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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: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 217
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  • 135
    Very good
  • 22
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  • 9
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  • 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
The real deal !

The best BBQ I ever had! Not to mention the Mac&cheese and the outstanding green beans .. Yummy! The staff is great our waitress Jessica was awesome and the owner Patrick makes you feel at home. We are going back for sure!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Alexandra C
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The best BBQ I ever had! Not to mention the Mac&cheese and the outstanding green beans .. Yummy! The staff is great our waitress Jessica was awesome and the owner Patrick makes you feel at home. We are going back for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Attentive staff, clean, quick, excellent food. The decor is cool, they even have barbecue sauce, and other cute items for sale. Authentic barbecue style

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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Best overall BBQ in Venice. In a rustic setting. Delicious BBQ served Lots of variety(eg Pork Ribs, Chicken, Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork and Pulled Beef). Freshly made sides. Love the pulled pork sandwich!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We love the BBQ at Gold Rush. My husband and I typically go on Tuesday's or Thursday's so he can get the all you can eat ribs. I get the chicken and pulled pork combo which is delicious and enough for 2 meals. Try the cucumber salad, yum! Service is great and friendly!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I have to admit my family & I eat here weekly ,some times more than once a week . The food is ALWAYS consistent! The staff go above & beyond ! Best barbecue I have ever had ! From the baby back ribs to their pulled pork sandwich! I love the pork tenderloin my self :) ! It's always a... More 

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Venice, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Wonderful BBQ in Venice with great atmosphere and consistently good BBQ. Large booths and tables make it a great place for families and larger groups!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This was a great experience eating our first meal of American ribs in a really good bbq house. It was great meeting the owner, Frank, who was a real character and could not have been more helpful and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Always love finding good Q" and Gold Rush did not disappoint. Place was clean, staff friendly as could be and I have to say, after being in the food biz for nearly 40 yrs I swore I was done. Long hours, trouble finding good help and other headaches. Bob the owner is a very nice man and was actually bussing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The best BBQ around and we have tried them all. The food is delicious, great atmosphere, and excellent service. Also a food value. We live I Sarasota and make the drive to Venice just to eat here. We have celebrated many family functions here as well. We will be back again and again. The wings are great and I love... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Went to Gold Rush last Wednesday night. My husband wanted to try the fried chicken. We were greeted and seated promptly. Our server Frank was fantastic. He was friendly and attentive. My husband ordered the Southern Fried Chicken with mac and cheese and cucumber salad as his side. I ordered the ribs and chicken combo (white meat). All I can... 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, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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?