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

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  • 200
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 9
    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
Tasty food and fast service

It was dinner time on a Friday night and we were hungry. Everything I tasted was really good and it came out quick. The manager was doing a great job making sure everything went smoothly, and the waiters were hustling. Highly recommended

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
chris s
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

It was dinner time on a Friday night and we were hungry. Everything I tasted was really good and it came out quick. The manager was doing a great job making sure everything went smoothly, and the waiters were hustling. Highly recommended

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Venice, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Food is great, wait staff friendly and the owners circulate checking on food and service Best BBQ in town...and I am not a BBQ fan!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Gold Rush is a great place to dine as a family or in a large party. I typically order the double meat plate with two side dishes. I LOVE their green beans with pearl onions and their Mac and cheese. My husband enjoys their ribs and my son their hamburger. If you have picky eaters...they will surely find something enjoyable... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There were 6 adults and one child in our party. It was Thursday night with all you could eat spare ribs. That's what the guys had and the girls wished we had ordered the same. The girls had pulled pork and brisket and it was so so. The sides were delicious for the most part. Highlights were the mashed potatoes,... More 

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43 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I don’t know how Gold Rush BBQ is rated so highly. I visited this restaurant based on the positive reviews and tried the Spare Ribs, Redskin Mashers, and Mac & Cheese. The ribs were flavorless and not tender, the redskin mashers were bland, and the mac & cheese was covered in cheap runny cheese. Sonny’s BBQ is a better alternative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Everything is great here from chicken Caesar salads, chili, ribs, shrimp. ..you can't go wrong! I love the all u can eat shrimp. A must stop for everyone

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Miami, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

All I can say is wow when it comes to the Gold Rush BBQ restaurant in Venice, FL!! The food and service are outstanding. Everything they do is first class and all the food is juicy, not dried out like some not so great BBQ joints. The smokiness in all of their meats are terrific. I tried the baby backs,... More 

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VENICE
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Best BBQ in Venice period!! Very Good. Baby Backs are to die for. One of the owners is always there and are very personable. staff all work together and are well trained.

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Englewood FL
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53 reviews 53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Great rustic atmosphere. All food is served in miners tin pans. One of the best bar b cues around. Their specialty dessert cake (spice) is a must try as it's the only place you'll ever get it. Great wait staff.

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Sarasota, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We had great service and the food was very good. Fast, friendly and hot. We had baby back ribs. Brisket cole slaw and pulled pork platter. All very good.

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Additional Information about Gold Rush BBQ Incorporated

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

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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: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?