible, the cook had a dangling cigarette in his mouth and the smell from the nearby sewer treatment plant was all too much. I won't be back-ever.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Hey for a home cook meal this is a great place. use to go here a lot when I lived in Venice year ago. the food Was like grandma cooked it. still is. I like the place for the money you spend you get a lot of good food and coffee is great.

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Los Angeles
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

Don't expect 5* service, because you don't deserve it at Patches. If you want real food, served up big and strong, the way Mom used to make it, then go to Patches. The same servers have been there for 75 years, and nothing has changed. Which is good. Total locals spot, with ambience from the 60s that they better NEVER... More

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Fort Wayne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Make sure you go here during non peak hours, or parking can be troublesome. Food is great, Can tell this is a proudly owned family business

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We overheard two old guys talking about where they went for breakfast every day - Patches. Eggs over medium done perfectly, good coffee, waitresses who aren't fooling around.

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

Food was excellent and hot with little wait time. Broccoli and cheese soup was amazing. Definitely worth the visit.

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