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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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Sarasota, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 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
47 helpful votes 47 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 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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Fort Myers, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

Obvious the owner cares about Customer Service. Felt welcomed as we entered the front door. Food was very good, wait staff hard working and tentative. No complaints here.

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Venice, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

We hadn't eaten there in a while and we are sure glad that we went. Very friendly down to earth staff and waiter Alex was great. We had ribs, chicken, corn, pulled pork and mac and cheese. Everything was delicious, Can't beat the price for this food.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Hard to believe you can find a good BBQ in fish country but you can. We had ribs and the sampler plate to taste it all and every dish was great! More than enough to eat for both of us to taste. Ribs were tender and fall off the bone. Several different sauces for you to choose from to put... More

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Venice, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Love the BBQ baby back ribs and the cornbread! This local restaurant is great! Good prices and good food. The sweet tea is good too!

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Upstate South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Gold Rush ribs are about the best I've ever eaten ... juicy and tender and mouth-watering good! I haven't tried it, but I understand their BBQ chicken is tops as well! The dinner comes with some of the best corn bread I have ever eaten --- worth the trip alone.

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Venice, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

my wife and I live in Venice and stopped at the goldrush on 6/15/14 for fathersday, i ordered the rib and Shrimp combo, with was nothing to write home about. My wife ordered th broiled scallops, we could not believe that she only had 5 (FIVE) scallops on her dish,she left hungry Maybe they run out or the server took... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Just happened to run into this place, glad we did. Great service Excellent Food. Chicken & Ribs, Slaw, Corn on the cob & cornbread All excellent. Got to try this place if your on the Island. The owner is hands on. Well be back

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