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Gold Rush BBQ Incorporated

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Gold Rush BBQ Incorporated
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661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
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661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
941-483-3137
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
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  • 155
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  • 101
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best BBQ Around!

We like BBQ and we loved this place! I ordered pulled pork and my husband ordered the all you can eat BBQ chicken. - both were great! The sides are absolutely wonderful. I don't normally order mac and cheese but theirs is homemade and as good or better than mine (lol). Seriously - it's the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 18, 2014
WeGo2gether
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Burlington, Vermont
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Dessert
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287 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Burlington, Vermont
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We like BBQ and we loved this place! I ordered pulled pork and my husband ordered the all you can eat BBQ chicken. - both were great! The sides are absolutely wonderful. I don't normally order mac and cheese but theirs is homemade and as good or better than mine (lol). Seriously - it's the best. We also ordered the... More 

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Venice, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The restaurant itself has a roadhouse look with wood floors and plenty of wood chairs and sitting booths, I love it. There is also plenty of parking. The service is always top notch. The fried chicken special in the middle of the week is awesome. The best fried chicken I've had in Florida. The wife and I also love their... More 

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Sarasota
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126 reviews 126 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We've driven by this restaurant any number of times and never noticed the place. The ambience is traditional "low end" steak house with a quasi western motif. Nevertheless, the big dining room has good spacing between the tables and reasonably comfortable spacious booths. Tuesday features "all you can eat" baby back ribs. Our first question, what does it cost? The... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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125 reviews 125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We needed a faster dinner as we had evening plans so we're recommended to go here. The place is roadhouse type, benches and wood tables. We ordered a variety of meals and ribs, chicken and beef was over done. The chicken so tough, the ribs dry. Sides were ok and a good variety. Our water tried hard, was pleasant and... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The service is good and the foods alright. We had a BBQ pork sandwich and BBQ chicken plate the onion straws were real good. Its you're average BBQ joint

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Venice
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Noisy, food served in tin plates. Seems popular tho. Absolutely no ambience. We are diners, like to linger.

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Venice, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place has been highly successful for years in a location where many before them failed. I'm a local regular and frequent Goldrush. Not elegant dining but clean comfortable, friendly and just about the best BBQ anywhere. On a par with Pearce's in Williamsburg VA with a much larger menu. Come early or expect a wait even off season. If... More 

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Venice, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We have been going here for a number of years. The service is fast and courteous. Waitresses/waiters share the tables so you are always being checked on. The pulled pork platter is our favorite. You will not leave hungry. Value is the best in town.

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Venice, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We have enjoyed the consistency of their food. The staff is always friendly with good service. An enjoyable experience to be had.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Best kept secret in Venice. I was asked by friends to go for dinner at Gold Rush Restaurant. I can' t believe I have not been there in the last 4 years. The food, service and atmosphere were excellent. This is a family owned restaurant with an excellent menu selection. What a nice find after so many other disappointments this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: 941-483-3137

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?