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

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  • 190
    Excellent
  • 124
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 8
    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
Great Staff

The service we received was wonderful. The food is good, the atmosphere is in keeping with the Gold Rush theme.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Barbara A
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Venice, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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350 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Venice, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The service we received was wonderful. The food is good, the atmosphere is in keeping with the Gold Rush theme.

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New Hartford, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Best BBQ at a reasonable price. We were happy with the service and the price of their specials were excellent. Would highly recommend anyone in the area to try it.

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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

As regular visitors to the Venice area, we have no idea how we missed this incredible BBQ restaurant for so many years, Fortunately, this year we decided to branch out from our handful of Venice regulars and followed the advice of hundreds of online reviewers who rave about Gold Rush. We were not disappointed. Arriving just before 9:00 on a... More 

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Englewood, Florida
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213 reviews 213 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I have never had a meal here that was not absolutely great. Only one time was I not satisfied with the service, but that certainly was not the case this time. We were lucky enough to have ENYA take care of us, and boy did she ever. Bent over backwards to please and make sure everything was to our satisfaction.... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Last dinner in Florida so typical American BBQ essential! Fried onion rings were best ever- could've eaten just these all night with their great beer. All nine of use had a variety of ribs/chicken/pork belly - all delicious! The fries and the baked beans were good. Great service and a happy experience to finish a memorable holiday. Hope we make... More 

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Beachwood, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Excellent food. Very popular place. We dined here on a Tuesday night and there was about a 30 minute wait for a table for two. My wife and I split the Fried Green Tomatoes as an appetizer. They were coated in a cornmeal mixture and came with a marinara sauce for dipping. It was very good, though we thought it... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I stopped around 6:30 on a Wednesday eve to have dinner. While the door was open and it did have patrons inside. We were dismayed at the host who told us we would have to wait for a small booth until someone was done eating. Now if they didn't have 4 large booths plus several large tables... More 

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Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Our neighborhood used Gold Rush for an outdoor party. Their service was just as they said it would be: napkins, plates and all utensils, beans, good cole slaw, and pulled pork. They gave us extra BBQ sauce and s/p. It was around $5 per person. We added tea, lemonade, coffee and dessert for a total of $7 per person! Not... More 

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Venice, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Gold Rush is truly an excellent place to go if you want good BBG anything at a very reasonable price. The atmosphere is very good and the servers are so up beat and work very hard to make your lunch or dinner a good one!!!! Truly a place to go if in the Venice area.

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South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, USA
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103 reviews 103 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Went to the Gold Rush BBQ for the first time for lunch today and had a wonderful meal with a drink for under $10. The pulled pork was good and the variety of BBQ sauces went from sweet to hot. A good variety of sides complemented the meal. Unfortunately, the Trip Adviser ratings only go from "average" to "very good"... 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, 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?