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American, Cafe
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews brunch eggs benedict home fries french toast cobb salad potatoes pastry cinnamon rolls great breakfast place after church service was great strip mall outside seating patti server specials homemade
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One reason we visit Word of Mouth in Venice is because of the extremely wonderful service of the waitress, Patti! We always ask when she's on, currently Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. She is so very attentive to every need we might have. I must add...that all the other wait staff is wonderful too. Seeing familiar faces each year we come down assures me that the management treats there staff well! Also, the food is delicious and delivered to the table in a speedy manner. Try the sourdough French toast (3 enormous pieces) with a side of fresh fruit and home made whipped cream. It's a sight to behold!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 18, 2024 via mobile

Excellent corned beef hash with potatoes and eggs. My wife had a mushroom and cheese omelette. Both meals were excellent.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 13, 2024

NEVER GO HERE AGAIN! The manager was horribly wrong and extremely rude and combative. As a person with a disability that prevents me from entering the building, we sat outside at the tables further from the door opening in the covered area. There was not...anyone sitting in that area and the tables were all empty. There was a couple sitting on the other side who had a dog. I love dogs, I’m just extremely allergic to them so I sat outside in the area that had no other people sitting around away from the dogI had to order the food to go before getting there because I cannot go into the building because of my disability. My teenager went inside with my card and paid to retrieve her order. We didn’t know this place had an outside eating area when we ordered on the day home as we hadn’t been here before. We thought it was nice that we could sit outside while my teenager could get something to eat as she had just had blood drawn at the quest nearby and needed food to prevent from passing out. I asked my teenager for the receipt and noticed she didn’t tip the waitress so I asked one of the waitresses that was outside passing by if I could add the tip to the receipt and she was very nice and said sure that she would take it on since I could not go inside because of my disability. I put a $4 tip on a $9 order and the waitress aid we were fine there. We have the food and the order is wrong. We ordered a chocolate chip pancake with whip cream on top and strawberries on the side. My daughter decided to just eat it anyways because she needed to get food in her even though it wasn’t what we ordered. Before she coould start eating, suddenly a very angry woman comes out and starts immediately raising her voice saying that we need to leave and cannot be sitting there and that it’s for paying customers that are dine-in. She said this is a busy area and you need to leave. There was nobody sitting in the area we were sitting and nobody’s standing there waiting to sit. I tried explaining to the waitress/manager lady that was very hostile towards me that I had a disability and the situation but she just kept screaming at me to shut up and listen to her and that I needed to leave. I told her that we would leave and never come back. She was yelling across the parking lot from the restaurant at us trying to make it like it look to the other people with the dog that it was us that was the problem. She was yelling that we could have sat on the side of the building which was by the dog that I’m allergic to. I would never ask someone to leave with their dog from their table that was there before me so I could sit there so we left. The manager wouldn’t take a moment to pause from her yelling to have a normal conversation. We were very quietly sitting there just me and my daughter, I even tipped higher on the order just to have this horrible woman come yell at us and treat us like we were the scum of the earth. The way she treated us was as if we were vagrants sitting there begging people for food or money. We Will NEVER GO HERE! The owner needs to fire this woman before we will ever even consider going there again or recommending it. You just don’t treat people that way. You do not treat paying customers that way and sure don’t treat people with physical disabilities that way!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 4, 2024 via mobile

Great breakfast in Venice! Unbelievable blueberry muffins, probably the best I’ve ever had. Great service! You can definitely tell this restaurant is ran well. Popular, but always fast moving and staff works hard to get people seated and served. Would highly recommend for breakfast/brunch!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed December 11, 2023

Very nice people at the breakfast counter. People (customers) are friendly. Waitresses can be busy talking or setting up and don't even glance at customers. Waitresses seem busy and can ignore customers for up to 10 minutes or more. So if you are in a...hurry you may have to wait but food comes up fast once you get order in.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed June 9, 2023

Went for lunch with family. The staff and manager were very unprofessional at handling a food allergy. We will never go back. DO NOT go to this restaurant if you have any food allergies! It could be detrimental to your health.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 3, 2023

Our favorite breakfast/lunch spot in Venice. Omelets are delicious. Pancakes too. Portions are very good. I particularly like the Cobb Salad for lunch with their homemade lemon viniagrette dressing. You also get a homemade muffin with the salad. My wife likes the bagel and lox....You can eat inside or out. You are near a parking lot outside, but it's still very pleasant. Between Word of Mouth and Max's Table, you have our faves in the area. We continue to return to Word of Mouth. You won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed April 11, 2023

They are cheap on fruit like strawberries which we have plenty of in Florida! Not worth eating out anymore they use nasty oil or something to cook with can really taste on food. Had their take out and last time I ordered a Omelette and...It was very greasy couldn’t even eat it a waste of money. French toast was just OK and like I said, strawberries were so tiny cut in quaters! Must of use a half of strawberry! Won’t waste my money here! Better breakfast in Sarasota called Millie’s that is qualityMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed March 29, 2023

This location has a varied and large menu. There is often a long wait for a table as it is so popular. Food is good although we prefer stuffed omelets rather than having the ingredients all mixed with the eggs and then put on the...grill. Staff is efficient, but rushed.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed March 5, 2023 via mobile

We enjoyed another great breakfast at Word of Mouth this morning. My omelet was perfectly cooked and delicious - as was my husband’s breakfast of eggs and homemade multigrain bread. Patty was our server and she was absolutely wonderful!! She was so friendly yet professional...and extremely efficient - despite the fact that restaurant was full and she was in high demand. Great service - great food!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed January 25, 2023 via mobile

Food was ok, bland, average. Small portions for the cost. English muffins arrived after we were almost done eating our breakfast. They were cold and the butter was hard. Would not return.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed October 19, 2022

We'd heard about this hidden gem a few times in recent months but had never taken the time to search it out until today. Well worth hunting if you want a great breakfast with good service from eclectic me Although appearing rather unpretentious and small...from the outside of a typical Venice strip mall, this place packs a surprise inside. It's bright, roomy, clean and freshly inviting, and that's before you see the menu. There are so many different breakfast and sandwich offerings, it's impossible to describe. And we learned today, they serve breakfast until closing, so it'll certainly become one of our favorites after church stops from now on.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 26, 2022 via mobile

Great great breakfast place on Venice ave. Had the eggs Benedict classic and it was absolutely delicious. The word potatoes were delicious too. My GF ordered the cinnamon roll French toast and it was equally as delicious. The service was great as well. I would...definitely recommend this place if your looking for a tasty breakfast nearby.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 5, 2022 via mobile

Great food! Everything we ordered was delicious.service was great as well. Was able to bring my dog and sit on the patio. Loved they brought out a water bowl for my dog

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 30, 2022 via mobile

While this restaurant is in a strip mall, it has stand alone taste and service. Be sure to check out the specials before ordering. The overnight French toast and Cali Eggs Benedict were amazing! The homemade Hollandaise sauce was perfection along with the home fries....This quaint breakfast and lunch cafe is a hit when you are on vacay!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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The Original Word of Mouth is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5