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Gold Rush BBQ Incorporated

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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: Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 185
    Excellent
  • 123
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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
Catering and Take-out, Great Service

Our neighborhood used Gold Rush for an outdoor party. Their service was just as they said it would be: napkins, plates and all utensils, beans, good cole slaw, and pulled pork. They gave us extra BBQ sauce and s/p. It was around $5 per person. We added tea, lemonade, coffee and dessert for a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
MollieJ
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Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

My friend and I stopped around 6:30 on a Wednesday eve to have dinner. While the door was open and it did have patrons inside. We were dismayed at the host who told us we would have to wait for a small booth until someone was done eating. Now if they didn't have 4 large booths plus several large tables... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Our neighborhood used Gold Rush for an outdoor party. Their service was just as they said it would be: napkins, plates and all utensils, beans, good cole slaw, and pulled pork. They gave us extra BBQ sauce and s/p. It was around $5 per person. We added tea, lemonade, coffee and dessert for a total of $7 per person! Not... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Gold Rush is truly an excellent place to go if you want good BBG anything at a very reasonable price. The atmosphere is very good and the servers are so up beat and work very hard to make your lunch or dinner a good one!!!! Truly a place to go if in the Venice area.

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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Went to the Gold Rush BBQ for the first time for lunch today and had a wonderful meal with a drink for under $10. The pulled pork was good and the variety of BBQ sauces went from sweet to hot. A good variety of sides complemented the meal. Unfortunately, the Trip Adviser ratings only go from "average" to "very good"... More 

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Venice, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Its been about 4 years since we have been to Gold Rush, and we ended up going back after we got invited to a free meal. I would rather have paid to go somewhere else. People who think this is good BBQ must think Stouffers makes the best lasagna. First off the place is dirty, dust on the window sills,... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I visited Gold Rush with my mother and aunt in April 2015. We stopped in for a late lunch, around 3:30. Several customers but not crowded. Plenty of ac to cool off from the heat outside. Very nice and helpful staff. I ordered the pulled pork sand which with cole slaw as my side. I wanted fries, and asked if... More 

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Walker, Minnesota
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

You can't beat the meals here. Great BBQ and you are left to add sauces to your bbq or take it as it comes. We love the cucumber salad and baked bean sides too. Menu is such that much of it can be prepped ahead for faster service which is quite fast. This place runs like a well oiled machine... More 

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Westchester, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We came in for an early dinner during spring break- we don't typically eat BBQ sooo, this was our chance. Kids went with the "safe" hot dogs- 1/2lbs hot dogs!!! Plus 1 side! They loved the pure size of their plates! 😁 BBQ mixed plate was delicious- again oversized but delicious. All sides we tried were very tasty BBQ beans,... More 

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Auburn, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Patrick and the other owner have mastered the art of running a restaurant. We had a party of 9 and were seated really quickly. We did go at 7p, which is a little later than the standard dinner crowd in Venice. The service is always great & the food is excellent. This was our 2nd time going to Gold Rush... More 

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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Been by this place a lot but never had stopped. I was surprised how good the sandwich and fries were. Looked over their menu and can't wait to come back to try the pork tenderloin sandwich. GREAT customer service.

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