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“7 hungry golfers” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shamrock Cafe

Shamrock Cafe
759 Shamrock Blvd, Venice, FL 34293-1836
941-244-0795
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Ranked #37 of 210 Restaurants in Venice
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Venice, Florida
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117 reviews 117 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“7 hungry golfers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

After an early morning round of golf, 7 of us decided to go to the Shamrock Cafe for lunch. We were promptly seated and our server arrived quickly to take drink orders. We searched the menu, and made our selections. Several of us ordered the soup of the day...Crab Corn Chowder. It was thick with crab, and oh so full of flavor. One of the best I've ever had. Each of us had a different selection for lunch, and it all arrived as ordered and at the same time. Great job by the kitchen staff! I had the meatloaf sandwich with fries, and the meatloaf was moist and flavorful. The fries were wonderful as well. All of us were quite happy with our meals, and the service was great.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 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
Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Nice local spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I've been to the Shamrock cafe before and dinner has been consistently well prepared. Tonight the food and service surpassed our expectations. The blackened cod was done perfectly, and the shrimp scampi were not only delicious but big. The setting is simple but clean and comfortable . This is a nice local spot for good comfortable dining. Nothing fancy ...just good food and good people.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Always Great Food - A Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is a small neighborhood gem that is definitely worth going out of your way for. I've eaten there many times over the past year, breakfast, lunch or dinner and have always had a great meal with prompt service and reasonable prices. Their burgers are the BEST because they use fresh meat every day from the meat market next door. I was there last week with a group of 18 and we had wonderful food, prompt service and couldn't have asked for more. Even if you just drop in by yourself and sit at the bar, it's great. Occasionally, as a woman alone, I like to go out to eat by myself, and this place makes it easy as you can sit at the bar and the staff will spend some time visiting with you. The specials every day are wonderful, too. During snowbird season you should make a reservation because you wont be able to get in the door.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Venice, FL
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We eat out once a week or so and had never been here, and probably never would, if my parents hadn't invited us to join them. It's in a small strip mall off the beaten path, and just not someplace we ever thought of going. It was a nice homey atmosphere. The menu had a wide variety of choices. Mostly homecooking style foods. Everything was very good from the cheeseburger and meatloaf to the stuffed caggage rolls and cheese lasagna (like I said wide variety). We will be back.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A must find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Prepare to find a hidden treasure. This local restaurant serves excellent food that tastes home made.

With the friendly atmosphere I would say it is a must if in the Venice area

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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