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“HIGH ON THEIR THAI” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Sand Trap Sports Bar and Grill

The Sand Trap Sports Bar and Grill
4145 S. Tamiiami Trail, Venice, FL 34293
941-493-2300
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Ranked #34 of 210 Restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: American, Thai, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
FLORIDA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“HIGH ON THEIR THAI”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

My wife & I ate here recently & we're hooked. The wait staff, Terrence & Bussara, were so attentive and friendly, that we felt like old friends. The ambience of a sport's bar with really delicious Thai food was just short of amazing. We began with the Thai sampler, which was similar to others that we've had, but this one was was so much better.The Satay was soo good that I could've eaten it as an entree.The same could be said for the rest of the sampler: the vegie rolls, the fried tofu(delish) the steamed dumplings(to die for), & the calamari (crisp,tasty, & done just right). The Pad Thai, a national Thai dish, was so good that it defied our senses.Weve eaten this many times before,so what more can I say? We had it two chilis hot, just right for us. One of the owners, Sue, told us that the food is prepared Bangkok city style. Now, you don't have to go to Bangkok for great Thai food; you can get it here. We'll be back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • Swedish first
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English first
Venice, Florida
2 reviews
“TASTY and SPICY”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Nice clean foods, very clean and friendly, one of the best PAD THAI in SW.FLORIDA. good variety of both AMERICAN AND THAI MENU......always busy at dinner time so GO..EARLY

Visited December 2012
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Palm Harbor, FL
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164 reviews 164 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Sports Bar? Thai Restaurant?? It's Both!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

He's American. She's Thai.

There are TV's tuned to ESPN and "the game" of the moment, and typical sports bar food with burgers and sandwiches.

But the big surprise in this little strip mall secret is the wonderful Thai food!

There is a wide choice of curry's green, yellow, etc all prepared as hot or mild as you choose. Add shrimp or chicken. Prefer vegetables only?

There were many other Thai dishes, too.

Friendly, efficient staff who stayed on top of everything even during a lunch rush.

The shrimp curry was a little expensive for the serving size but it was very good.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Venice, Florida
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Very friendly and a unique menu that is full of great things.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch and had a very cold beer and hot food. Staff was pleasant and prompt. Really enjoyed the comfortable seating and ambiance. Calamari appetizer was great as was the steak wrap. My friend ordered the Thai sampler and remarked that the food was very good.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Venice
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great variety.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

All you pub favorites and a full Tai menu. My only complaint is NO DRINK SPECIALS. I would come here more if they would do that.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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