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Gold Rush BBQ Incorporated

661 Tamiami Trl, Venice, FL 34285-3237
941-483-3137
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Ranked #11 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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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SAINT PETERSBURG
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Visited Gold Rush this past weekend after going to the beach and once again we were not disappointed. I had the chicken, corn on the cob and the green beans. It was awesome and my wife had the catfish sandwich which is her favorite. My 5 yr old got a cheeseburger and fries and my 3 yr old had the... More

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Venice, Florida
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Dropped in after leaving the beach. Was greated by the owner. Not crowded at the hour we were there plus a heavy thunder storm was coming in. Service was prompt and staff was very friendly. Chili was a tad spicy but not bad. Ribs were excellent. Prices were good. Less then we expected. There are all you can eat specials... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

In an area where bad chain BBQ dominates it was great to find this place. The food is good and prices likewise. The big dining room can get noisy but somehow you don't mind.

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Venice, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Gold Rush BBQ is a Venice staple and for good reason. Whether it be for lunch or dinner, Gold Rush always delivers good food and service at a reasonable price in a low-key, family friendly dining environment. Our son loves looking around at the western theme dining room -- complete with little prospecting decorations that line the shelves throughout the... More

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Marion, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were here for vacation, and decided to eat here. Good food, good prices and the tables are huge, all 5 of us sat down with plenty of room. Good service, they really seemed to care about the customers. The manager even stopped by to ask how the food was.I would compare it to Sticky Fingers although Sticky Fingers is... More

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