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Gold Rush BBQ Incorporated

661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
941-483-3137
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Ranked #12 of 202 Restaurants in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
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English first
Venice, Florida
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Great place. A little dusty. Good staff. Manager/Owner gracious. BUT; the baby back ribs sucked.Anyone remember The Original TONY ROMA's. Not when he franchised? Right way to cook ribs...the meat should peel off the bone; not fall off ,or need to cut it away from bone. I had the latter experience; they s/b juicy, not dry, tough, & overcooked.French Fries... More

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HMB
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have been going to Gold Rush BBQ for years. Nothing compares when it comes to ribs and sides. We love the corn bread, too!

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New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

First visit to Gold Rush BBQ. We drove 30 minutes to get there and it was worth the drive. The restaurant was busy however there was no wait. Tonight was all you could eat BBQ chicken. We had the chicken and chopped pork platter. The food was served hot and the sides were also very good. The friendly staff added... More

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Tampa, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

This is top-notch BBQ. My wife order ribs and they were meaty and not fatty. I had the pulled beef combo and it was excellent. Sides were good, corn bread very good. Will go back when we are in the area!

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Venice, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We have been going to Gold Rush since they opened and return for the great food, friendly and efficient service & staff and wonderful value. Every time we go to another BBQ place we always compare it Gold Rush. It is very family friendly and,although a bit noisy, they can accommodate larger parties. Our favorite is the luncheon special--$5.50 for... More

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Venice, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I was part of a group that went to eat here. Most people had a great variety of dishes and I had the Mahi Mahi sandwich. The fried onion appetizer was really good and I do plan on going back to get some more. I really enjoyed the ambiance of the place which will keep the children occupied until their... More

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Sebring, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

If you like tender pulled pork/beef brisket with no gristle or fat and taste like you patiently smoked it yourself, than Gold Rush family restaurant is for you!! The entire wait staff is your server and are always friendly, helpful and "fast". Ordered the combo beef/pork platter served in a tin like cake pan. Order the mac&cheese as a side... More

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Venice, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We frequent Gold Rush typically on Sundays after church. Love their BBQ platters, and the sides are just as good as the entree. Out-of-this world white mac and cheese ! Delicious cucumber and tomato salad. Sweet cornbread. Restaurant is family owned, and they obviously care about friendly service as much as their food. The only complaint I have is that... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My wife and I where Florida BBQ Assc. Judges for a few years and have sampled hundreds of ribs, these are among the top 3.

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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This place has unrealistically good food. Pleaseee start with the candied yams!! Seriously, everything in this wonderful and clean place is nothing short of delicious. There's GOLD in them there recipes. :)

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