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Darrell's Restaurant

215 Tamiami Trl S, Suite 20A & 21A, Venice, FL 34285-2420
+1 941-485-9900
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“fried chicken” (85 reviews)
“brisket” (133 reviews)
“mac and cheese” (106 reviews)
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American, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
215 Tamiami Trl S, Suite 20A & 21A, Venice, FL 34285-2420
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited yesterday and the food was fantastic, Steve looked after us and made sure the experience was excellent. Our friend from Fort Myers believes it's one of the best she has visited in a very long time. Well done Guys.

Thank Daviesic
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Found this place by looking on trip advisor. Called to make a reservation. Darrell answered. It was such a personable conversation, yet I never met him before. Long story short, there were 4 of us and each of us totally loved our meals.... brisket, pulled...More

Thank Karen O
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Friendly service, and excellent food! The brisket was truly the best I have ever had, and cornbread is like moist cake. Glad we stopped! It was yummy!

Thank estesrester
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Excellent service, tasty food ,moderate prices ample portions ,brisket was moist,lg portions, corn bread was moist and sweet,coleslaw cruncy and fresh,homey decor, clean

Thank bamrn
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice new restaurant. Fun decor. Good home cooked bar-b-que and all the fixin's. Good service. Enjoy going here.

Thank Tianna8
A TripAdvisor Member
North Port, Florida, USA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Words cannot express how much our baby shower guests loved Darrell's BBQ!!!! The pork was moist and so succulent. The macaroni & cheese it's let's just say "to die for" Baked beans, moist cornbread!!!!! Darryl went out of his way to personally engage in our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every meal at Darrell's is excellent! The staff is friendly and efficient, the food is always delicious and the atmosphere is pleasant! Can't wait to move back to Florida to enjoy it here more often!

Thank Chrissie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried Darrell's for the first time based on rave reviews. I understand the "rave"! Very good BBQ! Ordered the pork and brisket, both were lean, flavorful and downright delicious! Generous portions and great service. Best corn bread, too! Plan on bringing the family here often...More

Thank Anne L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recommended by friends that have booked a catered affair for 7.9.17, so I checked the reviews and we drove to Venice on their say so. I do the cooking at home, and carry some expertise to the art, so I may not be the most...More

Thank fjrepi
DarrelsRestaurant, Owner at Darrell's Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good evening and thank you for giving us an opportunity. We all truly apologize for your disappointment in the smoked chicken and st. louis ribs. If you feel that we can do better I totally understand as I always challenge myself to do better, but...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great barbeque, great service! If you have a hankering for all things 'que, go here. We were welcomed by Darrell himself on a late May (5/20/17) Saturday afternoon. He then asked if he could bring us a sample of the scallop bisque he had just...More

Thank luv2travel023
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have a liquor license?
June 18, 2017|
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Response from mcderby | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Darrell's has a liquor license and a full bar inside the restaurant.
is it on the water
March 17, 2017|
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Response from zuperfly | Reviewed this property |
No it's just off the Main Street of Venice
When will the restaurant reopen?
July 24, 2016|
Response from Brenda M | Reviewed this property |
They are open!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 Tamiami Trl S, Suite 20A & 21A, Venice, FL 34285-2420
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Venice
  • Phone Number: +1 941-485-9900
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