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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, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Dining on a budget
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Delivery
Dessert

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  • 168
    Excellent
  • 113
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Best Indiana Tenderloin in Florida

Make sure you tell them extra crisp. Have driven up there 5 times for the Indiana tenderloin. Three of the times the breading was crisp and stuck to the meat--outstanding!!! The other two times the breading was not crisp which resulted in the sandwich just being good rather than outstanding. I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
IUFAN111
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Dessert
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314 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Make sure you tell them extra crisp. Have driven up there 5 times for the Indiana tenderloin. Three of the times the breading was crisp and stuck to the meat--outstanding!!! The other two times the breading was not crisp which resulted in the sandwich just being good rather than outstanding. I introduced a friend to the restaurant and he made... More 

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Venice, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is our old time favorite for baby back ribs in the area. They are succulant and fall off the bone. The cornbread is the best around,

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Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

What a great eatery! Wonderful all the way around...food, service, and the atmosphere was absolutely right on the money. (and about the service...our server named Sue was phenomenal...great personality) Hands down, the best pulled pork sandwich I have had. You have to try their smoked green beans....AMAZING! And the Mac N' Cheese was outstanding as well. Wish they had a... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
Top Contributor
325 reviews 325 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

There's a reason why this restaurant has been in business for many years in Venice. They are consistently excellent with their food with their service with their menu selection. There have been other barbecue places that have opened in this town but none come close to the consistent quality of gold rush. All other restaurants are compared to this restaurant... More 

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Venice, Florida
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I am a ribs fan. The ones here, though not too tender, have a distinct smoky flavor. Good western / prospector themed place. A bit pricey though

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Sarasota, FL
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stopped in to Gold Rush last night for dinner. Was five of us and four had the all you can eat baby backs and one had the pork chop. The food was excellent and the service terrific. Very popular restaurant in season, so plan ahead to have to wait to be seated.

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Englewood, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Gold rush has a great menu - some things, like a pork tenderloin sandwich, is not something you can get just anywhere around here. Atmosphere is rustic and fun, service has always been good, servers friendly and helpful. It's great for lunch or dinner. Would recommend for casual, relaxed dining.

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Salem, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I travel to Florida frequently and usually find a good spot for bbq. Gold rush did not disappoint! One of the best bbq meals ever. Highly recommend

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Venice, Florida
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My wife and I stopped by on a busy Tuesday evening in season. We were quickly greeted and seated. Our server arrived and took drink orders. When they arrived, we ordered. My wife had the mixed bbq platter. A nice combination of pulled pork and beef. I chose the pulled beef. Both arrived piping hot, and topped with just the... More 

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Venice, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The pulled pork sandwich makes a fantastic lunch with a side of their special cucumber salad. Friendly waitstaff.

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